“I’m sick of theology done by cocky salesmen, atheistic or otherwise,” writes Giles Fraser in his review of Richard Dawkins latest argument for atheism.
“The God of Israel is the God of the burning bush, the God who exists in the cloudy mountain-top, whose face cannot be seen. This is not the God who doubles as my best pal, or who fits a snappy one-line definition. The God who has been at the centre of the Church’s life for centuries is a God who is disconcertingly inscrutable, and utterly resistant to cheap certainty.”
I can’t tell you what a delightful change of pace it is to read a liberal Christian arguing about faith with an atheist rather than with a conservative Christian.