LONDON — David Cameron on Friday revealed the importance of religion in his life, saying the teachings of Jesus were a “good guide”.
In an interview with London’s Evening Standard newspaper, the Conservative Party leader said, “I don’t feel I have a direct line” to God but Christian doctrine had “good and thoughtful ideas to bring to life.”
“If you are asking, do I drop to my knees and pray for guidance, no. But do I have faith and is it important, yes. My own faith is there, it’s not always the rock that perhaps it should be,” Cameron said.
It is rare for senior politicians in Britain, a Christian but largely secular country, to discuss their religious fervour.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s father was a Church of Scotland minister, but he typically speaks of the “moral compass” his upbringing gave him, not of his faith.