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Hard questions

Hard questions

I was sitting in the vestry of my church when I received a call from a distressed church member.  What could we do about her child who was insisting that he didn’t believe in God and didn’t want to come to church anymore?  This was going to be tricky.  Our own children weren’t yet at the age of asking awkward questions.  My wife couldn’t think of a time when she hadn’t believed.  I had been through a brief patch of uncertainty during university, but had never been an atheist.  And anyway, wasn’t outright scepticism a phenomenon of teenage rebellion?  Children just believe...right?

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