One of Philip Larkin’s best-known poems “Church Going” first appeared in an anthology called New Lines (1955). In this poem, Larkin is standing in an empty church. His disappointment is expressed by him in a rather disrespectful way toward the Christian church. However, while he doesn’t believe in God or religion, he still keeps visiting the church. He can’t really picture a world in which church doesn’t exist. I have noticed that Larkin’s doubtfulness seems something that affects many people today.

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