How can a doctor be an atheist?

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A chap called Bill Dunn has written an essay that has attracted a bit of attention. It has been published within the Catholic Transcript, a magazine of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. When I say “attention”, what I actually mean is that it popped up in my Google news feed so it perhaps implies a sufficient … Read more How can a doctor be an atheist?

What do people with a belief in god actually believe?

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To the outsider looking in, a system of belief can appear to be one huge collective with some minor variations, but more or less the same. It may in fact be very tempting to view all those with a belief in god as one unified group. In reality, the degree of fragmentation tends to be … Read more What do people with a belief in god actually believe?

Is there a good reason to think that there is a God?

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There are humans who doubt and do not believe, and there are humans that do sincerely believe. Today I’d like to briefly mull over some of the common arguments presented by those that embrace the concept of a God. Disclaimer: I’m not a believer. Well something much have started it all The argument tends to … Read more Is there a good reason to think that there is a God?

New Research: 7 in 10 young people in the UK are non-religious

Young Adults and Religion

A new study that explores Europe’s Young Adults and Religion has been published by academics from St Mary’s University, Twickenham and the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) reveals levels of religious affiliation and practice amongst 16-29 year-olds in 22 European countries. You can download it in either English or French from here –Young Adults and Religion. It … Read more New Research: 7 in 10 young people in the UK are non-religious

Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious

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A couple of days ago the UK’s Independent, and several other media outlets, have promoted this claim … Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.  To be clear, this posting is not simply a dig at the Independent. Other outlets ran with the same story. The International Business Times very explicitly … Read more Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious

Christianity Is Not Turning Green

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Do you consider your attitude towards the environment to be green to one degree or another? There is an article within Scientific American that highlights that US Christians have not really changed their environmental views over the last two decades. The basis for this article is a new study that examined many decades of gallop … Read more Christianity Is Not Turning Green