The Anatomy of a Sceptic

eben van tonder

Making sense of my Christian heritage from the cliffs of Table Mountain

When I was 7 I thought God spoke to me during a prayer. I wondered if it was true and so began a 27-year quest which dominated my life till my mid-30's. I moved to Cape Town and climbed Table Mountain every weekend, drawn by the solitude which enabled me to make sense of my conservative religious heritage. The story ends up not being an argument against Christianity but rather about the life of a boy in South Africa, just before the end of apartheid.It is a dialog with myself, intended for my children.

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When I was 7 I thought God spoke to me during a prayer. I wondered if it was true and so began a 27-year quest which dominated my life till my mid-30’s.

I moved to Cape Town and climbed Table Mountain every weekend, drawn by the solitude which enabled me to make sense of my conservative religious heritage.

The story ends up not being an argument against Christianity but rather about the life of a boy in South Africa, just before the end of apartheid.

I do not intend arguing the point or convincing anybody. It is a dialog with myself, intended for my children.

eben van tonder
cape Town
21 March 2008