Sorry Prime Minister, the national religion is self-worship

May 6, 2014 by

By Julian Mann, Cranmer’s Curate [...]  Amongst the plethora of gods and goddesses on offer in Britain today, surely the most popular is not materialism but the god of the self. Materialism of course is pressed into the service of this self-worship, but the accumulation of money is not an end in itself in this particular cult. Rather it is the entitlements of our self-created (albeit from a menu) personal avatar that are paramount, as advertisers well know. For many British people, one...

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Most countries still look down on adultery, but Western countries are more relaxed about abortion, d...

Apr 21, 2014 by

From Christian Today Attitudes to extramarital affairs remain conservative around the world, according to research by Pew.   The Pew Global Attitudes Survey looked at the views of over 40,000 people in 40 countries and found that an overwhelming 78 per cent of people believe that extramarital affairs are morally unacceptable.   Only one in 10 said they were not a moral issue and even fewer (7 per cent) said they were morally acceptable.   Even in morally relaxed Britain, over...

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How the Bible has shaped the West

Mar 24, 2014 by

By Michael Cook, MercatorNet Rabbi Jonathan Sacks detects seven key ideas in Judaeo-Christian culture which explain why the West is unique. One of the most interesting minds in Britain today is Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom. A philosopher and public intellectual as well as a scholar of Judaism, he was recently appointed Professor of Law, Ethics & the Bible at King’s College London. His inaugural lecture dealt with the relevance of the Bible...

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The Zuber Report: Radical Feminism defeats itself in the European Parliament

Mar 17, 2014 by

By J C von Krempach, JD, Turtle Bay & Beyond The easiest victory is when your adversaries cannibalize each other. Such a thing happened in last week’s plenary session of the European Parliament, where the supporters of two different versions of a radical-feminist “initiative report” neutralized each other, which finally paved the way for the best of all possible outcomes: neither of the two texts was adopted. I admit that the whole thing appeared rather late on our radar...

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Be Wary of “Progress”

Mar 16, 2014 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, Culure Watch Back in 1980 American sociologist Robert Nisbet wrote an important volume entitled History of the Idea of Progress. In it he examined how the notion of progress has had a long historical pedigree, with Christianity and other worldviews offering their own versions of it.   In an essay published a year before his book, he offered a summary of his thoughts. In it he said, “There is a dark side to the idea, manifest in the writings of those, on the one...

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Guardian's 'Christian conservatism v Welfare Reform' Claim is Bunkum

Feb 21, 2014 by

By Peter Glover, Breitbart What The Guardian and its writers appear to understand about the Christian Church could be written on the back of a postage stamp – with space to spare. Proof positive comes in the form of Andrew Brown's absurd piece entitled "Christian conservatism takes radical position against welfare cuts". In a clumsy attempt to ally 'Christian conservatism' – in other words, the non-liberal element of the Church – in the paper's...

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