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Should anyone care about Ed Miliband’s faith?

Ed Miliband made a speech at the Labour Conference yesterday. I’ve been busy enough recently that I wasn’t paying that much attention to it, but he’s made a bit of a stir by talking about his faith. Or possibly his lack of faith:

I was angry. I knew that wasn’t the way the world was meant to be. I knew I had a duty to do something about it. It is this upbringing that has made me who I am. A person of faith, not a religious faith but a faith nonetheless. A faith, I believe, many religious people would recognise. So here is my faith. I believe we have a duty to leave the world a better place than we found it. I believe we cannot shrug our shoulders at injustice, and just say that’s the way the world is. And I believe that we can overcome any odds if we come together as people.

That concludes a passage about his upbringing and influences. It’s all very interesting, but probably not entirely for the reasons he intended. Read More…

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