In order to have a strong culture, you need a coherent, uncompromising position. The tenets of Christianity offer that orthodoxy which is essential to the flourishing of society, and they are engrained within our society despite the revolution that has taken place over the last fifty years. Like it or not, Britain’s heritage (its literature, music, art, architecture, churches) is a Judaeo-Christian one, and many of its greatest writers (particularly in the twentieth century) have been either Christian or converts to Christianity, for instance C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot, Graham Greene, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, Edith Sitwell, Muriel Spark, to name but a few. They obviously saw something in the Christian faith that the modern world could not provide, and the success and legacy of their works is due to the orthodoxy on which they pin their writing. T.S. Eliot summed it up clearly when he wrote: “It is the common tradition of Christianity which has made Europe what it is. . . . It is in Christianity that our arts have developed; it is in Christianity that the laws of Europe have—until recently— been rooted. It is against a background of Christianity that all our thought has significance. An individual European may not believe that the Christian Faith is true, and yet what he says, and makes, and does, will all spring out of his heritage of Christian culture and depend upon that culture for its meaning. Only a Christian culture could have produced a Voltaire or a Nietzsche.”