How much do I know about British politics?
This much: |—|
But here’s what I do know:
Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrats’ new leader, has defied political convention with a frank admission that he is an atheist.
During a round of media broadcasts on the morning after his election to the post, he was asked by one interviewer: “Do you believe in God?”
“No,” Mr Clegg answered simply, during an appearance on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Actually, that’s old news — that Clegg is an atheist.
The real news is that Clegg has taken the lead in several polls over the past couple weeks.
As far as I can tell, his atheism is a non-issue.
Razib Khan at Gene Expression is amazed by this:
I’d love for someone more knowledgeable about this election to shed some light on Clegg and what his victory could mean for non-theists. Will it have any effect at all? I know little about the man’s politics, so please enlighten me.