Apparently, Telford is the most godless town in the UK. Excellent! Let’s keep it that way.
So godless are my fellow Telfordonians that the Church of England has seen fit to send a missionary to
tame the savages redeem us.
According to the Church of England, Telford has the lowest per capita church attendance in the UK. This really doesn’t surprise me, there aren’t many churches around for the people who want to go anyway. Most of the housing estates in Telford have a single multi-faith church and the one by me is mostly used by the local Ghanaian immigrant population for a bit of happy clappy late night singing and praying. I imagine most of them have been adopted by local immigrant groups who have a more zealous approach to religion.
I personally have no religion – I decided at a very young age that I didn’t believe and it was evidently such a revelation that I still remember it to this day. However, I do respect the fact that not everybody is as well adjusted and able to cope with the realities of life, the universe and everything and feel the need to believe in a supernatural being. Those people should be allowed to go about their god bothering if they want to whilst us right-thinking atheists go about our heathen business. Missionaries prey on the vulnerable – the elderly, the young and the sick. They may have good intentions but in reality they’re no better than pushy double glazing salesmen.