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‘Where is God in all this?’ – the problem for religions

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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 wrote 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

According to this story, I was right to question the headline on the Archbishop’s article yesterday.

And, as it turns out, I wasn’t the only one who thought this article was particularly interesting. Jon Snow says the following in Snowmail today:

I must say reading the Sunday Telegaph yesterday on the plane back from interviewing Blair in Egypt, and seeing the headline suggesting the tsunami made the Archbishop of Canterbury question the existence of God, made me sit up – ‘I am a jealous God?’ ‘wrath of God?’ tricky one…

As usual, you read it here first!

This 155th post was filed under: Tsunami 2004.

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