Letter: God or the fairies

Sir: What a dreary letter from Maurice Hill ("Fairy stories", 24 June). Apart from his elementary error of confusing religious beliefs with fairies and Father Christmas, he seems unaware that while there is no irrefutable proof of the existence of God, neither is there any final proof of his absence. At the end of the day we have to look at the balance of evidence and make our own choice.

Unfortunately for Mr Hill, the vast majority of the human race throughout history has chosen to accept that the divine dimension is indeed part of reality - and no rationalist or atheistic regime has ever been able to change that.


Corsham, Wiltshire