At last a secularist / humanist voice of reason

Sir_Bernard_CrickJust when it appeared that the secularist & humanist movement had fallen to the tidal wave of intolerance, racism and Islamophobia (see here and here), Bernard Crick writes in the Guardian:

“To work with those of other beliefs implies, of course, tact and courtesy to mute immediate criticism of what for the time and purpose at hand are irrelevancies. It is historically and psychologically foolish for secularists to believe that criticism of all religious belief is an effective way of combating violent fanaticism.”

Sir Bernard clearly understands that the racist attacks on Muslims by those claiming adherence to humanism and secularism are not acceptable.

This age of fanaticism is no time for non-believers to make enemies