Category Archives: Science and Religion

Does Religion Still Have a Place in the Modern World?

Although we may gather for worship believing that what we do is the best way to honour God, I want to suggest that disentangling background from our actions in the worship is no easy matter. Deciding on the value of … Continue reading

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Lloyd Geering – Distinguished Theologian and Sometime Heretic.

One of the unfortunate consequences of being a pioneer is that pointing to new paths does not endear you to those comfortable with the safer well-trodden tracks. Professor Lloyd Geering is now seen as more mainstream than he was to … Continue reading

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Faith Auto Repair (An invited Post)

Faith Auto Repair by Secular Simian I just thought of a business idea that is sure to succeed. I will start an automotive shop called, “Faith Auto Repair.” I will market it in all the latest fundamentalist Christian and Muslim … Continue reading

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A Question to Ponder: Should Science Discovery Alter Faith?

If we presume faith, as part of discovering truth, is adjusting our perception of ourselves and our setting to how things actually are, then shouldn’t science be used to assist us in this quest? For example discoveries about behaviour and … Continue reading

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QUESTION Are supernatural experiences (eg visions of The Virgin Mary, Jesus, Krishna etc) likely to be unintentional delusion or even fraud?

It occurs to me that since we now know that the brain can cause us to distort reality that it seems highly likely that many reported supernatural experiences will not correspond to events which are real in the normal sense … Continue reading

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ATHEISM VERSUS CHRISTIANITY The Non-meeting of Minds

Upton Sinclair is credited with the following observation “It is difficult to get a man (sic) to understand something, when his salary [or reputation or even salvation?] depends upon his not understanding it!” At high school I was introduced to … Continue reading

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The Commercial Miracle of Lourdes

On a recent holiday to the South of France, on our way back from the Atlantic Coast near Spain, we called in at Lourdes. Although I had heard stories about pilgrims coming to take the miraculous waters with their much … Continue reading

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