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  • I don't if you know this, but Tony Blair is also a christian. In my other blog, I recently wondered (in my usual sacrilegious manner) how Blair and Bush reconciled war with their christian beliefs [dave.org.uk].

    Interestingly, yesterday the UK newspaper The Independent on Sunday put a selection of readers questions to Blair. One of these was the same as my question (tho' phrased more politely). His answers to that and other questions [independent.co.uk] are interesting (but, ultimately unconvincing).

    • Thanks for the links - I'm reading them now. After reading your blog entry, this was an easy one to answer:

      Are you prepared to go to war even this will mean your soul will burn in hell for all eternity?

      Salvation is an easy answer (speaking in terms of Christianity) - Bush simply has to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior (which further implies living/leading a Christ-like life) to be redeemed. So going to war doesn't necessarily imply that Bush's (or Blair's) soul will be damned. As Christians, though,

    • I agree with it being unconvincing - he seems to be banging on the same drum (though I thought I'd never see a political leader use the word 'orgy' - must be a UK thing).

      His whole interview boils down to: he passionately believes that Saddam must be disarmed from any WMD, which will make the world a safer place.

      I agree with that - however there are still a lot of unanswered questions I would like to pose:

      Why is the next (immediate) step war? Why can't we simply "invade" the country with 100,000 UN peace