Skip to comments.Britain no longer a Christian country, and it’s time to rid public life of Anglicanism, panel says
Posted on 12/07/2015 9:52:50 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
LONDON â Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a top-level inquiry into the place of religion in society has concluded, provoking a backlash from politicians and the Church of England.
A two-year commission, chaired by the former senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and involving leading religious leaders of all faiths, calls for public life to be systematically de-Christianized.
It says the decline of church-going and the rise of Islam and other beliefs mean a ânew settlementâ is needed for religion in the U.K., giving more official influence to non-religious voices and those of non-Christian faiths.
The report triggered a quarrel Sunday night as it was condemned by cabinet ministers as âseriously misguided,â while the Church of England said it appeared to have been âhijackedâ by humanists....
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Soon to be Sweden,France,Germany,Italy,etc,oh yea the United States.
Does Englishland have a constitutional protection of religion?
Well then sod off.
Soviet Britain sold their souls a long time ago.
A lot of this has to do with the way religion is ensconced in the government of the UK. I don’t know if there is much to compare, other than the general decline in Christianity everywhere.
If so, RIP, Britian.
Makes me want to re-read Good-Bye Mr. Chips ( I know the author was a closeted socialist), but just for how Christianity and scholasticism with national pride were woven seamlessly in school life.
Nicely said. Here in America it used to be that way. Children saying the Pledge every morning, teachers teaching pride in America and her great accomplishments...
I have always wondered why the Eggheads in the State Department did not "gift" our Constitution to Iraq and Afghanistan.
It shows they do not really believe in America. They perfer something more "continental". And this was under Bush Jr. Instead of structure like ours, they gave Iraq a parliamentary system, that does less to ensure minority rights. And, guess what, the majority acted badly, pissed off the minority and the country fractured.
No first Amendment in Afghanistan. Why not? Are we fighting a war to give Islam a preeminent place in some countries?
Another huge failure of the Bush administration.
I am not Anglican but I firmly believe that if the monarch goes along with the wholesale rejection of Christianity in public life England will fall.
But the survey greatly under reports Buddhist/Taoists.
I stand corrected. In which case, the goings on in the UK don’t relate to conditions in the US, so the lament that “this is coming to the US next” doesn’t track.
I just want Americans to believe in our Constitution and Bill of Rights! It seems we have a generation of young people who either reject it or don’t understand it.
I long for those days to repeat themselves, to stand up as a great people, who were divinely inspired, who brought about the best country the world has ever created, and to be an example to the rest of the world of what potential with have if we only acknowledge God’s grace towards us.
Have a blessed Christmas, miss marmelstein
Considering that the ArchBishop of Canterbury was all in favor of instituting sharia law in Britain, this is hardly shocking. Probably the Archbishop himself made the suggestion.
Time to pull out the French Flag
Christian faith needs a revial/resurrection
but whether the Church of England, or its official establishment in the government, is the vehicle for this change... is far less clear. (One thing that IS clear is that UK needs to repatriate its Moslems back to their own countries before the Moslems take over UK lock/stock/and barrel.
This from the Queen’s webpage outlines the COE’s official establishment:
The Sovereign holds the title ‘Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England’.
There are many examples of the relationship between the established Church and the State.
Archbishops and bishops are appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, who considers the names selected by a Church Commission. They take an oath of allegiance to The Queen on appointment and may not resign without Royal authority.
The connection between Church and State is also symbolised by the fact that the ‘Lords Spiritual’ (consisting of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and 24 diocesan bishops) sit in the House of Lords. Parish priests also take an oath of allegiance to The Queen.
The General Synod (including the bishops, elected representatives from the clergy and the laity) is the supreme authority of the Church of England. The Queen opens the Synod after the elections in the dioceses every five years.
Since 1919, the Synod (formerly called the Church Assembly) has had the power to pass Measures on any matter concerning the Church of England.
Following acceptance of the Measures by both Houses of Parliament (which cannot amend them), they are submitted for Royal Assent and become law.
In addition to legislating for the Church by Measure, the General Synod has the power to legislate by Canon in its own domestic affairs such as worship and doctrine, but The Queen’s assent is required for the promulgation of such Canons. Such assent is given on the Home Secretary’s advice.
In his or her coronation oath, the Sovereign promises to maintain the Church.
The Sovereign must be in communion with the Church of England, that is, a full, confirmed member.
The Preface to the 39 Articles of the Church of England describes the monarch as ‘being by God’s Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender of the Faith and ... Supreme Governor of the Church of England’
But in nations where Christianity is or has been recently persecuted, like China and Korea, and also in Africa, the Word is more cherished and powerfully kept. African bishops are taking American and British Anglican congregations under their wings because of the force-feeding of gay "rights" in Western churches. My African friends are strong, witnessing Christians.
How bad does it have to get before Crusades are organized again? Or is it too late?