Thursday, August 26, 2010

Always interesting ...

... Antonia, that is : AS Byatt: 'I don't believe in God. I believe in Wallace Stevens'. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

But if you believe in Wallace Stevens, who believed in God, must you not, by extension, also believe in God?

Dave also sends along this: AS Byatt, who we are, and maps again.

It still seems to come down to what Julian Barnes says at the beginning of Nothing To Be Frightened Of: "I don't believe in God, but I miss him." I don't "believe" in God, either, because for me God isn't a proposition, but a presence.

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