Saturday, May 31, 2008

Blair 'to devote life to faith'

Former prime minister Tony Blair has promised to "spend the rest of my life" uniting the world's religions

He said faith could be a "civilising force in globalisation", bringing people together to solve problems such as malaria and extreme poverty.

Mr Blair, who is now a peace envoy to the Middle East, told Time magazine that religious belief had given him "strength" while in power.
Strength to advocate an unprovoked war. We could use less of that.

To the extent that it mattered, it's likely that Blair's faith led him to believe that "evil" agents were behind 9/11 and also were present in Iraq. That kind of mystical thinking has no place in government.


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