上帝的幸运年

伦敦——上帝在这一年运气不坏。 在挫败牛津大学学者理查德·道金斯、散文家克里斯托弗·希钦斯和其他人对万能的主发起的文学攻击后,上帝的信徒们开始反击。

其中最出色的要数杰出的宗教作家凯伦·阿姆斯特朗的著作《上帝的旨意》。 更重要的是新闻中报导英国有越来越多的人走进各教派基督教堂做礼拜。 此外,教皇9月对英国的访问非常成功。 当时英国教堂人满为患的盛况给我们留下深刻的记忆。

当然每到一年中这个时候,很多平常不去教堂的基督徒也赶赴教堂参加圣诞仪式。 赞美诗、教堂钟声和马槽依然是隆冬庆典的核心内容,此外还有消费者的狂热消费。 不过今年,欧洲的“狂欢购物”可能受到遍布欧洲大陆的冬季冰雪和大规模紧缩计划的抑制。

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