Charged with the crime of dabbling in the supernatural, we stand before the court – thinking of the Transfiguration – and plead Not Guilty. Atop a high mountain the teacher glowing in heavenly light with his students is met by one long dead father of the nation, and one long-lost hermit, and not a bit … Continue reading Whiter Than Any Earthly Bleacher Could Make
Dawkins is at it again. I’m not sure how good a scientist he is. I don’t know a great deal about science, and so I am no judge of a great or a middling scientific mind. What I do know is that Richard Dawkins is an atrocious philosopher and critic of religion. His personal atheism … Continue reading Shellfish and Jeans
Since the age of fourteen I have considered myself a Christian. For the two or so years before then I was a catechumen with an interest in ritual, liturgy, and the magic of this man Jesus of Nazareth. My incipient awareness of the incarnate God was, immaturely, modelled on the character of the man who … Continue reading What Does It All Mean?
Decades of fashionable and unchallenged secular atheism have convinced us of the certainty that the advance of reason and the progress of technology in the modern world will bring to an end the reign of religious superstition. Two centuries of secular political and economic rationality have succeeded in directing the people and nations of the … Continue reading So Modernity and Technology Herald the End of Religion?