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4967RE: SHSI Re: Was Sherlock Holmes an atheist?

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  • Tim Symonds
    Sep 28, 2015

      I don't see any evidence that Holmes believed in a personal deity, certainly his life-style shows no evidence of it. The fact he used expressions such as 'God knows' wouldn't indicate anything because a lot of non-believers use the vernacular speech of their day, especially expressions of surprise.

       

       

       

      From: SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@... [mailto:SherlockHolmesSocietyofIndia@...]
      Sent: 28 September 2015 10:54
      To: sherlockholmessocietyofindia@...
      Subject: SHSI Re: Was Sherlock Holmes an atheist?

       

       


      Sumal ji,

      As a Holmesian, spiritualist and astrologer, I find Holmes' line from ILLU interesting: The wages of sin, Watson--the wages of sin! Sooner or later it will always come. God knows, there was sin enough.

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      Balaji Narasimhan
      Author & Editor
      Twitter: @sherlockbalaji
      http://www.balaji.ind.in/

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