Following on from 42: Is Tony Blair off his rocker?
John the Baptist:
When crowds of people came out for baptism because it was the popular thing to do, John exploded: "Brood of snakes! What do you think you're doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on your snakeskins is going to deflect God's judgment? It's your life that must change, not your skin. Luke 3:7-18 – Passage Lookup – BibleGateway.com.
Mr Blair was also asked what role his Christian faith played in the decision to go to war.
He said: "I think it is important that you take that decision, as it were, on the basis of what you think is right, because that is the only way to do it.
But he went on: "I think people sometimes think my religious faith played a direct part in some of those decisions, it really didn't." BBC News – Removal of Saddam Hussein 'right', says Tony Blair.
So what is Tony going to be thinking on Sunday when he listens to that Lectionary reading?