Tag Archives: religion

Why does it matter about God?

This post is about God. Not about whether God exists, or what God is like, but why it matters – if at all. Most church leaders these days agonise over the declining numbers who attend church services, so it might … Continue reading

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Spirituality and religion: what’s the difference?

‘No religion’ is steadily becoming the norm in the British population, according to Professor Linda Woodhead’s sociological research . I have referred to this before but it continues to attract attention. Here I focus on whether the meanings of the … Continue reading

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Testing religious beliefs

When it comes to religious beliefs, how do we know which ones are true? The Modern Church website states that Religious beliefs can and should develop in the light of new insights. We have recently been asked So what tests … Continue reading

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Art, religion and subversion

My last post, about infrahumanisation, included the remark that religious leaders ‘can draw on well-established moral traditions to resist the political and economic agendas of governing classes’. A similar point is made by Giles Fraser in his recent Guardian column, … Continue reading

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