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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Problems v Puzzles for Christianity

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Something that has struck me recently is a certain attitude towards Christianity that can lead people to dismiss it completely. Some people have so many questions about Christianity that they think there couldn’t be reasonable answers to all of them and, as a result, they quickly conclude that Christianity couldn’t possibly be true. By contrast, I happen to think there are very good reasons to think that Christianity is true.

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Religious Faith in an Age of Intelligent Machines

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This talk was delivered as part of a course on Reality, Robots and Religion at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. Here’s a brief overview:

Could a machine exhibit intelligence similar to that of a human being?

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Three Popular Atheist Arguments: Part 3

The Argument from Improbability

In what he considers to be the central argument of his book The God Delusion (TGD), Richard Dawkins claims to have shown that ‘God almost certainly does not exist’ (TGD, p. 158). His argument is based on probability and indeed he refers to it as the argument from improbability, which he thinks ‘demonstrates that God, though not technically disprovable, is very very improbable indeed’ (TGD, p.

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Three Popular Atheist Arguments: Part 2

Not Enough Evidence

When asked what he would say if he met God in an afterlife the atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell responded, ‘Not enough evidence God! Not enough evidence!’ and many atheists today cite the same objection. Let’s call this the insufficient evidence objection.

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