Cherie Blair is in the middle of a rapidly expanding online discussion.
Cherie Blair is a judge and she issued this ruling on a man who’s guilty of assault. ‘I am going to suspend this (prison) sentence for the period of two years based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before.’
Paul Wooley agrees with Mrs. Blair’s decision here he says
Religious faith is a world-view, a way of seeing and living in the world, that should affect the totality of a person’s life and the choices they make. Religion (derived from the Latin religare, meaning ‘to bind’) binds people together.
But this blogger seriously contends this idea claming that statistics show that ‘there are equal amounts of good non-religious people and bad religious people.’
Blogger Brett was outraged calling it a ‘gross example of religious discrimination.’
Is being religious evidence of a good character?