Monthly Archives: February 2011

‘These two prats [Lord Justice Munby and Justice Beatson] need to retire . . .’

. . . and trot off to the retirement home in order to live out their senility in complete solitude.’ comments one widely-read blogger.  ‘Brits should do whatever is legally possible to remove these two from their offices’ he concludes. One can … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

‘No place’ in the law for Christianity, activist judges Lord Justice Munby and Justice Beatson rule

Foster parent ban: ‘no place’ in the law for Christianity, High Court rules Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson made the remarks when ruling on the case of a Christian couple who were told that they could not be … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

The actor who should have won an Oscar last night: Mark Wahlberg

‘Anything that’s good in my life is because of my [Christian] faith.  A lot of people get in trouble, go to jail and find God, and the minute they don’t need God anymore, they’re gone.  But I spend a good … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Society, Visual Arts

Reaction to secularist judges Lord Justice Munby & Mr Justice Beatson’s anti-Christian judgment

Christian Legal Centre Reaction Andrea Minichiello Williams, CEO of Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre said: “The Johns are a mild mannered, ordinary Christian couple, yet they may never be able to foster children again.  They were willing to … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

British activist judges Lord Justice Munby and Justice Beatson and their bigoted decision

High Court judgment suggests Christian beliefs harmful to children: fostering by Christians now in doubt The nature of the judgment means that Christians who hold orthodox Christian views on the family, marriage and sexuality will continue to face difficulties in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Secularist judges declare that traditional Christian ethics are harmful to the interests of children

UK Judges rule that Christians who uphold traditional morality about homosexuality cannot foster children Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson have ruled that Eunice and Owen Johns, a Pentecostal couple, cannot foster children because they uphold traditional Christian morality … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

British judges rule: Christians can be discriminated against as gay rights trump religious freedoms

Christian couple lose High Court battle to foster children because they are against promoting homosexuality Lord Justice Munby and Mr Justice Beatson ruled that laws protecting people from discrimination because of their sexual orientation ‘should take precedence’ over the right … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Christians in Libya staying in the country, praying for peace and treating the wounded

Libyan Christian clergy vow to stay on amid violence The Catholic Church, which is the largest denomination in Libya, has been allowed two places of worship: St Francis Church in the capital of Tripoli and Immaculate Conception church in Benghazi.  … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Churches, Politics, World Events

Quote of the day: Tom Knox on the evolutionary ‘blind alley’ that is atheism

‘Certainly, in purely evolutionary terms, atheism is a blind alley.  Across the world, religious people have more children than non-religious (go forth and multiply!), while atheist societies are the ones with the lowest birth rates. The Czech Republic is a … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Quote of the Day

New Atheists proven wrong over and over again: belief in God makes you happier and healthier

The tantalising proof that belief in God makes you happier and healthier I took a deeper, more rigorous interest in the possible benefits of religious faith.  Not one particular creed, but all creeds.  And I was startled by what I … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Sciences

Joke of the day: President Barack Obama visits a Scottish hospital

President Barack Obama visits a Glasgow hospital.  He enters a ward full of patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness.  He greets one. The patient replies: Fair fa your honest sonsie face, Great chieftain o the puddin race, Aboon … Continue reading

Posted in Humour

Terry Sanderson and his religion control freaks who are telling you what to think for the Census

The religion control freaks are telling you what to think for the 2011 Census by George Pitcher Any pretence that the British Humanist Association had to “fairness” in the public sphere is swept aside this week as it launches its campaign … Continue reading

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Michael Coren and one week of nutty Canadian news

The week in nutty news What an interesting week.  In Alberta, a man successfully fights a traffic ticket for an illegal turn because it was written only in English. The case goes to the Supreme Court, where judges side with … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

An amazing and inspiring Christian testimony: David MacDonald

Well worth taking some time to read: David MacDonald: Personal Testimony

Posted in Popular Culture, Society

An interesting brief article on stammering (which Americans call ‘stuttering’)

Stuttering linked to genetics, motor control Jennifer McGuire remembers how, as a child, she would order only certain things at restaurants because they would be easier to say.  McGuire, 30, has stuttered for as long as she can remember. “Stuttering … Continue reading

Posted in Sciences

Quote of the day: Darrell Pursiful on why atheism is a white man’s club

‘Movements and belief systems that appeal to a broad cross-section of humanity (rich and poor, educated and uneducated, every race and ethnicity, both genders) do so because they touch on realities that everyone (or nearly everyone) already perceives — even … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

The empirical evidence is in: atheism is a (middle-class, western) white man’s club

No black and white answers to lack of diversity among atheists From the smallest local [atheist] meetings to the largest conferences, the vast majority of speakers and attendees are almost always white men.  Leading figures of the atheist movement — … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Oddest book title of the year award winner will be announced on Friday, 25th. March

Genghis Khan workplace manual dominates oddest book title shortlist A inspirational guide to Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way is emerging as the early favourite to win this year’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, whose … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews

Previously unknown Enid Blyton novel discovered: manuscript entitled ‘Mr. Tumpy’s Caravan’

Enid Blyton ‘Lost’ Children’s Book Discovered Experts say a previously unknown novel by prolific children’s writer Enid Blyton has been discovered, more than 40 years after her death. The fantasy tale “Mr. Tumpy’s Caravan” was among a collection of Blyton … Continue reading

Posted in Authors

Exploding a self-serving secularist myth: higher education does NOT lead to atheism

Higher education does NOT lead to atheism The highly respected and scientifically rigorous polling organization, the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), has just released a new study showing the educated elite are just like the rest of the population when … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Secularism

Angry atheists disrupt U.S. school board meeting, one arrested and found in possession of drug

Atheist arrested at School Board meeting Polk County School Board meeting got off to an abrasive start when two Atheists of Florida members mounted a protest to a prayer invocation and one was arrested.  “They started taking flash photos and … Continue reading

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Rev. Sameh Hanna, a Presbyterian minister in Cairo, reports on Egypt after the uprising

A Presbyterian’s view from the street of Egypt after the uprising  “I believe the church has to be incarnate in the community.  What they [the protesters] are asking for —  justice — is biblical.  They’re asking for freedom, which is biblical.  For equality.  … Continue reading

Posted in Presbyterian, Reformed

Canadian pro-life, anti-abortion students sue university for censorship and discrimination

Anti-abortion group sues Carleton University over arrests Members of an anti-abortion group at Carleton University, who were arrested in October for displaying graphic signs of aborted fetuses on the Ottawa campus, have filed a lawsuit against the university, claiming the administration … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Bernard Nathanson, pro-abortion advocate who became pro-life and a Christian, dies, aged 84

Obituary: Bernard Nathanson went from abortion doctor to anti-abortion activist  Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the obstetrician and leading pro-abortion advocate who changed his views on abortion and later converted to Catholicism, died this week at the age of 84. Father Raymond J. … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

In Canada, the only Western country to have zero regulations on abortion, the fight goes on

Jailed anti-abortion activist’s case reaches Supreme Court Since Aug. 30, 1994, when a temporary injunction was placed by a civil court around several abortion clinics in downtown Toronto at the request of the provincial Attorney-General, Ms. Gibbons has been arrested roughly … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism