Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Prime Minister David Cameron at Prayer

This is the same story as below, I have only put it here for bot fodder.
Cameron calls for return to Christian values as King James Bible turns 400

Christianity provides a 'moral code' to counter riots, expense scandals and Islamist extremism, says the prime minister
Riazat Butt
16 December 2011

David Cameron has declared that "Britain is a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so", in a speech to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Cameron told Church of England clergy gathered in Oxford that a return to Christian values could counter the country's "moral collapse" and blamed a "passive tolerance" of immoral behaviour for this summer's riots, Islamic extremism, City excess and Westminster scandals.

His words will delight traditionalists in his party and Christian groups that claim believers are increasingly marginalised .

Cameron said there were three reasons why the King James Bible was as relevant today as any point in its history.

"First, the King James Bible has bequeathed a body of language that permeates every aspect of our culture and heritage. Second, just as our language and culture is steeped in the Bible, so too is our politics.

"Third, we are a Christian country. And we should not be afraid to say so. Let me be clear: I am not in any way saying that to have another faith – or no faith – is somehow wrong.

"I know and fully respect that many people in this country do not have a religion. And I am also incredibly proud that Britain is home to many different faith communities, who do so much to make our country stronger. 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."

Cameron added that while faith was neither a "necessary nor sufficient condition for morality" it could be a "helpful prod in the right direction".

"Whether you look at the riots last summer, the financial crash and the expenses scandal, or the ongoing terrorist threat from Islamist extremists around the world, one thing is clear: moral neutrality or passive tolerance just isn't going to cut it anymore."

He said people were unwilling to distinguish right from wrong.

"The absence of any real accountability, or moral code, allowed some bankers and politicians to behave with scant regard for the rest of society. And when it comes to fighting violent extremism, the almost fearful passive tolerance of religious extremism that has allowed segregated communities to behave in ways that run completely counter to our values has not contained that extremism but allowed it to grow and prosper."

However emphatic he was about the importance of Christianity to Britain, he was less insistent about its place in his personal life.

As with previous declarations of his belief – once likening it to the patchy reception of a radio station – he told his audience he was a "committed but vaguely practising Church of England Christian" who, while he would stand up for the values and principles" of his faith, was "full of doubts and, like many, constantly grappling with the difficult questions when it comes to some of the big theological issues".

Last month the government announced it was sending a copy of the King James Bible, complete with a foreword from education minister Michael Gove, to every school in the country. Gruniad


su said...

of course he mentions the values of cruxificanity.
in the bible you have an omnipotent creator - which just to refresh is all powerful and creates everything.
and he creates sin.
then he punishes his creation for sinning.
then he has an only son, and instead of loving and protecting him the most inventive thing he can do to diminish the sin he has bestowed upon us is to brutally kill the man.

the god in the bible is the god that i can see sitting in the hearts of the neocons.

now, however if we are talking about christ consciousness then we are in a completely different field.

the bible focuses not on the essence of christ but on his death.
hence the death cult have so much leverage.

you just have to look at pope benedicts eyes to see that the whole satanic movement is an inside job -

Himself said...

Discounting Scientology and to some degree Mormonism (both telling us an awful lot about humanity even today) all religions were written at a time when all that there was in the world was superstition.

No facts, no science, no medicine save the odd leach, all there was was ignorance and superstition. Hence I don't argue points of theology at all.

To do so, is to recognise that the other side has a valid argument, when in fact all they have is the same ignorance and superstition.

Oh! I forgot to mention the most ignorant and the most ridiculous group of all, the Tony Bennetts of this world, the young earth creationists.

Just how fucking stupid does someone have to be to believe the big sky daddy ''willed'' the heavens and the earth into being within the last 10,000 years.

It's beyond insane.

But we're told we must respect this viewpoint because it's someone's religious belief!

Not this kiddy, not in a million years. They don't earn my respect; derision, derision and scorn, that's all they earn.

Pray pardon my rant.

Anonymous said...

Religion has no place in politics in any sensible society - creeping americanisation.

Anonymous said...

“Beware false prophets”, there are some very powerful ones around and these are dangerous times.

Anonymous said...

These two in the picture remind me of the US evangical Bakkers in the USA. Crazy as loons, but devious sneeky crazy.

the slave said...

And Lo! The true believers in the land of the Free declared that feeding the homeless was now a grave sin. Amen.