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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.… Read more
Numerous twitter feeds and blogs reliably inform us that Richard Dawkins ‘no longer speaks for atheism’. I am quite sure that no person or organisation ever spoke for atheism, or ever will. Nonetheless, even atheists who once praised “The God Delusion” are now quick to point out that they will continue to tell their children fairy tales, that they do not believe that rapes can be graded according to their severity and that they think it is perfectly moral to chose to have a child with Down’s Syndrome ( and heaven help us if we now have to make that clear!) For those of us who do not even see much by way of persuasive argument in “The God Delusion”, it is all to easy to forget that there are many reasons to admire Richard Dawkins.… Read more
Christians seem to be obsessed with evolution. After a talk on science and faith to a group of Christians, you can be fairly sure that one of the first questions will be ‘Is it possible to be a Christian and believe in evolution?’ Fortunately, the answer is simple.… Read more
See also: Is the Moral Argument Unbelievable?
Jewish history records that Alexander Janneus had 800 of his enemies crucified at his palace while forcing them to watch the execution of their wives and children.… Read more
Graham features on the “Unbelievable” show on Saturday 3rd August, discussing the film “The Unbelievers” with its director and producer Gus Holwerda.*
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