Skip to comments.David Cameron accused of fostering division in 'Christian' UK
Posted on 04/21/2014 11:40:36 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
More than 50 prominent public figures including novelist, diplomats, Nobel prize winners and playwrights have accused David Cameron of fostering divisions in the UK by repeatedly referring to Britain as a Christian country.
Signatories to the letter asserting that Britain is not a Christian country include Philip Pullman, Ken Follett, Prof Alice Roberts, Prof Harold Kroto and Sir Terry Pratchett.
The authors say they respect Cameron's own religious beliefs but say they "object to his repeated mischaracterising of our country as a 'Christian country' and the negative consequences for our politics and society that this view engenders".
In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, they assert: "Apart from in the narrow constitutional sense that we continue to have an established church, we are not a 'Christian country'. Repeated surveys, polls, and studies show most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities and at a social level, Britain has been shaped for the better by many pre-Christian, non-Christian, and post-Christian forces.
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It’s mostly the irreligious left that are perpetually offended by the views of others. They want, no demand to be flattered and told that they’re the center of the universe.
The narrow constitutional sense!
As an American Constitutional lawyer, one must stop & ponder that phrase. Surely the fact that writers & Professors have rushed down the rabbit hole in England, to embrace Alice & the Mad Hatter, is just one more sign of the times; a sign that goes at least part of the way to illustrate the insanity now destroying the West.
Isn’t Great Britain’s national anthem God Save the Queen? It’s not Allah Save the Queen.
How can you be offended by a God that you do not believe even exists?
Britain is shaped better by post-Christian forces? Hmmm. It’s certainly more inclusive for non-British invaders. I’ll give them that. On the one hand, you have a non-religious (anti-religious?) socialist state that’s heading for 1984-style totalitarianism (it’s already a soft tyranny). On the other hand, you have Muslims who want an Islamic state. Let’s see how that works out...
Its fascinating our secular intellectuals in America use the exact opposite argument.
Though we are sociologically overwhelmingly Christian, we have no specification of a Christian established church so we are not Christian.
There is an anti-Christian intellectual establishment that will do anything to deny the faith.
Unfortunately, we let the Left here win that argument even though there is U.S. Supreme Court precedent declaring that the U.S. is a Christian country.
So everything from the Venerable Bede to WWII is irrelevant to Britain’s development?
These “cultural leaders” talk like idiots.
Exactly. Atheists want an eternity without consequences.
Let the Mohammedans sort ‘em out. We have bigger fish to fry.
Idiots do not understand their history!!!!
Yeah, well I can probably cut the atheist cult members some slack on this one. Cameron probably should have said that 'he wished Great Britain was still a Christian country'.
The days when Queen Victoria said, "That book [the Bible] accounts for the supremacy of England" are sadly long past.
Unfortunately America's Academia, Politicians, and Media termites are rushing headlong to slouch our Nation towards Gomorrah, and we aren't too far behind the Brits.
You’re absolutely right. Atheists are very insecure people and so are Muslimes. I don’t hear anyone else complaining regardless of their own beliefs.
The flag bears the crosses of St. Patrick, St. Andrew and St. George. "For England, and St. George" was their battle cry and their motto is: "Dieu et mon droit" which is French for "God and my right (hand)".
Why did ‘Christian’, David Cameron push for “gay marriage”?
Sometimes fostering some division is the right thing to do.
Meanwhile, David Cameron has just set the police on the Bishop of Oxford for protesting his government’s policies.
They say “the narrow constitutional sense” because that’s what they mean. There is an established church, and that is part of the current constitutional settlement, but that settlement doesn’t define the character of the nation. Britons don’t worship their constitution in the way that Americans do.
Do not confuse worship with honor & law, although all of these help define what is virtuous.
A common history, common descent & a culture which reflects such, with commonality of purpose, are among the principal things that define a nation. Contemporary Britain has confused all sorts of issues, and is making a bit of a mockery of her heritage.