Comments: Religion in England and Wales 2011

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.

Posted by TonyB at Tuesday, 11 December 2012 at 9:02pm GMT

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.

Posted by Father David at Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 8:25am GMT

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.

Posted by John at Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 4:18pm GMT
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