Thursday, November 8, 2007

Could Elizabeth I Foresee This?

St. Paul's during the Blitz

And so, the shape and contours of the conclusion to the English "reformation" come into sharp relief. A report from the ruling party's favorite think tank recommends the end of calling Britain a "Christian nation," and "expunging Christmas from the national calendar," although they admit this will be hard to do.
"The empire is gone, church attendance is at historically low levels, and the Second World War is inexorably slipping from memory," the Institute for Public Policy Research stated. The report, written by IPPR advisers Ben Rogers and Rick Muir, calls on Ministers to launch an "urgent and upfront campaign" promoting a "multicultural understanding of Britishness".
The Dowry of Our Lady was lost so long ago. Could Elizabeth I, Lord Cecil, and the New Millionaires possibly foresee where their expunging would bring dear, sad, unmerry old England? [HT: Taki's Top Drawer]

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