Monday, November 11, 2013
Secularists challenge Coronation
I never had any problem with the British Monarchy being Christian when I was an agnostic, and neither should anyone else. This "legal challenge" is an abomination and must be defeated. The disgusting comments quoted in the article illustrate what a vast gulf exists between these evil secularist orcs and decent people. Yes, Britain is the only remaining European country with a religious coronation. For anyone with a heart this is something to be cherished, not abandoned. The ancient coronation liturgy devised by St Dunstan for the coronation of King Edgar in 973 and (despite the Reformation) substantially intact through the coronation of the present Queen in 1953 is integral to the very soul of the Monarchy. The heartless revolutionary says, "A non-religious ceremony allows everybody to feel equally valued." Well, no. Everybody except those of us who care about tradition and history. There is no "neutral" solution. Either they lose or we lose. I also think it's significant that they refer to the "next head of state" rather than the "next monarch," suggesting that the NSS are crypto-republicans as well, though there are many purely secular arguments in favour of monarchy and many non-religious monarchists (as well as, unfortunately, Christian republicans).