Does Scotland need religion

I struggled with sharing this myself as it can be seen as a bit vain, but thought if its done then why not. It may even help some who know me a bit get a deeper insight.

I was asked last year to take part in a debate on “Does Scotland need religion” for the BBC. Like many believers I have the same issue with the word ‘religion’ and its connotations that many non belivers also share. However, since being a new Christian I have always felt that, if an invitation to come speak came in, to believe it as a God given opportunity to share what Jesus has done for me.

What followed was a two and a half hour conversation, with Gordon, a ‘Humanist’ believer (it later came out that he actually leads Scotland’s 15,000 strong Scottish Humanist Society members. So a meeting of equals then.

It was a fascinating time with questions posed by the production team that we answered. Gordon was a throroughly nice man and I enjoyed the debate, although I do not think that my answers do actually answer their BIG question about religion.

Please, regardless of your view on faith and religion, take the five minutes it is condensed down to, watch the debate. (God bless the editor that managed that). I do think it is fair reflection tion of how the afternoon went.

For Christians out there I will say that Christ has called us to win souls, not arguments and my prayer through the whole experience is that someone’s prayer of “God where are you when….?” Is maybe answered through it.

For my friends not based in the UK, I don’t think you are able to view BBC iPlayer programmes abroad, but I will ask.
I think it is worth the five minutes and I hate listening to me…

Original link is on BBC iPlayer

This POST is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

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