19th February 2011

“Which two nations still reserve places in their parliaments for unelected religious clerics, who then get an automatic say in writing the laws the country's citizens must obey? The answer is Iran… and Britain.”

Johann Hari

5 Responses to “19th February 2011”

  1. Clovis Says:

    … sorry but I dont get it? is this suppose to be an irony thing?

  2. Dan Says:

    What do you mean you don’t get it? It’s simple: when the Religion becomes the State, it’s bad, regardless of whether it’s Islam or Christianity, Iran or Britain.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    Actually, in the case of Britain, it is not exactly the Church of England that runs things anymore. It is titular if anything. Clovis is right not to get it. This is a comparing apples and oranges type of thing.

  4. Dan Says:

    Heretic & Clovis,
    If that’s the case, then “oops”. This quote is then very misleading to us non-Brits. Sorry Clovis.

  5. John Says:

    The USA may well be the third country on the list if the religious zealots get there way.