God Save the Queen

Which God?

The coronation of the next monarch will include a role for people of other faiths besides Christianity, in a break with a thousand years of history, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt…

Church of England leaders have accepted the need to be “hospitable” to other faiths within any future service at Westminster Abbey, in order to reflect the spiritual diversity of modern Britain.

More here.

‘Spiritual diversity?’ That doesn’t matter. Britain will be a Muslim country within the next 50 years or so and then they’ll see how well they do with their ‘spiritual diversity’.

And almost as if to make my point:

A new analysis

… shows that a decade of mass immigration helped mask the scale of decline in Christian affiliation among the British-born population – while driving a dramatic increase in Islam, particularly among the young.

It suggests that only a minority of people will describe themselves as Christians within the next decade, for first time.

Meanwhile almost one in 10 under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim…

And:

The flag of St George will not be flying over Radstock any time soon after town councillors decided it was inappropriate because of its links with campaigns against Islam hundreds of years ago.

Councillor Eleanor Jackson (Lab, Radstock), a university lecturer and teacher, said its use during the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries could mean the English national flag could be seen by some as offensive.

She added: “My big problem is that it is offensive to some Muslims…”

And this:

A disturbing story of child sex abuse has been gripping the people of Oxford, England.

Seven local men have been found guilty of rape, trafficking and arranging a child prostitution ring.

The convicted men are of Pakistani and North African backgrounds.

Their victims were as young as 11-years-old…

Along with the police chief, members of Oxford’s Muslim community are doing some some soul searching of their own wondering how the abusers were able to commit their crimes for so long.

Or this:

There are “hundreds” of Europeans now fighting in Syria, some of whom are with groups linked to al Qaeda, the Home Office told MPs.

The British-born jihadis are said to have joined the fight with Jabhat al-Nusra, the country’s most militant al-Qaeda gang…

Officials warned of the risk to Britain and other European nations posed by foreign fighters now gaining military experience in Syria…

 

2 thoughts on “God Save the Queen

  1. Which God or is there a mass “God Delusion”? It’s been said that when God made man, SHe was only joking & had to start with a prototype & if that’s true, I want my rib back! My middle name is Robert which descends down through my mother’s father’s FitzGerald family from an Elizabethan entrepreneurial soldier Sir Robert Tynte, my 9x great grandfather, who with Sir Walter Rayleigh invaded as a reaction to those Geraldine Earl of Desmond Rebellions, married 1st, “The Fairie Queene” famous poet Sir Edmund Spenser’s widow, Elizabeth Boyle (cousin of Sir Richard who had became Earl of Cork). My Tynte family apical ancestor was a maiden knight from the House of Arundel (now Duke of Norfolk) who gained his family name from Richard the Lionheart at that battle of Ascalon, 1192 in the 3rd Crusade. I write this to say that even the Tynte family crest has been tinted red from the blood of the Saracens my ancestor killed, everything is connected in the 3 Abrahamic Faiths, it’s time we whitfellas did more to love one another, those two New Testament Commandments Jesus we followers as Christians, call Christ as the ancient Greek Christos called the Messiah?

  2. Surely the CoE, and much of Anglicanism has been gone biblically & theologically for some time! The only hope for Anglicanism, and the historical form and life of the Thirty-Nine Articles, is within the Reformed Divinity and the Ecclesia semper reformada!

    *The English Anglican family sorely misses Rev. Dr. Peter Toon, (RIP).

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