We were having what seems to be a recurring discussion over a meal the other night. The topic: Britain is becoming less ‘Christian’.
The premis of the discussion isn’t that there are less Christians in Britain, although that would be true. The assertion is that Britain is a ‘Christian’ country and that it is becoming less so.
I have to say that my answer to that is ‘great’. I have never understood why government should have any place in religion of any kind. Religion and law don’t mix. I know that our laws are based on the biblical lawas but the law is open to change and development in a way that Liviticus just isn’t!
I would be happy if Britain was to be secular. Not because I don’t think Christianity has a place in society because I do. I think that removing the blurred lines would help the church to relise where it stands and what it stands for. The church would have to step up and take responsibility for teaching faith to children and adults,