Author Topic: Religion - what is the correct term to use for the official/main religion of UK  (Read 13102 times)

Offline Cas (stallc)

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Interesting thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_in_Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Church_Act_1914

Looked up the history from my own neck of the woods, and found it more so, we live and learn every day. Thanks for posting an original thread.

Cas



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Offline Malcolm33

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  The only biblical books that are close to what really happened are 1 Kings and 1 Chronicles, but even then names have changed to some degree.
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That seems to be a somewhat wide sweeping statement - is it based on proven fact or your personal opinion?

Just curious.

Osprey
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   It is based on proven fact.     Jesus was the name of the Egyptian Ever Coming Son of God.  Same name and all the same stories, only they were part of Egyptian beliefs many thousands of years ago.   The first two chapters of Luke are there for all to see, carved into the walls of Temples at Luxor and Denderah - including three men offering up gifts in one scene.    1 Kings is important because it is full of statements which match exactly what happened with King Solomon who was the Pharaoh Ymn Htp III   - in Semite   Amen Salim  (Salim and Hotep both mean Peace or Rest).  For example the measurements of the Hall of Columns at Malqata Luxor are within a couple of centimetres of those given in 1 Kings.

    But that it is only a fraction of the evidence.   There are several books now which list much of the evidence - it is there for those who want to know the truth.
Hutton: Eccleshill,Queensbury
Grant: Babworth,Chinley
Draffan: Lesmahagow,Douglas,Coylton, Consett
Oliver: Tanfield, Sunderland, Consett
Proudlock: Northumberland
Turnbull:Northumberland, Durham
Robson:Sunderland, Northumberland
Dent: Dufton, Arkengarthdale, Hunstanworth
Currie: Coylton
Morris and Hurst: East Retford, Blyth, Worksop
Elliot: Castleton, Hunstanworth, Consett
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For Stan!

Very eccumenical & commendable Stan. It's a long time since I filled in any application form with the "Religion" question. In my young day when discrimination, real or imagined, was not unknown in this neck of the woods, entering Christian in the box would not have been regarded as an answer, viewed with suspicion and probably ended up in the paste-paper bin. There were various reasons why employers wanted to know an applicants religious affiliation, Wee Free's & Free Presbyterians for example wouldn't work on a Sunday.
 Hopefully in these more enlightened times this is all in the past and as more & more former churches are converted into pubs or flats the question is surely irrelevant and none of any prospective employers business.

 P.S, the WF's & FP stalwarts still won't work on the Sabbath! :)

Bests,

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If measured in terms of attendance at formal worship, the main religion in most of the UK is now probably Islam.  It is important that we declare our religion as Christian as well as specifying the denomination.
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Behindthefrogs: Current statistics show that 6% of the UK population are regular church attenders, rising to three times that percentage around Christmas.

As only 4.5% of the population is Muslim, even if every single one was a regular mosque attender (which obviously they are not) their number would still be lower.

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The difference of course is that regular church attendance means once every week or so for many people whereas regular mosque attendance means every day.  A large proportion of muslims attend Friday prayers every week.
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Malcolm

I think that the details you refer to provide alternative suggestions to some of the folklore within the Old Testament and may well have some merit. However as all of the main faiths throughout time have been based on interpretation, aspirations and in some instances assumptions it may be disingenuous to discount the beliefs of millions since history records began because some conflicting (or complimentary) evidence is discovered.

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Religion was created when the first fool met the first con man.
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I never answer the religion/denomination question myself. For race or ethnicity I usually put British/Irish White as they usually have British and Irish as separate boxes.


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