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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Posts Tagged ‘Morality

IGNORANCE INVITES

March 7, 2014

The dominant feature in my posts is probably my interest in the supernatural. Interesting things in current affairs creep in often enough, but religion and the supernatural have pride of place. I include the Christian religion as part of the supernatural because that’s where it belongs. Sometimes people see it as completely different, but that […]

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND TRUTH

February 27, 2014

The Daily Telegraph has a report about reduced grants for people training to become teachers of Religious Education. It also has a very good leading article about the subject. The article points out that all religions promote a concept of right behaviour and that the influence of this concept extends far beyond the religious professionals […]

ARCHBISHOP AGAIN

October 27, 2013

Archbishop Welby is in the press again, saying that keeping within the law does not of itself make your behaviour moral. I agree with that, as argued in my last post. It still leaves some difficult decisions. The A-B has mentioned the Daily Mail piece about Ed Milliband’s Dad. He thinks it was wrong. So do I. […]

AFTER GAY MARRIAGE?

June 9, 2013

I  posted recently about religion and the gay marriage thing. My starting point was that the sociological purpose of religion is to make the tribe do the things that are good for it. That is to say, the wise men of the tribe figure out a policy and endue it with divine authority so that […]

BEYOND GAY MARRIAGE

February 4, 2013

The UK parliament will shortly vote on the issue of gay marriage. It raises a very deep issue, because a significant section of society (the pro- lobby) are saying that religion is wrong on an issue of morality. They are saying that while religion is supposed to have a monopoly on morality, their form of […]

RELIGION UNDER ATTACK IN 14th CENTURY

October 24, 2012

I have just read the interview with Russell Blackford published on Rational Hub. (Most of it, anyway.)  Questions of Morality and Religion and the secular approach of Atheism are relevant today, when stories of misdoing in high places dominate the news. I liked this paragraph from Russell Blackford. ” Basically, my view is that moral […]