Soundings Soundings

I'm a believer

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7348.1285/a (Published 25 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1285
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    “Once a man stops believing in God,” said G K Chesterton, “he doesn't believe in nothing, he believes in anything.” Yeah right, I thought, what would he know? But the Road to Damascus can come in unlikely forms. Being a cynic is not something I'm proud of, as if it's a skill I've refined through years of cold and impeccably logical reasoning. It's more of a physical trait, like my height and baldness and poor eyesight and incredible …

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