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Radical Faith Exploring fundamentals of faith in a changed world
think that scientists produce unshakable
conclusions which provide a degree of certainty no
other discipline can achieve. Just the opposite is
true. Kenan Malik's essay God,
Science and the Quest for Moral Certainty is
backed up by this quote from the physicist Richard
for God was written in 2001 and is still
relevant 13 years later. It discusses the three main
contenders for humanity's soul in the 21st century
-- Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Each has found
its own accommodation with the rationalism of the
Enlightenment; and each has given birth to
extremists who are motivated by rage, resentment and
revenge. A necessary flip-side to the rational logos
is the metaphorical mythos. The sterile hole
at the heart of Western society needs the latter to
become fully human.
those who are open to venturing beyond traditional Christian
teaching, some challenging viewpoints are presented here.
Materialist and self-confessed
revolutionary socialist Terry Eagleton's new book Culture
and the Death of God appears to have
caused a stir among the so-called New Atheists.
The reason? He accuses them of willfully
misinterpreting the true nature of Christianity.
On top of that they have failed to get rid of God.
Even blustering but doughty Nietzsche ended up
resurrecting Jesus as the Ubermensch. And
just as they were proclaiming the end of religion,
it went viral world-wide. "The
Almighty," maintains Eagleton, "has
proved remarkably difficult to dispose of."
Orthodox Church nuns kidnapped and
imprisoned for three months by
Syrian rebels have been freed in
exchange for 150 jailed fighters [More]
Masih, a Christian pastor
accused in Pakistan of blasphemy,
has appeared in court under heavy
Jong-Un, hereditary ruler of
Notht Korea, has said that 33
Christians who helped a South Korean
missionary must be executed [More]
Independent Christian Pentecostal
Church in Ozolotepec, Mexico, has been
closed by the Municipality because it
is in a Protestant- free zone [More]
A $73 million bond has been raised
in the USA so that a full-scale
replica of Noah's Ark can be built in
Grant County, Kentucky [More]
Disney World in the USA has
withdrawn its grants to the Boy Scouts
for banning LBGT men from leading
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