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    Not enough evidence

    There's a fascinating piece in this week's New Statesman about the reasons leading atheists don't believe in God. Apparently, it all comes down to a lack of evidence: Read more
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    How do you fear your Father?

    How on earth are we supposed to fear our heavenly Father? For some of us, because of our own experience of authority figures, “the fear of God” suggests cowering in... Read more
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    The Wright-Piper Debate: Resolved by the KJV?

    Prepare for the worst bit of theological namedropping you’ve ever seen: I was just talking to Tom Wright (there it is; I’ve been fighting a losing battle against... Read more
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    Hollyoaks and the holocaust

    The mood at the end of Atheist Delusions, which I’ve been blogging through for the last couple of months, is somewhat melancholic. David Bentley Hart has given an... Read more
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    When Christianity Changed the World

    ‘Christianity was, quite unambiguously, a cosmic sedition.’ So maintains David Bentley Hart in part III of his book Atheist Delusions, which is a rollercoaster ride... Read more
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    Witches and Westphalia

    The arrogant story of modernism, argues David Bentley Hart in his book Atheist Delusions, is based on several distortions: that medieval people were captive to dogma... Read more
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    The Irrelevant Singer?

    Peter Singer, whether we regard him as a brilliant popular philosopher (who else can make Hegel comprehensible?), or a notoriously odious ethicist (who else believes... Read more
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    Eppur Si Muove

    Galileo Galilei, as we all know, had his books banned for telling the truth. He represented a shining light of knowledge which the Church tried to hide for centuries,... Read more
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    One Takes It There Will Not Be A Theology Department

    Terry Eagleton is rather cheesed off by A. C. Grayling’s new private university. There are several reasons for this, mostly to do with elitism, expense (£18,000 a... Read more
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    Rather Silly, But No Sillier

    The story of modernity, says David Bentley Hart at the beginning of part II of his outstanding book Atheist Delusions, goes something like this. Read more