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Alcuin
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Bishops in Upper House
on: December 20, 2019, 17:41

If 51.8% is "THE will of the People", then what is over 60% for many years?...

https://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2019/12/peer-proposes-bill-to-abolish-bishops-bench-in-house-of-lords
Dick Taverne [introducing the bill] commented: "One of the great achievements of the enlightenment was the separation of church and state. Theocracies in which religion is still part of the state – hardly shining examples of democracy and the protection human rights – show how important this achievement was.

Religion doesn't imply morality.
From:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/09/church-of-england-put-reputation-above-abuse-victims-needs-inquiry-finds
The Church of England put its own reputation above the needs of victims of sexual abuse, with a serious failure of leadership by the former archbishop of Canterbury George Carey, in its handling of the case of a bishop who eventually went to prison, an official inquiry has concluded. (Unquote)

Also worth noting: about 2 out of 3 Brits think there should be no faith schools.

(Never trust people who only move diagonally! 🙂



steven k-
palmer
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Re: Bishops in Upper House
on: January 8, 2020, 10:11

I think the C of E has done a good job in convincing the public that they are a harmless bunch of country vicars and should be left alone, unlike those nasty Catholics. I agree there is no place for the church in our legislature and would like to see the queen removed as head of the church, the churches taxed as regular businesses and an end to any tax support for the church directly or indirectly. Also a ban on faith schools .

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