Letter: Question of faith

John McTernan's article (Perspective, 28 December) raises the interesting point that those whose beliefs are routinely mocked in Scotland are the conservative Protestants.

Certainly, the regular use by the BBC in "non-religious contexts" of the words "Jesus", "Christ" and "God" would not be allowed if they were words precious to Islam. However, instead of describing a group as those of "no faith", would it not be more accurate to describe them as those "with faith that there is nothing"?

Islam and Buddhism are world views. Those with the world view of "no faith" have faith: that we are just the bio-chemical mix.


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