August 14, 2012

John Lennon – IMAGINE at the London 2012 Olympic Games closing ceremony. from Yoko Ono on Vimeo. Wow, I must say I loved the London 2012 opening ceremony; I adored the games themselves and what they did to communities, attitudes and sporting inspiration in the UK; and I, with the help of some fine wine, massively enjoyed the closing ceremony. However, outside the fun and chaotic mash-up of music and culture, there was one particularly poignant and daring moment. Yes,… Read more

August 12, 2012

Recently, at DC, I posted this: I’m loving the Olympics, I really am. I have even been to see some women’s volleyball and it was great. It has all been so well organised (and in so being, it’s great to put one up Mitt Romney for his silly comments). However, the good ole sporting problem raises its theological head. Who does God support? (more…) Read more

August 10, 2012

This Huffington Post article shows the continuing trend away from religion across the world, with new figures illustrating that Catholic Ireland may no longer warrant that description:   Rocked in recent years by sex-abuse scandals and crises in leadership, the Catholic Church in the Republic of Ireland has been struggling to keep its members close. But this week, a new global survey on faith and atheism has revealed that the crisis of faith inIreland may be much worse than previously thought. (more…) Read more

August 10, 2012

To coincide with the recent release of my book The Nativity: A Critical Examination, I wrote a couple of posts concerning issues with the nativity accounts in Luke and Matthew. One Christian commentator, Vincent, made replies to many of my points, all of which I rebutted. There was one point on which he pushed and that was a thesis by Christian physicist Frank Tipler that sets out to defend the Star of Bethlehem from a naturalistic standpoint. Tipler hypothesises that… Read more

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