Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Well, here's diverse news!

More people attend mosques than Church of England: Census
More people in Britain attend mosques than the Church of England. It is for the first time that Muslims have overtaken Anglicans. According to figures 930,000 Muslims attend a place of worship at least once a week, whereas only 916,000 Anglicans do the same. Muslim leaders are now claiming that, given such a rise of Islam in Britain, Muslims should receive a share of the privileged status of the Church of England.
Like what exactly?
Lord Ahmad Patel, a Labour peer said 10 extra seats should be allocated to other religions. The Church of England has 26 seats in the House of Lords.
Bwahaha! There has been so much mucking about with the House of Lords that it's hard to tell what it is anymore. Why not a diversity fest? But wait:
However, the recent figures do not include Catholics. The Catholic church has 1.5 million British worshippers.
Ruh oh! Henry VIII must be rolling in his grave.