Why does the church respond in such a silly way? One is reminded of the child with his fingers in his ears saying "la la la I can't hear you". Pathetic.
Didn't John Betjeman once famously once say of Norwich that it had so many churches that you could attend one each Sunday of the year and not visit the same church twice within the year? Now, of course, many of Norwich's fanes are redundant or put to alternative use and the 2011 census shews it to be the most Godless city in the realm. Such are the fruits of the abandonment of a faith based on Scripture and Tradition.
Neither scipture nor tradition have been abandoned, Father David. Nor, significantly, do you even mention Reason. The root cause of the decline is the abandonment of Reason and the resolute refusal of so many Christians even to accommodate it, sill less to develop it and to integrate into a proper theology.
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