Julian Barnes: Personal History
Julian Barnes. "The Past Conditional."The New Yorker, 25 December 2006 -- 1 January 2007: 56+ [Barnes writes about family, death, and religion].
From the article:
"I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him. That’s what I say when the question is put. I once asked my brother, who has taught philosophy at Oxford, Geneva, and the Sorbonne, what he thought of such a statement, without revealing that it was my own. He replied with a single word: 'Soppy.' "