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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Christians don't want religion to 'influence public life'

Despite identifying themselves with the religion, most turn out to be overwhelmingly secular in their attitudes on issues ranging from gay rights to religion in public life, the Ipsos Mori poll found.
Almost three quarters (74 per cent) agreed that religion should not influence public policy, while only about one in eight (12 per cent) thought it should, the survey found.
Conducted for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (UK), it also found that 92 per cent of Christians agreed the law should apply to everyone equally, regardless of their personal religious beliefs.
It comes as Baroness warsi, a minister, warns that British society is under threat from the rising tide of “militant secularisation” reminiscent of “totalitarian regimes”. Read more...

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