When I think about atheist friends, including my father, they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love. It is not that (as they believe) they have rumbled the tremendous fraud of religion – prophets do that in every generation. Rather, these unbelievers are simply missing out on something that is not difficult to grasp. Perhaps it is too obvious to understand; obvious, as lovers feel it was obvious that they should have come together, or obvious as the final resolution of a fugue.Oh dear. It's A N Wilson again. It sees like only yesterday when he lost his faith. Now he has it back again. Writing a biography of C S Lewis made him an Atheist (reading those blasted Narnia books helped make one of me) but, a few biographies more and he is back in the arms of Mary. And now, of course Atheism is unthinkable. And Atheists are dullards. And the proofs of God's existence are so obvious: language, music and love.
So, there we have it. I expect you are wondering why you did not think of that. Possibly because it is a load of bollocks; Wilson's apologia is a confession of no more than his own inconsistency. He lost God, he found Him again. Stay tuned for more thrilling episodes of the testimony of A N Wilson. You won't believe what happens next!