Why did God create viruses?

Older people will remember the accusation, when they were young, against the existence of God – Why did God create viruses?  It was intended to be a rhetorical question.  Viruses are bad, full stop, so there is no good God.  These shrill voices have been mute for some time, but why? The development of gene …

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The liberation of Jerusalem 1917 and 1967

One hundred years ago today, Jerusalem was liberated during the first World War by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) led by British forces.  It was a significant event in the long journey towards recognizing and re-establishing the state of Israel in the native homeland of the Jews. On 11th December 1917 British General Sir Edmund …

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Secular religion imitating Christianity

There are a number of Christian concepts being imitated by secular religion. It is worth listing them, with links to articles explaining each one. The secular pulpit. Just as atheistic communism had what Bertrand Russell called 'religious faith in the Marxian gospel' with its 'religious dogma', which should 'not be questioned but believed in', with …

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