William Cook

Opting for God

No, it’s not because they get better results, but because they teach peace, hope and compassion

‘It’s the same old story — pay or pray,’ said my oldest friend, sardonically, when I told him I was sending my children to a Church of England school. I could hardly blame him for being cynical. He’d known me since we were teenagers, when we were both devout and pious atheists.

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