Catholic monarchs in Britain?

Posted in Islamic Demonization, politics, Religion by Anuraag Sanghi on September 26, 2008

Justice Minister Jack Straw said in March that the government was “certainly ready to consider” reviewing the “antiquated” ban on Catholic monarchs.

Rules laid out in the Bill of Rights 1688, the Act of Settlement 1700 and the Act of Union 1706 state that the monarch must be a Protestant, and any royal who marries a Catholic is barred from the line of succession. (from’Britain mulls allowing Catholic monarchs: report in Hindustan Times)

Not British enough

Wow! This is indeed a major step for ‘multi-cultural’ Britain! I am so highly impressed!

Now that this Catholic issue is resolved, what happens to Presbyterians, Methodists, Calvinists, Quakers, Seventh Day Adventists, Mormons, Lutherans, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, Baptists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Episcopal Church? Are they not Christian enough?

Tony Blair Becomes A Catholic

What if Prince Harry marries a Buddhist?

Does the ‘modern State Of Great Britain differentiate between people based on choice of faith made 7 generations ago? Are people of different faith not ‘people’ enough?

United Christians?

What was the reason for Tony Blair to convert to Catholicism? Is that ‘dog-whistle’ religiosity with a unified Christian army against the ‘evil forces?

Of Islam?

Jeb Bush, brother of George Bush has already converted to Catholicism – and will George Bush follow? In February 2004, a post in Tehelka magazine documented a new aggressive campaign by US Christian evangelical groups – approved by George Bush.

Daniel Burke writes Washington Post thus,

Bush attends an Episcopal church in Washington and belongs to a Methodist church in Texas, and his political base is solidly evangelical. Yet this Protestant president has surrounded himself with Roman Catholic intellectuals, speechwriters, professors, priests, bishops and politicians. These Catholics — and thus Catholic social teaching — have for the past eight years been shaping Bush’s speeches, policies and legacy to a degree perhaps unprecedented in U.S. history.

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  1. Galeo Rhinus said, on September 26, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Stop mocking these progressive nations.

    India needs to learn secularism from these nations that are prosperous because of the benevolence and a progressive faith.

    India will remain backward unless India adopts Christian ideals to march forward into this century.

    You must learn to turn the other cheek.

  2. mommadona said, on September 27, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Ratzinger believes he can “Rule the World”.

    ORGANIZED religion is the bane of civilization.

    Time for the world to give up this folly of a heavenly-based Santa Claus that takes away all your worries.

    Time to grow up and out of the world of delusion.

    There is only one planet that can sustain our “ugly bags of mostly water” existence.

    It’s going to take a HUMANE effort for our children and their children to survive.

    Dump religion. Live in reality.

    • Jasmine said, on March 3, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      Does it really matter you shouldn’t barred someone from the thron if you marry a catholic, it is so dumb.

  3. Anuraag Sanghi said, on September 27, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    I think more than merits or demerits of religion (organized or otherwise) is the:-

    1. Combining political might of the State (like the Spanish Inquisition), Britain (Henry VIII), Germany (Hussite Wars), France (The Albigensian Crusades) which are loathsome.

    2. If this is further made powerful with economic leverage ( i.e. political + religion + economic) it can become an incendiary combination.

    3. Mixed this with the exploitation of the labour (like in slavery) it is the ultimate depravity in society.

    It is these elephants in the history room of Europe that need to seen – and recognized.

  4. admin said, on September 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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