Britons should be proud of their differences here. Any discrimination against believers would be as despicable as reacting against atheists, but the country has found a winning formula by being entirely uninterested. By making religion a non-issue we keep our options open as to which politicians represent us, and live up to the ideals of our enlightenment forefathers. They wanted religion out of politics for two reasons: so no-one was discriminated against, and so its absolutism was kept out of the complex and nuanced world of actual policy making.Go read the whole thing here.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"Oh, to be in England..."
Many thanks to Red and White for alerting me to this analysis over at politics.co.uk: