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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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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 3

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Having looked at Jerry Coyne’s attempts to show that there is a conflict between science and religion, I now want to look briefly at what he has to say about Accommodationism, which he characterizes as “claiming that science and religion are not in conflict”.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 2

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In my previous article on Jerry Coyne’s book Faith vs. Fact, I looked at problems with his attempt to spell out just what he thought the incompatibility between science and religion amounted to. Basically, he doesn’t think they are logically incompatible since ‘in principle there could be both science and a god to be worshipped’ and it turns out that incompatibility boils down to various differences between science and religion.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion

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You can read part 2 of this review here

For many years, I’ve read literature on how science relates to religious belief. This includes much material that sees science as being opposed to religion, the books of the New Atheists for example.

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Book Review: A Wilderness of Mirrors

Mark Meynell’s A Wilderness of Mirrors: Trusting Again in a Cynical World is a refreshing and brilliant apologetic, which should be read by anyone who has been entrusted with a position of leadership in God’s church.

An important book on cynicism, faith and the West

Meynell’s insightful essay exposes a major flaw in contemporary apologetics: a gap in our defences, if you will.

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