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Beware of Nice People!

In the 1960s Yale social psychologist Stanley Milgram carried out an experiment to measure the willingness of participants to obey authority figures. The basic idea was to see how far the participant (in the role of a teacher) would go in administering electric shocks to a stranger (in the role of a learner who was actually an actor pretending to receive the shocks), when ordered to do so by the experimenter.

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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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The Dangers of Religion

See the accompanying article: The Dangers of Irreligion 

In every human being there are two conflicting forces. We all have a deep, indelible knowledge of good and evil. On some level, each person wants to be honourable; we certainly want to be regarded as good by our neighbours.

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Finding Hell in the Oddest of Places

Hell. It isn’t a doctrine we rush to discuss, and that is a good thing – we ought to fear Hell, and we ought to weigh our words carefully. Without a serious understanding of Hell we risk undermining the doctrine of the cross, the wrath of God, the magnanimity of grace and the import of our forgiveness.This ‘quick thought’, however, is not a précis on the doctrine of Hell, nor is it primarily an apologetic defence of the doctrine of Hell; it is, rather an observation based the defence of a form of eternal punishment found in the secular, scientific community.

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Secularism and the Nature of Evil

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.

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