posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 09:15 AM
Whilst it's true 'we' are officially a 'Christian country' with an established church, the Lords Spiritual in the HOL etc etc I don' think too
much can be made of this (which was what was behind Charles' idea about becoming 'Defender of Faiths).
Whatever 'we' think 'we' are, we're a secular country.
'We' might go to church for weddings, Christenings, and funerals but we're not really much into it beyond that.
'We' as a population hold about as much regard for nutty zealot fundy so-called 'Christians' as we do nutty zealot anybody's; whether they be
Muslims, Shintoists, Hindus, Scientologists or whatever.
That is to say we as a people have a long history of finding zealots of any 'brand' (whether they be religious or even political) a total turn-off
and utterly distasteful.
I do agree with the point that after QE2 goes the Monarchy is in deep trouble.
I also find it unpleasant to see the EA given the time of day by our media.....
....but let's not get carried away, they aren't a large group and the media can't over do it cos the evidence of people's own eyes proves to them
that the particularly fundy element of the EA are a tiny grouping in the UK.