Why is the West so much against religion of any kind, especially Christianity ,where as United Kingdom IS ,historically a Christian country?
I ask this question as I was listening to a programme on Buddhism, on Melvyn Bragg’s “In our Time”.
Buddhism started small , but very quickly spread to various Asian countries and is still thriving. its various teachings, like Zen and meditation have crossed the boundaries and is practiced in various parts of the world.
But countries like the UK positively shun Christianity .
Take nativity plays for example, as recent as when my children were growing up, all schools put on a nativity play, most children participated including ours, it was a given that come Christmas ,the story will be told.
Now the trend is that more and more schools are abandoning the traditional nativity, but have characters like Elvis Presley, Spiderman and some other cartoon character.
The traditional Carol service is becoming rare and it seems some schools are opting for jigging to songs like “Santa Claus coming into town”!
So why this aversion to tradition and Christianity ?
It cant be that progress makes a country forget its roots?
Japan and China are very successful economically, but they adhere to their traditions, and even the government of Japan tries to promote their religion(Shinto), China and India do the same .
So why is aversion to religion? Is it because the new religion is consumerism and pop music?
You tell me.