Political leaders must 'do God' to understand modern world, says Tony Blair
The former Prime Minister was notoriously reticent about discussing his own religious faith while in office, with his head of communications Alastair Campbell once famously saying: "We don't do God".
But since leaving Downing Street, Mr Blair has converted to Roman Catholicism and become increasingly open about the importance of religion to his thinking.
Writing in the New Statesman - guest-edited this week by Mr Campbell - he suggested that even while still in office he felt that religion was a key to understanding the modern world.
And he suggested that religious faith may be as significant to the new century as political ideology was to the last, which was racked by struggles between communism, fascism, liberalism and socialism....
Cliff, so that's where that saying comes from, it is well known across the pond also. Our ersatz Catholic President Bush Jr. shows what happens when you have politicians doing religion. Yes, the problems with the Middle East can only get worse with Tony mucking about, [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/roman-catholicism/RC1299W2.htm]]]Is A Catholic Christian An Oxymoron?[/URL]
he felt that "RELIGION" was a key to understanding the modern world?. wee Devious tony would like to see a one world "religion" but The Bible reveals The True Church will be persecuted by that Religion. Time to remember...tony blair was the leader of the labour party which destroyed the UK under the slogan....things can only get better. Now.....he`s interfearing in the middle east....things can only get better. Another old ulster saying.. like a bad penny...he keeps turning up.