Category Archives: Book review

God’s Crime Scene: Review and Reflections

J Warner Wallace’s “God’s Crime Scene” is beautifully produced, visually engaging, delightfully accessible, practically useful, engaging, entertaining and (best of all) true. Wallace, an experienced cold-case detective, suggests that the reader approach the universe as a sleuth would approach a dead body in a sealed room.

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Freedom of Religion or Freedom from Religion?

There’s a curious tension in attitudes towards religion in modern society. Freedom of religion is a well-established human right and few people in Western democracies, whether religious or not, would wish to deny it. At the same, the view that religion should play little or no role in public life is very common.

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How Can We Educate Against Extremism?

Reflections on: Michael Nazir-Ali Triple Jeopardy for the West: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islamism and Multiculturalism  (2012) Bloomsbury: London

The mass murder of British tourists in Tunisia has led the Prime Minister to call for an end to the tolerance of intolerance.

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Human Rights without God?

Recent political debates in Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland have focused on how and when human rights should be protected? But what are human rights? And can we truly have rights in the absence of God?

There’s been a lot of talk about human rights lately.

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Desperately Seeking Real Islam

Ziauddin Sardar’s Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim chronicles his pilgrimage towards an authentic, rational Muslim community. Sardar, a journalist and columnist of enviable talent, has been sought after by Muslim think-tanks for much of his career; so he does not only provide a priceless insight into the Muslim mind, but a ringside seat to many of the events which have shaped the ugly conflict between secularism and Islamic world.

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