Author Archives: Nicola Veale

If You’re Happy and “Science” Knows It You Get to Live

Richard Dawkins ran into quite a bit of trouble after announcing that it would be ‘immoral’ not to abort an unborn child who had Downs Syndrome. “Dawkins-bashing” has become too easy to be very interesting; yet his comments bear a little more reflection because his prejudices are very common in our secular age.

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Around the Web#11: Suffering and Evil

Sceptics (and Saints, if we are honest) often ask the question: why does a loving God allow suffering? If he was loving , the sceptic says, then he would NOT  allow people to suffer in this way; if this is your God then we can’t believe in him.

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William Lane Craig, Apologetics and Women:A Rational and Relational Response

Dr William Lane Craig last week caused a stir by making two observations on his web-site.

The first was that:

“…apologetics seems to have far more interest for men than for women. That observation is based upon an enormous amount of experience in speaking on university campuses, at apologetics conferences, and in classroom teaching.”

If I was feeling cheeky, I might say that only a man would notice more men than women in his audience and draw the conclusion that Christianity has been feminised!

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