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The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

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Doc
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The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

#1 Post by Doc » September 29th, 2010, 7:02 pm

David Cameron is now the only major party leader to say he believes in God. The Tory leader describes himself as a Christian but does not 'drop to his knees' to pray in a crisis.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared he does not believe in God, first revealing his lack of faith in 2007. At the time he was asked: 'Do you believe in God?' And said simply: 'No.'

Both Ed and David Miliband have now categorically stated that they do not believe in God.

David was among Gordon Brown's Cabinet ministers in 2007 who said they had no faith. When asked at the same time, his younger brother insisted religion was a 'private matter' but today he too said he was an atheist.

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Re: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

#2 Post by Alan C. » September 29th, 2010, 7:41 pm

Doc
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared he does not believe in God, first revealing his lack of faith in 2007. At the time he was asked: 'Do you believe in God?' And said simply: 'No.'

Both Ed and David Miliband have now categorically stated that they do not believe in God.
Makes you wonder why they all endorse sectarian schools eh? They must either be liars or hypocrites of the first order.

The Green party are the only party ever to have in their manifesto a pledge to rid us of the scourge of sectarian schools. (I usualy vote Lib dem by the way)
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Re: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

#3 Post by Dave B » September 29th, 2010, 8:06 pm

They must either be liars or hypocrites of the first order.
They are politicians, those are required qualities.
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#4 Post by Alan C. » September 29th, 2010, 10:09 pm

Dave B wrote:
They must either be liars or hypocrites of the first order.
They are politicians, those are required qualities.
touché Dave. :)
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Re: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

#5 Post by grammar king » October 1st, 2010, 12:40 am

Alan C. wrote:
Doc
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared he does not believe in God, first revealing his lack of faith in 2007. At the time he was asked: 'Do you believe in God?' And said simply: 'No.'

Both Ed and David Miliband have now categorically stated that they do not believe in God.
Makes you wonder why they all endorse sectarian schools eh? They must either be liars or hypocrites of the first order.
Well not necessarily, they could both be atheists and believe that faith schools are beneficial. That's not necessarily hypocritical.

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Re: The Party Leaders and Faith: Two out of three ain't bad...

#6 Post by jaywhat » October 1st, 2010, 6:21 am

grammar king wrote:
Alan C. wrote:
Doc
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg declared he does not believe in God, first revealing his lack of faith in 2007. At the time he was asked: 'Do you believe in God?' And said simply: 'No.'

Both Ed and David Miliband have now categorically stated that they do not believe in God.
Makes you wonder why they all endorse sectarian schools eh? They must either be liars or hypocrites of the first order.
Well not necessarily, they could both be atheists and believe that faith schools are beneficial. That's not necessarily hypocritical.
I would say it is hypocritical - and also hugely mistaken. But then I never fell into the false idea that non-faith schools are inferior

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