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I thought this was interesting. Or, I wondered about Author C. Clarke after reading The Guardian Angel. dh_sf.html


-- rod (, July 07, 2004

Answers dh_sf.html


-- rod (, July 07, 2004.

So, which one is it, Mr. Clarke??

Arthur C. Clarke:

In a live interview on CNN on 31 December 1999, Clarke was asked if he felt people should do more to recognize God's hand in the creation of all things in the natural world. Clarke responded that he doesn't believe God controls or creates things, except at the very beginning of the universe. This is a Deist position. Many of Clarke's novels grapple with theological issues, and seem to present god-like forces or beings and life after death. Yet, in his autobiography, and in The Making of Kubrick's 2001, Clarke says that he is an atheist. reports (28-May-01) refers to a reader's report that in a CNN interview when Clarke was asked if he believed in God, he replied, "I do not believe in God, but I do not disbelieve in her either."

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-- rod (, July 07, 2004.

"...but I do not disbelieve in her either."

Interesting, the use of the word "her" to describe God, who he doesn't believe in in the first place. But, is he saying that God is Her and not Him?


-- rod (, July 07, 2004.

A related topic submitted in the Catholic Forum: BM

The topic deals with a list of Catholic Factions influences found in Sci-Fi literature??


-- rod (, July 07, 2004.

The above thread was removed from the Catholic Forum. I asked for it to be deleted and it was.


-- rod (, July 08, 2004.


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I suspect Clarke's use of the word "Her" was meant as a deliberate rejection of "default" dogmatic beliefs - as if to say, "If I do decide I believe in God, it won't simply be on an established church's say-so. I will draw my own conclusions."

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