Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tony Blair begins teaching at Yale

With most excellent timing, on the eve of the Labour Party Conference, Tony Blair begins teaching a course in ‘Faith and Globalisation’ at Yale University. While the UK’s political focus is on Gordon Brown’s miserable visage and his never-ending purgatory, the cameras and glitzy chat shows cannot help but be drawn Mr Blair’s charismatic promise of life-giving water. He has no qualification to teach - no degrees in theology, politics or philosophy - and yet he is being paid a fortune for spouting his nebulous, ecumenical, third-way religio-political pap to the some of the world’s finest young minds.

And what is his thesis?

Religion can either harm or heal’.

What a mind-blowing and profoundly academically challenging course this must be.

And Cranmer thought educational dumbing down and worthless degrees were just a British problem.

Blessings to Mr Beau Bo D’Or for the excellent graphic


Blogger Geoffrey Kruse-Safford said...

I am usually not keen on celebrity professors myself. While not sharing political beliefs with your Grace, I am forced to agree with you nonetheless. Part of Blair's celebrity and some of the fascination with him among some circles in the United States (I cannot speak to British views of him, obviously), is his devotion to religious ideas and ideals at a time when most, here in the States, believe that Britain, like much the rest of Europe, was in a post-Christian phase. To think that a British PM would be so devoted to religious belief as to take the unusual step of becoming the 21st century's Henry Newman is a bit astounding.

In any event, please note that this American liberal agrees wholeheartedly with Your Grace, an eminent British Conservative.

20 September 2008 at 13:22  
Anonymous len said...

Tony blairs government pushed through some of the most anti-christian policies of any government!
Exactly what faith is Mr Blair promoting?.
I have a suspection it is The One World religion!!

20 September 2008 at 14:38  
Anonymous len said...

ps must get my spell check working!

20 September 2008 at 14:40  
Anonymous the lucifer effect said...

Your grace has said it all. I pray the American students will see through this dangerous lunatic. I really do believe that Blair thinks he has some Messianic role to play. I have seen him on The Cardinal's lectures, and listened to him on the daily show yesterday, and considering what this man has been responsible for, I find him obnoxious. I hope the Americans will see through this bastard's style of propaganda and wake up to the reality of his obvious mental illness.

20 September 2008 at 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can`t figure out if Blair is just a bumbling fool, or the anti-christ!

20 September 2008 at 17:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blair is just desperate to APPEAR to the world as a caring individual - and he also wants to try to protect himself from the millions of Muslims who hate him as a result of his endeavours over Iraq.

As such, getting the support of a few million Christians is just his way of keeping himself 'popular' and supported.

He has also been responsible for the deaths and debilitation of thousands of *genuinely innocent* people - and I think that this is finally getting to him; as it should.

20 September 2008 at 20:09  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

That this war mongering monster is even daring to mention God, (other than to repent of his sins) is an outrage.

(Out of respect for His Grace, I substituted "cunt" for "monster")

20 September 2008 at 20:58  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Err, bless you.

20 September 2008 at 21:02  
OpenID berenike said...

Rumour had it at God's Own University that T Blair has no degree in anything.

The class list must be somewhere around, though :-)

20 September 2008 at 21:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have an abundance of fools in the US just as you do in England. -- Dr.D

21 September 2008 at 02:07  
Blogger Holy Smoke said...

I don't think you would expect Mr. Blair to start his new career on the tent circuit. It is rather curious that Mr. Blair is at Yale. (President Bush is a Yale alumnus.) The Divinity School would be a worthy destination for an aspiring minister. But wait, didn't Mr. Blair trade his life membership in the COE for a life membership in the COR. Why isn't he taking his show er lecture to the Catholic U of A or Notre Dame (he could have gotten season tickets to ND football ... now there is a religious experience!).

21 September 2008 at 02:48  
Anonymous Coe Mouse said...

Presumably, Geoffrey Kruse Safford, you cannot know that many Britons take exception even to being associated with the euSSR, let alone dumped into it.

We don't like it. We have been separate from the vile place since the Younger Dryas, or thereabouts, - and we thank God for that long a deliverance.

One reason why TB is such poison here is his part in landing us in the eu. And now he has the gall to leave us to the mercies of Gordo's Gulag while he rakes in the shekels at Yale! But then, a look at his weak face should tell us he has no courage to stay in the place he's destroyed.

It takes a good Christian to hope that his religiosity has some basis in belief...that he has the foggiest notion of how much healing he needs.

21 September 2008 at 03:49  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Your Grace

Having failed as a peacemaker he now turns his attention to teaching. Is this not so common?

Apperently he is 'daunted' by the prospect. I hope that he is also 'daunted' by the prospect of meeting his maker and being judged.

21 September 2008 at 10:53  
Anonymous len said...

'Religion can harm or heal'
This depends entirely on which religion.
I would say the same of politicians 'politicians can harm or heal'
Depends entirely on the politician.!
We can judge either by their fruit!

24 September 2008 at 13:27  
Anonymous thetruthis said...

Blair is a fully paid-up flake!

Let him teach crap to someone else - who gives a monkeys?

He and his awful wife sour Cherry are both a couple of freeloaders, to be sure!

I hopw they are very happy.

26 September 2008 at 16:07  

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