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I think it is downright shocking that in the 21st century a supposedly secular society like the UK i subject to a state which still more-or-less has an official religion in the form of the Church of England stylee Christianity. Freedom to exercise personal belief is one thing but the influence of some people's imaginary sky-friend over the rest of us is not democratic and not acceptable. Who are those Churchy geezers in the House of Lords, who are they?
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are they churchy?? lol explain!
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There is a difference between organised religion and state religion. Catholicism is an organised religion but it not institutionalised into the framework of the UK state.
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There is a difference between organised religion and state religion. Catholicism is an organised religion but it not institutionalised into the framework of the UK state.
Very true and while I don't support organised religion (on balance I think it's a bad thing) I am more positively hostile to the state having a religious orientation.
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And I don't support disorganized religion, it seems we are at an impasse.
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are they churchy?? lol explain!
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These Bishopy types.
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Very true and while I don't support organised religion (on balance I think it's a bad thing) I am more positively hostile to the state having a religious orientation.
Well as someone that wants class based political organisation I can't really complain when people want to organise. Instead of wanting to fight against religious organisation I would rather wedge in some radical communism into religious communities, which by all means can challenge the orthodoxies of religions that protect the status quo.

See liberation theology as an example.
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Thanks.

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*organised religion on line three.... they want you to reconsider
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*organised religion on line three.... they want you to reconsider
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...See liberation theology as an example.
I take your point, but a cynic might suggest that such a thing constitutes a religion attempting to subsume the revolutionary potential of the proletariat so as to protect itself. After all, when it suits, the Church can be very conservative and pro-status quo.
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