Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tony Blair defends religious faith

Tony Blair has defended religious faith as a force for good in the world during a televised debate with atheist and columnist Christopher Hitchens.

This would have been a great thing to see.
In a question from the audience Mr Blair was asked what role faith played in his decision to invade Iraq.

He said: "I think we can nail this one pretty easily. It was not about religious faith.

"You know, one of the things that I sometimes say to people is, look, the thing about religion and religious faith is if you are a person of faith, it's part of your character, it defines you in many ways as a human being.

"It doesn't do the policy answers, I am afraid.

"Even on the major decisions that are to do with war and peace that I've taken, they were decisions based on policy, and so they should be, and you may disagree with those decisions, but they were taken because I genuinely believed them to be right."
Were it that easy....

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