Saturday, 30 January 2010

Another Review of My Book

This review appeared in this week's Baptist Times (29th Jan 2010)

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

God Bless You Barack Obama?

Just in case you missed it, you can catch Robert Beckford's exploration of Obama's spirituality on iPlayer here:

As the blurb says: 'America's religious Right had claimed God for them. Beckford reveals how Obama adopted the precepts of black liberation theology and turned them into a winning manifesto that reached out to all Americans.'

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Dara O'Briain on the Bible Creationism

In this clip, comedian Dara O'Briain offers his insights into the world of biblical literalism and creationism.

A few quotes:

For God’s sake stop taking it literally – it’s only the Bible, it’s not Gospel.

Three arguments against God making us exactly as we are:
  1. Have a look at yourself… This is the same guy who apparently made mountaintops and sunsets. What kind of off-day exactly was he having when he threw you together?
  2. If we were truly created by God, why do we still occasionally bite the insides of our own mouths?
  3. The appendix. Why would he put it in you when it does nothing except randomly kill you?

HT Polly