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DR Ghannam says “God wants us to use science and research to confirm that God created them” (Faith Matters).

DR Ghannam says “God wants us to use science and research to confirm that God created them” (Faith Matters).

If this were true it would mean God assumes our faith in Him is dependent on proof. God expects faith, He does not task us to test him or his creation. Galileo put it best when he said “I refuse to believe that the same God who endowed us with wisdom, reason and intellect intended us to forego their use”.

Dr Ghannam goes on to suggest that, whilst Newton’s illumination of mechanics is acceptable, the revelation of evolution to Darwin is somehow contrary to God’s plan. I would submit that God does not lie, and there is no deceit in His work.

As a student of science one of the first challenges I faced was to reconcile Faith and Truth. Scientific principle advocates understanding through empirical observation of evidence and therefore - accepting that God exists - not only can there be no inconsistency in the truth revealed in His Creation, but the study of the Universe created by God is a far more reliable path to understanding Him than the conflicting scriptures of religious ‘authorities’. I have a wonderful relationship with God; only his various ‘representatives’ on Earth give me grief.

A Gill, Solihull

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Good old days

OH for the small shops. Where you could pick your own fruit and veg.

You can go to the supermarkets but they charge a lot more.

They used to have one years ago in the Hobs Moat area but all we have is fast food shops and betting shops.

The good old days really were good old days!

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