Sunday, March 7, 2010

More effective political pressure on the churches than the Soviets ever managed?

"But it is not the Conservatives who initiated this historic change, next to which arguments about disestablishment seem like a sideshow. It was Britain's first post-Christian government, presided over by Gordon Brown, a man whose ideological allies not only exude contempt for the Church but also know how to manipulate public opinion and European legislation to accelerate its decline. And so a thousand-year contract between government and religious believers begins to fall in on itself like the roof of a redundant church."

That's the conclusion. Read Damian Thompson's whole article here.

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