Daily Archives: 21/11/2010

What it’s really like to grow up in an atheist state

An interview with Archbishop Tadeus Kondrusziewicz of Minsk-Mohilev‎ Q) You grew up in Byelorussia under an atheist regime.  What was it like to live as a believer under such a system? A) Well, it was difficult time especially for believers.  … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Richard Dawkins empirically proven wrong again

Neuroscience and Visionary Experience: A Challenge to Richard Dawkins and ‘The God Delusion’ Conclusion The continuing phenomena of the Marian apparitions in Medjugorje substantially challenge and, in many cases, downright disprove many arguments that Richard Dawkins has made in his … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rowan Williams on the doctrine of creation

There is a widespread belief that the doctrine of creation is an explanation: [that] believing in God is like believing in someone throwing a switch and seeing the current flow.  But an explanatory hypothesis is about how one thing leads … Continue reading

Posted in Quote of the Day, Theology

Terry Eagleton on the ignorance of New Atheists

‘There’s no point in defending the value of synecdoche to people who think it’s a small town in upper New York state.’ ~ Terry Eagleton Brilliant!

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Fundamentalist uses Salvatore Giunta’s award to blast “feminization” of Medal of Honor

Christian Right activist blasts “feminization” of Medal of Honor “When we think of heroism in battle, we used the think of our boys storming the beaches of Normandy under withering fire, climbing the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc while enemy … Continue reading

Posted in Fundamentalism

Presbyterian ‘Free Church of Scotland’ to allow singing during worship services

Free Church of Scotland allows singing The Free Church of Scotland has overturned more than a hundred years of tradition by moving to allow music and singing during services. The decision was made following two days of discussion in Edinburgh.  … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches, Presbyterian, Reformed

Afghan Christian, detained for months for converting from Islam, could face death penalty

Afghan Christian faces trial for alleged conversion from Islam An Afghan Christian, detained for months for allegedly converting to Christianity from Islam, could face trial as early as next week – and could face a potential death penalty, officials said Sunday. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

Christmas overtime pay at care home axed: bosses say it discriminates against other religions

Christmas overtime pay at care home axed after bosses say it discriminates against other religions  Guinness Care and Support said it had an ‘ethical belief in equality’ which means it cannot favour Christmas over ‘other religious festivals’.   Exeter Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism