Secular Sectarianism: A Plea for a Wee Bit of Tolerance

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I doubt that anyone would be surprised to see sectarianism resurfacing in Northern Ireland. Of course, its finest practitioners have grown more subtle than the bigots of the past. Derogatory epithets and invidious claims to cultural superiority are now masked by the language of group rights and cries for respect and equality.

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Abortion and Our Union… with Christ

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Two of the more interesting responses to the referendum on abortion in the Republic of Ireland were published in the May 30th edition of the Belfast Telegraph.

One by Fr. Patrick McCafferty and the other by Alex Kane; and both, for different reasons, highlight the nature of the new society in Ireland, North and South.

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Science, Saints and Scepticism: Introductory Articles

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Six New Atheist Myths about Jesus and the Gospels

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In the second part of his response to the New Atheism at Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast, David Glass comments briefly on six of their claims about Jesus and the Gospels. It might be tempting to think that Christians and atheists will just have different views on these subjects and that there is no way to resolve these differences, but on these six claims of the New Atheists David argues that any rational person should reject them.

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Why Science Can’t Explain What Science Can’t Explain

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We’ve written several shorter articles discussing William Lane Craig’s argument that there are certain things which science cannot explain (eg. “12 Things Science Can’t Explain“).

Craig’s claim would not be remotely controversial in philosophy; even proponents of scientific naturalism would not insist that the scientific method can capture every important truth.

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