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Belief in god is akin to lunacy.

THERE is not an atheist in the world who will not think the actions of Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby, were the actions of an irrational man.

Adebolajo told jurors that while in prayer he was told by Allah to kill a member of the Armed Forces.

Now wait a minute. Can a Christian accuse Adebolajo of being irrational? How many times over the Christmas period will we hear of Christians praying to Jesus and hoping to get an answer. Even the Pope and the Queen of England claim they talk to Jesus.

Most people of faith are perfectly sane, of course, but what is the difference between a Christian who believes Jesus has answered his prayers and a Muslim who believes Allah has answered his prayers? None.

In fact, it is difficult to imagine a belief more suggestive of mental illness than that that lies at the heart of the belief that people can have a chat with an invisible Creator of the universe.

Eddie Sanders, Pheasey Estate
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Dec 16, 2013
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