Author Archives: Graham Veale

Living Post-Truth and Post-Trump

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Some time ago, this site pointed out that Donald Trump ranks as one of the most virulently anti-Christian politicians of modern times. He does not even pay lip service to the Christian virtues of fidelity, humility and repentance. He glorifies in the self and he boasts of his worldly possessions. It is no caricature to say that he is a few blasphemies shy of embodying the spirit of an antichrist.

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Should We Cut Trump Some Slack?

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Michael Cook edits the socially conservative website MercatorNet which has offered some incisive criticisms of Donald Trump in recent months. So it was rather surprising to read his call to cut Trump some slack. An audio recording of Trump making vulgar boasts about sexually assaulting women has damaged his presidential campaign irreparably.

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Why Pastafarians Are Off Their Noodles

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At school I memorised a few poems hoping that I could somehow bluff my literature teachers into thinking I was well-read. While I fooled no-one, the effort was worthwhile for it introduced me to gems like W.H. Auden’s Song of the Devil.

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Scientific Naturalism and the Argument from Consciousness

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revised 16/05/15

What is Scientific Naturalism?

Scientific naturalism, or strict naturalism, is the view that the spatio-temporal universe of entities postulated by our best current (or ideal) sciences, particularly physics, is all there is (Moreland, 2012, p.284) This world-view aims to provide an event-causal, scientific account of how everything has come to be and a general ontology in which the only entities which exist are those which bear a relevant similarity to those which would characterise a completed form of physics (Moreland, 2012, pp.282-285).

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Evangelism and New Atheists: A Little Advice for Aspiring Apologists

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Engaging with atheists is not nearly as simple as it used to be. It used to be that you knew were you stood. Old-fashioned atheists were a straightforward bunch for whom “atheism” simply means “rejecting belief in a God or gods.”  They  rejected belief in God for emotional or intellectual reasons which they usually could articulate.

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