Tony Blair has urged world leaders to “do God”. Should they?
Tony Blair says politicians need to understand and incorpate religion into their politics. He says it’s a force for good which could bring us all closer together.
Does putting God into statecraft make politics more moral, foster peace, make torture less likely? Or will it alienate non-believers and those of different faiths?
Whose God for a start?
During Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign some people were claiming he was a closest Muslim – could there ever be a time when the US would have a Muslim President? Or for that matter an atheist?
While Tony Blair was in Office he refused to talk about religion because in the UK politicians believe there is a stigma attached to talking about religion in politics.
Wherever you are in the world does the religion, or otherwise, of your leader matter to you?
Should politicians do god?