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It is happening in England where it is so obvious.

When will something similar become obvious in North America?

The Church of England is just 'one generation away from extinction', the former Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Lord Carey laid the blame at the feet of Church leaders who he said should be 'ashamed' of their failure to bring youngsters into their services.

His stark message was echoed by the Archbishop of York, who told the General Synod that compared to the need to attract new worshippers, 'everything else is like re-arranging furniture when the house is on fire'.

The Most Reverend John Sentamu told the Synod – where leaders will debate how to persuade traditionalists to accept women bishops – that they spent too long 'arguing over words and phrases, while the people of England are left floundering amid meaninglessness, anxiety and despair'.

Lord Carey, who stepped down from Lambeth Palace in 2002, remains among the most high-profile campaigners for Christianity in the country.

He said: 'We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. We are one generation away from extinction – if we do not invest in young people there is going to be no one in the future.'

The series of high-level warnings about a looming crisis comes at a time when  Christian belief and the Church of England appear under attack on a number of fronts.

Recent census figures have shown a decline of more than 10 per cent in a decade in numbers of people who call themselves Christian, and the courts have rejected a series of pleas from Christians for respect from the law for their beliefs.

There's more good news to read, see some statistics at


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509379/Church-brink-extinc... 

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and you had me laughing out loud at your Laverne and Shirley story (which i did not know)! 

While the Brits are at it, why no abolish the Royals?

Could we just arrange a trade?  We can give them the entire Kardashian litter, and we'll resettle Will and Harry to California. 

"that they spent too long little 'arguing over words and phrases, while the people of England are left floundering amid meaninglessness rational, anxiety calm and despair confidence'."

I see why this needs to stop immediately.

 

About damn time.

Endangered!

We cant allow that. We have already let one Dodo go extinct.

MB

That is good news if it is true that religion is on its way out in England. I hope that can happen here sometime in the future.

CRITIC OF THE ESTABLISHMENT.

When applying to get into St Peter's College at Oxford University in the 1950's, one line on the application form asked for "Religion"

So, I wrote C of E. 

St Peter's was run by christians who would have thought I meant Church of England, but I had been an atheist and critic of the establishment since childhood.. 

Sorry Archbishop.

"...the courts have rejected a series of pleas from Christians for respect from the law for their beliefs."  What exactly does this statement mean?  Is it "let us circumvent the law, because we're Christians," or "yes, I committed a crime, but I'm a Christian; therefore, it is excusable."

The British Christians are starting to sound similar to the American Christians.  "Oh, we're the minority and being discriminated against!"  

When the article's author wrote "the courts have rejected ... pleas ... for respect from the law for their beliefs", it sounded an awful lot like supporting special rights for Christians.

Further good news:

"Last month one of the country's most senior judges delivered a further blow. President of the Family Division Sir James Munby declared the courts are not Christian and 'the days are past when the business of judges was the enforcement of morals or religious beliefs'."

I often dream of a world without religion for my children and grandchildren. A world of acceptance, tolerance, education and proactive resolve. Ahhh, to dream.

He said: 'We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. We are one generation away from extinction – if we do not invest in young people there is going to be no one in the future.'

I say leave the kids alone !

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