So Ed Miliband says he is an atheist. Hardly a revolutionary act in today's Britain where the governments "don't do God" (ref A. Campbell).
On a Radio 4 piece today he also said he turned to God (he's Jewish) before his dad died.
Seems he wants to have his cake and eat it. Whilst nothing is beyond God, even Catholics know that the Good Lord "giveth and taketh away" according to His own plan.
Besides which, as many priests have told me, God always insists we do all we humanly can. When doing His miracles Christ always insisted his helpers filled vessels, cast out nets, distribute food etc. He didn't have to have their help - but the lesson is there.
So if Comrade Ed wants to jettison the errors of his parents (they were Marxists too) and get to Confession he may have a better chance...
But we all of us, atheists or wise, should not try to second guess the Good Lord. But remember one thing: one day we shall answer for our actions and inactions. Even Richard Dawkins, no matter his protestations!
He may not recognise God; dread the day when God doesn't recognise him! Gnashing of teeth, etc.
Still he's got time left and everyone can get to Confession, even Prof H.
Anyway, it's raining again, the chickens are looking most bedraggled and it's time for tea! Yippee!
As Old Pa Hurley used to say (and still may for all I know): "I could eat a baby's dirty nappy with mustard on!"
Not that I'm a fan of mustard, but you get the idea.
Politics, religion and food: it really is an exciting day! I just need to mention Cardiff's change of strip (again) to shoehorn sports into the agenda - and hey presto! (reference for the atheists methinks) it's a perfect storm!
Tea was a homemade turkey, brie, bread and cranberry burger in a bun! With orange juice. It was remarkably tasty and satisfying. Yum.