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To: bgill

At this point they should abolish the royalty and the CoE in one fell swoop


3 posted on 12/10/2011 12:46:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
"At this point they should abolish the royalty and the CoE in one fell swoop."

Not to be rude, but what a foolish, ignorant statement.

The Church of England, like it or not, is England's largest bastion of Christianity left. Probably 1/3 of Church goers in England--and that would be CoE Church goers, are evangelical--in a society where less than 5% attend church. The CoE, as flawed as it is....(and yes, it is very flawed) is the "last best hope" for England.

Now, if by abolishing the CoE you mean, dis-establishment...that may well be a good thing. Part of the reason the CoE is as feckless as it is, is the Archbishop of Canterbury is appointed by Parliment...hence is a political appointment. This makes for the appointment of other bishops as well political...and vast amounts of political correctness ensue (very politely, of course).

As to abolishing the royalty--my ancestors saw to that here 230 years ago...

5 posted on 12/10/2011 1:00:37 PM PST by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: GeronL

The republic is hardly any worse than a monarchy. It’s just as corrupt and moribund.

Having a monarch wouldn’t be much worse than the system we already have.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 7:49:39 PM PST by rzman21
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To: GeronL
if they abolish the crown, that will eliminate a lot of tourist dollars

also, it will cause a lot of political tension as technically the Queen is not only Queen of England-Scotland-Wales-northern Ireland but also of Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc.

And the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are only joined by the Crown -- what happens to them?

31 posted on 12/11/2011 10:31:11 PM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: GeronL
The established church in England isn't much, but it does provide some worthwhile social glue, and a cultural connection with the ancient, apostolic Church.

At this point they should abolish the royalty

Monarchy is an entirely natural and human form of government. The rationalist hostility to it has almost always been driven by demogogues wishing to control nations by stripping them of their historical and cultural identity.

No Christian can be opposed to monarchy as a principle.

40 posted on 12/12/2011 7:39:20 AM PST by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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