Desmond Tutu deliberately opened a can of worms when he said God was “not a Christian’’.
The retired South African archbishop and Nobel Prize winner declared that God is the God of all. He said: “None is an outsider black and white, yellow and red, rich and poor, educated and not educated, beautiful and not so beautiful, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, all belong, all are held in a divine embrace that will not let us go all, for God has no enemies.’’
That stirred some of the faithful of different creeds who preferred God to be exclusive rather than inclusive.
Tutu’s reasoning has been expanded by a number of theologians and writers recently. Bruce Cavey, in his book The End of Religion, asks what would happen if God made a personal appearance on Earth and declared that religion had outlived its usefulness and that it was time to shut…
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