Re: Dawkins on Channel 4 tonight

From: Kate Distin (
Date: Tue 17 Jan 2006 - 09:57:39 GMT

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    Derek Gatherer wrote:
    > At 08:49 17/01/2006, Kate wrote:
    >> And if by "supernatural forces" you mean God, then yes of course I
    >> believe that He still acts in the world today. That kind of goes with
    >> the Christian thing .
    > But that "action" could be, as Dostoyevsky suggests in Karamazov, along
    > the lines of the idea of God inspiring people to change their lives.
    > That wouldn't be, I shouldn't think, supernatural in any way (although
    > psychologically interesting).

    Ok - sorry - you're distinguishing between miracles and daily guidance/inspiration. But I still think that the daily guidance bit is pretty supernatural, if it involves God interacting with human beings. And I do also believe in present-day miracles.

    > Do you know Don Cupitt? I never met him, but he was all the rage during
    > my time in Cambridge. Is he still Dean of Queen's? My impression of
    > the "Anglican Buddhism" thing was that it was possible to have a
    > non-supernatural religion.

    I don't really know anything about him.


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