In a lacerating attack on liberal values, the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, said the country was mired in a doctrine of ‘endless self-indulgence’ that had brought an explosion in public violence and binge-drinking.In a blow to Gordon Brown, he mocked the ‘scramblings and scratchings’ of politicians who try to cast new British values such as respect and tolerance.
The Pakistani-born bishop dated the downfall of Christianity from the ‘social and sexual revolution’ of the 1960s.
He said Church leaders had capitulated to Marxist revolutionary thinking and quoted an academic who blames the loss of ‘faith and piety among women’ for the steep decline in Christian worship…. (Source)
Sadly, we would need thousands more bishops like this to speak with this kind of authority and frankness to make a difference. But it does kind of whack us back into reality: “religion” does make a difference in a culture. And if you don’t think so, get ready to pronounce Britain’s new name in about 25 years or earlier:
The United Kingdom of Islam.