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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 09:06:07 pm »
Tip of the iceberg. Glad I'm not subject to net censorship. This is the kind of shit that can happen by accident, wait'll you see what happens when there's intent behind it. If you thought the state pushing agenda via the tabloid press was bad, you aint seen nothing yet.
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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 11:16:43 pm »
You say that, but many UK providers routinely block shit. For example the Pirate bay. Not to say that access is impossible, or even difficult, just to note that it's already here anyway so it'll probably get worse faster than you expect.
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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 11:24:05 pm »
Heh.  Our Prime Minister is one of those "religious whackjobs"

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David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country "and we should not be afraid to say so".

In a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the prime minister called for a revival of traditional Christian values to counter Britain's "moral collapse".

He said "live and let live" had too often become "do what you please".

The PM said it was wrong to suggest that standing up for Christianity was "somehow doing down other faiths".

Describing himself as a "committed" but only "vaguely practising" Christian, the PM admitted he was "full of doubts" about big theological issues.

Note: this was not the most recent statement about Christianity, but back in 2011.  This is the statement he made over Easter:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26986002

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David Cameron has spoken of the "peace" and "guidance" he finds in his Christian faith.

In a rare comment on his religious beliefs, the prime minister stressed the importance of teaching children about the religious aspects of Easter.

He told BBC Radio Norfolk he wanted Nancy, Arthur and Florence to understand that the festival was more than just "chocolate eggs".

It comes as Downing Street released Mr Cameron's Easter message on YouTube.

In it, he says: "Easter is not just a time for Christians across our country to reflect, but a time for our whole country to reflect on what Christianity brings to Britain."

He speaks of the "countless acts of kindness" carried out every day across the UK by "those who believe in and follow Christ".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27121879

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The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves", two senior Conservative MPs have said.

Attorney General Dominic Grieve and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith told the Daily Telegraph modern Britain had "Christian heritage".

Deputy PM Nick Clegg has also said it is "obvious" that Christianity is integral to the UK's identity.

A group of public figures recently objected to David Cameron's description of the UK as a "Christian country".

Mr Cameron had also said Britons should be "more confident" in defending "Christian values".

Mr Grieve, a patron of the Conservative Christian Fellowship, said atheism had not made "much progress" in the UK.

"Many of the underlying ethics of society are Christian-based and the result of 1,500 years of Christian input into our national life," he said.

"It is not going to disappear overnight. They [atheists] are deluding themselves."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/21/jack-straw-support-david-cameron-christian-britain

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Jack Straw said he did not accept the analysis that the prime minister's view fostered 'alienation and division'. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

Jack Straw, the former Labour foreign secretary, has defended David Cameron's decision to describe Britain as a Christian country.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Straw said he did not accept the argument made by more than 50 prominent public figures, who used a letter in Monday's Daily Telegraph to dismiss Cameron's assertion, accusing the prime minister of fostering "alienation and division".

The signatories, who include novelists, diplomats, Nobel prize-winners and playwrights, say they respect Cameron's religious beliefs but "object to his repeated mischaracterising of our country as a 'Christian country' and the negative consequences for our politics and society that this view engenders".

In their letter, they assert: "Apart from in the narrow constitutional sense that we continue to have an established church, we are not a 'Christian country'. Repeated surveys, polls and studies show most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities and, at a social level, Britain has been shaped for the better by many pre-Christian, non-Christian and post-Christian forces.

Of course, this is at least partly a manufactured controversy to take political debate away from the Marissa Miller expenses scandal/threatening the papers if they exposed it scandal/Gove and Osbourne being even worse than Miller but protected by the press scandal.

But it's partly not.

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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 11:28:16 pm »
Trying to wrap my mind around a British Rick Perry.  :x :x :x
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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 11:32:06 pm »
David Cameron is more of a British Vladimir Putin:

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Cameron and Putin, both over the weekend. Interestingly, they don't just both like their respective established churches, but like them for broadly the same reasons: morality, good works, inclusiveness, an expression of national identity etc.

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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014, 07:44:28 am »
You say that, but many UK providers routinely block shit. For example the Pirate bay. Not to say that access is impossible, or even difficult, just to note that it's already here anyway so it'll probably get worse faster than you expect.

When I say I'm immune, this is exactly the kind of thing I'm talking about. And, yes - the TPB thing was the day they attempted to murder the net. Luckily for us, they have no idea how the internet works or how impossible their stated goals are. Unfortunately access to non-government approved information now requires a level of expertise slightly above the average user. I feel bad for them and thankful I myself have the expertise.
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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2014, 06:14:41 pm »
David Cameron is more of a British Vladimir Putin:

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Cameron and Putin, both over the weekend. Interestingly, they don't just both like their respective established churches, but like them for broadly the same reasons: morality, good works, inclusiveness, an expression of national identity etc.

But his tech guy comes off a classic US republican. Just last month: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140303/20073526417/uk-porn-filter-architect-arrested-child-porn-charges.shtml
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Re: I thought the UK sent all their religious wackjobs over here?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 09:35:49 am »
And it continues:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27273946

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has defended the Church of England's role in educating children, insisting that even though relatively few people attend church, Anglican schools are consistently popular.

Almost a million pupils currently attend a Church of England school.

In his first broadcast interview since David Cameron said Britain should be confident in its status as a Christian country, Archbishop Welby supported the Prime Minister's view.

I mean, of course he is the Archbishop of Canterbury, so this is to be expected.  But still...