While the pope judges legislation to give gay people rights as the work of the evil one, I will not be joining the chorus singing his praises. Never judge Pope Francis by the headlines - the devil is in the detail...
As an atheist I deny that theism has proved there is a God and the evidence suggests such a beings existence is doubtful (not impossible) - though I base it more on religion being clearly the work of fallible human imagination.
The world is now perilously close to another war in the Middle East. I believe if we could bring Bush and Blair to trial for their war crimes, there will be an enormous shake up in the world which would open the door to talks.
This weekend I was in Dakar (Senegal) to meet Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo. Kidjo is the most famous diva of Africa who has performed with global top artists like Alicia Keys, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and who travels the world tirelessly to confront leaders with the truth on women.
The waging of war cannot simply apply morals whilst choosing to ignore the rule of law. With Iraq there remains a strong case that there was no jus ad bellum - right to war - and thus any decision to proceed to war would be without a legal basis.