Typical of what passes for a balanced discussion on BBC

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The Big Question on the eponymous television programme last Sunday was: ‘Is Britain still a Christian country?’

But the little question on everyone’s lips was: ‘Why is there no representative from the Church of England taking part in this discussion?’

Ayatollah Dawkins was there, together with some chap from the British Humanist Association and a bloke called Jonathan Bartley, who founded a religious think-tank and now makes a decent living by popping up on every programme where God is under the microscope.

There were also a few Muslims scattered around the audience – but of a dog collar, there was nary a sign.

It was a fairly typical example of what passes for balanced discussion at the BBC these days.

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