chaz wyman wrote:
Atheism does not have ANY founding principles, except where is has been treated as a fetish like it is with Godfree and Stalin.
Quite right, Chaz. Careless phrasing on my part.
chaz wyman wrote:
The point about the church being established with the state in the UK, is that the democratic system does not allow it to follow up on those principles. In the US the church acts in the other direction - more like a democratic pressure group. That is why US politicians find themselves playing lip-service to the founding principles whilst committing genocide on places like Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and Invading places like Afghanistan and Iraq.
The UK is supposed to be a democracy.
Indeed the US is also supposed to be a democracy.
Most of us are not Xians.
That is factually inaccurate, as the survey shows. But it is true that few care much or actively practice it. I content that is simply because no one feels the need because the state and the church are one.
Most of us don't want this or that superstition-club dictating our laws.
And yet despite religion having representation this does not happen.
At present, the people of North Africa and the Middle East are struggling to find a way to reconcile their version of the authoritarian-genocidal Abrahamic 'faith' with moves toward democracy.
That is how it is presented by the Western press, but the facts seem to be pointing to and anti-tyrrany, tribal based rebellion that has moved Islam up the agenda and not down it. Take a look at what has happened in Egypt - the Muslim Brotherhood has allied with the military to control the government.
In the US, it looks like things are moving in the opposite direction, away from democracy towards theocracy..
No, they are obsessively religious through democracy.
There are powerful people who want the UK to follow the US on this track,
and the survey you cite suggests that the majority of UK citizens would rather not go there. We're not that stupid
Then they shall not have it.
The union of church and state guarantees it.