Atheist author Terry Pratchett indicates he may have found God

June 9th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI  

London , June 9 (ANI): After years of being a self-proclaimed atheist, bestselling fantasy book author, Terry Pratchett, has hinted that he has found God.

The non-believer, who recently revealed that he was suffering from Alzheimers disease, said that it was a mysterious experience that made him jerk his mind to reconsider his belief in god.

The writer has penned the Discworld series as well as many children’s books, and has sold more than 60 million books.

“I’m certainly not a man of faith, but as I was rushing down the stairs one day… it was very strange. I suddenly knew that everything was okay, that what I was doing was right, and I didn’t know why, the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.

He added: “It was a thought that all the right things are happening in the circumstances, and I thought, ‘Well that’s all right then.’ I don’t actually believe in anyone who could have put that in my head - unless it was my dad, and he’s been dead a few years.”

In fact, his latest comments are quite shocking as in his Discworld series he mentioned various instances of gods acting childishly and also said earlier that he was “rather angry with God for not existing”.

However, in a recent interview with a Sunday newspaper he said: “It is just possible that once you have got past all the gods that we have created with big beards and many human traits, just beyond all that, on the other side of physics, they just may be the ordered structure from which everything flows.

“That is both a kind of philosophy and totally useless - it doesn’t take you anywhere. But it fills a hole.”

Last year, the 60-year-old author was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, a condition which he described as “an embuggerance”. (ANI)

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