As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God: The Times Online article

Reading this article on UK’s The Times online portal, I was reminded of how Christians are to be the salt and the light of the world. We are to make a difference even as we sojourn on this earth, to the extent that unbelievers would say, Christ is real and He is God.

As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God by Matthew Parris

Before Christmas I returned, after 45 years, to the country that as a boy I knew as Nyasaland. Today it’s Malawi, and The Times Christmas Appeal includes a small British charity working there. Pump Aid helps rural communities to install a simple pump, letting people keep their village wells sealed and clean. I went to see this work.

It inspired me, renewing my flagging faith in development charities. But travelling in Malawi refreshed another belief, too: one I’ve been trying to banish all my life, but an observation I’ve been unable to avoid since my African childhood. It confounds my ideological beliefs, stubbornly refuses to fit my world view, and has embarrassed my growing belief that there is no God.

Read the rest of the article here.

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