|John Fisher Nattar|
|Name||John Fisher Nattar|
|Born||July 31, 1970, Kampala|
unofficial CCPL spokesman
Nattar was born in Kampala, Uganda to a relatively wealthy Roman Catholic family of Indian origin. He was named after John Fisher. In 1972, shortly after his second birthday, the Indian community was expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin and Nattar's family was forced to flee to Toronto, where his father died in 1974. The rest of the family struggled to make ends meet after this. Nattar's mother remarried in 1978, to a Lovian-born man, and a year later the entire family moved to Lovia, settling in Noble City.
Despite a difficult start, John's life became easier after the move. He got on well with his stepfather and siblings, and performed well in school. At the age of nineteen, he obtained a scholarship to study mathematics at Nobel University. By the end of his first year of study, however, he had decided that this was a mistake, and that he should train to become a priest. He left for America in 1991, but after struggling for about two years, decided he had once again erred. Returning to Lovia, he once again enrolled at university, this time as a philosophy student, which was more successful.
Involvement in politicsEdit
While a student, Nattar joined the university branch of the Lovian Democratic Party. This was his first real exposure to politics. Nattar became particularly fascinated with with the intersection between religion and politics after a debate organised between student supporters of the LDP and of the RTP. He saw that most of his fellow LDPers, many of whom were atheïsts or agnostics, or at most only nominally religious, were rather dismissive of the RTP, but as a devout Catholic, he found himself forced to take them more seriously.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Nattar went on to complete a doctorate. By now he had left the LDP, and ceased any active political work, prefering to focus on the theoretical side in his research on political philosophy. In 2001, he was offered a position as assistant professor at the university, which he accepted.
Nattar has become famous - some say infamous - as one of the few Christian academics at Blackburn/Nobel University. In recent years, he has become particularly vocal about his religion, and has written two books, Opium of the People and The Kingdom of Heaven. He supports CCPL politically, though he does not agree with some of their policies. Politically, he describes himself as modern liberal, but stresses the importance of religion to his views. He refuses to take part in politics himself.