In all fairness, he's expressing a personal belief. He's completely entitled to do that. He's been elected three times with the population knowing full well he's a pretty strong Christian. He said God will judge him...pretty much everyone in the world who believes in a supreme being believes that.
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
Quoting Scotty (Reply 11): A sanctimonious self righteous liar who has no regard for the sovereignty of Parliament.
Have you ever watched him in Parliament? Shit, I'm across the pond and I still am able to watch him get his ass handed to him on a weekly basis. I don't know how much more he could respect Parliament than to stick that out.
And when did he start lying? I would love to hear your opinions on him.
TRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2249 times:
Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 2): I dont think the our PM'srndone anything wrong at all. Muslim groups have already said its arndisgrace, maybe if he said he will be judged by Allah they wouldn'trnmind eh?? hissyfit
FYI your PM's God and arab's Allah is the same. You wouldn't know the difference.
English translation of Allah is God, but not just a translation, for Muslims Allah=God ie, father in the Holy Trinity of Christianity. Also Jews have the same God. It is a pity that these people fight in the name of religion even though they believe in the same GOD(even Jews), hardly any of them realise that.
But it is quite different from your Brahma(in case you believe).
And also the third commandment doesn't really encourge to use God's name for politics LOL.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
I'm with 777236ER on this one. All he's said is that his God will hold him to account, which is a personal view. As for the argument that he's disregarded Parliament, that's self-evidently nonsensical.
However, what I will say is that a while back we had a discussion on how the UK differs from the US in terms of any PM mentioning God in the way that any US President routinely does. Given the relatively inoccuous comments Blair made, you can clearly see the major difference, and the huge dislike and distrust here of any politician suspected to be a "God-botherer".
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2197 times:
This statement simply says that he doesn't see himself accountable to the mere mortals who were just good enough to elect him. It's always been the last resort of the morally bankrupt. He's simply not man enough to face the consequences of his actions and is looking for a cop-out.
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
While I have no problem with him being a Christian, or praying. What I do have a problem with is him using religion to justify his actions. Any action he takes is his action, and it is taken on behalf of the people of the United Kingdom, not God.
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GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13416 posts, RR: 77
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Mountain out of a molehill, still he should not have done the offending interview.
If Campbell was still running his PR affairs he would not have done.
However, for whatever reason he agreed to be part of the threadbare coalition on Iraq, which I suspect went way beyond deposing Saddam/WMD's, he really should have resigned after no WMD's were found, in late 2003 or thereabouts, allowing time for Brown to get settled in and fight an election in 2005.
He may regret hanging on just too long, like another PM, Thatcher.
His party certainly does already.
However, had the Tories been in power, how exactly would their stance on Iraq have differed?
We all know the answer.
Who cares what the Lib Dems think? Their last major term in office had the most corrupt PM on the 20th Century-by a mile, one David Lloyd-George.