Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Shorts out the window

"Almost everyone has come down like a ton of bricks on the Archbishop of Canterbury for saying that the introduction of some aspects of sharia law in Britain was unavoidable. But almost everyone has prefaced their condemnation with remarks to the effect that they greatly respect his humanity and intelligence. I have rather less respect for Dr Williams, but I also think that, on this issue, he so nearly said something both true and important."
I've recorded an alternative "Thought for the Day" for The Humanist Society of Scotland. It's reprinted in The Herald, after Juliet Wilson's introduction to the project. You can also listen to it here. There's also now a Talking Philosophy blog discussion going on about the issues raised here.