Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Nick Clegg looks at a Catholic school for his son

It's crap being an atheist in the public eye. Even your choice of school for your children is used as a stick to beat you with.

Mind you, Nick Clegg hasn't decided to send his son to the London Oratory. At least, not yet. But it's hardly surprising that the Daily Mail want to take every opportunity to criticise him.

What most annoys me about Clegg's atheism is that he doesn't seem to have the courage of his convictions.

‘I’m married to a Catholic and am committed to bringing up my children as Catholics.
‘However, I am not myself an active believer, but the last thing I would do when talking or thinking about religion is approach it with a closed heart or a closed mind.’

So you're an atheist, but you want your children brought up as Catholics and you're still open to the idea of religion? I suspect there's a lot of electoral calculation going on here. I think Clegg really is an atheist, but is playing the game of being open enough to appeal to religious voters. The great British public can't handle too much truth. And that's why he's the leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Evan Harris lost his seat.

Never mind all that. Parents of children in Catholic schools are required to attend church, I believe, and presumably to take Holy Communion. How's that 2,000-year-old corpse tasting, Nick? Need some divine blood to wash it down?

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