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Monday, December 07, 2015

Londonistan on Steroids

"Three striking trends in recent decades have revolutionized the landscape on which religion and belief in Britain meet and interact. The first is the increase in the number of people with non-religious beliefs and identities. The second is the decline in Christian affiliation, belief and practice and within this decline a shift in Christian affiliation that has meant that Anglicans no longer comprise a majority of Christians. The third is the increase in the number of people who have a religious affiliation but who are not Christian."
"The increase in those with non-religious beliefs, the reduction in the number of Christians and an increase in their diversity, and the increase in the number of people identifying with non-Christian religions: these are the settled social context of Britain today and for the foreseeable future."
Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life document, United Kingdom

"The report is dominated by the old-fashioned view that traditional religion is declining in importance and that non-adherence to a religion is the same as humanism or secularism."
"The report is] a sad waste [which has] fallen captive to liberal rationalism."
Church of England spokesman

"What will become of the Brie de Meaux, the Crottin de Chavignol or the Bleu d'Auvergne?"
"In a microbe-free, progressive and genetically engineered future, what hope is there for the old-fashioned Fourme d'Amberg, the malformed Gruyere de Comte or the odorous Pont L'Eveque?"
Charles, Prince of Wales, Paris climate change conference
Britain may be on the cusp of disembowelling itself, committing hara-kiri, falling on its sword, surrendering itself to what it views as the tediously inevitable. It is losing its spirit.

A commission, two years in producing a controversial report chaired by former senior justice Baroness Butler-Sloss, has issued a call for public life in Britain to be de-Christianized formally. The report points to the decline of church attendance, and the rise of Islam along with other beliefs, requiring a "new settlement" for religion in the United Kingdom. More official influence to be allotted to non-religious voices, and to the voices of 'non-Christian' faiths. Do any come to mind?

The Church of England responded with its view that the commission seems to have been "hijacked" by humanists. Perhaps so, but perhaps the Church of England is just shying away, with excessive courtesy from what should be obvious, that it is the influence of the Muslim demographic overtaking Europe and in this instance, Britain, that is exerting its insistence that its sheer numbers and the obvious piety of Muslims in their Islamic observances should place their interests before that of a declining Church.

As a symbol of a country losing its traditions, its heritage, its culture that has stood it well throughout time, what could be more powerful than the vision of the once-dominant Anglican Church falling by the wayside, kicked aside by the world's fastest-growing religion, which also happens to engage in political-ideological skulduggery to augment the far smaller faction that has fashioned a reputation for itself as terrorists?
  • Faith schools are "socially divisive" and the selection of children on the basis of their beliefs should be phased out;
  • The number of Church of England bishops in the Lords should be replaced with imams, rabbis and other non-Christian clerics as well as evangelical pastors;
  • Acts of worhsip in school assemblies need to be abolished and replaced with "time for reflection";
  • The coronation service for the next monarch ought to be overhauled to include other faiths;
  • Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's should include non-religious messages.
And oh yes, how about the recommendation in the report to dust away anti-terror policy inclusive of students being permitted to voice radical views on campus protected in the knowledge they will not be reported to security services. And while they're at it, a recommendation for new protections for women in Sharia courts; can that be interpreted to mean that Sharia courts protect the rights of women? Surely not that women's rights are trampled in Sharia courts!

The gaspingly absurd fact that former Bishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is among the commission authorities along with the former chief justice, Lord Woolf, and Sir Iqbal Sacranie, former general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, speaks volumes to the influence of the loony left making its comfortable accommodation with the infiltrating Islamism of Britain.

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