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Why Is This News?

The BBC thinks that it’s newsworthy that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg does not believe in God.

I think it’s much more interesting that the BBC decided to write an article about it. Most of the British population doesn’t believe in God these days, so it’s hardly worthy of a headline on the BBC News website when we find that one of our politicians doesn’t either. That just makes Mr. Clegg representative of the people, unlike Tony Blair and Gordon Brown who both hold religious beliefs.

As a result, while this kind of thing might be big news in the United States, it’s really the fact that Blair and Brown are religious that should have made headlines over here.