Category Archives: Secularism

Christians are being persecuted throughout the world

Christians persecuted throughout the world The deeper truth masked by all the ranting — and, it should be added, by the blinkers of many Western secularists — is that Christians are targeted in greater numbers than any other faith group … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins’ favourite poster

Soviet poster from 1965.

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UK human rights watch: Christian in Britain demoted in job for having an unacceptable opinion

Christian demoted for posting opposition to gay marriage on Facebook as ‘an equality too far’ takes employer to court A man who was demoted for attacking gay marriages as ‘an equality too far’ in Church has taken his former employers … Continue reading

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A long essay worth reading: Michael Ruse on the intolerance, hero-worship, and self-righteousness of New Atheists

Curb your enthusiasm: High priests, holy writ and excommunications — how did Humanism end up acting like a religion? The New Atheists believe that science replaces the claims about the world that religion makes — and therefore makes religion redundant. … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI on politics

‘Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.’ ~ Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger; now Pope Benedict XVI

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Canada human rights watch: Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Canadian ‘human rights tribunals’

‘You are summoned to a tribunal where you cannot have a defense lawyer and you cannot record the proceedings nor have a witness present.  The people judging and prosecuting you have no legal qualifications.  The accusation is ambiguous, having to … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Christopher Dawson on living faith renewing Christian tradition

‘Western man has not been faithful to his Christian tradition.  He has abandoned it not once, but again and again.  For since Christianity depends on a living faith and not merely on social tradition, Christendom must be renewed every fresh … Continue reading

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Historian Philip Jenkins tells a perceptive parable about militant secularist Britain today

As an ancient Christian minority in a mainly Muslim society, Coptic Christians have often been persecuted and marginalized. Even so, Coptic believer Nadia Eweida was startled at the blatant discrimination she encountered in her job at the national airline. While … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens on Jimmy Savile, child molesting, and the hypocrisy of the BBC

‘I couldn’t stand Jimmy Savile.  But at least his death has helped uncover one of the grossest pieces of hypocrisy in modern times.  Compare and contrast: two great and respected institutions do nothing about child molesting in their midst.  When … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on the Christopher Hitchens Atheist Fan Club

‘For some of these people, since the very things they admire him for are the very things that I most specifically reject, the idea that I am closely related to him, have a similar education and background, is close to … Continue reading

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Who are the real bigots? Christian couple have suffered two-year campaign of death threats and abuse

Who are the real bigots?  British Christian couple reveal how they have suffered a two-year campaign of death threats and abuse for refusing to let two gay men share a room in their Bed & Breakfast

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Canada human rights watch: Canadian thought-police at it again — supported by the ‘neutral’ Canadian press!

Canadian school’s thought police vs. concerned father Also: Christian dad fighting for parental rights smeared in local press by Thaddeus Baklinski

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Scientific study shows: Have an abortion, die younger

Study finds abortion linked to shortened lifespan of mother by Michael Cook

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Catholic Christian Michael Coren explains Canada

Canada: Ignored, Mysterious, and Very Confused

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Another BBC insider admits that the British Broadcasting Corporation is biased against Christians

The TV elite ‘assume Christians are lunatics’: The BBC and other broadcasters are dominated by a “liberal secular elite” whose “default position” is to assume that Christians are “lunatics”, a Radio 4 broadcaster warned last night “You do have a … Continue reading

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Four courageous British Christians take their battle for religious freedom to European human rights judges

‘Why I will fight to bear my Cross’: Four courageous British Christians take their battle for religious freedom to human rights judges The four Christians who have been discriminated against In a landmark case at the European Court of Human … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Francis Phillips on Helen Gurley Brown

‘The Telegraph obituary reveals a lot about Helen Gurley Brown in its dry and understated way: “By her later years her face had been so lifted, botoxed, dermabraded and plumped with silicone that it was only residually human.”  Poor old girl. … Continue reading

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Just what was there to objectively admire about Gore Vidal?

Gore Vidal’s Fan Club: What, exactly, did they admire about the man? asks Andrew Ferguson The most puzzling thing about the career of Gore Vidal, who went toes-up last week at 86, was the reverence in which he was held by … Continue reading

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Ridiculous angry atheist sues government, claims Lord’s Prayer causes him “anguish” and “loss of enjoyment of life”

Ontario man suing county for $5,000 in damages over Lord’s Prayer at meetings Claiming the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer causes him anguish and feelings of exclusion, a man in rural Ontario is suing his local government to get politicians to … Continue reading

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Gloucester City Council forced to issue apology to Christians banned from handing out leaflets at Bible day celebration

Christians banned by council from handing out leaflets at Bible day celebration win apology A group of Christians banned by a council from handing out leaflets containing passages from the Bible has won an apology.  Gloucester City Council admitted it … Continue reading

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‘BBC Trust’ rules BBC impartial and fair when calling religious people ‘stupid’ and the Old Testament ‘hogwash’

‘BBC Trust’ rules BBC impartial and fair when calling religious people ‘stupid’ and the Old Testament ‘hogwash’ Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman offended viewers by referring to “religious hogwash” and “stupid people” while discussing creation and the Old Testament with Richard … Continue reading

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A secular case against gay marriage

A secular case against gay marriage ‘Notice that there are no arguments in this post that require a religious worldview or belief in the inerrancy of the Bible.’

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Totalitarian Brighton and Hove Green Party comes down hard on Christian dissenter

Green council accused of ‘vilifying’ Christian over gay marriage stance: Britain’s only Green Party council has been accused of “violent prejudice” against Christians as it considers expelling a member who spoke out against same-sex marriage Christina Summers, a member of … Continue reading

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Secularist Inquisition of sociologist who dared to go where the empirical evidence leads

An Academic Auto-da-Fé: A sociologist whose data find fault with same-sex relationships is savaged by the progressive orthodoxy writes Christian Smith Whoever said inquisitions and witch hunts were things of the past?  A big one is going on now.  The … Continue reading

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Angry Atheist files human rights complaint over restaurant’s church bulletin discount

Atheist files complaint over Lancaster County restaurant’s church-bulletin discount For more than a year, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Lancaster County has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the … Continue reading

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