Religious dig heels in over Thought for the Day

Believers in the Invisible Magic Friend are up in arms at suggestions that a three-minute early morning slot on BBC Radio 4 devoted to uplifting spiritual blah be opened to non-religious voices. Famously derided by a former editor as a “reservoir of pointlessness and boredom”, Thought for the Day has long been under attack from humanists, and the subject of ridicule by satirists.

Fair’s fair; we atheists wish to become mainstream, pointless and boring too. It’s our right.