Peter Hitchens: Atheism Led Me to God

Aug 29, 2014 by

John Cleary talks with Peter Hitchens, the journalist and author of the book The Rage Against God. Peter is also the brother of atheist polemicist Christopher. Unlike his brother, Peter gains a genuine sense of hope for the world from his religious faith. Buy Hitchens’ book:… This is part of the “Ex-Atheists Who Converted to Christianity” playlist:…...

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Now that Richard Dawkins is attacking Muslims and feminists, the atheist Left suddenly discover he’s...

Jul 31, 2014 by

By Damian Thompson, Spectator: ‘Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you?’ asks Eleanor Robertson in the Guardian today. Ms Robertson is a ‘feminist and writer living in Sydney’. She follows to the letter the Guardian’s revised style guide for writing about Prof Dawkins: wring your hands until your fingers are raw, while muttering ‘Oh, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown’. For some time now Dawkins has been saying rude things about Muslims and feminists. This makes him a bigot in the...

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It’s not monotheism that’s the problem. It’s Matthew Parris

Jun 28, 2014 by

By Alexander Boot: Matthew Parris is ‘invigorated by a new idea’, which seems preferable to some other things by which Mr Parris is known to be invigorated from time to time. The trouble is that the source of his excitement doesn’t qualify as an idea, and neither is it particularly new. Mr Parris has recently found himself involved in ‘a ground-breaking exploration of a massive problem’: God. The way he words the topic already contains the answer. To Mr Parris and his supper companions, God...

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Humanists hijack ‘Trojan Horse’ saga to denigrate faith schools

Jun 10, 2014 by

From Cranmer: The so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot by extremist Muslims to infiltrate a number of Birmingham’s schools is fraught with accusations, counter-accusations, recriminations and complexities. On the one hand, school leaders insist that they are properly educating their students – doing nothing but trying “to meet their spiritual needs as one tool to raise their achievement”. On the other, Ofsted say they discovered in some schools evidence of...

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Humans hunger for the sacred. Why can’t the new atheists understand that?

Jun 2, 2014 by

By Roger Scruton, Spectator: Look at life under communism, and you’ll see why religion will never die Does the world have a purpose? The new atheists regard the question as absurd. Purposes emerge in the course of evolution, they tell us; to suppose that they could exist before any organism can gain a reproductive advantage from possessing them is to unlearn the lesson of Darwin. With the theory of evolution firmly established, therefore, there is no room in the scientific worldview for an...

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Two views of Hell

May 29, 2014 by

by John Kersey, Libertarian Alliance Let us begin with the Bible – for that is where, as Christians, we must always begin. And I must crave the indulgence for a moment of those who do not share my faith, but who will perhaps acknowledge that it has been directly formative upon the character and culture of our isles, and therefore has a place, however restricted, in our public discourse. Psalm 14: 1 puts the matter very succinctly: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are...

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