Pomp

BBC: Archbishop attacks Church pomp
The Church's status as Britain's official state religion has been recently criticised as an anachronism in an age where the UK has millions of Catholics, Muslims and non-conformist Christians. Dr Williams said he was sceptical about the Church of England's position as the established state church. But many will feel it is a debate the new archbishop should not re-open, particularly as there is little interest in the subject among non-religious people.

Wrong! The anachronistic existence of an official British state religion should be a matter of immense interest (and irritation) to any non-religious person. I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I'm with the Archbishop of Canterbury on this one.


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