Faversham Stoa is a philosophy discussion group. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the The Bull in Tanners Street. We cover a large range of topics. There's no charge for membership and everyone is welcome to drop in. Just bring your brain and some beer money!

Does religious faith require supernatural belief?

Is it possible to be religious in the absence of a belief in the supernatural? Some people think you can and, indeed, some clergy, notoriously dubbed in the press as “Godless Vicars”, take this position. In the early 80's philosopher and theologian Don Cupitt relected on the decline of religious faith in western culture in his TV series and book 'Sea of Faith'. The TV series gave rise to an organisation of the same name which promoted the view that you could practice religion as a purely expressive form without any reference to the supernatural claims of religion, their tag-line being: exploring religion as a human creation.

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