Sorry if You Disagree, but…

… the UK is a ‘Christian Country’. Why do I mention this, you may well ask? Well, recently, David Cameron wrote an article for the Church Times, where he stated:

“I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people’s lives.”

Nothing too controversial there you might imagine; however, defining the UK as a ‘Christian country’ seems to have angered a section of the population, including a group who published an open letter in the Telegraph Newspaper.

Well I don’t really have a lot of time for either politicians or organised religion but, on this occasion, Cameron is correct, we are a ‘Christian country’. The reason I say this is twofold. Firstly, the Church of England is established in this country, 26 of it’s bishops sit in the House of Lords, helping to pass the laws of the land.

Secondly, the majority of people, the majority of the time, self-identify themselves as being Christian.

Now you may not like these facts, but facts they are and they cannot be denied simply by putting your fingers in your ears and shouting “No we’re not! No we’re not! No we’re not!”

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