You don’t need a god to be good. We know this, but no one’s told Baroness Warsi that.
The problem here is what we define by “practise their faith”. No one has stopped any religious people from doing whatever it is they want to do UNLESS the practise of their faith was against the law. In some cases such as in the case of Islam, large concessions have been made which many of us disagree with such as the existence of Sharia courts.
This is an issue I have spoken about repeatedly.
You are a role model for society. Yes, you can behave like a dumbass if you want to. But there is a time and a place for that. When the chips are down you can do good and be visible doing good. That doesn’t mean do what I do (Remember! If you have the skills then do it, if you don’t then we have to waste time and resources picking up after you),
Militant Secularisation is anathema to Lady Warsi and indeed the Pope and the Vatican. Of course it is! Warsi is a Muslim. Not one of the scary lunatics who run around bashing gays or enforcing “Sharia Law” in the UK but one of the nice friendly ones. Who forgets that the nasty ones use people like her as a human shield.
Again she is proposing Christianity play a bigger role in public life during her delegation to the Vatican. For a political party infamous for being rich toffs often from Eton and other fancy schools their grasp of English History is Awfully Poor.
The United Kingdom Sucked Under Christianity. For the Love of Fuck, We watched Northern Ireland tear itself apart over who liked Green and who liked Orange! Protestants vs. Anglicans vs. Catholics and a big fuck off mess! No! Religion can fucking drown for all I care, the UK’s greatest strength was seeing that fucking mess and going “You Know What? I Am Not Going To Do That Again”. And going and saying “You Know the UK is Planning To Be A lot Less Secular” to the Pope is just daft. If the Pope wishes to dictate British Policy then let him run for power, we don’t vote for the Roman Catholic Church, we don’t wish to give him any influence on our society.
And so how are we getting religion snuck in? As usual due to government cuts, society is a bit “short” (Apparently Big Society = The Government pulling the Rug from under social service budgets while making whooping noises and scuttling away leaving “Free Labour” to pick up the pieces). Religious groups have “stepped in” instead.
So what can we do?
Well aren’t we the forces of secularism? Isn’t our justice a big ugly stick of functional truth? Get off your arses and beat them at their own game.
“I understand he will now go into retreat but he has left us with a wealth of important scholarly teachings and a diplomatic legacy upon which we can only build.” – Warsi on Pope Benedict
Otherwise we have to deal with individuals such as this. For the love of all fuck! Benedict blamed Atheists for Nazi Germany, Routinely Claimed the Condoms SPREAD STDs, Fought against birth control policies in India, Africa and indeed the Philippines and to put the icing on the on the cake was in charge of the same Roman Catholic church that was complicit in horrific abuses of children many of the abusers who are STILL protected by his organisation with the Church interfering with investigations on purpose. He
He spoke out against Gay Marriage and had ties with Uganda where people are planning to run bills that codify and promote homophobia. We legalised gay marriage just a short while ago. This is a dinosaur and not in the cool way. In the “should be extinct” way. Let him go, let us stop giving the Pope his value so that the Catholic Church’s power is reduced. This man has NOTHING to do with a modern secular Britain.
One of his final acts was to condemn Ireland’s plans to make abortion legal after the death of Savitha. This man is not a role model for ANY human being let alone a religion.
And if we don’t get off our arses and do things visibly where we can as Atheists and indeed Secularists then we will be stuck with politicians who listen to people whose only qualification is that they believe in Jehovah the mostest.
Do Some Good. You Are Representative Of All Of Us. Be someone we can point to and say “We Do It Too And We Do It Better”.