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Believing In The Tony Blair Faith Foundation

by | 10th, April 2009

BECAUSE religion is about accepting a higher power, Tony Blair has called his new organisation about religion and God the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

As he says:

“In the end you accept there is a higher power than yourself and that is both something that should make you fearful, but something that also is a source of comfort.”

We hear you, Tony, now billed as the world’s vicar, or in the spirit of multi-faith understanding, the Jewish vicar, Muslim vicar, Hindu vicar, Buddhist vicar and Wicca Vicar.

He tells BBC Radio 3’s Belief programme of the Iraq war:

“I do not pass a single day in which I do not reflect on this and think of the responsibility. I think these decisions are the most difficult you ever take, and you cannot and should not take them incidentally because you believe that you have some religious conviction that’s superior to anyone else.”

Tony, risen to prominence again at Easter, says his faith is “a powerful force for good in the modern world”.

No, you do as the words command you. Those words have come down from a higher place (scribed from the internet) and we must obey them. As the commandments told us: “Thou shall go to war or be smited in 45 minutes.”

Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to plot and lie (that right, ed?).

The Good Tony

Tony has a parable he’d like to share with us:

Tony’s father – “a kind of militant atheist” – had been taken ill. He was in hospital.

“I remember actually praying with the headmaster of the school. I said to him: ‘Before we pray, I should tell you that my father, he doesn’t believe in God.’ And I always remember the headmaster saying to me: ‘Well that doesn’t matter, because God believes in him’.”

Shami Chakrabarti, of the National Council for Civil Liberties, responds

“The entire system should be under review to ensure that there is not a culture which would allow the alleged abuses to take place and such a lack of individual freedoms.”

Says Tony:

“God is like the big database in the sky – so long as you are not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear.” *

* Unless you have lots of oil, a moustache or disagree in which case we can take it and shoot you in the face.

Image: Matt Buck

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