Monthly Archives: September 2014

on secularism and Secularism, and religious violence in Karen Armstrong’s blender

Well known religion academic Karen Armstrong has recently written a very interesting OpEd piece in The Guardian outlining the history of the rise of secular government in Western Europe and its often disastrous application in other parts of the world, … Continue reading

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Please, no more talk of NOMA: On the incompatibility of science and religion

In 1999, prominent biologist Stephen Jay Gould proposed the ‘NOMA’ model (Non Overlapping Magisteria) for the relationship between religion and science. In the USA, where religion holds an inexplicably strong grasp over the public discourse, ‘NOMA’ remains the standard stance … Continue reading

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Islam has been in the news recently

I recently came across the following quote: “I am appalled by some of the divisive things that have been said recently about Muslims and their religion of Islam. Muslims believe in the one God. That is the belief that unites … Continue reading

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