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The Curiosity Index (13.02.2019)

Many people still reject Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution The interesting question in places like Britain is why? It can hardly be down to the pernicious influence of Christianity as it basically has none. Nick Spencer of Theos, a think-tank devoted to religion, notes that whatever is making young people cautious about accepting Darwin, the main factor cannot be messages they are receiving in places of worship (which very few attend) or the influence of fundamentalist schools, which form only a tiny segment of British education. In the Catholic and…

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The Curiosity Index (16.12.2018 – Sunday edition)

Friendly, Caring, and Carrying Churches The church needs to move into deeper community that truly expresses what love is. We need to bear one another’s burdens, confess our sins to one another, pray for one another, and have deep compassion on one another. We are a family. No one is too heavy for us to carry, because they are our brothers and sisters. We should be willing to work together to carry one another’s burdens as we suffer with those who suffer. I hope you’re a part of a church that…

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The Curiosity Index (06.09.2018)

After an unexplained absence (well, laziness) we’re back. Our strange and incoherent stance towards the unborn Powerful stuff from Andrew Haslam: It made no sense to me that if a woman wants her baby, it’s a child, but if she doesn’t then it’s a foetus. If the child dies, it’s a tragic miscarriage, but if the pregnancy is brought to a medically induced end, it’s a routine termination. If a couple is longing to have a family the loss of a child is a grief too hard to bear, but…

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The Curiosity Index (09.04.2018)

We Need Counter-Cultural Common Sense GK Chesterton was a genius, that’s all I’m saying. China Bans Bibles from Online Sellers Like Amazon The story develops a bit further. Should we believe in hell? Ian Paul takes up the question World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists Well isn’t that interesting… Gorgeous 8K video of the aurora borealis dancing in the skies during a lunar eclipse Definitely worth 70 seconds of your time.

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The Curiosity Index (29.05.2017)

Anders Breivik was never a Christian Norway’s worst mass killer also became an oft used counter-point to all the murders committed by radical Islam. Christianity was no better because ‘Breivik was a Christian’. Except he wasn’t. Breivik said he had been an Odinist for years and had never truly believed in Christianity, a theme he expanded on in a letter to a Norwegian newspaper: “There are few things in the world more pathetic than the Jesus figure and his message, and I have always despised the weakness and the internationalism…

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