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Terry Pratchett on Religion

Terry Pratchett on Religion December 21, 2009

A girl asks Terry Pratchett whether he believes in “a god or gods” and gives a thoughtful response . He says his “religion” is that we are

shaped by the universe to be its consciousness. We tell the universe what it is. In my religion, the building of a telescope is the building of a cathedral. I have no truck whatsoever with Genesis, I was inoculated against the Christian religion by reading the whole of the Old Testament in one go (apart from the begats). And I thought if this were true, we were in the hands of a maniac.

The whole video is interesting, be sure to watch it.


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