Daily Archives: 28/01/2011

Vatican reaches out to atheists

Vatican To Reach Out To Atheists The Vatican announced a new initiative aimed at promoting dialogue between theists and atheists to be launched with a two-day event this March in Paris. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture will sponsor a … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Christian Churches

Roger Pearse asks: Is Christianity actually legal in modern Britain, for practical purposes?

Roger Pearse writes: The story is simple.  A Christian couple, Peter and Hazelmary Bull, let out rooms in their home for “Bed and Breakfast” accomodation overnight, which they advertise under the name of the “Chymorvah private hotel” in Penzance in Cornwall.  … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

St. Thomas Aquinas: biblical theologian and philosopher

Today is the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas.  Here’s an excellent blog post about St. Thomas Aquinas and the Bible: Aquinas: The Biblical Approach of the Model Catholic Theologian More Big Tom here: St. Thomas Aquinas and here: Spirituality: Feast … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Theology

The shameful truth about British fundamentalist leader Stephen Green, wife-beater

I was going to title this post ‘The shameful truth about fundamentalist Christian leader Stephen Green’ but, of course, there is little, if anything, Christian about this man.  Like so many fundamentalists, especially those in positions of leadership, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Fundamentalism

The myth that’s dearly beloved of mythicists: did Jesus Christ even exist?

Well, what a stupid question that is — of course he did.  That there was an historical Jesus of Nazareth is not doubted by any serious (i.e. academically qualified) historian of first century Palestine.  Claims of Jesus’ non-existence are strictly … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Biblical Studies, History