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Comment 11, Youman,

Very well put. As long as religions exist, atheists will exist. I think we will never be 'an O without a figure'.

When Gladstone bequeathed his library, St. Deiniol's, to the nation, to be a residential centre of spiritual learning, he controversially specified that atheists must be allowed admission on the same terms as everyone else. (It's a wonderful, ancient, heavily-subsidised place to stay - great food included- in the North Wales borders - A.S. Byatt won the Booker Prize with a book partially written there!)

Christianity is the default position only to those who believe it to be true and to those who accept their power to impose that belief. It's perfectly possible to continue to campaign for the end of something of which one is a member, if its abolition means there is no longer a need for you. The best way of enabling this blatant constitutional breach is to stand and grumble in the shadows. If we speak up too, we will shift the default position, and turn it around.

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 22:22:46 UTC | #574831