Tony Blair and two other colonial Kings stage the Faith Debate
THEY came to discuss faith with the former vicar of Westminster, Tony Blair. This was the Westminster Faith Debate, in Westminster, central London. Blair, labelled the “devil” buy one protester in the know, shared the stage with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Charles Moore. An Anglican and two converts to Roman Catholicism would debate faith before a live studio audience. No Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, less proscribed and right-on brands of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and lots of other isms.
Three middle-aged white make Christians were talking about faith. they might be Kings of another colonial age. And if you want an insight into how Tony ran his Number 10 office, here goes.
“I remember the Salvation Army coming to see me when I was leader of the opposition. At the end of it, she said: ‘We’re all going to kneel in prayer’. There were two members of my office, who should remain nameless, who looked aghast. “I said: ‘You’ll have to get on your knees’. One of them said: ‘For God’s sake’ and I said: ‘Exactly'”.