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New Atheism

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“In a radio conversation I suggested to Richard Dawkins that his simplistic rhetoric generated more heat than light. Dawkins agreed and Graham Veale shows why. In measured

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Trends in Atheism and Religion

A while back we reported on the decline of many churches in Northern Ireland. A recent survey of global attitudes towards religion highlights similar issues. Of 65 countries included, the UK comes out as the sixth least religious country

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safetyculture

In the interests of safety,  some security experts could argue that Buzz Lightyear should be banned from airports. This would fit with established practice, and the argument for a ban on Lightyear’s would straightforward. Obviously, security guards at airports are rather keen to

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Christians seem to be obsessed with evolution. After a talk on science and faith to a group of Christians, you can be fairly sure that one of the first questions will be ‘Is it possible to be a Christian and

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Should Preachers be Apologetic?

Saints and Sceptics
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In an interesting article Glen Scrivener has warned Christians of the danger of apologetic preaching – or, at least, some forms of apologetic preaching – and has defended his position with some thoughtful, well reasoned comments.

If by “apologetics” a

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The Case for the Resurrection

Saints and Sceptics
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The case for the resurrection of Jesus Christ depends on various well-supported facts:  that Jesus’ followers believed that they had seen him alive again; that they believed he had been resurrected; and that his tomb was empty a few days

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