Terry Pratchett’s Testimony

Sir Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett left his testimony

Sir Terence David John Pratchett (April 28, 1948 – March 12, 2015), more commonly known as Terry, was an English author of fantasy novels, who sold his first story when he was fifteen. It earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter.

His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971. He worked for many years as a journalist, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels. His first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, came out in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full-time, and never looked back. He published a total of 36 books in the Discworld series, of which four were written for children.

Terry Pratchett left his testimony for us that he had never found God and never expected to. Most of those who think they have will never know the difference, since they will die into nothing. No heaven. No hell. No nothingness to experience. Just nothing. There’s no convincing evidence of anything else.

It’s not a pleasant thought for most of us. I want to live forever in a place of perfect health and friendship and joy, with no pain or sorrow or death. It just isn’t realistic. Neither is God.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett

2 thoughts on “Terry Pratchett’s Testimony

  1. I heartily recommend reading the “The Science of Discworld” series. They are a mixture of good hard science on Earth and the physics of Discworld. For instance, the speed of light is the same as the speed of sound on Discworld and you can watch the light travel across the fields in the mornings! But they have a serious side and two eminent physicists explain, with humour, some of our most vexing questions. Terry contributes too. He will be sorely missed; I love all the discworld novels but particularly those that feature the Nightwatch. He made me laugh out loud and that was his great gift.

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