It is only very occassionally that I write on this blog about religion. That's not because I have anything against religion and faith per se, in fact I have a great and almost irrational reverance for it to be perfectly honest. I did used to go to Church as a child and teenager after all.
In fact I even went on Christian based adventure holidays more than once. The one in Barnstaple was awesome and a good laugh. If it wasn't for the Church of England I probably wouldn't be a smoker. Saying this thought I don't believe in God nor do I disbelieve in God.
I do however have a great deal of respect for the moral and ethical teachings of the different faiths, and as such I actually quite like the "Thought for the Day" feature on the Today programme. However there now appears to be another alternative for the secular athiests (who I also consider people of faith) at Secular Thought for the Day.
The site is campaigning to have the faith aspect removed from the Today show, or to at least have secular thought represented in it. I don't have a personal problem with the latter, but I do think the former would be a real shame - especially because, as I say, the secularist atheist position is as much an article of philosophical faith as any religious faith.