Anyway, I thought I'd post my responses to recent comments over this issue:
Faith Diary: Your commentsIn this week's Faith Diary the BBC's religious Affairs correspondent Robert Piggott addresses the growing alarm among church leaders at what they regard as "aggressive secularism", resulting in a marginalisation of Christianity.
Send us your comments in reaction to Robert's diary.
1. Secularism isn't aggressive. Faith is and has been for centuries. The more church leaders complain, the better.
[paulcjm], NetherlandsWhat? Nonsense. Faith is aggressive? Do you mean that religious groups sometimes act in a violent way? Because I think that non-religious groups do that quite often as well. And actually, the heart of Christianity is love. Who defines the heart of secularism?
Maybe the current recession is an opportunity for all faiths to work together to lead by example - if they can get along, then so can the rest of us.
[soupdragon10], Liskeard, United Kingdom
The point of faith is not to help people through recession, it is to help people discover God. I'm not prepared to work with a humanist (for example) to help people discover God. I would work with a humanist to bring aid to starving humans, but I would do that regardless of Britian's economic situation.
Christianity is indeed being marginalised as people ask questions that it can't answer and see through the implausible tales and hoodwinking that previously kept the uneducated masses under its thumb.
[Ambriel], Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom
I went to school, and I still believe in God. Seriously, how else can you account for the universe? There isn't a more plausible explanation.
It amazes me that people often see Christians as not just deluded, but malicious and selfish, as if they have manipulated people for their own personal (probably financial) gain. The only way you can believe that is if you don't know anything about Christianity. People make so many huge assumptions because secular culture has given them permission to.