Faith healing

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Stan Hogarth (Letters, 17 October) is both right and wrong when he criticises people who refer to their religious beliefs for moral guidance.

I have met many religious people whose faith has brought them to ethical positions with which many of us would agree, such as the Progressive Christian Network, with whom Edinburgh Secular Society had the pleasure of recent discussions.

Mr Hogarth is entirely correct, however, when he reminds us that some religious people “never let up in their zeal to prove that their way is the righteous way”.

It is the drive to impose religion on others which he rightly condemns as arrogant.

Neil Barber

Edinburgh Secular Society

Saughtonhall Drive