Monday, 3 November 2008

Well done, Camden Conservatives!

Cranmer reports on a motion by Camden Conservatives to uphold the religious traditions of the country. Among other things, the motion says:

This Council also believes that the renaming of Christmas as a “Winter Festival” or any other non-religious nomenclature is part of the systematic erosion of Christianity in modern life, which itself is the cause of the loss of our sense of national identity and cohesion.

Well said, indeed. When I was young (not really so long ago), renaming Christmas as Winterval or assuming that non-Christians would be offended by it would have been considered to be absolutely barking mad. As indeed it is. However, we live in a country which has largely gone mad, so it is nice to see any organisation which has retained some marbles.

Unlike the nutjobs of the National Secular Society, which pompously describes itself as the leading British pressure group speaking out for the rights of atheists, agnostics and all other non-believers.

Since the 'leading British pressure group' has roughly the same number of members (and possibly fewer) as the Zoroastrian faith in this country, there appears to be no great demand for their services.

As always, the notion of 'multifaith' celebrations is a euphemism for 'no faith at all' - the agenda of the atheists is to undermine all faith, using Christianity as a convenient target to simultaneously undermine believers of all other faiths.