UK Prime Minister Cameron about the impact of the Bible and the UK as Christian Country
UK Prime Minister Cameron gave an interesting speech during the 400th anniversary of the Kings James translation of the Bible. He described clearly the role and influence the Bible. He also mentioned amongst others that the UK is a Christian country and should not be afraid to say so. Further he said that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today and that these values should be actively be defended. See his speech here.
Some quotions of PM David Cameron:
"The Bible is a book that has not just shaped our country, but shaped the world. And with 3 Bibles sold or given away every second... a book that is not just important in understanding our parst, but which will continue to have a profound impact in shaping our collective future."
"...just as our language and culture is steeped in the Bible,
so too is our politics. From human rights and equality to our
constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy……from the role of
the church in the first forms of welfare provision, to the many modern
day faith-led social action projects……the Bible has been a spur to
action for people of faith throughout history, and it remains so today."
"..we are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say
so. Let me be clear: I am not in any way saying that to have another
faith – or no faith – is somehow wrong. I know and fully respect that
many people in this country do not have a religion. And I am also
incredibly proud that Britain is home to many different faith
communities, who do so much to make our country stronger. But what I am
saying is that the Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and
morals which make Britain what it is today.
Values and morals we should actively stand up and defend."