We militant atheist types often wonder, with exasperation, how people manage to persuade themselves of God’s existence. Former conservative MSNBC pundit Tucker Carlson gives us his answer:
Yet for Carlson, who was baptized as an Episcopalian but didn’t attend church growing up, the question of God’s existence was settled with two words.
As a high school junior, Carlson was reading, “Wishful Thinking,” a book by author and minister Frederick Buechner, when he said he heard a voice.
“I was reading this book and all of a sudden, God just spoke out loud to me, in my room, totally randomly, out of the blue and said, ‘I exist.’ So I took him at his word. And that was it,” Carlson said.
I guess that’s one way to solve the problem of divine hiddenness.