e-mail to BBC Religion about scepticism

Dear Sir/Madam,

I understand from the Today programme website that you are responsible for editorial control of their "Thought for the Day" feature.

This morning's feature ended with the speaker warning us against surrendering to scepticism". As a devout sceptic, I find this comment deeply offensive. I know that scepticism (the refusal to believe in something without supporting evidence) is anathema to religious believers, who hold faith (believing despite the lack of supporting evidence) as their greatest virtue, but I don't see why they should get airtime to criticise my philosophical framework when sceptics evidently aren't allowed to use the same forum to question religious faith.

Bearing in mind that scepticism is the one philosophical framework that holds thought as its greatest virtue, isn't it about time you renamed your feature "Dogma for the Day"?


Richard Carter

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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