This is my latest article in Christian Today
Who would have thought it? The Church of England finally trending on Twitter! What has caused the fuss? This simple tweet got the twitterati all in a tizz. Some of Dawkins’ 1.36 million followers found it all a bit much.
Is it insulting to offer a prayer for Professor Dawkins? Is it sarcasm and mocking? Rev Arun Arora, the head of communications for the Church of England, says it was well meant. Others regard it as trolling, ironic and somewhat nasty.
Speaking on the BBC, Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society said, “I have to take it on face value, that the Church has got the welfare of one of its major opponents in their heart when they say this”. He went on to quote a bishop saying it was cheap and then suggesting it was done as a…
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