On Democracy: An Observation

In democratic societies Christianity has as much right to a voice in the public square as secularism, radical secularism or atheism.  The attempts of the radical secularists to silence every Christian sound is evidence of the fact that radical secularists don’t understand democracy and are striving to replace it with a radical secular-ocracy.

Organizations like the ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ are, consequently, undemocratic bodies wishing to overturn Democracy in America.   Democracy cannot survive in America if radical secularism ‘wins the day’.  For the ‘day’ of radical secularism is the night of democracy and the death of human rights.

The Foolishness of Militant Secularism

Andrew Brown writes in the Guardian

Angry nonbelievers assume ‘the religious’ have no access to reason – so all they do is repeat themselves, loudly.

Boy that’s the truth.

There are three kinds of people in Britain today who might be taken for militant secularists: that is to say people who are not just themselves unbelievers, but have an emotional investment in the extirpation of religious belief in others. There are the adolescents who have just discovered “rationality”; there are gay people who feel personally threatened by traditional monotheist morality; and, in this country, there are parents frustrated by the admissions policy of religiously controlled schools.

And it just gets better.  Enjoy.

And Now Even the Queen Comes to Encourage the Church

The Telegraph is on a roll today-

The Queen has delivered a staunch and strongly-worded defence of the Church and religion in the face of a growing divide between faith and secularism. In a timely address to leaders of Britain’s nine main religions at Lambeth Palace, London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, she highlighted the importance of faith in society and the “critical guidance” it offered in life. “The concept of our established Church is occasionally missunderstood and, I believe, commonly under-appreciated,” she said.

“Its role is not to defend Anglicanism to the exclusion of other religions. Instead, the Church has a duty to protect the free practice of all faiths in this country.” The monarch, speaking at the first public event to mark her Diamond Jubilee, said that Church was “woven into the fabric of this country” and had helped to build a better society. It has “created an environment for other faith communities and indeed people of no faith to live freely”, she added.

Secularists need to drink from the cup of intelligence and realize that Britain wasn’t built on a foundation of secularism. Britain isn’t Britain because secularists did all the hard work. In fact, history can easily do without secularism but without Christianity British history wouldn’t even be possible or conceivable.

Christians in Britain need to wage war on secularism the same way that secularism is waging war on them.

Things Have Gone Wrong…

When a Muslim has to tell British and European Christians to be more resolute in their faith!  This provokes the Telegraph to ask Is Britain Losing its Religion?

A High Court ruled banning prayers from council meetings and Muslim Conservative MP Baroness Warsi has suggested that a ‘militant secularisation’ is taking hold of our society, but is Britain losing its religion?

Warsi suggests

You cannot and should not extract Christian foundations from the evolution of our nations any more than you can or should erase the spires from our landscapes. We are so afraid, and rightly so, of going backwards in history to the dark days when religion was imposed by despotic regimes that we have got to the stage where agressive secularism is being imposed by stealth.

And secularism is being imposed- but it isn’t by stealth! It’s manically aggressive.  Britain, and Europe as a whole, has adopted a course of action that can only be called anti-faith.  Except, of course, for ‘faith in humanity’ (the stupidest sort of faith imaginable).

Britain, and Europe, have replaced real faith with an idol.  And America isn’t far behind.

If They Don’t Believe in Jesus…

They aren’t members of the Church anyway. Regardless of what they might ‘believe’.

Swedish Church Members 'Don't Believe in Jesus' Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists according to the results of a recent survey. I don’t even know what to say… I mean, what’s the point? Church without Jesus?! More than 10,000 members of the Swedish Church participated in a comprehensive membership survey carried out over the past year and dubbed “Member 2010” (Medlem 2010). According to the survey, 15 percent … Read More

via Fr Stephen’s Blog