Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tony Blair on moral relativism

But what faith gave me in politics, apart from a basic set of beliefs about the world, was simply that when life gets very difficult, it gave me the strength to appreciate the great privilege I have and not to complain and second to do what you think is right in the end.

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In the end, everybody must do what they personally think is right.

Religious people must do what they think is right, not what the voters, society, or Parliament thinks is right.

3 Comments:

Blogger pcraig said...

What exactly are you arguing for here? I for one am glad that Wilberforce ignored what the voters, society, and Parliament thought was right.

If you are interested in the interaction between religion and politics, David Brooks' most recent column in the New York Times on Obama is an interesting read.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Ron Murphy said...

"In the end, everybody must do what they personally think is right." - Precisely. Religion is irrelevant.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Steve Borthwick said...

That's the problem with "beliefs" without evidence, they are always strongly aligned with the petty interests of the believers.. funny that.

1:25 PM  

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