Riches, Religion, and the New Atheism

Jun 19, 2015 by

By Robert T Miller, Public Discourse: It’s not that in misery and suffering human beings grasp at foolish theories that give them some hope. Rather, amidst prosperity, human beings can blind themselves to the reality of the human condition and so never ask the questions that, once asked, cannot be plausibly answered except in theistic terms. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Dennett argues that the future of religion is bleak. Congregations are losing members at a tremendous rate, and...

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What’s Really Behind the Attacks on Religious Freedoms?

Apr 14, 2015 by

By Michael Brown, Charisma News: I believe there is a common thread that unites the new atheism, the radical left and the gay activist revolution. It is the philosophy that says, “We will not have God and His Son rule over us!” It is reminiscent of what is written in Psalm 2: “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, ‘Let us tear off their bonds and cast away their ropes from...

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UK one of world’s least religious countries, survey finds

Apr 13, 2015 by

From The Guardian: The UK is among the least religious countries in the world, according to a new survey. In a global ranking of 65 countries, the UK came six places from last, with 30% of the population calling themselves religious. While 53% of people said they were not religious, only 13% said they were a convinced atheist and the remainder did not know how to define themselves. This compares with 94% of people in Thailand and 93% of people in Armenia, Bangladesh, Georgia and Morocco who...

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Are all atheists simply angry, or just the ones to whom you’re listening?

Apr 13, 2015 by

By Oliver Burkeman, Guardian: Why are atheists so angry? The question – regularly flung around in debates about religion – is a self-fulfilling one, since atheists get pretty irritated whenever they’re asked it. But it’s revealing, too, because it pinpoints a surprising zone of agreement between believers and non-believers: many on both sides accept the premise that atheists are angrier than average. Naturally, their reasoning differs. Evangelical Christians sometimes assert that atheists...

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America—Then vs Now. It’s Almost Unbelievable.

Apr 7, 2015 by

By Shane Idleman, Charisma News: Newsweek magazine, on Dec. 27, 1982, in an article titled, “How the Bible Made America,” made this revealing statement: “Historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our Founding document.” To understand the core values of a nation, one must simply look to the beliefs set forth during its conception, and, in the case of America, during the transitional years of the American Revolution. Judge for...

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‘Conspiracy of silence’ about Christianity in Britain boosting Jihadis – Archbishop

Apr 3, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: A “misplaced sensitivity” towards atheists and followers of other religions has led to a “conspiracy” of silence by politicians of all parties about the Christian roots of British society, the Archbishop of York has claimed. Dr John Sentamu suggested that the abandonment of strong moral principles, rooted in the Bible, in favour of “vague” notions about values was partly responsible for the radicalisation of Muslim youths who were being “seduced” by the lure of...

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