Britain’s new cultural divide is between those who have faith and those who do not

The Guardian front pageIn today’s Guardian Stuart Jeffries writes that Britain’s new cultural divide is not between Christian and Muslim, Hindu and Jew. It is between those who have faith and those who do not.Colin Slee, the Dean of Southwark is quoted as saying that “You have a triangle with fundamentalist secularists in one corner, fundamentalist faith people in another, and then the intelligent, thinking liberals of Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism, baptism, methodism, other faiths – and, indeed, thinking atheists – in the other corner. ” says Slee. The other two groups are so vociferous because “[w]hen there was a cold war, we knew who the enemy was. Now it could be anybody. From this feeling of vulnerability comes hysteria.”

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One response to “Britain’s new cultural divide is between those who have faith and those who do not

  1. Why does religion stir up such passion?

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