This revelation comes in a new biography of Williams, who was a few streets away from the World Trade Center when it was hit. He’s said to have told an airline pilot in the immediate aftermath of the atrocity that God had not prevented it because he has given humans free will.
“The Archbishop and his companions feared they would suffocate in a smoke-filled room as the Twin Towers collapsed,” says Britain’s Telegraph. One of his friends put a hand on his shoulder and declared, “I can’t think of anyone I’d rather die with.”
Later in the story, the paper says:
According to Rupert Shortt’s new biography, the pilot asked him: “Where the hell was God?”
The book states: “Rowan’s answer was that God is useless at times like this.”
Well, I’ll let you into a little secret, Rowan. He’s probably pretty useless because it’s very, very unlikely that he’s there. Wake up. You’re a scholar.