It's not so much that people don't want to engage in serious thought about issues of faith, it's just that they earnestly believe that there is nothing to engage with in the first place.
On the occasion of John Lennon's seventieth birthday, the Beaker Folk of Husbourne Crawley have some brilliant thoughts on his most famous song: As St Elvis of Costello put it, "was it a millionaire who said 'imagine no possessions'?" And that's the crux of the problem with "Imagine". It was hypocrisy when written, and it … Continue reading Musings on Imagine
I've tended to avoid talking about Richard Dawkins and the new atheism. This is partly because I don't want to give half thought through answers to the difficult and real questions that the new atheism raises. When I worked as a biologist, I used to get embarrassed by some of the stuff that called itself … Continue reading God: New Evidence