A new MP has used his maiden speech in the House of Commons to defend Christianity, and to argue that it can help to shape Britain for the better.
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Danny Kruger, MP for Devizes in Wiltshire, lamented that Britain had moved away from its shared Christian heritage, and said many of today’s problems could be solved by restoring Christianity to the public square.
“Traditionally we had a sense [that we] are children of God, fallen but redeemed, capable of great wrong but capable of great virtue.
“And even for those that didn’t believe in God there was a sense that our country is rooted in Christianity, that our liberties derive from the Christian idea of absolute human dignity.
“And even for those who didn’t believe in God, there was a sense that our country is rooted in Christianity, that our liberties derive from the Christian idea of absolute human dignity.”
While noting that “today these ideas are losing their purchase,” he continues, “I’m not sure we should so casually throw away the inheritance of our culture.” Nor am I! Kruger further notes,
“As we advance at speed into a bewildering world where we are forced to ask the most profound questions about the limits of autonomy and what it means to be human, we may have reasons to look about for the old ways and seek wisdom in the old ideas which are in my view entirely timeless.”
Well said, sir! I agree wholeheartedly. As an Anglican Bishop of my acquaintance (an English one, living in England) put it, “A brave man in the prevalent culture at Westminster.” I pray that Kruger is able to convince others!