Bill Bingham reflects on the idea that belief is a matter of choice

'The sun, at that stage, appeared bright orange/red and it seemed to almost touch the buildings at either side of our street...' | Photo: Ian Britton / flickr CC.

A man I spoke to recently told me that he was not a ‘believer’. I said: ‘That’s too bad, I thought everyone was a believer.’ The response I got told me (with a look of incredulity) that I must surely belong on another planet! The truth, of course, is that we are all believers, but we do not, necessarily, believe the same things.

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