Nothing is a very busy place

Atheists, whose intellectual honesty generally speaking is only equalled by the limitations  of their theological enquiries, are usually in reaction to the idea of a God somewhere beyond the sky who manufactured the world much as you might make...

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Let it be

Genesis and science are surprisingly in agreement with each other.  Hawking says the Big Bang came out of nothing,   Genesis says in the beginning the earth was empty and void.  Evolutionary science says developing life wasn’t made by anybody...

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‘This is my body’

Atheists and religious believers alike, we are all still conditioned by Paley’s account of the creation as a mechanical contrivance.  Look how exquisitely contrived all these organisms are around us, said Paley.  How could they be so exquisitely contrived...

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A different view of Darwin: the poet who died

The young Darwin was the most tender hearted and deeply feeling and most joyful of souls.   His experiences of nature in South America during the voyage of The Beagle were intense and ecstatic encounters with the sublime, which, he...

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By certainty people usually mean a refusal to look at evidence…

By certainty people usually mean a refusal to look at evidence that doesn’t accord with their existing prejudices.  2+2 = 4 is an enclosed garden of certainty but not much else.  Even the greatest scientists turned out to be...

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A Bower of Willow

A Bower of Willow Let me weave a bower of willow at your gate And bring stars new plucked and shining in a bowl Let me journey far to strange exotic lands And bowing low lay silks and spices at your feet   But none...

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What genius persuaded 97% of scientists to lie about climate change?

Is it reasonable to think that so many climate scientists who have spent their lives studying climate don’t know what they are talking about?  In light of what the scientists are so solemnly warning us of, you would have...

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It’s not just “that’s just the way it is”.

The cornerstone of modern atheism is undoubtedly evolution by random natural selection.  Paley’s doctrine was that the creatures we see about us are so exquisitely contrived there must be an exquisite contriver, they could not possibly have come about...

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