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The Collapse of Christianity has wrecked British society

by

Steve Doughty

[Daily Mail-Thursday,29th May-2008]

THE collapse of Christianity has wreaked British society a leading Church of England bishop declared yesterday.

It has destroyed family life and left the country defenceless against the rise of radical Islam in a

moral and spiritual vacuum.

In a lacerating attack on liberal values, the Right Reverend Michael Nazir-Ali the

Bishop of Rochester

said the country was mired in a doctrine of

'endless self-indulgence'

that had brought an explosion in public violence and binge drinking.

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In a blow to Gordon Brown, he mocked the

'scramblings and scratchings'

of politicians who try to cast new British values such as respect and tolerance.

The Pakistan-born bishop dated the downfall of Christianity from the social and sexual revolution of the 1960.s

He said Church leaders had capitulated to Marxist revolutionary thinking and quoted an academic who blames the

loss of

 'faith and piety among women'

for the steep decline in Christian worship.

Dr Nazir-Ali said the

'newfangled and sincerely founded'

doctrine of

MULTICULTURALISM

has left immigrant communities

segregated, living pararellel lives

Christian values of

human dignity, equality and freedom

could be lost as the way is left open for the advance of brands of

ISLAM

that do not respect Western values.

The Bishopric of Rochester is one of the ten most powerful positions in the Church of England. Dr Nazir-Ali's attack on the

DECLINE OF CHRISTIANITY

appears to be the opposite corner to the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, and many of his fellow bishops.

But he holds some views in common with the Church's other widely- heard and popular prelate, Ugandan-born Dr John Sentamu,the

Archbishop of York.

Over the past six months, Dr Nazir-Ali has made a number of criticisms of Islam and its influence.  Among them have been charges about the spread of no-go areas for non-Muslims and worries over the impact of

new mosques.

Last weekend he was one of just three bishops who backed a move in the Church's parliament, the General Synod, to encourage the conversion of

Muslims to Christianity.

His latest attack once again criticises Dr Williams's backing for

SHARIA LAW

saying that

 'recognising its jurisdiction in public law is fraught with difficulties, precisely as it arises from a different set of assumptions than the

TRADITION

of

LAW HERE'.

Dr Nazir-Ali detailed his arguments in an article in the newly -launched political magazine

'Standpoint'.

The bishop, himself an immigrant from Pakistan in the mid-1980's, admitted that he might be thought the least qualified person top discuss the

British Identity.

But he quoted

Rudyard Kipling:

'What should they know of England who only England know?

The bishop said 'something momentous had happened in the 1960's-he quoted historians who point to a cultural revolution in which women ceased to uphold or pass on the Christian faith and to the role of

Marxist revolutionaries.

Dr Nazir-Ali-pointed with approval to the finding that 'instead of resisting this phenomenon, liberal theologians and church leaders all but capitulated.

He said: 

'it has created the moral and spiritual vacuum in which we now find ourselves.'

In the place of Christianity there was nothing

'except perhaps endless self-indulgence'

The bishop said the consequences were 'the destruction of the family because of the alleged parity of the different forms of life together, the loss of a father figure, especially for boys, because the role of fathers is deemed otiose, the abuse of substances (including alcohol), the loss of respect for the person leading to horrendous and mindless attacks, the increasing communications gap between generations and social classes -

THE LIST IS VERY LONG.

Another result, he said, was that immigrants had been welcomed, not on the basis of

BRITAIN'S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE

to which they would be welcome to contribute, but by the

'new fangled and insecurely founded doctrine of

MULTICULTURALISM'

The bishop warned that views not founded on

Christianity

would not produce the same values.

'Instead of Christian virtues of humility, service and sacrifice, there may be honour, piety, the saving of face etc'.

He questioned what resources were available for an ideological battle against

 Radical Islamism

saying

'the scramblings and scratchings

around of politicians for values which would provide ammunition'

were hardly adequate.

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Daily Mail

COMMENT

 

[Thursday-May 29,2008]

A MORAL and spiritual vacuum...endless self-indulgence...the destruction of the family...British identity is worth fighting for.

The Daily Mail agrees with virtually everything that the  Bishop of Rochester says, but we have one question to ask. When was the last time we heard a Church of England bishop daring to contradict so trenchantly the liberal consensus?

