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Of course this makes us doubt God’s existence


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Of course this makes us doubt God’s existence (Telegraph)

The Archbishop of Canterbury is obviously a big fan of this blog, having chosen to respond directly to this post in today’s Telegraph. There’s no possible other explanation.

It reads very much like he had difficulty writing this column – and certainly he should have. It works, though, in it’s own little way. It’s not the best column ever written, but it makes its point, and it works. Though, of course, it would be difficult for the Archbishop to write about God and it not work.

Just one other comment – I don’t know whether he wrote the headline, but I really would have expected ‘us’ to ‘question’, rather than ‘doubt’, God’s existence.

This 149th post was filed under: News and Comment, Tsunami 2004.

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