In New york they use my name in vain, oh GAD, GAD damn, GAD help me......
BTW your mail to the TE alias upset a few people.
I’m traveling on biz with Mark in CLT, who at dinner mentioned your mail and told me he were very religious. I told him you were an atheist and I was too, he said he had never talked to one before and wanted to know more about us. It was a very interesting couple of hours.
I hope you are well & enjoying life in New Zealand. I am spending a lot of time at the moment thinking about a move to Australia or New Zealand & Jeni seems up for it. Owning the practice is stopping me as we have put a lot of effort into building it up & I feel that I'm seeing greener grass that may not really be there. To sacrifice the practice for a life in the southern hemisphere may not be a cerebral move but it's hat my heart desires - I am disillusioned with the UK, especially having been around the higher order of my profession for a number of years.
The 'waverer' comment was because I am a Mason - remember the FREE masonry in the Virgins all those years ago. It tends to require a degree of God-Botherin' as an entry requirement but mostly its about living a good life - virtuous more than religious. It's mostly about raising charitable donations (like Rotary or Round Table)
I saw Richard Dawkins on Newsnight a few years ago & have read most of stuff in the past. Read God Delusion & it hit a cord with me (though I haven't divested the kids of a belief in Santa Claus). They are very convinced that God exists, though they know my belief that he does not. It is a hot topic within the family, even though they are only aged 8 & 5 - logically, if you want to remove God, you should remove all other fictitious stuff.
Please keep in touch - we're planning a trip down under - probably next year, so I hope to be able to visit.
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