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← Secularism v Religion in national affairs - post-Warsi discussion on BBC Newsnight 14/2/12

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by Schrodinger's Cat

The Bishop's rant about the Magna Carta, the abolition of slavery, etc being the result of Christian values is just utter nonsense. If there'd been Christian values, slavery would not have existed in Britain for 300 years in the first place. And the fact that it was 'Christians' who brought about the changes for the better says no more than that at one time virtually everyone......good or bad.....was labelled a Christian.

What's more, I hate his thinly veiled 'Victorian values' Conservative style of thinking. The good old Victorian days, the height of the so-called values he espouses, saw child labour, poverty and inequality on a massive scale, the imposition of an empire on millions, and so on. The Dickensian world of values that represent the good old days of the church make any rational person shudder.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:06:45 UTC | #918316