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So they say...

There is a rumour going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys Terry Pratchett, RIP. In 2008 he told Third Way that 'I have no difficulty ... with the kind of overarching, numinous entity that both is and is above the universe - you can call it 'the God of the celestial spaces', if you like, that sets it spinning and ensures that it continues to do so, without in any sense descending to the level of playing solitaire with human beings. I suppose I would incline, if pressed, in that direction."

The religion of the universe. How the Japanese engineer Akira Haraguchi describes memorising pi. He broke a Guinness World Record with a recitation of the first 100,000 digits.

If we define extremism too widely, then we narrow the mainstream too much. Then it's only nice people talking to nice people about being nice. Justin Welby on how unexciting religion allows extremism to flourish.

We are offering a place for people to pray so it made perfect sense … we should be offering that, we are the Church of England. Rev Canon Giles Goddard, who allowed a Muslim service of prayer to be carried out at his church, St John's, Waterloo.