Tuesday, 11 December 2012


In my lifetime I have seen, in this country at least, a gradual loosening of the grip of religions on the populace. The latest census confirms what was fairly obvious, that this shaking off of irrational belief in an invisible man in the sky is gathering pace. One in four of us now reject the concept of religion entirely. 

It’s also true that those who still profess faith are very much the older age groups, and, with time the proportion of believers is bound to drop considerably more.

About time too. Why has it taken us this long?

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