Has knowledge and science brought a new enlightenment or has the “Light of the World” been eclipsed by the new securalism?
November 2012 saw Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival, explore the concept of ‘Belief’, with headline speaker, Britain’s leading atheist Richard Dawkins, provoking an intriguing debate in what is seen as the last stronghold of Christian belief in the country.
Roddy Murray, Faclan director explains that when he first mooted the idea many told him there would be no interest. The tickets sold out within two hours.
Acclaimed historian and science writer, Francis Spufford mounts the Christian defence against Dawkin’s radical atheism, and sharing the platform with him is Rev. David Robertson of The Free Church, described as Scotland’s leading Christian apologist.
We also hear local opinion, notably from the Rev. Dr. Iain D Campbell, moderator of The Free Church, and from different elements of the community in both camps.
Trusadh – Belief : Words with Dawkins , a fascinating, open and honest exploration of ‘Faith’.
The programme will be shown on BBC Alba on December 17th at 9pm.