Letter from the Bishop of Salisbury to Michael Roll
Dr John Baker comments on Michael Roll's pamphlet "The Suppression of Knowledge".
In his letter, Dr Baker writes:
"There are quite a number of detailed historical points with which I would wish to express disagreement simply at a factual level, but about the main thesis I find myself very largely at one with you."
"(...) but the substance of your criticisms is obviously sound and something that quite a number of us have said from within the Christian Church from time to time. The hard fact of the matter is that the Christian Church has strayed a very long way from the kind of religious view of life and the guidance for human conduct that Jesus himself supplied, and I would entirely agree that there is no hope for the Churches unless they try to get back to what their Founder taught."
Read the full text of the letter here (GIF file, 64KB).
No professional priest believes in the supernatural absurdities they are paid to pump into the people.
"Infidelity does not consist in believing or disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what one does not believe."