Tuesday, December 23, 2008

From Damian Thompson
  • Pope revealed to be Catholic; shock horror.
  • Disestablishment. If the Tractarians ever were right about the established church, certainly now they’ve lost. American Christianity is more robust than its British equivalent. There can be little doubt that this vigour owes much to the emergence of a “free market” in churches at a time when nearly everyone was a Christian. Perhaps if the C of E had been disestablished in the 17th or 18th centuries we would be as religious as the Americans. But I doubt it. The C of E, which — like it or not — is central to what remains of our identity as a Christian culture, relies on its “unfair” established status to survive. Take that away, and it will implode. As it is, worldwide Anglicanism is...

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