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Originally posted by sadwolf
The disrespect may be caused by the fact that many so called Christians talk the talk but do not the walk the walk.
Originally posted by Yissachar1
reply to post by antonia
But this aint about them... This is about the lawmakers cowering to them... It has to stop...
IN recent years, there has been a wave of relentless and shameless attempts to hollow out our nation's deep-seated roots in the Christian faith. This is despite the fact that 72 per cent of the population say they are Christian. This week, a nurse in Devon is courageously taking her NHS Trust to an employment tribunal after being told she cannot wear a cross she has had since her confirmation 38 years ago. This follows the recent case of BA worker Nadia Eweida, who committed a similar "crime" of wearing a cross at work. Many Christians are content to practise their faith quietly and without fanfare. But these two cases symbolise a rot in our society. I and other Church leaders support these two brave women because their cases are merely the thin end of the wedge. We see many other situations, including the banning of school nativity plays, the inability of Christian charities to gain public funding and noise abatement orders on Sunday worshippers. This is not just about the capriciousness of local authorities, employers and the courts, it is also about Government and the State. The Church is facing an increasingly secular outlook which sees no place for religious believers in public life. Yet a faith which does not influence a believer's whole life is not a faith at all, merely a hobby or a preference. The Church and the family glue our society together, but they are being undermined. I urge Gordon Brown to reassure Christians, whether nominal or practising, that they matter. Nothing less will do. Read more: www.thesun.co.uk...
reply to post by Bunken Drum
Well, the minute christian institutions pay their taxes, just like any other social organisation, give up their subsidised access to our children & get their bishops out of the house of lords where they exercise disproportionate power in our democracy, then I'll agree that discriminating against them in the UK is uncalled for.
Originally posted by Yissachar1
In the Mosques in the UK non believers are constantly being preached against and told to be killed by believers..
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
As far as religions go, the Church of England is a pretty benign denomination. It requires less from it's followers than any other prominent religions within our communities. Maybe this is why it's feeling discriminated against, because it doesn't shout as loud as other faiths within the UK.
I can't actually think of a religious person I know. I know no one who goes to church, most people just don't see how religion fits in with our modern understanding of the world due to the discoveries of science. The Church is a dying institution in the UK. Unfortunately other religions have a stronger hold over their followers and will therefor get more attention.
[edit on 29-3-2010 by woodwardjnr]
reply to post by woodwardjnr
The Church is a dying institution in the UK.