Thursday, October 16, 2008

Why Christianity matters

As any builder will tell you, the strength and resilience of your edifice depends on the foundations upon which it is built. You can have different types of foundation, but once that edifice has been constructed it is vital that those foundations remain in place. Take them away and the whole thing will crumble around you.

This is as much the case with a conceptual edifice as it is with a cathedral or skyscraper and the edifice of British law and morality was constructed on the foundations of Christianity. That is undeniable. Equally undeniable is that since the 1960's there has been a consistent and sustained undermining of the Christian foundation of our law and morality - as a result, the whole thing is tumbling about us.

The problem is caused because those who sought to undermine the Christian heritage which underpinned our culture, law and morality did not consider what would replace it. Their only concern was to eradicate the Christian faith from our national consciousness. Once it became apparent that doing so would cause the collapse of law and order there have been attempts made to shore up the structures - through mechanisms such as the Human Rights Act - but these are shifting sands in comparison to the rock of Christianity.

Until we understand that we are not going to solve the problems that are engulfing Britain today. Family breakdown, the collapse of marriage as the central rock of family, moral breakdown and rising crime all have their roots in the loss of Christianity as the foundation of our moral and legal code.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thankfully, our laws are not based on Christianity.