0742 If you report on wars, which are so often sectarian conflicts conducted in the "name of God", are you more likely to lose your own faith? Is it possible for foreign correspondents, who may often see the very worst of humanity, to still believe in God? Our guest editor Dame Ann Leslie, who lost her own Catholic faith, spoke to John Humphrys and Edward Stourton.
The argument went thus:
JH and AL saying the same thing to Ed Stourton "How can you possibly believe in God when such terrible things are allowed to happen?" (You must be STOOPID.)
Ed said very memorably "The God that you deny is not the God I believe in."
He also said it would be illogical to start off believe in God knowing about war and horrible things happening, and then not believe in God because you are angry about war and other horrible things happening.
But liberals can say and believe any stupid crap they like because the political establishment is liberal. The liberal establishment is of course virulently anti-God and fanatically pro-gay to the extent that we are all about to have gay marriage shoved up our collective anal passage whether we like it or not.
What Ed did not say was the phrase that kept coming to my mind, atheist though I am, and that phrase was "These things are sent to try us."
Clearly, God (if He exists) feels that He has left clear enough instructions after ensuring that there are enough people to read His instructions about what not to do and what to do to get to heaven and have paradise on earth.
If people choose to ignore it because their liberal establishment has minds that are full of liberal feminist atheist shit, well, that is just to bad for them. They and their societies will go to hell and be hell on earth to distinguish them for those who do obey God's commandments and do not have governments intent on shoving gay marriage up the anal passage of society.
The other thing I would say is that the question should not be about whether God exists, but whether it is useful to believe in God.
The final thing to ask oneself is whether society would be a better place if all or most people believed in God, or if most or all people did not believe in God.
When you have answered the questions truthfully and correctly, you would then have made out a very clear and compelling case for a theocracy.
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