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Humanists' hypocrisy after sending atheist manuals to every Scottish secondary following Christian book ban

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The next Free Church of Scotland Moderator, David Robertson (pictured), has accused the British Humanist Association (BHA) of “sheer hypocrisy” after it emerged that they would be distributing books promoting atheism to every secondary school in Scotland.

The distribution of ‘The Young Atheists Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God’ comes just a few months after the Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS) secured a ban on a Christian book from Scottish primary schools.

Scripture Union’s ‘It’s your move’ book is described as a “fun and friendly guide” that seeks to help pupils make the transition from primary school to secondary school. The book however will no longer be given to pupils leaving a Scottish primary school, following a complaint from the HSS that the literature promoted prayer which “is obviously an attempt to evangelize young children at a vulnerable phase in their lives”.

Rev David Robertson, Free Church Moderator-elect, responded: “I am stunned at the sheer hypocrisy of the humanists - who in February of this year complained about a Christian book which sought to help pupils transfer from primary into secondary school, and because of the fuss got it banned - merely because this book mentioned prayer.

“If it is not hypocrisy then it seems as though there is a clear division between the British humanists, who want to send their propaganda into schools, and the Scottish humanists who are opposed to such ‘evangelism’. “So the humanists object to children receiving a book which mentions prayer, but they want to use the Scottish education system to indoctrinate young children in their own particular faith.

“It is a classic example of the arrogance and intolerance of the new fundamentalist atheists who do not want any religion or philosophy taught in Scottish schools, except their own.”

The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life Without God will be delivered to every secondary school in Scotland by the British Humanist Association.

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