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Showing posts from March, 2023
Feeling Down? Well, if You're in the UK That Makes Sense: It's The UK Mental Wellbeing Ranking Has Fallen! One Nations Misery Is Another One Nations Happiness, Right?  Let's face it, life here in the UK isn't always sunshine and beer gardens. A recent study ranked us second to last in terms of mental wellbeing—ahhh! But before you book a one-way ticket to Benedorm, there's more to this. . .  The Telegraph points to a few possible culprits we could blame for these collective blues. One big finger points to the internet and social media  with its constant barrage of negativity and unrealistic portrayals of perfection. It aided the economic woes that put retail mostly online, providing many thriving towns into empty building projects and charity shop high streets! That's before we even get into culture wars, and wokism. It looks like we're turning into a  digitised national echo chamber, teeming with  screen addicts, who, on average, now spend less time making

But, uh . . . Are Any of These Pope's Catholic?

When The Pope Relies on Medical Science and Your Mate Calls him out as Whited Sepulchre or a Holy Sh*t. I mean, fair enough, if you're atheist and you've saturated yourself in plenty of those grimy  atheist vs theist debates across popular social media platforms, your genitals might jingle in delight at the news of the Popes respiratory ailments.  Oh my goodness, these b****rds've attacked science for years, stomping on it with their faith, the regressive praytards. Ignore them! The Lord'll smite these soulless atheist low-lives because they are, well .  .  . uh, soulless low-lives, until they convert; then they'd just be low-lives.  Stop, for the f***ing love of God! There's too much aggression in the world, for heavens above, why can't you all just convert and stop being filthy heretics! Anyway, (I went off on one) these people, just by shear indoctrination, believe holy water can exorcise demonic forces (that also aren't real).  Going on that logic,

Testing William Lane Craig

The Apologist.  It is important to appreciate how the power of interpretation, existential meaning and subjective experience all influence religiosity. They play a significant role with maintaining faith , even to the point that the most potent of all the evidence-based arguments will often fail to persuade a believer to abandon their worldview. The religious mandate of an apologist might necessitate him/her to rationalise backwards; initiating a conclusion and  implementing theology that fits it. One great defence of theism is to be found in the Christian Apologist William Lane Craig.  William Lane Craig is a 'Christian Philosopher' though, how this differs to a philosopher who happens to be a Christian is unclear. Tensions once existed between William Lane Craig and Richard Dawkins, a British evolutionary biologist who still avoids publicly debating him.  In fact, Craig's reputation among Christians has prospered due to Dawkins lack of participation. However, Craig does h