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Is Christian Belief a Science Stopper? Seven Quick Points

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Many atheists allege that Christians use “goddidit” as a lazy approach to explaining phenomena. Every mystery is erased by invoking an all-powerful, all-knowing creator.  “God-did-it” functions as a ‘science stopper’: it encourages us to abandon enquiry and research, to forsake the quest for scientific answers.

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Christianity Helped Give Birth to Science: 8 Quick Points

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1) Christianity played a crucial role in preserving the intellectual traditions of the classical world, especially Greek natural philosophy. In the Latin West, Benedict of Nursia ensured that monasteries would combine physical labour with study. Muslims probably gained many texts from Nestorian Christians.

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Faith, Progress and Pinker’s Angels

How Violent Was the Past? The Violence of the Churches The Sins of the Crusaders Christians, Nazis and Communists How Safe Has Science Made the World?

In the second chapter of New Atheism: A Survival Guide I argue that:

Scientific progress could face severe practical obstacles.

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Are “The Unbelievers” Unbelievable?

Graham features on the “Unbelievable” show on Saturday 3rd August, discussing the film “The Unbelievers” with its director and producer Gus Holwerda.*

You can also listen to the show on the “Unbelievable” site  (which has many useful links about the film) or download the MP3 by following this link: Review of The Unbelievers

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The Danger of Irreligion

See the accompanying article “The Dangers of Religion”

Human beings cannot decide if we will worship; we only decide what we will worship. This is the danger of irreligion. Every man realises that he is ephemeral, finite and limited; so each one has a hunger for significance, meaning and identity.

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