In today's Guardian, former Anglican vicar David Bryant asks whether faith is all it's cracked up to be, and discovers the answer to be 'no'.
Hiding behind the comfort of belief are destructive forces. Any faith-journey leads into a bottleneck, a religio-intellectual system with its own rules, assertions and strictures. And that is bad news. It presages mental stagnation. Why bother to query the semantic and theological niceties of Christ's divinity if it has all been done for you in the creed? What need is there to hack out a workable 21st-century morality when the prohibitions of the Ten Commandments are written down in black and white?
He goes on to criticize religious divisiveness and bigotry, and praises agnosticism. Voyage into the unknown - The Guardian, 9th December 2002.