Category Archives: God

The Sunday Assembly: church without God

I first heard about the Sunday Assembly (dubbed the “atheist church”) in the news earlier this year. Taking the form of a church service, it is a communal celebration of life (without any reference to a deity), aiming to help … Continue reading

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God Revised

A while ago, I attended a service at my local Unitarian church led by a guest minister: Galen Guengerich from New York. I enjoyed it enough to want to read his book “God Revised: how religion must evolve in a … Continue reading

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And so it goes with God

“I told you two stories that account for the 227 days in between.” “Yes, you did.” “Neither explains the sinking of the Tsimtsum.” “That’s right.” “Neither makes a factual difference to you.” “That’s true.” “You can’t prove which story is … Continue reading

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Liking questions and liking answers

I’m not sure why it is that the tagline of my blog reads, ” … a woman who loves questions more than answers.” I actually seem to be one of those who prefers certainty, despite my protestations that too much … Continue reading

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Suffering and the need for a good story

A few years ago, one of the big things that stopped me believing in an underlying purpose and intention in our existence (i.e. that the universe was created by some kind of a god) had to do with suffering. I’ve … Continue reading

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Stuck in infancy

I’ve watched Richard Dawkins’ two-part Channel 4 programme, “The Root of All Evil? – The God Delusion”. It’s a few years old now, but someone had posted it so I watched it. You can see part 1 here and part 2 … Continue reading

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Naturalism: is it just another story?

I posted an article by Mike Young, “Living with Theological Diversity” over a year ago and I thought I would post it again. It is about seeing theology (and atheology!) as language. Seeing it as a model rather than reality; … Continue reading

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Over-confident atheism?

It seems a lot of people don’t like atheism. They see it as an over-confidence in the non-existence of something, some even trying to suggest that it is more scientific to be agnostic about unproven things. I have heard atheists … Continue reading

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Honouring the darkness

The following is a personal reflection I wrote and read out at my Unitarian church in March (abridged slightly). Much of it is stuff I have blogged about before, but I hope it might be of interest to some. Comments … Continue reading

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Miracles for sale

I just watched “Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale“, a documentary in which the illusionist Derren Brown exposes the tricks used by faith healers to convince people they are healed and get them to part with their cash. Well worth a … Continue reading

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