Violence in the name of God is not new. Religious conflicts have afflicted almost every part of the world and while often
"I call them his majesty's loyal opposition."
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Science is in constant flux. New discoveries are made. New insights arise. New paradigms overturn previous ways of thinking. So if we base our religious outlook on scientific findings, what will happen to our theology when the science changes?
Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.
In Britain, you meet quite a few Jews who refer to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks simply as "the Chief." It's a bit odd that people speak about him in this way. Yet the title sticks, and I suspect that Jonathan Sacks will remain "the Chief" even after his retirement from his position next year.
"We are caught in the perennial tension between the drive to good, and instinct to self-preservation that sees everyone as a means to our ends."
In the story of creation in Genesis we see that the image of God is best reflected not through sameness, but through the breadth that exists within the grand diversity of creation.