...for almost three centuries we in Britain have regarded ideas
as being like rabies. They are a continental plague and a threat
to our traditions. At all costs they must be prevented from crossing
the Channel. They must be ridiculed as trendy and relativistic
until the blessed day arrives when they can be safely dismissed
as out of date. Above all, it is the duty of our educational
institutions to carry out a mass vaccination programme, to
inoculate the rising generations against the disease.
And politics has got to be about more than managing the economy and
training people to be technicians in the daytime and couch potatoes
Don Cupitt, Face to Faith in the Guardian on Saturday.