Saturday, November 24, 2018

Fact of the Day: Winston Churchill Religious Views

While debated by historians between whether he was atheist or agnostic, Winston Churchill was a great skeptic and rejected mainstream religion especially Christianity. 

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  1. Sticking to one's own belief is a win

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  2. He didn't think much of Islam either.

    Britain has been a lot more secular than the US for generations (probably because most of its religious nuts emigrated here). And a man who "thought of nought but himself" would hardly have sought the arduous role of leading his country through the most dangerous war in its history.

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  3. Although I'm Catholic, I respect anyone who stands by what she/he believes. Churchill was a great leader IMO.

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    1. It's all a matter of mutual respect. In the end, no one knows who's right or wrong, plus being right may be overrated anyway.

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  4. There's a letter that's been found by a family member of his, from late in Churchill's life, in which the writer expressed fear he was converting to Islam. I always thought that was a little weird, especially in light of some of the things he'd said about the faith when he younger...

    I'm no Churchill expert, but it's a notable little factoid:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/11314580/Sir-Winston-Churchill-s-family-feared-he-might-convert-to-Islam.html

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  5. I wonder if he ever stated his skepticism publicly.

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  6. I think that you would enjoy visiting the Churchill War Rooms in London, Adam. He is a fascinating historical person. My mother remembered listening to him on the radio with her family during WWII. I don't remember hearing much about his religious views.

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  7. He was a war-monger. See the movie "The Gathering Storm" and plenty of documentaries on him.
    He was a total disaster as a military strategist although he thought he was a genius - thank God he had a competent General Staff.
    He was the last of the Imperialists and he was prepared to let Australia and New Zealand fall to Japan to save India from the Japanese Imperial Army.
    I have no time at all for the creature.
    Colin

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    1. With some apologies to Winston, he certainly had FAR more brains than what the US has got as leader these days of doom, gloom and unpredictability........a sucker-upper to a murderous prince of the House of Saud............oh what a time for the police of Buenos Aires next weekend !!!!!!!
      Colin

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