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Archbishop of Canterbury admits he sometimes doubts existence of God

Archbishop of Canterbury admits he sometimes doubts existence of God

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury told an interviewer that he has moments when he doubts the existence of God. John Bingham of the Telegraph writes:

Britain’s most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself “Is there a God?” and “Where is God?

He also said that Christians cannot explain why suffering exists in the world but that the answer was faith. ….

“The other day I was praying over something as I was running and I ended up saying to God ‘Look this is all very well but isn’t it about time you did something – if you’re there’ – which is probably not what the Archbishop of Canterbury should say.”

But he added: “It is not about feelings, it is about the fact that God is faithful and the extraordinary thing about being a Christian is that God is faithful when we are not.”

What do you think of the archbishop’s admission? Have you had similar doubts? How do you deal with them?


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Tommy Dillon+

Right on JC – If he had said otherwise then I would be very suspicious!The Archbishop is to be commended for such honesty.


This is news? Geez, half the writers of the Bible doubted the existence of God!

Without doubt, there can be no faith.

JC Fisher

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