Just say NO to Ouija

Dec 9, 2014 by

by Canon J John, Premier Christianity: When my friend told me Ouija boards were going to be this Christmas’ sell-out item my initial reaction was that this was another ‘urban myth’, best treated with a healthy dose of scepticism. Who, in the age of the internet, online gaming, Facebook and 3D televisions would want to move a pointer around on a board in the hope of getting a message from the spirit world? The astonishing answer is, quite a lot of people! The story turns out...

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Unholy row as nativity scene ban divides France

Dec 8, 2014 by

by Anne Penketh, Guardian: It has been called the nativity war. A French court’s ban on a nativity scene in a town hall in order to preserve France’s secular traditions has triggered a fierce backlash. “Why not ban Christmas and the public holidays that go with it?” thundered Le Parisien on Sunday. Its headline read: “Spare us a nativity war.” According to the newspaper, 86% of more than 12,000 readers surveyed were in favour of keeping nativity scenes in public places. The court in Nantes...

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How did our country get where it is?

Nov 6, 2014 by

The following was written by Steven Levy and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.  The contents could apply equally in the UK … My confession: I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t...

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Poll finds atheists thought of as more moral, as Britain drifts away from religious values

Nov 6, 2014 by

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart: More than half of British people believe that religion does more harm than good a recent poll has found. Twenty percent of people describing themselves as “very religious” also agreed with that statement. Less than a quarter of those surveyed believe that faith is a force for good. The poll, by Survation for the Huffington Post, found that just eight percent of Britons describe themselves as very religious, whereas more than 60 percent said they were not at...

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Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

Oct 10, 2014 by

by Damon Linker, The Week: Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable. Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity. Consider these two storieshighlighted in the last week by conservative Christian blogger Rod Dreher. Item 1: In a widely discussed essay in Slate, author Brian Palmer writes about the prevalence of missionary doctors and nurses in...

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European “Humanists”: embarrassment or silent sympathy with Dawkins’ attack on disabled persons?...

Sep 5, 2014 by

By J C von Krempach, JD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: Following the world-wide astonishment and outrage over British “humanist” Richard Dawkins’ rant that mothers giving birth to children who have been diagnosed with Down Syndrome are acting “immorally”, we are surprised to find that neither the British Humanist Association (BHA), nor the European Humanist Federation (EHF), nor the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) have found it necessary to clarify whether they agree or disagree...

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