Britain is a “Christian nation” and militant atheists should “get over it”, according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
I have a confession to make.
I technically helped vote for Mr. Pickles and his party.
I voted Lib Dem, they sold out against labour and joined the POLAR OPPOSITE of themselves to form a government thrusting Mr. Pickles to Rt. Hon. Pickles.
And they made him communities secretary. A man responsible for among other things, Equality and Community Cohesion.
And Mr. Pickles is quite correct.
The UK and Great Britain have traditionally been “Christian Nations”.
Oh sorry! That wasn’t really Christian but Christianity was part of the system of colonialism…
Or we can bring up the various excesses of Catholic, Anglican and Protestants in the UK towards each other. England may have been Christian but certainly didn’t treat each other in a very “Christian” manner.
And that is without the spectre of religious violence that defined places like Scotland and Belfast.
No, I am afraid Eric Pickles lives in a fantasy where our predecessors didn’t torture each other for wearing the wrong hat lest it offend the SAME god. Being proud of that is just idiotic. And I know Mr. Pickles has been working to create a society that is less diverse by giving Christianity a special place and allowing it into politics through the English Parish Council prayers.