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George Claassen by “Ons Godsdiens en die Wetenskap” Besprekingsgroep, Môre! (Vandag)

February 9th, 2009 · 12 Comments

I attended a talk at NG Gemeente Stellenbosch-Sentraal’s discussion group for “Our Religion and Science”* before, it was quite interesting to see what they were up to with their discussions. (*That doesn’t translate well. “Die Wetenskap” is “The Science” – incorrect in English, and it isn’t the plural, “the sciences”.) In any case, of particular […]

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Another Angle on “Fundamentalism” (and how to avoid it)

September 29th, 2008 · 30 Comments

A blog newly added to my neglected reading list is teo @ UP, an Afrikaans blog by a couple of theology students at, or from, the University of Pretoria. (One of the bloggers is Cobus van Wyngaard, who also blogs in English at my contemplations.) A recent post by Cobus, generasiegapings, emerging, en ander dinge […]

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On “Richard Dawkins is a Fundamentalist” and “Shofar is a Cult”

June 9th, 2008 · 22 Comments

There has been much debate about whether or not Shofar is a cult. I prefer not to take part in such debates, being someone that doesn’t care much for labels. I’m too fluid in my definitions. And besides, those already debating this point are providing more than enough entertainment for the observer. 😉 (And more […]

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Dawkins Fanboys, Please Read This

February 20th, 2008 · 60 Comments

In the context of heated arguments between Dawkins fanboys and freer thinkers 😛 : can I request that everyone taking part in such debates first read Terry Eagleton’s review of The God Delusion, titled Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching? There is much material in it that is relevant to this kind of discussion. I would much love […]

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Erwin McManus on Eating Meat on the Streets of Athens

February 8th, 2008 · 5 Comments

This post was originally written in and scheduled for November, but never got published. I have been talking about “Walking the Streets of Athens” in a number of places. This idea applies to anyone wanting to make a difference in other people’s lives. You need to walk their streets, understand their culture, understand their needs, […]

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Protected: In Defence of Professor Dawkins

January 15th, 2008 · Enter your password to view comments.

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Why Atheists Are Not Trusted

January 4th, 2008 · 13 Comments

Polls have shown that atheists are the “least trusted minority”, and that people would likely not vote for an atheist. The God Delusion cites (in the preface) a 1999 Gallup poll: A Gallup poll taken in 1999 asked Americans whether they would vote for an otherwise well-qualified person who was a woman (95 per cent […]

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Protected: Bring Me Richard Dawkins, preferably alive!

January 3rd, 2008 · Enter your password to view comments.

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Sum Books Fer Mai Biffday!

December 30th, 2007 · 8 Comments

As I mentioned in my previous post, it is time for me to read some more. I love my friends, and I know they love me, just look at the wonderful diversity of books I received! All of these came from friends that read my blog and comment sometimes. Does God Believe in Atheists is […]

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Tolerance, Understanding, and the Out Campaign

November 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Tolerance without understanding seems dishonest. Many “atheists” simply do not understand religion. How could they? They either have not been exposed to it and do not know what it is about, or they come from a fundamentalistic background and have been hurt badly by religion. Many “atheists” simply do not understand religion, but are very […]

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