Friday, September 17, 2010

I agree with Terry Sanderson.

Pope Benedict said "Even in our own lifetime, we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live."

His pronouncements brought immediate condemnation from humanists and secularists, and some other religious groups. Terry Sanderson, the president of the National Secular Society, said the pope had hardly waited to get off the plane before attacking secularism.

He added: "The British people have embraced a secular identity of their own free will, perhaps as a reaction to the ultra-conservatism of this recent papacy and the extremism that has been manifested by some forms of Islam. The secular identity of the British people is not something to criticise, but to celebrate."

...I agree with Terry Sanderson on this one, Britain should celebrate our secularism. Just look at the horrors of sectarianism throughout the world, where believers claim that their god is better than another god. Thankfully most of Britain has moved on from this narrow-minded, bigoted religious stance to become a multi-cultural, yet very secular nation.
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