To Richard Harries: Bishop of Oxford
With reference to the review of your book in The Freethinker (November 2002).
You will be pleased to see from the enclosed that thanks to recent revolutionary discoveries in subatomic physics it was possible for Jesus to have appeared in front of his disciples after he was killed. You have been proved right and the bigoted materialists have been shown to be desperately wrong. However, as you imply in your book, the Catholic Christian religion needs bringing up to date.
The born-again Christians, along with other religious fundamentalists, are fast becoming a great danger to this planet. Millions still get comfort out of singing hymns and worshipping a supreme being. You can save the Church from total collapse but only if you move very quickly. The scientist Ronald Pearson has called his book "Intelligence Behind The Universe". This is the rock on which to base your updated teachings.
Related material on this site:
Summary of Ron Pearson's Theory - by Rory MacDonald
Publications by Ron Pearson
Christian Faith - Letter from Dr George Carey to Michael Roll, July 13, 1984 (GIF file, 20KB)
The Suppression of Knowledge - Letter from Dr John Baker, the Bishop of Salisbury, to Michael Roll (March 3, 1983)
Related material on other sites:
The Freethinker - The monthly secular magazine for those who have escaped from the clutches of priestcraft - as well as those wanting to ditch religion. The Freethinker Website offers a selection of articles and information about the National Secular Society.