- Is the UK a Christian Country?
I think that there is a little more nuance to it but ultimately I guess your suggestion is right.
Lot’s of people will give their ‘deomination’ as christian even if they aren’t practising. I think the figures for people who attend church regularly is something like 13% or thereabouts.Posted 6 years agovinnyehSubscriber
How apt that David should share this today.
Describing himself as a “committed” but only “vaguely practising” Christian, the PM admitted he was “full of doubts” about big theological issues.
David Cameron, politician
religion is “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry”,
Christopher Hitchens, thinker
Irrespective of my personal beliefs, give me a bit of commitment over the wishy-washy fence sitting bs anyday.Posted 6 years agoCaptJonMember
esselgruntfuttock – Member
it’s more christian than it is muslim
If not, how much do you think things could have changed in 10 years?
72% of the population (41m) identified themselves as Christians in the 2001 census. Almost 3% identified themselves as Muslims.
15% said no religionPosted 6 years ago
8% didn’t answer the questionhh45Member
I think it is but to me its more of a cultural thing than pure religion or theology. To me Eurpoe = christian. I expect an Arab to be a muslim and a Chinese a buddhist etc and find the whole concept of conversion quite wrong. Clearly all religions are equally dima nd only existed at all as a means of control and prhaps explaining stuff that science now can explain so in a modern world there is no need for it at all.
I live next to a mosque and enjoy the multi culteralism we have but at our core we are christian. That said none of it bothers me much. Apart from zealots and other people that try to claim their religion is right or best because that is wholly illogical IMO.Posted 6 years ago
^How about this bit?
“the tolerance that Christianity demands of our society provides greater space for other religious faiths too”
Most of the serious Christians I know think Islam is a competitor, and wrong, and have no idea that it’s really the same as Christianity. I don’t think this is due to being Christians, rather they are ignorant pricks who happen to be Christian.Posted 6 years agomogrimMember
Most of the serious Christians I know think Islam is a competitor, and wrong, and don’t see how it’s really the same as Christianity. I don’t think this is due to being Christians, rather they are ignorant pricks who happen to be Christian.
Not sure how you work that one out, it’s definitely a serious competitor, and wrong. Where they get it wrong is in thinking that christianity is right.Posted 6 years agoKarinofnineMember
The monarcb is the Defender of the Faith, yes, christianity is still the ‘official’ religion of the UK. Church of England to be axact, courtesy of Henry VIII, before him it was a catholic country, but he wanted to divorce (Catherine of Aragon I think), catholicism did not permit divorce so HVIII flipped Rome the bird and started his own branch of christianity, and here we are now.Posted 6 years agokimbersSubscriber
esselgrunts trolling,no one is that stupid!
i find daves waffle offensive
religion is an anachronism, jesus ! homosexuality was ilegal 50 years ago we’re still struggling with the legacy of so many repressive inhibitions from some ancient ramblings invented to subjugate society.
the bible has to be ‘interpreted’ to ignore all the slavery, murder, sexism, racism, prejudice and general nastiness
and the history of science is pretty much a battle with religious ignorance.
I dont need to be told that murder is a sin by institutions that have spent the last 50 years systematically covering up the worlds biggest paedophile rings
the sooner that we evolve out of the need for this psychological crutch the better we will be
i do like old churches though!Posted 6 years ago
“Not sure how you work that one out, it’s definitely a serious competitor, and wrong. Where they get it wrong is in thinking that christianity is right.”
Both have the same root, which they don’t follow. If your religion is based on another religion which you don’t believe in your religion has no foundation. If it did you’d go for the original religion. Surely?
How I work out they’re not competitors is that they both picked bits they liked from Judaism (which probably picked bits from something else) and made up some other bits and called it “right”.
So are they not both as wrong as each other. The same thing???Posted 6 years agotjr666Member
No one realy knows at the end of the day, stats are stats and as such are usually a load of b*ll*cks anyway, but to be fair, religion plays very little part to most peoples lives these days (unless you are above a certain age) the general consensus is that its so outdated its quite laughable and quite frankly a load of b*ll*cks to boot. So to sum it up: load of b*ll*cks 😛Posted 6 years ago
“In your opinion – I hardly think that because his opinion differs from yours that justifies calling him a buffoon (I know those weren’t your words, but they were the words I was asking for justification for).”
I’m pretty sure there are Christian countries out there that aren’t as tolerant as the UK, therefore it’s not the Christianity that makes them tolerant. My point here being that out of the however many countries there are religion isn’t necessarily the main factor in the tolerance level enjoyed, but other social aspects could play a very large part. As religion is on the decline in Britain it may be other aspects that are more largely responsible for our “tolerant” society?
EDIT: And re the buffoon thing. DC knows he has to used a measured approach in EVERYTHING he says. I, you, she etc. might think he’s a cockbag, but I always have some level of respect for anyone leading our country as I just can’t get my head around how they handle not going postal and screaming at everyone to just **** off when they’ve got a seriously stressful job – which he WILL be trying to do to the best of his ability whilst all the while getting criticised and monitored for every little thing he says and having to have an opinion on every little thing that he quite possible couldn’t give a shit about, but has to answer the nice peoples’ questions otherwise he’ll be dogged by the press and never be left to get on with what he’s supposed to be doing.
EDIT 2: Self scoring a 7.3/10 for that 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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