Blair stated in an interview that the decision to go to war eill "be judged by history and then by God"
Oh, no, the prime minister may believe in.......God......
...why is that bad?
Has hanging around GW rubbed off? There surely should be no place for decisions of faith in politics, otherwise we will be one step away from ismaic type states, where the 2 are intrinsically intertwinned.
What? Either your total bias against God and people of faith has so corrupted and skewed your thinking, or you have an IQ of a pea.
Miniross, name the last democracy (i.e. free society) which was founded upon the Judeo-Christian tradition, that acted like the "Islamic Type States?" Hmmmm? We're waiting......
Comparing true Christianity (you know the "born-again" type) to fundamentalist Islam -- is simply trying to inflame the debate, and discredit God by discrediting Christianity.
Whilst i am sure many MP's have strong religious beliefs and they may influence them, they cannot say this openly.
Why not? The last time I looked, Britian was supposed to be a "free democratic society." It seems to me that your insistance that people of faith must keep silent shows that it is YOU who would turn your country into an "Islamic Type State" where only one religious point of view is accepted. In your case, you want the Atheist "religion" as the only one that can be mentioned openly in the public square.
If the prime minister invoked Darwin, would you be up in arms today about it? Would you say that he has to keep his evolutionary ideas out of the "public square?" Why is it only Christianity that must be repressed in your view?
As Alistair CAmpbel, ex press secretary to LAbour sid "We dont do God", identifying the need to seperate the 2. This more so in our time.
Hey you might want to rethink that position. It is not like England has done very well since it left God.
Also, people of faith cannot separate their lives from their relationship with God. A person's views in politics as in other areas of his or her life are shaped by their core values and core beliefs. To expect somone who has a strong faith in God to put that aside when he or she approaches an issue is as ridiculous as expecting someone who doesn't believe in God or has hostility to God to put that aside when they view the world. A true faith does affect a person's life and the way they think. That's why it is a TRUE faith.
This has been received with general abhorance by most, including families of soldiers killed.
OK, people don't like other talking about God, so people of faith should just stop, right? That's democracy in your eyes, is it Miniross? Or is it just the Christians that should "shut up?"
Seems to me like you wouldn't mind turning your tiny little country into a fascist atheist state, where only the secular is allowed to be spoken in public. I am hoping that there are more tolerant people in England that make up the majority.
God help your country if your opinion is the majority one........
There is a massive difference between our countries. Here, we dont have a majority of Christian believers, being secular. Being our democrcy and social state is much older that the US, issues such as these have been played out before.
Stating "god told me" is not political judgement. For many in the UK, including me, this would not stand, and will not.
As for saying our country hasn't done well since it left god, well bravo. I am sure that is the reason for foot and mouth and the collapse of the empire. When Alistair Campbell says "we dont do god", that is politically, as it does not go down well with the electorate. Keep on the facts rather than nonsense like that
It would be very different if someone was elected under that premis, much like Bush was. That was part of the deal, but i am sure that the President should only be answerable to one group of people, the electorate. As i stated, the Labour party, much like any party that would be elected here does so under a secular flag, not a religious one. Here we just don't wear that kind of rational.
The Queen is the leader of the Church of Englane, defender of the faith etc, and parliment, is nost definately not. This will go back to our Civil war, with Oliver Cromwell and the being changed even more recently, where an MP can swear an alegience not on the bible, but to the country.
And of course, people of faith can speak, we get it every Sunday. What religion and democracy have in common, i dont know. If there is a link i am willing to listen the evidence.
As for turning it into an atheist state, they are your words and not mine. In response i could say the reverse to you with your country, but i am sure that your tolerence far outstrips mine.
I am unaware of the IQ's of peas, so let me know what that is and i will do a quick comparison.
As for camparison to Islamic states, it simply was that religion has no place in governing of a country, making legislation and laws, or going to war. Tat would then make it a religious war, and therefore be along te lines of islamic states ordering Jihad.
your "democracy" is much older than the US?
monarchy + house of lords = no democracy for you! Heck, you guys still havent even got the separation of church and state down.
Well, shows what you know.
the monarchy is just a show piece, symbolic to the initiation of laws and parliment. It has nothing to do with the election of governments and interventions such as war (even though they go through the rigmarol of asking permission...like she has a choice).
The house of lords, is not elected, and is not parliment. It is the old house. It now only has life peers, people made lords/ladies/baroness in their life, rather than hereditary peers. It serves as a non party organisation that filters and examines laws, and actually can be over ridden by parliment, but why and what the ramifications of this are, i do not know.
Repunlicans (ones can only be elected) + democrats (bunch of unorganised plonkers) + electoral fraud and nepotism of the highest order = no democracy for you.
stick that ion your pipe!