Parents given ‘atheist handbook’ to challenge religion in schools

Aug 16, 2016 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: An atheist handbook will be given to parents concerned about religious influence in schools as a guide for how to challenge teachers. Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) have published ‘A Guide for Non-Religious Parents’ and ‘A Guide for Non-Religious Young People’ to try and help them understand their human rights regarding religious classes. The humanist group said they received regular complaints from parents and pupils and the guides...

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What The Fighting Over Gender Issues Is Really About

Aug 16, 2016 by

by Michael C Sherrard: Do you have a hard time understanding how rational people can really think that genderless bathrooms are a good idea? Are you confused about what is happening culturally? Does it make any sense to you that corporations are applying political and economic pressure to reform our social sexuality? Well, here’s what’s going on. The cultural battle over sexuality and gender comes down to one thing: a meaningful life. That is what all of the fighting is about, and it is why...

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Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Martin Saunders, thepoachedegg.net: Atheism is cool. At least, that’s the popular perception of a worldview that’s enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have issued forceful public challenges to the claims of the major faiths and the rights they’ve traditionally been granted, while well-respected and high-profile public figures have lent vocal support to their ideas. When Stephen Fry...

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Government challenged over treatment of non-religious views in RE lessons

Jul 1, 2016 by

from the National Secular Society: The Government has been challenged in the House of Lords over its approach to the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in religious education. Lord Taverne, the Liberal Democrat peer and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society, asked the Government to explain why it had “condemned” guidance on the teaching of non-religious worldviews in religious studies. The guidance, written by Dr Satvinder Juss – a Professor of Law at...

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The Dangerous Religion of Secular Progressivism

Jun 28, 2016 by

by Luma Simms, Public Discourse: In an excellent new book, Mary Eberstadt argues that secular progressivism is not just a political ideology; it is a competing faith. During my first few weeks in America, I vividly remember my mom gasping in surprise and pointing out a large cross on a hill overlooking the freeway in southern California. As my dad tried to concentrate on driving, my mother exclaimed with amazement (in Arabic): “They allow crosses on hills in America!” My father brought me to...

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Polish Prime Minister Thanksgiving Service: ‘Our Enemy Is Secularisation, Which Flooded Europe’

Jun 6, 2016 by

By Oliver J J Lane, Breitbart: The cream of Polish society including the Prime Minister turned out for a Catholic thanksgiving service this morning which warned against the de-Christianisation of Europe. Beata Szydło, Prime Minister since her right-wing, anti-mass migration Law and Justice party swept to power in November was joined by other political figures and the heads of Poland’s armed forces and police today. The officials met with 8,000 pilgrims from all over Poland for a joint display...

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