Saturday, March 04, 2006


I understand that religious people can look to their God and their religion for guidance in their lives, and believe that their decisions are in fact informed by both, but that's something entirely different from believing that their decisions are in fact, by definition, God's Will Made Manifest. Such people are dangerous luantics with Messiah complexes and are unfit to be anywhere near the levers of power.

Details emerged Friday of Blair's interview on an ITV1 television talk show where he said God and history would judge his action in joining the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

"That decision has to be taken and has to be lived with, and in the end there is a judgment that -- well, I think if you have faith about these things then you realise that judgment is made by other people," Blair said in the interview with host Michael Parkinson which will air Saturday night.

Pressed to clarify what he meant, Blair, a devout Christian, replied: "If you believe in God, it's made by God as well."

Blair's role in publc life should be limited to ranting away on a stool at Speakers' Corner if this he how he views himself.

UPDATE: This post is totally unwarranted. Blair's a wanker but I had a wee bit of a reading comprehension when I read this earlier. Blair's comments were in the spirit of "I'll do whatever I want and then let God sort its rightness out" and not as I first read meaning "I'm god's right hand man." I had read the bit about God's judgment as being the judgment to go to war, and not judgment of Blair's decision to do so.