The Death of Death: An Antidote to Atheism

Mar 31, 2020 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Christianity offers us everything during this time of crisis – atheism offers us nothing: While I was out for a walk this morning, I prayed about what I might next write on, and various ideas converged. The weather itself was ideal: blue skies, sunshine, slight pleasant breeze, 23 degrees. Just the most perfect weather to take a walk in. Normally one could say that such conditions would lead you to not having a care in the world. But of course we are not...

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Secularists have reached a new low

Mar 27, 2020 by

by Giles Fraser, UnHerd: The virus should be an opportunity for us all to pull together, irrespective of faith or the lack of it. Which is why a number of responses by the secularist organisations have been especially disappointing. For instance, early on in the crisis, when the government included “religious staff” caring for their congregations among those key-workers who were entitled to send their children to school, the National Secular Society objected. They wanted the availability of...

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German Left’s firebomb war on Christianity

Feb 17, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW: THE media give the impression that the big danger of political violence in Germany comes from the Right with marches and demonstrations by Pegida and the rise of the AfD. Marches and voting success, however, are less dangerous to democracy than firebomb attacks by the Left on Christian individuals and organisations. German pro-life journalist Gunnar Schupelius’s car was destroyed in an arson attack on December 31 for which the ‘Feminist Autonomous Cell’...

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Where Atheists Dare Not Tread

Feb 7, 2020 by

by Jake Scott, The Mallard: In case you hadn’t heard, the Church of England has stated that sex is for married, heterosexual couples. It declared this in 1534, when it separated from Rome – of course, you would be forgiven for thinking it declared this in January 2020, following a statement made in a guidance on the new Civil Partnerships legislation. Naturally, we all immediately became theological scholars, ready to provide our opinion to everyone who didn’t ask. It doesn’t really seem to...

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Why aren’t we all atheists?

Jan 5, 2020 by

by Elizabeth Oldfield, UnHerd: I can still remember the relief I felt on first reading Francis Spufford’s Unapologetic: Why, Despite Everything, Christianity Still Makes Surprising Emotional Sense. It was published in 2012, a year that was perhaps the high-water mark of ‘New Atheism’, and proved to be an inflection point in the way religion was written about in public. My copy (or I should say copies, as I have bought, read and given away more than I can recall) is heavily underlined and...

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How socialism causes atheism

Dec 19, 2019 by

by Ben Johnson, Acton Institute: George Orwell’s 1984 defines the booming genre of dystopian literature, but Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World provided a more accurate prophecy of the future. In another of his works, Ends and Means, Huxley offered deep insights into why people choose to become atheists. In a time when 26 percent of Americans are unaffiliated with any religion, and the number of atheists and agnostics in the U.S. has doubled in the last 10 years, people of faith must pay heed to...

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