David Cameron says the UK is a Christian country

BBC News
16 December 2011

David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country “and we should not be afraid to say so”.

In a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the prime minister called for a revival of traditional Christian values to counter Britain’s “moral collapse”.

He said “live and let live” had too often become “do what you please”.

The PM said it was wrong to suggest that standing up for Christianity was “somehow doing down other faiths”.

Describing himself as a “committed” but only “vaguely practising” Christian, the PM admitted he was “full of doubts” about big theological issues.

But he staunchly defended the role of religion in politics and said the Bible in particular was crucial to British values.

“We are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so,” he told the audience at Christ Church…

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From the article:
How religious is the UK?

  • Christian: 72%
  • No religion: 16%
  • Muslim: 3%
  • Hindu: 1%
  • Figures from 2001 Census
  • In British Attitudes Survey in 2010, 43% were Christian and 51% no religion

Related: Cameron speaks of Christian faith

Naturally, there are criticisms from the perpetually outraged: David Cameron Criticised by Prof. Richard Dawkins for Comments to Clergy on Christianity

…the remarks were dismissed by Professor Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion, who said the Bible was good literature but an “appalling moral compass”…

Update: From Walid Shoebat, UK Political Infiltration by Islam is Well Advanced [a must-see video at the link, “Britain’s Islamic Republic”]:

Islamists are infiltrating the political system with the goal of implementing Sharia Law and taking over UK. This we knew but here is the proof. The Islamists are succeeding by the ridiculous policies of the UK central and local governments. We here in the USA already implement the same ridiculous policies and there are many indications that similar problems of Islamic infiltration appear to be in place here. One major policy caused which proves the infiltration is case is the USA, UK and France helped give power to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya which actually in not in the long term interests of the West. We believe there was strong influence from Muslim Brotherhood “advisors” who are on the payroll of the all three governments that influenced the unseating of Muammar Ghadafi of Libya as well as the overall policies concerning the “Arab Spring” uprising.

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