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Don’t underestimate nominalism

By Nick Spencer  

Is a nominal Christian a real Christian? Richard Dawkins doesn't think so

When is a Christian not a Christian? The answer may be: “when Richard Dawkins says so.”

That is unfair, but only slightly. The main thrust of the extensive research study he has just published exploring the size and nature of the UK Christian community is that many of those people who ticked the Christian box in the 2001 (and 2011) census are not really Christian.

The charitable interpretation of this is that it states the bleeding…

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