New Dawn or More of the Same?

This time last year there was a political earthquake that changed the shape of Irish politics. Fianna Fail suffered the worst defeat in its history and lost its dominance over Irish politics. The political system in place since 1932 was destroyed. Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein made enormous and unprecedented gains, while the losses suffered by Fianna Fail and the Green Party were so great many commentators questioned if they would survive. A Fine-Gael-Labour coalition was formed with the largest majority in history. One year on, how has the new government fared? Has it redefined the way politics operate or is it simply a case of new faces, same old story? Continue reading “New Dawn or More of the Same?”

Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 6 – Anti-Semitism

For centuries Jews have been the victim of bigotry and hatred for allegedly being responsible for the killing Jesus. This hateful lie has led to widespread discrimination and pogroms culminating in the Holocaust. But where did this murderous idea come from? The answer is none other than the so-called “Good Book”, the Bible, the book that is supposedly full of nothing but peace and love. Continue reading “Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 6 – Anti-Semitism”

Arguments Against The Existence Of God #1 – The Problem Of Evil

God is described to be all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving. But if this is so, then why is there evil in the world? Let me explain.

Could God use his powers to prevent all evil? If not then he is not all-powerful.

What if he does not know that evil is taking place? Then he is not all-knowing.

What if he does not want to prevent the evil? Then he is not all-loving.

It is therefore impossible for both evil and an all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving God to exist simultaneously. As we know there is evil in the world, God as he is described, cannot exist. Continue reading “Arguments Against The Existence Of God #1 – The Problem Of Evil”

Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 5 – Racism

I would have thought the Bible of all books would be about love and peace for the whole world. I would never expected quotes from God or Jesus claiming only some ethnic groups were saved or that some were superior to others. But that is exactly what I found. Continue reading “Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 5 – Racism”