Mrs Janet Baily of Vaga Crescent, Ross-on-Wye says religion lost to future generations (From Hereford Times)
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Mrs Janet Baily of Vaga Crescent, Ross-on-Wye says religion lost to future generations
3:00pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in Letters
I WAS far from surprised to read the letter (Readers’ Times, July 19) denouncing future membership of bishops in the House of Lords.
A general tide of anti-religious opinion has been slowly and steadily rising around the UK over the past few decades. Centuries ago, religion was the norm. The ancient universities of Oxford and Cambridge were founded upon centres of monastic excellence, promoting art, education and religion and becoming the most important in the civilized world.
Later, many state schools were founded by church decree and sponsorship, while in Victorian times a great many people attended church regularly and upheld Sunday observance to the letter.
In the modern world today, many other cultures have invaded our shores, cities and market towns and they often bring with them a much more fundamental approach to religious education, than UK citizens have ever been given credit for.
If the British Humanist Association now proposes yet further sanctions and sweeping changes to any aspect of our daily lives that dares to follow a religious path in some way or another, then what might be left for future generations of the United Kingdom?
MRS JANET M BAILY, Vaga Crescent, Ross -on-Wye