“Devout Christians” no more likely to do the right thing than anyone else
From Suffolk Humansts & Secularists Chairman David Mitchell:
On this morning’s Andrew Marr Show, Carol Vorderman reviewed the papers and made a comment that I for one am pretty fed up with hearing.
She described the young parents of the recently born conjoined twins, who decided to take the pregnancy to full term despite knowing the children were conjoined, as “devout Christians”.
Below is a comment I sent to the show via the BBC website. As yet it hasn’t made it amongst the criticisms of Jackie Smith’s dire performance and given there’s far more evidence of the BBC being a Christian conspiracy than a Liberal one I doubt it’ll get aired.
Carol Vorderman’s description on today’s show of the young parents of the newly born conjoined twins who decided to take the pregnancy to full term as ‘devout Christians’ cannot go unchallenged. The clear implication of her throw away comment is that atheist or Humanist parents would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy. Moral decisions, difficult decisions, ‘doing the right thing’ and generally being ‘good’ are human characteristics and nothing to do with medieval religious superstition. Tens of millions of people know you don’t need God to be Good so please stop equating good with Christianity. It’s rubbish.