A Student of History

November 25, 2007

Only “nutters” talk religion in UK

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 2:24 pm

Tony Blair has sparked controversy by claiming that people who speak about their religious faith can be viewed by society as “nutters”.

Mr Blair complained that he had been unable to follow the example of US politicians, such as President George W. Bush, in being open about his faith because people in Britain regarded religion with suspicion.

The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev John Sentamu, said: “Mr Blair’s comments highlight the need for greater recognition to be given to the role faith has played in shaping our country. Those secularists who would dismiss faith as nothing more than a private affair are profoundly mistaken in their understanding of faith.”

The rest of this Telegraph article is here.

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