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Faith and Belief Down Under

Faith and Belief Down Under

Update: Having, in this post, expressed hope that others will do similar research to the Australian study, and especially interested in how it might compare to New Zealand, we now have a New Zealand study – I will blog about this soon! I have been reading a fascinating Australian study on religion, spirituality, and worldview… Continue Reading

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Beyond Literal Belief

Beyond Literal Belief

Religion as Metaphor: Beyond Literal Belief by David Tacey I hope David Tacey’s book is another doorway into the realisation of the importance of metaphor. It rightly argues that the new atheism and fundamentalism are both misunderstanding the stories literalistically. I regularly encounter a fear that if someone questions the historicity (or validity) of a… Continue Reading

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By Reason Alone

By Reason Alone

Regulars will know, I’m not heavily into a thing “alone” (eg. Bible alone,…) In the holidays I was channel-surfing in a motel and stumbled upon a rerun of the interview I’ve now embedded in this post (above). Oksana Boyko interviews Richard Dawkins – and RT.com titled this “Faith in Reason” (full transcript at that link).… Continue Reading

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The Effort of Adding God to Stuff

The Effort of Adding God to Stuff

I have only recently become aware of former Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Ryan Bell’s “experiment” of living 2014 as an atheist. He blogged about this at Year Without God. And at the end of the year he found he no longer believed in God. Here’s how it started: For the next 12 months, Bell says he… Continue Reading

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Doubting

Doubting

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, made media waves when he acknowledged he has doubts. In the interview with Lucy Tegg (video above, start at 12:00 minutes in), he candidly says, “There are moments, sure, where you think ‘Is there a God? Where is God?’” When asked, “Do you ever doubt?”, he replies, “Yes. I… Continue Reading

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It’s a metaphor!

It’s a metaphor!

In Orthodox liturgy the deacon often proclaims, at important points, such things as, “Wisdom! Attend!” Or just, “Wisdom!” Or “Let us attend!”. Maybe we live in an age that we need to have the deacon proclaim, from time to time, “It is a metaphor!” We seem to have moved into a time where people have… Continue Reading

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what’s on this site?

what’s on this site?

There are generally more than one and a half thousand people visiting this site daily. Many of you are regulars – and we form a community here. Thank you. Some of us pray for each other, and this place. Others go to a few pages and miss some of what is offered here. In the… Continue Reading

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