A new survey showed; Britain no more a Christian country
RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – The Times survey showed 75 per cent of clergy questioned did not believe Britain could be called a Christian country anymore. The revelation stunned Rod Liddle, the columnist and former editor of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
In a column for last weekend’s Sunday Times, he lamented the way society had banished Christianity saying it was a contributory factor to our “festering ills” in a society where “we have become more individualistic as a society and more materialistic”.
He said: “The strictures of the old church may have been confining and rudimentary by our modern standards, but they provided a template by which we could live decent lives in a cohesive society: don’t nick stuff, don’t kill anyone, don’t shag your neighbour’s wife, put other people first, work hard and save your money and, more than anything, prostrate yourself before God … Christianity inculcated in us a certain quiescence; it worked. We do not seem to be any happier now, do we?”