Kirk can’t stop tide of disbelief

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DESPITE the title of his article (‘Relight the fire of faith in Church’s spiritual refugees’, 13 July), the Moderator of the Church of Scotland is calling on Kirk members to encourage lapsed members to rejoin “the community of faith”, but, surprisingly, without having to believe anything, perhaps not even having to believe in the Resurrection, the key belief of Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:14).

Kirk can’t stop tide of disbelief

DESPITE the title of his article (‘Relight the fire of faith in Church’s spiritual refugees’, 13 July), the Moderator of the Church of Scotland is calling on Kirk members to encourage lapsed members to rejoin “the community of faith”, but, surprisingly, without having to believe anything, perhaps not even having to believe in the Resurrection, the key belief of Christianity (1 Corinthians 15:14).

I suspect that many Kirk members are already sceptical of the magical events reported in the Gospels and that they attend for social reasons and/or, perhaps, out of habit. Religious belief is declining (now only half the population believe), no doubt to the consternation of the Kirk and other religious organisations. But increasing rejection of superstition is encouraging and it will not be stemmed by the Kirk calling on people to come to it for a sense of belonging, leaving their beliefs behind.

We would all be better off for seeing Christianity for what it is: a delusion.

Steuart Campbell, Edinburgh