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Another MP has called for an end to prayers in the House of Commons Read more
Jo Johnson, Conservative MP for Orpington has called for Parliament to end prayers at the start of sessions of the House of Commons because Britain is no longer “an overwhelmingly Christian country.”
Whilst he hasn’t called for disestablishement of the Church of England (he was quite adamant about that), as we at Atheism most certainly do, this is certainly a step in the right direction.
…and don’t forget our current project to collate the religious views of all of our MPs which can be found here. If your MP has not replied to our survey, why not write to him/her as a constituent and ask them to respond. Suggested wording and copies of the questionnaire are also available from our site.
Taken from the BBC News site. Full story here.
OK the silly season starts here! The Bishop of Croydon Nick Baines, who just happens to be a football fan, has called for his imaginary friend to help those taking part in the World Cup in South Africa!
He has written three prayers, the first to “guard and protect” those who “work and play” in the cup; the second to “bless” those taking part and “smile” on the host nation; and third to give all those who are “gripped with World Cup fever” patience and understanding!
At least he didn’t entreat us all to pray for an England win, especially as every correctly conducted study into the effectiveness of prayer has come to the same conclusion. Prayer works no better than chance.
So here’s to a chance of winning the trophy!