Category Archives: Bigotry

Describing the fragrance of a rose

The Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu used to say: ‘Those who know, do not say; and those who say, do not know.’ It makes me think of the intellectual arrogance of those who so quickly ridicule the faith that has sustained countless … Continue reading

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The story may start with prejudice … but

There’s a tendency to discount the Bible because of odd verses in the Old Testament that don’t fit modern ideas. But one of the basic rules of understanding is that you have to look at the whole story, not just … Continue reading

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Acedia, an aversion to spiritual things

William Bennet, speaking at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, said: ‘There is a coarseness and a cynicism to our era…The ancients called it acedia, an aversion to spiritual things and an undue concern for the external and the worldly… I … Continue reading

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Each answer leads to new questions

It’s become common to hear people ridicule belief in God as superstition, out of place in an age of science. And yet the idea that the Universe is merely the result an infinite series of mathematically unbelievable accidents is just … Continue reading

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Secular bigotry

One of the more arrogant claims of that group of people who call themselves the new atheists is that people who profess religious faith are less intelligent than people like themselves, who believe that the unimaginable complexity of the Universe … Continue reading

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