A nice write-up of a chat by David Cameron to some religious bossies.
He starts by saying he welcomes the Easter message as being one of hope, but at the same time admits that he has problems believing a word of it – particularly the resurrection! Even so, he welcomes what he calls the “Christian fightback” in Britain.
It is not clear what this “fightback” is against but he measures it in “the enormous reception of the Pope’s visit.”
However, the Pope’s visit – as the Catholic Church’s own research showed – was a comprehensive flop.
And if it hadn’t been, what would he be doing rejoicing about it anyway? What is this deranged assumption that all of a sudden everybody everywhere just loves Catholicism, as if the Vatican were as benign and liberal as a Quaker? Cameron is a Tory prime minister of the United Kingdom; what’s that got to do with the Catholic church? Why is he following Tony Blair’s lead in sucking up to that vile reactionary institution?
Farther down there’s a transcript, which shows that what he said is even worse than that.
I think there is something of a Christian fight-back going on in Britain and I think that’s a thoroughly good thing. I think you could see it in the enormous reception of the Pope’s visit; I think you could see it with the successful return visit that Sayeeda Warsi led. I think you can see it, actually, in the reception to Sayeeda’s superb speeches about standing up for faith and celebrating faith and, as she so famously put it, actually doing God in Britain.
He thinks it’s “superb” when a Muslim peer joins a pope to promote theocracy.
It’s madness, I tell you.