How you haunt me still. A theological blog 23 – vii 19

How you haunt me still, dear Ben, who were once amongst the handsomest and most beautiful of men both cursed and favoured by Apollo, you died before your time, wreathed in distress and sorrows, bald, riddled with cancer and...

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We should admire humanists. Yet I could never be a humanist.

A theological blog 16- vii – 19 Far from merely showing that mysteries once explained by God are merely secular puzzles, both science and God, whatever that term means, speak out of the whirlwind. We should admire humanists. How impressive are...

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How are we to explain pathological male dominance?

A theological blog 9 - vii 19 Contemporary Pathological Male Dominance The twentieth century saw an eruption of pathological male dominance such as has been sometimes witnessed among chimpanzees, notably in Jane Goodall’s observations of the Kasakela chimapanzees at Gombe, in...

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God is within the universe and that inner mostly

The creed by which many atheists live often goes something like this: before science people could neither understand the mysteries of the universe nor control its hazards, so they invented gods to explain the mysteries and, by appeasing them,...

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Marriage is indissoluble and the Church has no right to dissolve it.

The Church dissolves indissoluble marriages already   A theological blog 25 – vi - 19     Some Catholics are upset at Pope Francis’s suggestion that perhaps Catholics who have married outside the Church might be admitted back to the sacraments.  Some even regard...

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Coming on the clouds of heaven

A theological blog 18 – vi – 19   Coming on the clouds of heaven   Jesus’s first disciples thought that the end of the world and the second coming of the Lord would happen very soon. But it didn’t happen, so we...

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Ferrari 458: a theological blog 11 – vi – 19

A theological blog 11 - vi - 19 I’m looking at a Ferrari 458.  A new one costs around £200,000 so the likelihood I will ever own one is small. But I guess it’s worth the money it is so elegant...

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Brexit and Religion: a theological blog 7 – vi – 19

Brexit and religion: a theological blog 7 - vi - 19 To understand Brexit you have to understand it within the context of a general decline in religious belief.  It is harder and harder today, as science shows more and...

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Boris will sort it

Faced with the enormity of climate change – whole countries drowned, devastating droughts, ferocious hurricanes, much of the world’s most fertile land going under water including the Fens and East Anglia (Cambridge could be a seaside town by 2100...

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The sfumato that is everywhere (and nowhere)

A theological blog  4 – vi – 19   There is sfumato everywhere (and nowhere).   There is no God somewhere beyond the sky who manufactured the universe, just as there was no mechanic armed with a slide rule and a cordless screwdriver...

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