Religion

We should value the institutions of religion

BY Benjamin Clayton   /  12 September 2017

Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former spin doctor, once infamously interrupted the PM mid-interview to declare “we don’t do God.” It would be a shame if the public conversation in Britain went the same way.

From university campuses, where a strain of devout atheism increasingly dominates discourse, to office canteens, a wary uneasiness has crept over Britons on the topic of religion. Scoffing at a belief in God or gods has become strangely socially acceptable, while believers increasingly shy away from discussing their faith.

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