Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is it Wrong to Characterize Great Britain as a Christian Country?

Flag of the United Kingdom, Union Flag (also r...
Flag of the United Kingdom, Union Flag (also rank flag of an Admiral of the Fleet) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is the Queen not the titular head of Great Britain? And is one of her titles not "the Defender of the Faith"? Has Britain not been instrumental in the propagation of the Christian faith for centuries? Of course it is right to characterize Britain as a Christian country.

If the UK was 59% avowed secularists, had a 1500 year history of institutional secularism, and the PM characterized the UK as a secular country, would these same people be complaining about him sowing sectarianism and division against others, i.e., persons of faith?


Hey, isn't there a cross somewhere in that flag?

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2 comments:

Pissedoff said...

'Britain IS a Christian country - and we respect that': Hindu, Muslim and Sikh leaders back the PM after 'militant atheists' tell him to keep quiet on religion

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2609942/Yes-Britain-IS-Christian-country-respect-Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-leaders-PM-militant-atheists-tell-quiet-religion.html

RkBall said...

POd - Long time no see. Thank you for your comment.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"