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Ideology Driving Faith Schools
On 13th September this year I wrote, with the help of the BHA , to my MP, Jeremy Quin , about the recent announcement on faith schools to abolish the 50% cap on entrance faith requirements: Dear Jeremy Quin MP, I am writing to you as a constituent to ask yo...

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Why Trump won the Presidency
From  Pew polling , 16th September 2016 (Warning: you are unlikely to find the reason for Why Trump won the Presidency in this post.) Have you noticed that there seem to be as many reasons people voted for Trump as minutes in the year? Some of them contradi...

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Why Trump won the Presidency
From  Pew polling , 16th September 2016 Have you noticed that there seem to be as many reasons people voted for Trump as minutes in the year? Some of them contradictory. Everyone seems to have their pet theory on why the Donald is now President-Elect. Here ...

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Swinburnophobia
Richard Swinburne's recent speech to a regional meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers , and the response to it, highlights how religion can support retrograde beliefs long after the rest of us have jettisoned them. I was surprised to find, for ex...

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Donald Trump and taxes: did he do anything wrong?
From  https://onsizzle.com/t/donald-trump_taxes Jerry Coyne asks this question here , and then gives a somewhat contradictory response: The fault lies not in Trump, but in a tax code that allows rich individuals and corporations to get away with paying almo...

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Philipse on Theism - Revealed or Natural Theology?
In  God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason , Herman Philipse examines what he considers to be the best arguments for God today. As we saw in his preface , he plans to examine  Richard Swinburne 's arguments for God. In Chapter 1, though,...

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Philipse on Theism - Revealed or Natural Theology?
In  God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason , Herman Philipse examines what he considers to be the best arguments for God today. As we saw in his preface , he plans to examine  Richard Swinburne 's arguments for God. In Chapter 1, though,...

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Craig on Animal Pain *Again*
Mooch and friend I've written before on William Lane Craig's curious views on animal pain, which amount to a dismissal of it as a phenomenon we need to worry about morally . Here I discussed the views he put forward in a debate with Stephen Law, that sugges...

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Philipse on Theism - Preface
In  God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason , Herman Philipse examines what he considers to be the best arguments for God today. In the preface he notes that the arguments produced in analytic philosophy of religion in the last fifty year...
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