Posts Tagged ‘Science and Religion’

Religions have have always known what neuroscientists are just discovering

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Much of what psychologists and neuroscientists are finding about how to change people’s beliefs, feelings, and behaviours echoes ideas and techniques religions have been using for thousands of years. Read more Related Posts:Psychology rediscovering what religion has known for…Psychologists struggling as NZ’s mental health crisis…Horses helped to spread Christianity before ChristHead bishop called to apologise Read more

Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship: Backlash frustrates Christian leaders

Monday, September 14th, 2020
Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship

Christine Fletcher says Christian leaders are feeling frustrated over the backlash against the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship. Fletcher, a former Mayor of Auckland, is an Auckland City Councilor now representing the Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa Ward. She told Newshub the negativity has to stop. “It has been expressed to me [there has been] some frustration by some of Read more

The pink haired lady, the Church, and the magic potion

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
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Associate professor Siouxsie Wiles, known by many as the pink hair science lady, warns that the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing is peddling a disinfectant they claim can cure 99% of all illnesses including COVID-19. “And before you think we are immune to this in New Zealand, according to their website, we have Read more

Science provides evidence for God

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Sir Colin Humphreys suggests that modern science is providing evidence for God. On Wednesday 18 September, he will be presenting a University of Canterbury Connect public lecture to a capacity audience on the subject Science and Religion: are they compatible? Humphries is is a fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Read more

Students query Vatican’s astronomer about his faith

Monday, May 6th, 2019

“The Church loves science. To be close to the universe is to be close to God” says Brother Guy Consolmagno,​ director of the Vatican Observatory. He has been visiting New Zealand on a lecture tour been sponsored by Catholic Discovery (formerly the Catholic Enquiry Centre). Consolmagno made this remark after students at Hamilton’s St John College challenged him Read more

Einstein’s God letter sells for $4.2m

Monday, December 10th, 2018

A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and known as the “God letter” because he discussed his thoughts about religion has fetched close to US$2.9 million (NZ$4.2m) at an auction in New York. The letter, which was sold at Christie’s on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), was written the year before he died. Continue reading Related Posts:Israel’s Read more

Creationists not dumb nor stupid; evolution just a theory

Monday, August 6th, 2018

“How can you be studying biology, you’re a priest; you don’t believe in evolution.” So began the conversation with Rob. I was a ‘newly minted’ studying at Victoria University, Wellington, in a clerical suit and a roman collar. I was standing next to him, scalpel in hand. We were about to dissect our first dogfish. I Read more

Charter school politics behind creationism teaching claim

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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A former student of Mount Hobson Middle School, a partnership (charter) school, claims that his science teacher Rachel O’Connor favoured creationism as an explanation for how the world began. Rachel O’Connor is the sister of National Party leader Simon Bridges and wife of National MP Simon O’Connor. This news item appeared on Newsroom two days after the opposition Read more

A List of 244 Priest-Scientists

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Here is a list of Catholic priests, brothers, bishops, abbots, cardinals, popes (and, in at least four cases, saints) who have made major contributions to science. One of the most cherished myths to which fundamentalist atheists cling is the misguided and downright stupid idea that the Catholic Church and Catholics are somehow anti-science. Nothing could Read more

Mass in the colour of your choice

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Many people may not be familiar with the Catholic tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of specific professions with a Mass and naming that celebration after an associated colour. The Church has the Blue Mass for law enforcement professionals, the Red Mass for those involved in the legal profession — and now the Gold Mass, for Read more