Monday, May 23, 2011

England this Easter ( a little late)

Having St George's day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday has on this occasion reminding me of the link between being English and my Christianity.

The flag of England is after all a St George's cross.

The quiet sense of being English can almost be cut from the air on that warm Sunday after walking out from Church as many in the congregation head of to their family engagements for that day, in my case being invited round to a friends for a Sunday lunch and the pleasure of watching all our kids play with each other running round the garden and as an extra treat as our hosts have just acquired a young puppy.

Understanding about who we are used to be unspoken. Mainly as the root of our identity in a reformed protestant religion that did not seek to make windows into men's souls was accepted by all.

Some people were different - Catholics, Jewish even other eccentric views like atheists - but the common culture was broadly accepted by all. We had learned of the wars caused by religious intolerance and also those caused by a lack of firmness about religious institutions. England was settled with a common law, common identity and established Church, which tolerated other views and Churches.

England was settled in its Christian culture and identity. Indeed so subliminal was our identity that it hardly needed to be named or addressed - with British and Britain being used interchangeably.

But this is no more.

Two of our main political leaders are atheists, a very strange and un-English religion (oh yes it is a religion) that relies on negative faith.

I fear this years English Easter has really been an Indian Summer of England

The progressives dominated media and political parties, and they hate the England that was on show this Easter. Only things like the AV referendum suggest that the patient isn't ready to have the cultural lobotomy that the progressive elite is, with its radical blood lust, so desperate to carry out.

As an example of England's vivisection by the progressives and their "human rights cult" see Cranmer's post of Catholic Care running into the buffer of our new bigoted orthodoxy.

Perhaps one of the few rays of hope is that some on the Labour side seem to have realised how unpopular this all is, with their Blue Labour ideas. However I can't get excited as I fairly sure its just a cover to get elected, when the jackboots of the Fabians will again march into Whitehall.

1 comment:

i albion said...

Once we had it so right in England,when i try to remember, it slips away.
Heart breaking.