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ukvillafan's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by ukvillafan

          [Comment 21](/articles/644263-david-cameron-says-the-uk-is-a-christian-country/comments?page=1#comment_900088) by  [Scoundrel](/profiles/171477)          :


                 > [Comment 15](/articles/644263-david-cameron-says-the-uk-is-a-christian-country/comments?page=1#comment_900077) by   [sc2010](/profiles/163709) :> >   DC: "But what I am saying is that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today."> > Pretty worrying that the British PM believes this.> Even more worrying is your interpretation. Because it literally is a pick and mix book. Some parts are good, some parts are bad. Perhaps DC is just ignoring all the bad bits and think's that most other people would do too.Have you actually read [the bible] it? Mind explaining why the whole thing is bad news? People are allowed an opinion, and the freedom to express that opinion. So why is there all this rage about what the PM has said? There is a positive way to interpret this. [SAB](http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/)

No there isn't. Firstly, the UK is not a Christian country except constitutionally - the Queen being the Head of State and the Head of the Church of England. We are not even a practising religious country.

Secondly, the morals of the bible are, to put it generously, 'confused'.

Thirdly, in any event, Christianity is not the basis of even the good parts of our 'moral code' given that concepts such as the 'golden rule' (like it or loathe it) pre-date monotheistic 'Abrahamic' religions by some distance..

So you're talking absolute nonsense.

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 02:13:44 UTC | #900136