Faith, Science and Chocolate Eggs

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

So, it’s Easter Sunday, and I’m going to do something I rarely do here: talk a (very) little about faith.

First up, there’s an interesting piece on CNN about the head of the Human Genome Project and why he has Christian faith. It’s not the most compelling argument ever (and it’s not meant to be), but it makes a pleasant change from the false “Science is in opposition to Faith” dichotomy that so many of the dogmatic on both sides trot out.

Second (and last) is a piece by Ruth Gledhill of The Times on Somerfield identifying Easter with the birth of Christ. The piece neatly demolishes the idea that some of the more passionate atheists put around that in some, mysterious way, Christianity has a power lock on this country. Uh, no, we’re not America. We’re largely secular and, as show here, often truly clueless about even the basics of a faith.

For those of you with faith, God Bless. For those who don’t, Happy Pagan Chocolate Day.


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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.