Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Über-"sky-fairy" enforcer Pope Benedict may be invited onto R4 'Thought for the day'
In terms of the 'logic' of the BBC this is probably not unexpected. It is a programme I usually listen to, because I have BBC Radio4 on in the morning when I'm still in bed, although the alarm clock is actually set to Radio3 when it 'goes off' in the morning and I switch to Radio4 a little later. It has always struck me as bizarre, however, that it seems to be implied by the BBC's resourcing policies that only persons who believe in 'sky-fairies' are considered eligible to take part. Don't people who are 'humanists' or 'atheists' have useful things to say? I hope we're not potentially going to be subjected to this horrible old bigot simply because the Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, is an adherent of this particular brand of 'sky-fairyism'.