“We fully intend to monitor all Holy Books, sermons in places of worship and
the social media accounts of the various religions and report any hatred
to Police Scotland for criminal investigation.”
a letter to the editor by Ian Stewart, Convener, Atheist Scotland)
I caught the latest posting by our friend The Wee Flea.
This most recent post raises some serious questions and
some real concerns for not only Scotland but for all of Western Civilization.
As it appears we are inching ourselves ever closer to life under the watchful
eye of the Big Brother cancel culture.
“Atheists Threaten to Monitor Bibles, Sermons, and Social Media of Religious Leaders –
The New Scottish Blasphemy Bill”
David brings attention to a letter printed in the Scottish Courier.
It was written by Ian Stewart Convener, Atheist Scotland:
David, in turn, posts his response letter to the paper’s editorial section.
I am grateful to Ian Stewart, Convenor of Atheist Scotland, for his enlightening letter
in Tuesday’s Courier.
It illustrates perfectly when Humza Yousa’s new blasphemy law
(otherwise known as the Hate Crime Bill) should not be passed.
Mr. Stewart after spewing out a litany of ignorant abuse against all religions then goes
on to inform us that he and his extremist movement
“fully intend to monitor all Holy Books, sermons in places of worship and the social media accounts
of the various religions and report any hatred to Police Scotland for criminal investigation”.
There are two problems with this – firstly Mr. Stewart regards any disagreements with any of
his fundamental beliefs as self-evident ‘hate’ and we must thus be dealt with.
He is in effect saying that we should all be closed down unless we accept his authoritarian morality.
Secondly, I regard his letter as full of hate speech and therefore under the criteria of
the new law Mr. Stewart should hand himself in to the police and confess his crime.
But tolerance and logic are not what this new blasphemy bill is about.
Rather it is intended to reinforce the self-appointed thought police of the Brave New World that
the Scottish Government [is] seeking to build….
David Robertson (former minister of St Peters Free Church Dundee)
David ends his post with the following reflection:
Despite growing opposition Humza Yousaf continues to defend his bill –
but I suspect it will be kicked into the long grass until after the Scottish Parliament
elections and then it will come back (if the SNP are re-elected) with ‘concessions’
(which will be no concessions at all). For the record Humza Yousaf continues to refuse
to answer my question as to whether a bookseller who advertised the Koran as ‘obscene’
would be prosecuted under his new blasphemy law.
Atheists Threaten to Monitor Bibles, Sermons, and Social Media of Religious Leaders – The New Scottish Blasphemy Bill
A squeeze play between leftist leaning leadership and those who hate God and Christians.
And those of us who are finding ourselves caught in the middle would be wise to stand up
and take notice!
You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character,
for he is a liar and the father of lies.
The thought of an atheist monitoring the Bible… ha! Well, maybe they’ll learn something.
The train leaves the track tho when one side goes to decide what’s “hateful”… to the world, the mere existence of the Bible is hateful. What a sham that these people think they can control hate… while being the originators of the very thing they claim to want to rid society of. 😡
A world gone absolutely mad
FYI–loved your post today
Thanks friend, ditto! Ridin the crazy train is so much better with friends! 😂
You’ve got that right— I want the window seat— I tend to get motion sickness 😂🤣
While I do understand we have been in the
End Times’ since our Lord left the first time I really do think we are at the end of time . Come Lord Jesus…soon!
I’ve never thought of it that way but you are so right…we’ve been in the end times since the Jesus’ ascension
I caught this on the Wee Flea also. We have the PC police that can just shame us and try to silence us, but I feel that jail time is just one or two elections away. No one in DC will stand up for God – except maybe Pence.
Pence seems like such a good man
It’s enough for me to want to book a flight to Mars.
I’ll take the window seat!
I think we are close to that happening here. Not so much with Atheists monitoring church services (although as SharaC says above, maybe some good can come out of that!), but of laws requiring the church to perform gay marriage and cater to the transexual agenda.
You’re right Tricia—if it isn’t already here—perhaps it is here and we just haven’t quite caught on…
like Shara said in her blog today…this (current time) is not a drill.
This is all so very frightening…..
WOrld is getting more and more tryannical