by Trevor Murphy
Dec 26, 2007
Friday 21st December 2007, Tony Blair converted to Catholicism at the private London chapel of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’ Connor, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales. Murphy O’ Connor said later “I’m very glad to welcome Tony Blair into the Catholic Church”. Obviously Mr Blair’s stance on genocide, gay issues, abortion haven’t affected his right of passage into the church.
Apparently Blair has been a regular worshipper with his family and has been “following a program leading to his reception into the church” (12 steps to righteousness program. Step 9, No mass murder for a week)
Blair had recently told the BBC that he had not wished to discuss with the British public his religious views in case they thought he was a “nutter”. It never occurred to him that taking part in a holocaust of the Iraqi populous might have swung that one for him of course and as a former Catholic myself, I didn’t realise the church had a shortage of butcherous megalomaniacs. Just how much forgiveness is the Vatican prepared to offer to those willing to convert.
Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said that the Catholic community was “happy to welcome such a prominent person”. I’m sure if Hitler was still alive they would have been rolled the red carpet all the way from Rome to the offices of the third Reich in Berlin as well.
It will be nice to see copies of Tony’s memoirs on display just alongside the bibles and hymn sheets in the pews in Rome. We might even get a “crying” Tony statue in the Irish villages. He’ll obviously slime his way up for the beatification to sainthood as well.
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wished the best for Blair as he left the Anglican church. The British public were delighted to see him go as well when he resigned as prime minister although they would have preferred to see him take the rest of the Labour Party with him.
On British television the hot news was being discussed and the most baffling of opinions were being aired. The news anchor raising the possibility that the Vatican might have an influence on Blair’s role as middle east peace envoy was answered with the most bizarre of statements. That Blair might even have an influence on the Pope!
Brilliant, give it time you won’t even get three ‘Hail Mary’s’ and an ‘our Father’ for genocide soon, much less burn in hell for eternity for carnal thoughts about the neighbour’s wife!!
I know of people doing a lifer in purgatory for using a condom 20 years ago. If only they could have hung on just a tad longer, Bliar could have easily swung an “act of contrition” rap for them instead or maybe a couple of hours with the Rosary beads, a stations of the cross or at the very worst a pilgrim up into the Irish mountains with no shoes while flailing themselves with nettles
Blair met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in June, the same month he resigned his position as prime minister.
It would be far to cynical of us to suspect that the timing of this conversion would have anything to do with the Christmas period when all Catholics are at a time of peace between all men and liable to be naïve enough to believe this mass murderer who now only has to confess his lying and manipulative sins that have led to the deaths of 1.2 million innocent Iraqi men, women and children, to just one man who has to carry that to his grave.
To make this just a little more worrying, on the 27 April 07, the London evening standard ran a story that Sir Jonathon Sacks had been placed first in the list of Britain’s 100 most powerful Jews as voted for by readers of the Jewish Chronicle. Now here’s the thing, In at number sixteen on the chart for his support for Israel and good relations with Jewish community leaders was none other than Tony Blair. (An obvious choice, considering his Anglican background.)
I’m unsure if the support for Israel was referring to his turning a blind eye to their genocide of the Palestinians in last years little jaunt after the kidnapping of two of their soldiers, which is always a great reason to go to war in any book and slaughter thousands of innocent men, women and children and as for his good relations with the Jewish community, would that be the cash for peerages that saw a number of his buddies up there in the house of lords like say Lord Levy, or would that be his good relations with Lord Goldsmith who miraculously turned an illegal invasion of Iraq into a legal one within 24 hours, U turning on his own advice, Or perhaps it’s the current scandal with Jewish businessman David Abrahams and his donations through ‘Labour friends of Israel’ which has been going on for some time now.
Hedging his bets I think what with the Anglican church now only achieving a 10% attendance rate.
Have a great Christmas Tony (aka Saint Blair)