Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Martin Saunders, 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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Even the non-believers must understand faith

May 31, 2016 by

by Sholto Byrnes, The National: In the first half of the last century, religion was so ensconced in Britain that the Church of England was often referred to as “the Conservative Party at prayer”. In 1936, King Edward VIII relinquished his throne for insisting on breaking the rules of that church – of which he was supreme governor – to marry a divorcee. The decline Today, a survey shows just how far religion has declined in Britain. For the first time, according to a report due to be...

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Young believers and the forces of secularism

May 10, 2016 by

Carolyn Moynihan, MercatorNet: A new study points to anti-Christian prejudice in English schools. “I am torn between two different ways: everyone’s saying he’s [God’s] not real, everyone saying I’m wasting my time and I should be an atheist like them.”  (Toni, an 11-year-old English schoolgirl) In a column in the New York Times a few days ago self-styled progressive Nicholas Kristoff called for a more representative presence of conservatives and Christians in academic positions. This was...

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