we have another reluctant conservative atheist on our hands. Charles Krauthammer told Tucker Carlson’s miserable little web rag the Daily Caller that he doesn’t believe in God — but he’s still afraid of him. And lest anyone miss the point, he’s still in awe of the universe.
In the final segment of The Daily Caller’s extensive interview with Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist opens up about his faith — or lack thereof.
“There was once a philosopher who said, ‘I don’t believe in God, but I fear him greatly.’ That’s about where I am,” the author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics” said. ”I’ve had a fairly difficult and complicated notion of the deity. If I tried to explain it I would simply say — and this is by no means associating myself with the greatness of the man — but I would associate myself with Einstein’s conception of God, which was a recognition and an awe before the mystery of the order and beauty of the universe, which would imply that there is something very mysterious and very awesome — awe-inspiring — about the universe.”
Apparently you can’t just be a conservative and an atheist without being tormented over it, like S.E. Cupp’s inane comments about how she wishes she could believe in God and she doesn’t trust atheists — herself excluded, of course — because they don’t answer to a higher power.