Saturday, April 7, 2012

Of Cardinals and Crosses

Keith O'Brien, leader of the Roman Catholic church in Scotland, has called for British Christians to wear a cross 'every day if their lives' (find the whole article here on the BBC). He claims he is worried about the increasing 'marginalisation' of religion. Bref, I suggest you read the article.

Here's what's wrong with that: wearing a cross isn't going to bring religion back to the forefront of day-to-day life. Furthermore, Christians still represent the majority of believers in the UK, but practising Christians have dwindled. In the modern age, faith should consist of the upholding of a set of ideals, not a brash display of piety. What have we got to prove anymore? The absence of a cross doesn't mean any less access to Elysium. 

Thank you,

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