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Making the case for religion

Criticise what Christians believe if you like, Paul Vallely tells the sceptics — but find out what it is first

ONE OF the things I find odd in debates between atheists and believers, is how keen atheists are to tell me what I believe. The atheists define the God they do not believe in, and then tell me it is the one I do believe in. When it is not. They offer a caricature of religion and then say, “There, it is absurd”. They always cite the most preposterously extreme examples.

I would prefer to define what I believe myself, and not have someone else do it for me. ...

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