I sense that the spirit of Mandy Rice-Davies is with me tonight. My immediate response to the Synod’s passing of the motion that belief in Religion and Science are compatible was to think: “well, they would, wouldn’t they?”
I can’t say that I blame them, like Sisyphus, for trying, but really, in this day and age, the mantra of NOMA is wearing a trifle thin. And it doesn’t help when a delegate, Philip Brown of Manchester, says: "Science can only explain how something was created; religion can explain why."
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.
What I found really intriguing is that the vote was 241 in favour of the motion versus 2 against. I’d like to hear more from those two…