Talk:Iain Crichton Smith

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I've extended this a bit - hope it's all suitable. Sources are from the two articles linked, mainly the Edwin Morgan one, and bibliography from http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~crumey/iain_crichton_smith.html --Doughnutraffler 12:22, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Free Presbyterian Church?[edit]

Can anybody confirm whether Iain Crichton Smith did in fact have a Free Presbyterian Church family background, or is this just an assumption that the Isle of Lewis' strict religious ethos came from the Free Presbyterian Church despite the fact that the main denominational influence in the island is/was the Free Church of Scotland, with the Free Presbyterian Church being in a small minority?--PeterR 15:24, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

My Last Duchess[edit]

Isn't My Last Duchess a poem by Robert Browning, not Iain Crichton Smith??

Distate for dogma[edit]

The article juxtapositions Crichton-Smith's distate for dogma with a comment about him being an atheist. This juxtaposition is disingenuous as it suggests that only atheists are non-dogmatic. This is clearly not true, see Stalin and Richard Dawkins as examples. Velkyal (talk) 09:31, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

  • This would only be an issue if it wasn't cogent with Crichton Smith's personal belief. He associated religion with dogma and so chose not to participate in it. It is, therefore, relevant regardless of the suggestion. Plus, I don't understand how Stalin was a dogmatic atheist. He certainly didn't do what he did in the name of atheism. Could you explain why you believe Richard Dawkins is dogmatic? He merely goes by his interpretation of material evidence. Kryters (talk) 21:01, 6 March 2008 (UTC)