Nanny is a strange old bird, on the one hand Bliary and some of his leading ministers unwisely bring their Christian/Catholic religious beliefs into the political arena (politics and religion do not mix), yet on the other hand Nanny tries to expunge Christianity from British society.
One such instance of "expungement" occurred recently in one of Britain's oldest boroughs, Totnes. Totnes Town Council, for the last 600 years, has opened proceedings with a prayer to God asking for help.
Nanny has now decided to ban this, as it may offend others.
Mayor Pruw Boswell has now ordered that the prayers be replaced with a "quiet moment of reflection", so the council could be "sensitive to others' needs".
The Reverend Gordon Davies, of Totnes Methodist Church, thinks that this idea is bollocks.
"I know many non-believers who found the prayers of great comfort
because they are for the good of others.
If people felt it was offensive they didn't have to join in."
The irony being that the one councillor who voted against the ban was in fact an atheist.
Funny old world isn't it?