For once David Cameron has got it right. Britain still is a mainly Christian country founded on fundamental principles as set out in the bible, but where he shoots himself in the foot is by failing to act on these truths, mainly concerning compassion for the disenfranchised, poor and needy.
On the other hand, an agnostic and atheistic intelligentsia seem to take great delight in decrying the principles of Christianity, especially in their race to foist even greater equality and “fairness” (whatever that means) on society.
We have now seen one of the most basic and fundamental of all Christian values – the family – fatally wounded by trivialising and sidelining the sacrament of marriage into the joining of any two persons, irrespective of gender, who want to do so. The long-term consequences of this decision are still to come, especially here in Scotland should the hard left inclinations of the SNP emerge in the event of independence.
What right does David Cameron think he has to wrongly proclaim the UK a Christian nation? He has no business usurping the role of the Queen as head of state who is better placed to smile, wave her hand and make some vaguely pious gesture.
If we had a constitution, we could define the Prime Minister’s role more clearly and ensure he stuck to administering the government and not trying to lead the country on morality.
There is every chance this will prove to be the Conservative leader’s “Back to Basics” as he sets up a “Christian” nation to be shot down: a fair target as Christian privileges, crimes and cronyism are exposed before his semi-theocracy is replaced by the fairer, moderate path of secularism. I look forward to it.
Scottish Secular Society