Christianity in Britain losing ground to Islam, secularism

January 3, 2013

CANTERBURY, England

New figures from the 2011 Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by 4 million over the last 10 years.

The data shows that numbers fell from 37.3 million in 2001 to 33 million last year.

The statistics came as the outgoing archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, claimed that English cathedral congregations are growing dramatically, challenging the claim made by secularists that the Church of England is fading in Britain.

Figures from the 2011 Census show the number of people declaring themselves to be atheists rose by more than 6 million, to 14.1 million.

“It should serve as a warning to the churches that their increasingly conservative attitudes are not playing well with the public at large,” said Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society. “It also calls into question the continued establishment of the Church of England, whose claims to speak for the whole nation are now very hard to take seriously.”

Other polls have detected similar shifts. The 2012 British Social Attitudes Survey showed that only about half of Britons claim a religious affiliation, down sharply from 20 years ago when two out of three Britons did. Barely a quarter of young people identify themselves as religious.

The new figures show that Islam is the U.K.’s second-largest religion, at 2.7 million. Hinduism is third, at 817,000. The number of self-identified Jews rose by 3,000, from 260,000 to 263,000.

  1. SECULARISTS AND THEIR VIEW OF HISTORY Did you ever notice that secularists accept historical writings as fact, unless they are about God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit. Have you ever heard a secularist proclaim that the following men did not live and that they were not who historians said they were? Confucius 551-479 B.C. Plato 427-347 B.C. Alexander the Great 356-323 B.C. Julius Caesar 100-44 B.C. Socrates 469-399 B.C. Buddha 563-483 B.C. Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 Homer 700-800 B.C. Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 Marco Polo 1254-1324 John Locke 1632-1704 George Washington 1732-1799 Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Secularists do not question the historical fact, that these men lived and died. They do not deny the role these men played in history. They believe this, by faith, that the historical accounts are accurate. Secularists do deny the historical accuracy of the Bible and all other accounts that proclaim Jesus as the Son of God. They deny the historical accounts of God the Father resurrecting Jesus from the grave. THE RESULTS OF A SELECTIVE VIEW OF HISTORICAL FACTS.(2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power.) SECULARISTS HAVE FAITH IN MEN! CHRISTIANS HAVE FAITH IN GOD! (Scripture from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE) YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY CHRISTIAN BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

    by steve finnell

    October 17, 2013

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