Recent events in the UK reminded me that religion can be used as a weapon to devastating effect. If you want proof of that, look up the history of Hawaii, which used to be a sovereign state with its own monarchy, but is now the 50th state of the USA.
How the heck did that happen?
Its a long story, but lets go back to 1843, when Lord George Paulet demanded that the king, Kamehameha III, cede the Hawaiian Islands to the British Crown. The king, under threat of bombardment from a Royal Navy Frigate, stepped down under protest on February 25th.
“Gerrit P. Judd, a missionary who had become the Minister of Finance, secretly sent envoys to the United States, France and Britain, to protest Paulet’s actions.”
When Rear Admiral Richard Darton Thomas, Paulet’s commanding officer, arrived at Honolulu harbor on July 26, he repudiated Paulet’s actions, and on July 31, 1843, restored the Hawaiian government.
“American Protestant missionaries settled in Hawaii at the beginning of the 19th century and quickly gained influence and wealth, becoming big landowners and gaining control of the economy. In the late 19th century the dominant White minority overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom and founded a brief Republic that was finally annexed by the United States.”
More detail on this at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Hawaii#Overthrow_of_the_Kingdom
Is somebody trying to do something similar in the UK?
Read the information at the following sources:-
According to Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Britain is now a “post-Christian” country, and that the era of widespread worship was over.
Ignoring what Cameron says on the subject, we need to seriously consider what Post-Christian could mean in the not-too-distant future.
“In May (2013), new census data published by the British government showed that Islam is set to become the dominant religion in Britain within the next generation.”
And we know that Islamic influence is already strong enough to persuade Subway to sell only ‘Halal’ meats.
Now, the burning question!
Would you like to wake up one morning and find that you were now subject to Sharia Law?
If that doesn’t bother you at all, then turn over and go back to sleep. Simple.
If you have any objection to that happening, you need to