Very sad that an MP, a Liberal Democrat MP, feels the need to express his religious prejudices in this way.
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron features in the ‘Brought to book’ column in the current edition of Total Politics, answering questions such as:
What is your least favourite book?
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’m a Christian, but I don’t object to people criticising my faith or even trying to ‘disprove’ it. However, I do object to bright people like Dawkins writing uncritical and abysmally researched polemic and then parading it as a respectable work.
What was the most inspiring book you have ever read and why?
The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis. The book doesn’t give you a get out jail card when it comes to grief, but in a clear and Biblically consistent way it helps you to understand something about why such things happen in a world ruled by a loving and all powerful God. Heavy but sublime too.
You can read the full piece here.