All Ethics  articles – Page 17

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    Unbelievable? “The Reason for God” - Timothy Keller


    Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York in 1989. It now attracts several thousand members to worship every week. His book “The Reason for God” answers the questions he is commonly asked by sceptical New Yorkers. He engages with Atheist Norman Bacrac editor of the “Ethical Record” - a Humanist publication. They debate whether Christianity’s exclusive claims are arrogant, and whether people alone can be the best judge of what is right and wrong.

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    Unbelievable? The Atheist Bus Campaign


    Atheists are funding a campaign that will see London buses bearing the poster “There is probably no god. Now stop worrying and get on with your life”. Its the brainchild of Ariane Sherine and has been backed by Richard Dawkins. We discuss the campaign, whether there really is no God and what it means for morality if there isn’t.

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    Unbelievable? Is religion responsible for war?


    theist Ed Turner, in common with the new atheists, believes that religion is bad for the world because of the conflict it causes across the world. Historian and Christian Meic Pearse who wrote the bestseller “Why the rest hates the West” says that a proper understanding of history shows the opposite - that secular regimes are bad for the world.

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    Unbelievable? Christianity on Trial - Part 2


    Atheist lawyer Ed Turner and Theologian Andy Bannister return to debate whether Jesus and the Bible are a good guide for morality. Ed believes that certain episodes in the Gospels suggest Jesus is actually an evil person. Andy defends Jesus, the gospel and Christian ethics.

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    Unbelievable? Faith & School - do they mix?


    Should the Government fund schools that promote Christianity? Church of England spokesperson on Education Jan Ainsworth says that a faith ethos is a good thing for a school. Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association says that’s not true.

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    Unbelievable? Philosophical problems with God


    Justin is joined by Atheist philosopher Peter Cave as they discuss chapters from his book “Can a Robot be Human?” that ask difficult questions of Christian belief. Christian Philosopher Peter S Williams defends faith in God.

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    Unbelievable? Morality - do we need God to be Good?


    Marilyn Mason, a humanist and Gavin McGrath, a Christian, join Justin as they discuss where they get their sense of “right and wrong” from. Gavin says that without God we can’t make sense of morality - Marilyn disagrees.

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    Unbelievable? Abortion


    With 600 abortions carried out every day Dan Boucher of CARE explains why he believes the law needs to change. Pro-choice advocate Dr. Wendy Savage argues that a woman’s right to choose should come first.

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    Unbelievable? Embryology and medicine


    The HFE Bill going through Parliament will allow the creation of animal-human “hybrid” embryos. Lord David Alton says respect for human life is being trampled on. MP Ian Gibson says that it will allow medical progress. With contributions from Andrew Fergusson of the Christian Medical Fellowship.