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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Religion on the sidelines? We hope so!

A poll for the BBC reckons we in the UK are shunning religion. Good thing, too!

It’s commissioned a poll for a programme that’s going out on BBC1 tomorrow, Easter Sunday.

Forty-four per cent of people surveyed thought Britons were becoming less tolerant of religion. It’s hardly surprising, considering the business of pervy priests and the fact that religion likes to bleat and moan so much now that secularists are finding a potent voice.

Polly Toynbee will be the token secularist – great representative though she is – in the programme, Are Christians Being Persecuted?, which will go out on BBC1 television, although Shami Chakrabarti from Liberty will be on it, too.

The other voices seem to be religious: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster; Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi; and Michael Nazir Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester.

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