12 MARCH 1932, Page 20


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sra,—Your correspondent who protests against my conception of " a God who pottered about " watching our attempts to escape, while " other soldiers, equally His creation and care, were dying beneath His eyes," would be right in his objection if the Deity-were finite. I do not know why other men died and I lived : I am not such a fool as to suppose that God spares the best of us ; what the Christian does believe is that God is immanent and omnipotent : when he prays, he makes contact with an infinite source of strength. To explore these difficult matters further would be presumptuous on my part, but I would add that when I switch on a wireless set I am not asking the B.B.C. to favour me above other men.—I am,