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The Precipitous Decline Of Christian England

Roger198 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 5:03 PM
I think you are wrong. Extremism certainly has caused a lot of bad stuff, but the Christians I meet have been, without exception, very cordial and pleasant folk who only are sad when they learn of my own atheism. Christianity gives people a life structure that benefit many and certainly regular churchgoers live, on average, happier and even longer lives than others like me who don't even engage in dangerous behaviour. It's difficult to explain. I agree with you over some of the extremists you name, but they are not Christianity, which has seen the worst days of its own extremism in centuries past and is now reformed. Now the threat is Islam, which is still red in tooth and claw. Extreme ideology of any kind breeds fanatics, beware of it.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Jul 21, 2012 11:11 AM
Roger:

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. — George Bernard Shaw
RINO Detector Wrote: Jul 21, 2012 2:03 AM
Andy440 Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:42 PM
If you cannot distinguish between a Nazi and a genuine Christian, and the 'fruits' of their life, then you truly are lost in total darkness, without moral perception...
Dollysboy Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 6:28 PM
Perhaps as a Jew in the 1930's and 40's you would not have found Christians to be "without exception, very cordial and pleasant folk." Maybe?
chipsmydog Wrote: Jul 20, 2012 5:18 PM
England and America have foundational roots derived from the Judeo/Christian ethic.
This allows for the freedom of speech we all enjoy, for one thing, and with which liberals love to exploit to trash the ethic that made it possible.
So clever, so ironic, so self destructive.

A British hotel replaces the in-room Gideon Bibles with copies of Fifty Shades of Grey (aka Mommy porn). A Christian organization is banned by the Advertising Standards Authority from announcing that God can heal sickness today. And a recent poll indicates that only 37% of people in England say they have always believed in God, as opposed to 81% of Americans. Christian England, what has become of you?

The hotel in question was the Damson Dene Hotel in Cumbria, Northwest England, and the idea to replace the Bibles with the racy novel came earlier this month from Wayne...