Daily Archives: 22/12/2010

Forget the ‘Rapture’ prediction for May 21, 2011; the end of the world has already happened!

Forget the ‘Rapture’ prediction for May 21, 2011.  According to some, the end of the world has already happened! Anyone Else Still Here? More: May 21, 2011: the end of the world as we know it?

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More on Margaret Forrester and the increasingly intolerant secularism in Britain

Catholic NHS worker ‘faces sack’ after giving colleague booklet warning of abortion risks Margaret Forrester, 39, said she was bullied and ‘treated like a criminal’ after she handed the pro-life leaflet to a family planning worker at a London NHS … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

IHOP restaurant in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, on the right track!

An IHOP sign in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada: Bravo!  You can be sure that lots of local Christians will be patronising this restaurant from now on.  Merry Christmas, IHOP, New Westminster!

Posted in Popular Culture, Society

U.K. shopping mall bans singing of Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah Chorus to avoid ‘religious bias’

The secularist thought police are on the job again: Mall blocks Christmas song to avoid ‘religious bias’ Sheffield’s Meadowhall shopping centre – one of Europe’s biggest – has blocked a performance of a classic Christmas song because it claims it must be … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

Alister McGrath on why Christians celebrate Christmas

Why do Christians celebrate Christmas Day?  In part, of course, to mark the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, which Christians have chosen to celebrate on this day, even through the precise date of his birth is now unknown.  Yet the … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Scott Stephens of ABC picks Peter Hitchens’ ‘Rage Against God’ as a book of the year

The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens is one of Scott Stephens’ books of the year: While Peter’s book was never going to be as marketable or salacious as Christopher’s, it is unquestionably superior. Bristling with a kind of Chestertonian fury, The Rage … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Peter Hitchens

John Lennon was wrong: Jesus was (and is) far more popular than the Beatles

According to Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar:  This new Google database [see here and here] should be able to settle the question, raised by John Lennon’s claim in 1966 that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus.”  At least … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Society

Christmas in Bethlehem this year

Posted in Politics, World Events

Russian government agency and Orthodox Church cooperate on rehabilitation of drug addicts

Seems the Russian government, even with its long, abhorrent history of religious persecution, is presently a lot more open-minded and forward-thinking than many ardently secular states in the West: FSKN, Russian Church to cooperate on rehabilitation of drug addicts “The Russian Orthodox … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches

Christian health worker Margaret Forrester faces sack over anti-abortion booklet

Secularism hard at work, pushing Christians out of the public sphere: Christian health worker Margaret Forrester faces sack over anti-abortion booklet A Christian mental health worker is facing the sack after giving two colleagues a leaflet warning of the physical … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

How Richard Dawkins and his family celebrate Christmas

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