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Secular society largely rejects the division between mortal body and immortal soul and has called the Church's bluff on what happens after death.
by Peter Sellick - 2/02/2017 - 8 comments
There is an infinite qualitative difference between physical processes that are subject to physical laws and hence cannot transcend those laws and a conscious being who can be self-aware and act with intention.
by Peter Sellick - 4/01/2017 - 37 comments
The project of a rationally derived ethical system has been shown to be a fantasy. Not only does it presume that such a universal system could be formulated, it also presumes that people could act according to such formulations.
by Peter Sellick - 19/12/2016 - 5 comments
Coetzee published The Childhood of Jesus in 2013. It was received with puzzlement by reviewers.
by Peter Sellick - 1/12/2016 - 2 comments
It is not only a religion but a totalitarian political ideology which encompasses every detail of life including how one washes oneself.
by Babette Francis - 30/11/2016 - 188 comments
It is true that Muslim thinkers are tilting in the direction of increased integration and participation in civic life, and this has implications for their willingness to question traditional attitudes.
by Abe Ata - 25/11/2016 - 6 comments
While it may be hoped that an equitable balance between personal freedom and public duty will produce a civil society, the tenets of liberalism turned libertarianism will always tend to undermine such a balance.
by Peter Sellick - 8/11/2016 - 9 comments
Particularly in the area of education, religions have a significant interest in maintaining the highest level of committed religious adherents as employees.
by Greg Donnelly - 7/11/2016 - 9 comments
It's long been an open secret that educators and politicians turn a blind eye to proselytising in faith classes.
by Hugh Harris - 19/10/2016 - 27 comments
What is up for grabs in all drama is how characters negotiate what Stanley Hauerwas has called 'the grain of the universe'.
by Peter Sellick - 12/10/2016 - 5 comments
The newer science of epigenetics raises important questions about long-held biological beliefs about inherited deficiencies.
by Kay Stroud - 30/09/2016 - 1 comment
So the state would get to decide if a Jewish school can refuse to hire a Muslim maths teacher (and vice versa) and whether a Christina church can refuse to hire a Buddhist as a youth leader or pastoral care worker.
by Mark Sneddon - 28/09/2016 - 4 comments


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