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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Monarch Books (17 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857210300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857210302
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
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The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. George Carey, Baron Carey of Clifton, PC, FKC, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002.

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Enjoyed reading this book. A timely review of the current situation which could get worse if Christians do not begin more and more to stand up and be counted. Thoroughly recommend it.
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The Archbishop makes his point.
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"We don't do God" - the phrase made popular by Alister Campbell. I am a fan of Lord Carey and as such, when I heard that he had written this book I immediately sought it out to see what he had to say - I can't say I was disappointed.

A summary of the book is as follows, in order of chapter:

1) A summary of the issue at hand - why Lord Carey decided to write this book. Essentially it was the naive judgment handed down by Lord Justice Laws, in the case of Gary McFarlane.
2) What has Christianity done for us - a reminder that it helped to abolish slavery, made contributions to the labour party (via Christian Socialism), the bible & the common book of prayer helped shape the English language, the educational system, the health service and the 1990 Jubilee debt relief program.
3) Attitudes are changing too fast - true tolerance allows differing opinions. Tolerance should accept other opinions even if they don't agree or like them. If you're sure you're right then you should be patient with others and refrain from legislating the hell out of every issue.
4) The two weapons against modern religion: secularism & multiculturalism - we possess a Christian culture, legal and social system. However, it is clear that few understand the nature of these things anymore. This allows authors, like Dawkins, to construct strawmen religious systems, which they can easily destroy. If we better understood our own beliefs and culture then we'd have been better prepared to respond. So given the residual left over, the question is, what do we do with what's left? It is argued that multiculturalism is used as a tool to make society relative.
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Christianity is not persecuted in this country but is being slowly squeezed out of official life. Prohibitions on praying for others while on duty, wearing crosses and so on: these are events that have stimulated the former Archbishop to write.

Lord Carey's readable account of recent rulings which have sought to marginalise Christianity makes a disturbing view of how much of modern day Britain views the role of Christianity. Essentially he is reacting to the populist view that Christianity is for individuals on their own or together but not to be broadcast to others.

I read it in three sittings so is not academic although he is looking at material published by Dawkins and others as well as Law Lords rulings.

The important point he makes is, we can not go back to the days when Christianity was unquestioned, but those who think Christianity is important for the 21st century have to tread a different path to that previously.

The world has changed but there is still a lot of life in Christianity if its adherents wake up and reclaim some of their public expression.

Read it and be challenged if you feel the Christian faith is being marginalised.
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This book, written by a former Archbishop of Canterbury and his son (a journalist), is an excellent analysis of the increasing aggressive secularization of this country. The authors examine a number of high profile cases in which individuals have been subject to prejudicial actions as a result of declaring their adherence to Christianity. The book is well written with a flowing style and should make all of us stop to consider where this attitude is likely to take us as a nation.
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This book makes some interesting points and subjects for discussion. You realise how attitudes towards Christianity have been affected by a general ignorance of the basic tenets of Christianity itself. An intersting book, but not always well written. It may encourage Christians to be more outspoken about their faith.
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A very interesting book which is very readable and says so much about the marginalisation of public faith in this day and age.
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