Author Archives: Graham Veale

Reflections on the Pennsylvania Abuse Scandal

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The revelations contained in a Pennsylvania grand jury report into child sex abuse within the Catholic Church strike the reader like a physical blow. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s investigation has uncovered facts almost too unbearable to read.  The scale alone is disturbing: for over seven decades, about eight per cent of the 5000 priests who served in Pennsylvania abused over 1000 children.

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Job and Hope for the Suffering

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When God wishes to increase our suffering he sends us theologians.

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The Historical Adam Debate: What Should Christians Believe?

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Evangelicals have been more than a little vexed about the existence of the “historical Adam”. Modern science seems to leave little room for Adam and Eve. Apparently population genetics reveals that modern humans descend from a large population that has never numbered below about 10,000 individuals throughout our evolutionary history.

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Am I a Right Wing, Hate Filled Bigot?

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To the best of my knowledge, there are other writers on this blog who will disagree with me. So, please hear me out to the end of this piece is some of my opinions offend you.

I am against Brexit; I voted to remain.  I have no problem with high-levels of taxation or redistributing wealth.[1] I think, all other thing being equal, immigration and cultural diversity are good for society.

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The Bible, the Church & Slavery: Answering Sam Harris (Part Two)

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In part one we examined a fairly popular Daily Wire YouTube video in which Sam Harris lamented that the Bible does not condemn slavery. 

Ben Shapiro responds that Harris’s has a simplistic view of how religious texts effect social change; Shapiro is quite correct.

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