It made me quite angry today to hear in the news the comments from the Archbishop of Canterbury attacking the coalition Government.
As anyone who knows me will be aware I am an atheist, and whilst as a Liberal Democrat I fully agree with the right of everyone to be able to practice their own religion I do not believe that religion should have any influence over the state.
Of course the Archbishop is as entitled as any other individual to his views, but surely in his position he should also be apolitical? His job is to look after the morale and spiritual wellbeing of his flock surely? And whilst their well-being is certainly enhanced (or otherwise) by a whole variety of state provided services then it is in my humble opinion not his job to make political attacks on any Government that is elected by the people of this country.
I have to say I agree with the Prime Minister when he says that there is
‘nothing "good or moral" in passing national debts to the next generation, trapping people on welfare or in schools that were not offering a good education’
Religion and politics do not make good bedfellows.