Saturday, June 9, 2018

Will Christianity Be Ditched When Prince Charles Becomes King?

From CBN:
A new report from a leading UK think tank argues that Christianity should be reduced or purged from Prince Charles' future Coronation Ceremony. Prince Charles is next in line to the throne and will be the first king in decades after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Before that happens, University College London's Constitution Unit, says the coronation ceremony should cut back on its overtly Christian rituals for the sake of progress.

"The UK is no longer a global or a colonial power. Celebration will therefore need to reflect what the UK has become rather than what it once was," the report said. "However welcoming to other faiths, a wholly Anglican coronation service is no longer capable of reflecting or responding to modern British society."

The ceremony is performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who anoints the Monarch with oil, administers communion, and leads them in pledging their obedience to God in a series of Oaths. In the Oaths the monarch affirms he or she is a "faithful Protestant," and will preserve the church. The Constitution Unit says this needs to change, noting that half of the UK's population has "no religious affiliation." The report suggests that a separate non-Christian ceremony could take place at Westminster Hall to honor Britain's religious diversity.

However, not everyone is on board with the idea of reducing the coronation's Christian elements. (Read more.)
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1 comment:

Helen Davis said...

Prince Charles being king? I think she should skip him and go straight to William.