Category Archives: Theology

What about Ukraine, then?

How is the ongoing satanic deception operating in the current war?

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Joe Rogan and Woodstock

An interesting discussion between atheist/agnostic James Lindsay, who has become an expert critic of all things woke, and Beth Stuckey, a Christian Calvinist YouTuber, is here.

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Hard cheese for ptarmigan

What hope for the ptarmigan’s future? I doubt most of you have ever asked that question. But as I belatedly watched Winterwatch yesterday, the ever-pessimistic Chris Packham bemoaned their decline in numbers and warned of their imminent extinction, of course due to climate change.

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Evil beyond conception

Is Boris Johnson being more liberal regarding COVID because he’s under political pressure from scandal, or is he under political pressure from scandal because he’s being more liberal regarding COVID? Certainly Britain, and specifically England as opposed to the devolved regions, is an outlier amongst the western nations in dispensing with mask mandates, vaccine passports and so on.

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Amen, come Lord Jesus!

67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,    because he has come to his people and redeemed them.69 He has raised up a horn[c] of salvation for us    in the house of his servant David70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),71 salvation from our enemies    and from the hand of all who hate us—72 to show mercy to our ancestors    and to remember his holy covenant,73     the oath he swore to our father Abraham:74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,    and to enable us to serve him without fear75     in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76 And you, my child, will … Continue reading

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Not the Language of God

And whilst in accusatory mode… As a former follower of the theistic evolution outfit BioLogos for a decade, and indeed having written an article for it long ago, I have previously expressed some misgivings about the apparent role of founder Francis Collins in the gain-of-function studies at Wuhan, and their subsequent cover up by major US players like Peter Daszak and Anthony Fauci. Since then the “mainstream” view has shifted towards a lab leak being more likely than not, making Collins’s involvement even more of an issue.

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Fact-free moral compass is immoral

The Book of Proverbs (18:17) says, “In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.” Imagine how absurd it would be (though in history all too common) for an accuser to say, “That man murdered my baby!” and for the jury to go away to decide if murdering babies is wrong, and if so that the man must be hanged.” But nowadays church leaders seem really good at doing just that.

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The mysterious origin of Omicron

As Boris Johnson’s new baby conveniently arrives so he can take time off from defending his accumulating scandals to be with his family, despite the “national emergency” requiring Plan B, our government remains in full totalitarian mode. As the Mail headline says: “Ministers draw up plans to bring back masks in ALL indoor spaces, scanning at pubs and restaurants and vaccine passports for more venues in New Year.” And this, as I wrote yesterday, whilst nothing actually bad is happening due to COVID. The WHO has yet to report a single death from the Omicron variant.

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Old views on biology tested empirically

With biology nowadays so focused on evolutionary theory (“nothing makes sense” etc – Dobzhansky) it’s easy to forget that the predictions of older theories about the living world can still be tested against the wealth of modern data. Sometimes, they do surprisingly well: sometimes they don’t.

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Pseudoscience and a challenge from history

Phillip Johnson gives an intriguing quote from Karl Popper on pseudoscience. He points out that Popper was raised in Vienna, a centre both for Marxism and Freudian theory, both of which claimed to be scientific and, for many decades, were accepted as such. Belief in either had

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