- From: John <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 08:24:06 +0000
Marshall Price wrote:
Whiskers wrote:I think you misunderstand the import of having an 'Established' church,
On 2007-03-01, William Ehrich <abc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"About half of the British believe in God, yet about 72% told theThey probably just mean not Jewish or Muslim.
2001 census that they were Christian"
-- Bill Ehrich
No, I think they probably saw no contradiction between claiming to be
'Christian' and 'not believing in God'. 'Christian' for many in this
country, has no religious connotations at all (which wouldn't stop
them from expecting to get their Christenings, Weddings, and
Funerals, done by a C of E church - either the nearest or the
prettiest one they know of, or the one that 'did granny', or
The Japanese, too, prefer Christian churches for their weddings! For
funerals, they turn to Buddhism, and for festivals, to Shinto.
the established church is obliged, (if I recall correctly), to christen
marry and bury any parishioner who requests one of those services.
I could of course be wrong but I am sure that someone will correct me if
"Who is John Galt?"