Church and State: November 2006 Archives

November 11, 2006

Archbishop calls for compulsory Anglicanism

Englandshire: The Archbishop of York is upset that public bodies are not deferring to his particular superstition ahead of all the others, and blames a conspirecy of illiberal atheists for undermining Britain's religious heritage. Naturally, he's upset that most people now realise that Christmas has nothing to do with Jesus, and everything to do with the fact that the earth rotates on an axis of 23.5°.

He criticised government officials for sending Christmas cards marked season's greetings and Torbay council's decision to remove a cross from a crematorium.

It was, of course, the Church of England that opposed the introduction of cremation in the first place.

It seems that the CofE is launching a bit of campaign to force their religion down the throats of the rest of us:

Earlier this week Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Catholic leader Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor launched a joint attack on what they called intolerant public atheism.

In their foreword to Doing God: A Future for Faith in the Public Square, a report by new religious think tank Theos, they argued against limiting religion to the private sphere.

Campaigners against religion in public life had an intolerant faith position, they said.

A tolerant faith position presumably being one that forces a particular religion upon those of other faiths and none.

Archbishop attacks public atheismBBC News, 11th November 2006.

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