This letter appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
I am surprised that Alan Hayes was miffed at the Bishop's "tale told by an idiot" phrase.
Did he miss the reference?
Macbeth facing his comeuppance says:
"Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,/ That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,/ And then is heard no more: it is a tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing."
As a summary of their creed, to what in it could a sec-atheist possibly object?
F J Gallagher, Leicester