Most of you will have heard news coverage of the proposal made by letter to the Scottish Parliament jointly from the Humanist Society Scotland and the Church of Scotland to (I quote):
“remove reference to ‘religious observance’ in the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, and...send a clear message that no one particular belief system is valued over any other... The change to a more equal and inclusive ‘time for reflection’ would bring legislation into line with modern views...
Both the Church of Scotland and the Humanist Society Scotland also believe that requiring external visitors to schools to agree with the equality and diversity policy...would ameliorate situations which have arisen in the past.” ...This suggestion reflects a desire of both the Church and the Humanist Society Scotland...to search for common ground on which they can journey together”. [emphasis mine]
‘Journey together’ not just to remove Christian observance in schools, but, more sinisterly, using the language of ‘inclusivity’ to exclude from schools altogether Christians who teach Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. We may be shocked at the national church declaring so publicly its alliance with a body dedicated to creating a completely godless society. But sadly we should not be surprised; the growing ‘common ground’ of rank unbelief is increasingly undeniable, save to those wilfully blind.