Tag Archives: Myths of Secularism
Christian theology affirms a number of miracles, most importantly the atonement, the resurrection, the incarnation and the virgin birth. The secular mind dismisses these as tall-tales and myths produced by superstitious, pre-modern minds. However, it seems to us that the modern prejudice against miracles is not very rational.… Read more
In a recent article in the Spectator, Matthew Parris writes:
I wish I were a religious conservative: the field’s wide open. It must be dispiriting for believers to encounter so little intelligent support for belief. It’s certainly infuriating for us non-believers, because there’s hardly anyone left who seems capable of giving us a good argument.… Read more
Each generation has a different nightmare and each nightmare reveals something about that generation. Giant ants and radioactive dinosaurs made audiences scream in the 1950s; a few decades later,The Beast from 20000 Fathoms and Them would seem quaintly comical. Radioactive monstrosities would be replaced by invincible serial killers in the 1980s; psychopaths in Halloween masks would later be parodied by the Scream franchise.… Read more
Q: Didn’t Lenin, Stalin and Hitler lead religious movements?
A: Some of their propaganda was pseudo-religious. But they were totalitarians, who could not permit authority outside the state. Churches had to to be controlled or eliminated because they appealed to the authority of God.… Read more