- Nov 16, 2004
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mabsoota said:stoke on trent!
when i lived near there, i met lots of pagans, so may God bless His work and give u courage.
for those of u who are not well acquainted with central england, it's an area with plenty of pre Christian religious activity.
when i was there many years ago, Christians were particularly unwelcome in some places.
mabsoota said:yes, i lived there over 20 years ago. even our next door neighbour did the tarot cards and similar stuff.Iconodule said:Are you sure of that? While many have pretenses of following "the Old Religion" paganism in England and throughout Western Europe is a modern revival. The average "pagan" is a recovering Christian.
it was really widespread.
I have heard that hostility to Christianity in Britain has recently become very alarming at times. Some prominent people have apparently equated raising children as Christians as being tantamount to child abuse! I don't think this was with reference to a (fringe?) Christian parenting book, either, although I could be wrong. I don't remember the reference: if I am mistaken, please feel free to set me straight.
I'm interested in knowing what members of OC.net, British and otherwise, think of how widespread this phenomenon (of hostility to Christianity) and its repercussions might be. I wonder, as well, how it might compare to attitudes in other Western countries. (I think that Canada is, on the whole, more aggressively secular than the U.S., but an overarching Canadian live-and-let-live attitude often seems to obscure this.)