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Jerry Coyne vs. Ross Douthat: Why the Bible Persuades So Many (Even as Atheist Arguments Against It Don’t)
In thinking about the dust-up between Jerry Coyne and Ross Douthat over whether the miraculous stories in the Bible actually happened, and whether it matters (Coyne says yes, Douthat says no), it occurs to me that both of them are … Continue reading
At the New York Times this week, Ross Douthat tells us what Western marriage is, and why gays can’t play: This ideal holds up the commitment to lifelong fidelity and support by two sexually different human beings — a commitment … Continue reading
Ross Douthat, in a recent New York Times piece, says that scholars would evaluate the documentary evidence for Jesus’s sayings and doings far more sympathetically if the New Testament had no miracles in it: If the letters of Saint Paul (the earliest surviving … Continue reading
I think that Ross Douthat, in reflecting on the film Avatar, writes rather eloquently of the human existential dilemma: Traditional theism has to wrestle with the problem of evil: if God is good, why does he allow suffering and death? But Nature is suffering … Continue reading