Census: Christianity is a benign influence
I WRITE in defence of the 70 per cent of British people who completed the last census form stating they were Christians. I am sure 70 per cent of the population cannot all be deemed unable to complete a form properly or express their individual views.
Without being an active parishioner, I am wholly glad to live in a Christian country. I enjoy Sundays being deemed to be a more special day with restricted retail and licensing laws.
I enjoy the Christian calendar giving me time off work at Christmas and Easter, and the BBC does a wonderful job in reflecting our Christian calendar with appropriate programming to support it.
My children and future grandchildren are brought up alongside Christian values, with stories from the Bible to support the education calendar that is underpinned by the Christian calendar.
They even get to take part in the much-loved nativity play at the end of the autumn term.
All the major retailers plot their main sales drives around this calendar, and we all know where we are with it.
Take this all away because we don’t all attend church once a week, and it would be a very sad loss indeed.
- 1 Police searching for missing man discover body
- 2 Two-day closure set for B661 between Great Staughton and Grafham Water
- 3 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 4 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 5 Sir John Major to answer questions at Infected Blood Inquiry
- 6 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 7 Recap: Lorry and car crash at A141-A1307 junction in Huntingdon
- 8 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 9 Duo barred from all shops in Cambridgeshire when in each other's company
- 10 Garden railway raises money for 3 Pillars
Christianity is not about sitting in church: it is a way of life, one we do need to think about carefully before throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Mrs JO GREGORY