British Have Taken Secularism Too Far

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, June 19, 2003
British Have Taken Secularism Too Far

British Have Taken Secularism Too Far

For the past two weeks I've been in Northern Ireland. As I've read the British press, I continue to be amazed at how far down the secular road the government and the people are over here.

The European Union is debating a new constitution. Someone noticed God isn't mentioned in the draft. Most commentators have said they can do without him and that humanistic principles are sufficient.

The Church of England is a mess. A homosexual bishop is all over the news and the Tony Blair Labor government may approve gay civil unions and the benefits that go with them.

A columnist for the Times of London says if the church is against this, let them practice what they want, but the government should not listen.

A remnant attends church over here. There are some good ones, including one I have found in Northern Ireland, but the influence of the church is not noticeable. This in a land where revival fires once burned brightly. The people no longer hunger for God in large numbers and their society reflects it. I fear this may be the immediate future in my own country.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.