I notice that lots of yer actual Xtians on twitter seem irritated by Cameron’s statement yesterday. Certainly, you’d have to be a Zen Buddhist to figure out how Dave can be both a committed and non-practicing Christian.
But that’s the thing. The market here isn’t believers but people who like to see their kids in traditional nativity plays in cosy little primary school halls, and who are thus reassured by the PM’s affirmation of spiritual values of their own centrality to events in our Island Story. In short, it’s another stage in Cameron’s intermittent attempts to establish a social base for himself and identify the specific ‘Cameron voter’ to others. I don’t know what you’d call such people, but the phrase Innocent Smoothies somehow springs to mind.