Are the UK's Christians religious enough?

Scientist Richard Dawkins and Giles Fraser, former Canon Chancellor of St Paul's, debate a survey which says that most Christians in Britain have a low level of Christian practise and belief. #r4today #religion #RichardDawkins #giles_fraser

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about 5 years ago
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Neenaj

Neenaj - almost 5 years ago

I know, shocking, but if random typos on the internet bother you that much you could always offer your copy writing services at a favourable rate....?

CapnRelentless

CapnRelentless - almost 5 years ago

Shame your copy writer can't tell 'practice' from 'practise', though!

Neenaj

Neenaj - about 5 years ago

I agree with you...it's not compulsory and doesn't make you a better person to worship, but in this so called democratic society, the choice should be there without fear of critism or sidelining.

Aly63

Aly63 - about 5 years ago

I would like to comment regarding his latest debate.

I don't think it’s necessary to go to church or read the bible to be a Christian.

To read the bible is not mandatory but it helps and supports in ever day life, it’s not compulsory to attend church services either, it’s a matter of personal choice.

Whilst he’s alive, Richard Dawkins will never know whether God is fact or fiction.

I suggest he gives up the fight and concentrates on personal expertise in science, what he does best, rather than banging the same old drum.

Neenaj

Neenaj - about 5 years ago

THe reason why this country is now agnostic (at best) is because there is a self perpetuating cycle of ignorance of most faiths as there are very few faith schools and the bible is not taught at school or read at home. However, it's unfair to say that there should be no bishops in the house of Lords...how about a few more faith school and accessible bible learning materials available to non faith schools instead? The problem is apathy, and lack of education, not anit-Christianism, and Dawkins is exploiting this. Christians are being squeezed out...why is Mr Dawkins so poisonous against the name of God? It's his choice to be an atheist, let others get on with being Christians without the constant banging on about aboloshing it...in the middle ages, when Catholocism was abolished, people would risk their lives to worship, and the faith was renewed in it's popularity.