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Making the case for religion

Criticise what Christians believe if you like, Paul Vallely tells the sceptics — but find out what it is first

ONE OF the things I find odd in debates between atheists and believers, is how keen atheists are to tell me what I believe. The atheists define the God they do not believe in, and then tell me it is the one I do believe in. When it is not. They offer a caricature of religion and then say, “There, it is absurd”. They always cite the most preposterously extreme examples.

I would prefer to define what I believe myself, and not have someone else do it for me. ...

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A man in tune with his times

A man in tune with his times

Ian Ramsey was an 'improbable' Bishop of Durham. On the centenary of his birth, John Saxbee recalls a philosopher of religion who was also a man of the people  Subscribe to read more

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The challenges that the new C of E reports duck

Linda Woodhead finds the proposed remedies for the numerical decline of the Church too clerical and too congregational  Read More

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