Scientism and Our Pornographic Culture

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British television finally scraped the bottom of the barrel clean with Channel Four’s dating show Naked Attraction. This program does exactly what it says on the tin: six strangers are presented in all their naked glory to a contestant who chooses the most attractive person as their date.

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Science, God and Ockham’s Razor

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Two recent articles have been published on this topic. One is a popular article by David Glass and Mark McCartney published in the current issue (August / September 2016) of the popular magazine Philosophy Now and freely available online here.

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How Secularism made the Sexual Revolution Boring

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Sex seems to be losing some of its appeal. A new academic study in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour reveals that 15% of adults between the ages of 20 and 24 reported having no sexual partners since they turned 18. Only 6% of the previous generation reported no sexual partners at that age.

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Should we Prepare for Persecution #2

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In the first ‘Persecution’ related article (now updated with links) I suggested we consider a thought experiment – it is to that possibility that I turn now.

But why a thought experiment on the persecution of Christians?

It’s a reasonable question, but the answer is straightforward – very straightforward: the possibility of persecution is probably the furthest thing from the mind of most Christians in the West.

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Immigration, Racism and Nationalism: Seven Quick Points

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The rise of Donald Trump and the surprising success of the Brexit campaign illustrate that visceral nationalism is alive and well in the Anglo-American world.1 The controversy and anger surrounding the #BlackLivesMatter movement has revealed a world of pain and resentment caused by America’s racial divide.

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