Tag Archives: magic

Why doesn’t God magically sort out our problems?

Way back last time I was looking at miracles, and the problems both of being overly cynical about the miraculous or overly reliant on it. This follows on from a slightly different angle. First, a question. If you knew God … Continue reading

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Why Harry Potter is not Satanic

Okay, I know that all the Harry Potter controversies flared up and died aeons ago. But I’ve long wanted to write about it, and I have the excuse that it’s vaguely back in the religious news, with ‘The Teenage Exorcists’ … Continue reading

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Everybody’s superstitious

I’ve been banging on about unhealthy religion, with the premise that it’s we that are more or less healthy, rather than religion per se. Incidentally, it doesn’t really matter to my argument whether religion is an evolutionary by-product or the … Continue reading

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