Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country ‘and we should not be afraid to say so’ in a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. And he staunchly defended the role of religion in politics and said the Bible in particular was crucial to British values.
Whilst the rise of politicised religion allows a prime minister in one of the most secular societies (socially speaking) to spout such nonesense, we know better. Religion and politics has always meant nothing more than witch burnings and inquisitions.
That which is celebrated and considered British values today is the result of an enlightenment and a battle against Christianity. It’s a gain secured despite Christianity not because of it.
And Cameron is in good company. Look at the type who get ‘excited’ over his promotion of the role of religion and politics: [Read more…]