People in the West seem to have a bleak vision of the prospects for our way of life and even for the survival of humanity.
People rate the risks of global threats to humanity surprisingly high. We need to understand the impacts of a loss of faith in notions of material progress and scientific and technological fixes.
Religion can be a force for peace, the goal of these Australian religious leaders, or conflict – the believer and not the religion itself bears the responsibility.
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.
‘Naive’ theories of what does and doesn’t make sense.
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Naive theories of all kinds persist in the face of contradictory arguments and even in those who know them to be false.
Is religion a relic of the past?
All sorts of claims about religious decline are flying around at the moment, from George Carey’s comment that the Church of England is “one generation away from extinction” to Richard Dawkins’ comments…