British Politician(s) Increasingly Describing England as a 'Christian' Nation

Note the following in the online Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/21/britain-christian-countr...

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Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 22, 2014 at 11:52pm

I think the Prime Minister is flogging a dead horse and Christianity cannot be revived as a mainstream practised religion again in England. The problem religion is now Islam which is actively practised by its adherents and ever growing. Statistics indicate that European countries will start falling to Islam by the mid-century.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 22, 2014 at 11:31pm

When you hear and read comments and arguments in favor of being a "christian nation," it's apparent that a lot of thoughtless people have merged together two separate concepts.  The first concept being that the country was founded on christian values by (mostly) theists endowed by their creator, and the second simple concept that since the majority of the population just happens to identify as christian, that somehow makes us officially a christian nation politically.  This is why we have the constant battle of fighting for separation of church/state issues.  These dimwitted people don't realize that a christian nation in its purest definition is a theocracy. 

Comment by Loren Miller on April 22, 2014 at 11:29am

Interesting, especially in that the headline states:

Britain Is Not A 'Christian Country', Say 50 Leading Scientists, Authors, Academics

I wonder if the UK is looking down the barrel of the same argument we in the US have been struggling with for too damned long.  Indeed, it would be refreshing to see a group of American scientists call out politicians on the whole "christian nation" issue.  Lawrence Krauss has clearly done so, if not in so many words.  He should have company and LOTS of it.

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