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Re: nonsense about atheism

Posted by soton si on Mon Aug 27 08:51:59 2007, in response to Re: nonsense about atheism, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Sun Aug 26 23:31:23 2007.

funnily enough, that's more than clergy in the Church of England!

it's ironic really - having a state religion, because the focus becomes on the state, not the religion bit, watering it down, making it politically correct, not going to offend anyone.

If the CofE was allowed to govern themselves, it would be as bad though, not least because we have a druid in charge. The Archbishop of York is thankfully reasonably decent, if a bit tied by his role at times. However the dominance of people who go to Church, become ministers in the church, etc, who do not believe, but go because it's English, it's tradition, etc would mean that the church will remain corrupted by nominalism, liberalism and general unbelief. Then again, maybe people will notice that the churches that are led by non-believers have dropping congregations, whereas those who are teaching God's word and not just some wishy-washy "be nice because it's nice" are the ones that have growing churches, thriving congregations, and the money to support the other, failing, excuses for churches. The politics interfering with the church has got us to a state where the leaders are mostly unconfrontational people who don't believe the Bible, or the 39 articles, or anything much, for politics sake. Sadly it will be very hard to get out of that (especially if the state ties remain).

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