Appalled by onslaught against humanists
Sir, I was appalled and saddened by Donald J Morrison’s undignified onslaught against a humanist funeral in Inverness (Letters, The Oban Times, April 20).
As an elder of the Church of Scotland for some 30 years, I am aware that Christ asks us to love thy neighbour and show understanding and forgiveness.
I have attended a number of humanist funerals and one humanist wedding. In each case, no mention was made of Christianity but in each case many of the qualities of the teachings of Christ were expressed. Indeed, I am of the understanding that hymns can be included if so wished.
What will the grieving next of kin think should they read Mr Morrison’s hurtful and aggressive letter? He says: ‘We are all sinners’. If so, we should shun sin and profess peace and understanding to all mankind.
I appears to me that such an insular attitude causes disrespect between the various religions, causing many wars.
I forgive Mr Morrison for his hurtful statements under the banner of Christianity. Donald Fraser, Aberfeldy.