secularism's hostility to religion


In light of my last post, this one is related.

Famous Scottish composer James McMillan, delivered the Sandford St Martin Lecture on BBC radio 4 last night. It was mesmerizing.

The Telegraph newspaper wrote this piece in advance of the lecture.

You can catch it again this sunday night on Radio 4 BBC online, or download with iPlayer (this might not work outside the USA sorry).

My takeaways from the lecture were:

1. The most succinct overview of secularism's narrow, ignorant hostility to religion 2. How religion may offer the only genuine openess to 'others' in society 3. How music is at the centre of this project