BRITAIN TURNING ITS BACK ON CHRISTIANITY – According to the 2011 Census report over 4 million people in Britain have turned their back on Christianity and now consider themselves to be Atheists.
When it comes to the younger generation; those under the age of 25 nearly 1 in 3 reported to have no belief in God and do not subscribe to any religious belief.
When it comes to the Islamic faith many Britons refuse to even consider such a religion due to the defensive and extremist Islamic Jihad groups.
Church attendances have also been dropping leaving many church leaders to fear that Britain is becoming a Godless society with no meaningful purpose in life.
In contrast those over 65 years of age appear to take solace in the Bible. W.C Fields, a staunch Atheist, was reported to have been reading the bible during his last days when a friend asked him what he was doing, to which W.C Fields replied; “I’m looking for an exclusion clause.”
Church leaders are expressing their concerns regarding the declining numbers that attend church on a regular basis noting that few people attend sermons outside that of Weddings, Funerals and Christenings.
As an Atheist I can’t honestly express any surprise in the decline of faith, either in the UK or any other countries around the world. The Catholic Church is nothing more than a corporation that feeds on the poor and ignorant. Over the centuries the Catholic Church has been responsible for some of the most heinous crimes known to man and as we moved forward to modern day the Church appears bathed in peadophiles, deviants, corruption and political interference that leads to murder.
With the rise of Islam in the West and their murderous intent through religious Jihad it is little wonder why Britain, and other Western countries, fear the Islamic Movement.
It is irrelevant which religious book you pick up; each advocates peace, love and understanding of your fellow man and while these are admirable traits these have been twisted by Priests and Clerics to the own personal agenda in order to gain control of people’s minds and actions.
If there is such a thing as God; by whatever name he or she is labeled, I see no value in the way religious leaders interpret the content. Of course the realization is that it was ‘man’ who wrote the religious teachings and therefore is flawed beyond comprehension.
I for one will remain an Atheist for I refused to be brainwashed into any religious ideology that promotes violence against another or seeks to eradicate any form of free-thinking.
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