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wheels5894

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Well, if it happens, it is likely to be 80% elected and 20% appointed. now we know that the proposal is for there to be 12 bishops in the reformed house - that's a higher proportion that the existing house. Moreover, it looks likely that there will then have to be appointed other religious leaders to 'represent' other faiths.

Personally, I have no objection to faiths having a say in the way we rung things but, since people who get elected to parliament are religious and attached to one faith or another (well some of them) why cannot the elected members 'represent' their faiths without needing religious leaders there too.

incidentally, if I was a CofE members I would be quite disturbed to find the leader in my diocese was spending lots of time in the House of Lords rather than working in the diocese.
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I'm afraid I do object to 'faiths' having a say in how we run things at this political level. Like the rest of us they should have the right to elect representatives but no more. If on the other hand we have an elected House of Lords then the bishops, etc, can canvass like everyone else.

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Is there anyone else like me who gets very frustrated watching 'The Big Question'.
The 'fundamentalists' they have on are unbelievable. Particularly annoying is the Christian Fundamentalist Barrister. But the people I find most unbelievable are the Women Muslim converts. Are they not aware that the 'Koran' that they now believe to be the actual unalterable word of God condones slavery and concubinage. When Channel Four first started, before most of you were born there was a program named 'After Dark'. On this there was time to challenge views in depth. The bq is so badly chaired, even angel believers get away with it.
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Lords reform? I am arguing for a 100% elected chamber. Anyone could be elected to it but they would have to be elected and not get a free seat,.

BQ - I've occasionally watched it but it is, after all, part of the BBC commitment to broadcast religion and under its DG (a catholic) it has done just that. Sometimes the great Off Switch is the best thing to do. 

I am really a radio 4 listened and I love the religious programme on there - beyond belief. I wonder if the people involved have ever noticed how inappropriate the title is?  
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