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Clegg reveals his openness to faith

24 April 2014 | by Abigail Frymann Rouch , James Macintyre | Comments: 0

Nick Clegg has revealed that he is an agnostic who remains open to the possibility of adopting faith, not an atheist as he has widely been regarded up to now.His remarks came as a public debate continued over whether Britain is a “Christian country”.The Deputy Prime Minister has consistently been described as an “atheist” since being asked in 2007 by the BBC if he believed in God and replying: “No.” But talking to The Tablet at an Easter reception on Wednesday, Mr Clegg described himself as an agnostic and left the door open to believing in God.“I’m much more of an agnostic because I don’t have anything against faith,” Mr Clegg said. “I have huge respect for and interest in theological issues. So I don’t come at this ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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