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Secularization is over, all bar the shouting.

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Secularization is in retreat.  One of the surprising aspects of David Cameron’s de-secularizing speech at Christ Church, Oxford to commemorate the end of the 400th anniversary year of the King James Bible was that evangelical Christians seemed unwilling to acknowledge his striking recognition of the fact.

Rather than cheering a brave and careful contribution to a process that is well under way – the return of Christianity to the public sphere – they judged the man instead.

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Bahrain: Burt must see that the 'tolerance' is just for show

The King of Bahrain was in Britain last week while Alistair Burt, the responsible Foreign Minister, made a reciprocal visit to this desert island of 1.2million in the Gulf off Saudi Arabia.  I hope Mr Burt who is an evangelical Christian, spoke up for more than 'tolerance'.

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Honour, shame and the cross-dressing potter


Watching BBC World TV’s trailer for its current affairs strand Hard Talk where I’m staying in Amman, Jordan tonight, and cringeing at how weird and out of touch the BBC’s world is

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