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A Reason For Hope | Session Three

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BUT I ONLY BELIEVE IN SCIENCE Neuroscientist Steven Pinker in his book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, makes the rather bold claim that science has demonstrated that all of the belief systems of the major world religions are “factually...

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A Reason For Hope | Session Two

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ISN’T RELIGION BAD FOR PEOPLE? Religion in our culture is often presented as a dangerous thing for individuals to cling to. Some see it as a cause of anxiety, relational strife, ignorance, and intolerance. As one blog post claims, “Religion is like a slow poison, and just as poison...

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A Reason For Hope | Session One

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IS THE WORLD REALLY LOSING ITS RELIGION? (Or is it just Michael Stipe?)  It is commonly supposed that as the world becomes more economically prosperous and educated, religious belief will inevitably wane. Some have even written songs and delivered impassioned speeches picturing a...

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