But Michael Nazir-Ali is an unusual churchman. Not only does he have the courage of his Christian convictions, but like another impressive and outspoken prelate, John Sentamu the Archbishop of York, he was born overseas.

WHY IS IT that it takes churchmen born outside our country to see that we have a society and religion worth defending?

Perhaps it's because Both Bishop Nazir-Ali and Archbishop came from countries (Pakistan and Uganda) where they had to fight for their beliefs, struggling against

persecution and prejudice.

 

THE SAME IS TRUE IN BRITAIN TODAY

If we don't fight for our culture and religion

WE WILL LOSE BOTH

If the Church of England had more like them in its ranks, its future-and Britain's-would be brighter.

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Convert who crusaded against extremists

BORN into a Roman Catholic family in Pakistan , the young Michael Nazir-Ali converted to Anglicanism at the age of 20.

AS a young man, he suffered rough treatment of the kind regularly handed out to Christians in a country where failing to follow the official religion can sometimes end in murder.

He moved to Cambridge to study theology and then returned as a priest to Pakistan before being brought to London in the 1980's to serve as an assistant to the then Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Robert Runcie.

He is one of the bishops who has been called on by the Prince of Wales to give advice on Islam. However, Dr Nazir -Ali does not share the prince's enthusiasm for Islamic values. He has warned Charles to give up his hope of being

'Defender of Faiths'

because of the incompatibility of different beliefs.

Dr Nazir-Ali has accused Muslims of promoting double-standards by looking for both

'victimhood and domination'

Dr Nazir-Ali has called for powers for officialdom to remove veils from Muslim women for security reasons; and he warned repeatedly over the

DANGER OF EXTREMISM

In particular he has called on Islamic leaders to allow Muslims to abandon their beliefs and adopt other religions.

Dr Nazir-Ali has spoken up for an estimated 3,000 Britons under threat of retaliation for giving up their faith and has condemned Islamic states that maintain the death penalty for apostasy.

His outspokenness has put him in the vanguard of opposition to hard-line Islamism and made him one of the highest -placed enemies of the gay-rights movement.

He angered the Archbishop of Canterbury by threatening to boycott this year's

Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops from around the world.

He has criticised civil partnerships and opposed the extension of IVF treatment to single women and lesbians.

 Dr Nazir-Ali has much in common with the

Archbishop of York

DR John Sentamu.

Unlike him, however, he does not have the populist touch.  This may have contributed to his failure to win the post of

Archbishop of Canterbury

for which he was once considered a leading candidate

The 58-year-old Bishop has now remained in Rochester for nearly 14 years..

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[Well! Christianity has been the loser.  For such a dedicated and fearsome defender of the

FAITH

there is no doubt that with his god-given gifts of service to the

CHURCH.

He would indeed have been able to stem the

FLOOD

from the Christian fold which has been to the detriment of the people of our land who have seen a catastrophic fall in

CHRISTIAN VALUES

which has made the greater majority their most sought after desire for insatiable

MAMMON

and our country unesco have stated is one the

most unhappy and crime ridden

on

GOD'S EARTH]

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MAN of DESTINY

 

[As we have seen only a few days ago a Christian man gave his unstinting support and financial assistance in order that a CHRISTIAN COUNTRY was protected from the ravages of the God-less corrupt and unaccountable European Union.  But for this one man and his courage and faith  in a Christian land which would have been in time forced to deny its  inherited values of Christian heritage.

History is full of men and women who if they had  not lived would not  have changed the world for good or evil. The two churchmen the Archbishops of York and Rochester are such men on the side of God.  Around the world as in all ages there are tyrants and saviours  of men.  TRUE CHRISTIANITY is such a saviour of MANKIND and any other imitation is a grotesque slur on the  meaning of the TRUE FAITH.]

A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

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JUNE-2008

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THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?

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Ditch the EU TREATY after IRISH REJECTION

SAY VOTERS

by

Daniel Martin

Political Reporter

[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June 18,2008]

MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its rejection in last week's

IRISH REFERENDUM'

The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch bid in the

HOUSE of LORDS

today to delay the

RATIFICATION OF THE TREATY.

And

10,000 people

have signed a

PETITION

on the

DOWNING STREET- WEBSITE

within the past few days

JUNE16-2008

, calling on the

GOVERNMENT

NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL

[WHY DON'T YOU?]

 

Downing Street website is

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Abandon-Lisbon/

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JUNE 18-2008

 

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