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Religion and numbers

tomorrow afternoon (monday 8th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
religion and numbers (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

Ernie Rea discusses religion’s obsession with numbers with • Marcus du Sautoy, Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, • Alex Bellos, science writer and journalist and author of Can you solve my problems? and • Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers, a Community Educator at the Movement for Reform Judaism.”

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BB: Zionism and Judaism

presenter ernie rea expresses unchallenged the bbc’s position that the creation of israel, and not the arabs’ wars against israel, was the cause of palestinians’ statelessness and occupation

(0:12:00) … subsequent to that we had the rise of the Nazis in Germany, we had the Holocaust with 6 million Jews losing their lives, and then at the end of that there was a state of Israel declared, in 1948, with it has to be said pretty dire consequences for the Palestinians.
 this afternoon (monday 28th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4

zionism and judaism (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

Giving God a face

this afternoon (monday 21st), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
giving god a face (in the beyond belief series)

“What are the advantages and dangers in giving God a face?
Ernie Rea‘s guests are • Aaron Rosen. Professor of Religious Thought & Director of Cultural Projects, Rocky Mountain College, Montana U.S.A, • Dr Chetna Kang, consultation psychiatrist and Hindu priest in the Bhakti Yoga tradition and • Ben Quash, Professor of Christianity and the Arts, Kings College, London.”

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Hair

this afternoon (monday 29th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
hair (in the beyond belief series)

Ernie Rea discusses the connection between hair and religious belief with • Dr Christopher Oldstone-Moore, author of “Of Beards and Men: The Revealing History of Facial Hair”; • Dr Jasjit Singh, an expert in religious and cultural identity from the University of Leeds; and • Rabbi Dr Barbara Borts, a Reform Rabbi and expert on women and Judaism.”

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Freedom of expression

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
freedom of expression (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

Ernie Rea explores the relationship between religion and freedom of expression with • Ed Condon, a canon lawyer and a writer for the Catholic Herald; • Barry Kleinberg, a lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies and an Orthodox Jew; and • Khola Hassan, an Islamic scholar who sits on the Islamic Sharia Council for London.”

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Original sin

yesterday afternoon (monday 23rd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
original sin (in the beyond belief series) (presented by ernie rea)

“For more than 1,500 years the Catholic Church has maintained that the sin of Adam in the Garden of Eden was passed on to every subsequent human being. This meant that every baby was born bad, with its inherent human nature corrupted and attracted to sin. This was not a marginal teaching; it has underpinned Christianity.”
(0:19:57) “The Jews have a wonderful phrase: they say on the Day of Judgment, you will be judged and condemned for every legitimate pleasure you could have had and did not engage in … I find that not such a powerful affirmation of God’s wonderful creation as the Jewish view”

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A fixed Easter

this afternoon (monday 21st), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
fixed easter (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series) (more…)

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