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Oh dear, yet another disappointing reversal for Richard Dawkins — can he get anything right?

Seems Dawkins not only gets Christianity and religion badly wrong, but evolution too: Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins’ favourite poster

Soviet poster from 1965.

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C. S. Lewis on how to remain an atheist

‘A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. ~ C. S. Lewis

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Richard Dawkins mocks atheist womens’ sexual harassment problem: says “stop whining” and “grow a thicker skin”

Atheists have a sexual harassment problem: “propositions for sex and unwelcome touching”; women do “not feel welcome or safe” In the weeks preceding [atheist gathering] TAM . . . online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Charles Foster on ‘pantomime dame’ Richard Dawkins

‘Richard Dawkins is at it again . . .  It’s the familiar stuff: a fluent, funny, whingeing litany of jibes about genocidal Israelites, filicidal Gods and benighted Tennessean Creationists.  We’ve all heard it all before, of course.  Dawkins has become a … Continue reading

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Brendan O’Neill on the false victimhood of the New Atheists

Full article here: The Passion of the New Atheists? Excerpt: ‘Some atheists would have us believe that, like the early Christians, they are hated and persecuted by the mob.  Don’t buy it . . . Keen to shake off the … Continue reading

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R. Joseph Hoffman on the Jesus Mythicism of the New Atheists

Thank God for sensible atheists such as R. Joseph Hoffman.  Here he eviserates the currently fashionable Jesus Mythicism of the New Atheists: Mythtic Pizza and Cold-cocked Scholars It is almost cruelty to begin picking on the methodological wowsers implied in the reasoning … Continue reading

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Who’s really at the forefront of scientific enquiry, evangelical Francis Collins or the New Atheist loudmouths?

Find out here.  But I’ll supply a big visual clue: Scientific papers published: a comparison

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The atheist legacy of hate: Chinese communist soldier smashes religious objects, including a crucifix, 1967

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The secular world has a Christian foundation, notes Chris Berg

Worth a few minutes of your reading time: Secular world has a Christian foundation The modern world is shaped by 3000 years of philosophical evolution.  And for half that time the dominant moral philosophy in the Western world has been a Christian … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, on the pre-Christian mentality in the U.K. today

‘Today we are becoming increasingly aware that there are those in leading positions within our society who wish to see history somehow reversed, who wish the very light which Christianity brought to these islands would recede.  This is often done … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Lord George Carey on the anti-Christian animus in Britain today

‘In a country where Christians can be sacked for manifesting their faith, are vilified by State bodies, are in fear of reprisal or even arrest for expressing their views on sexual ethics, something is very wrong.  It affects the moral and ethical … Continue reading

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British people now appallingly ignorant of even the most basic Christian beliefs, Easter poll shows

Judas Priest betrayed Jesus in Bethlehem – poll reveals lack of Easter knowledge: Basic details about the Easter story are known by as few as half of the people polled in a survey Only around half of those quizzed – 55 … Continue reading

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Christians ‘more likely to be leftwing’ and have liberal views on immigration and equality, new study shows

Christians ‘more likely to be leftwing’ and have liberal views on immigration and equality People who believe in God are more likely to be leftwing, according to a new study.  The research, carried out by thinktank Demos, rubbishes the assumption … Continue reading

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Why Richard Dawkins is wrong (yet again), this time about Thomas Aquinas

How Dawkins got the wrong end of the stick about Aquinas: St. Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture, he was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense, writes Alexander … Continue reading

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Atheist Chinese government still oppressing Christians: Police raid underground Christian newspapers

Chinese Police Raid Underground Christian Newspapers In Latest ‘House Church’ Crackdown Chinese police raided the offices of two underground Christian newspapers on Monday and seized four prominent staff members who are still missing, the Texas-based Christian rights group ChinaAid reports. … Continue reading

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This arrowed sign shows the sort of “reasoning” that went on at the atheists’ ‘Reason Rally’

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Quote of the day: Iris Murdoch on why William Shakespeare will always be more important than Richard Dawkins

‘We are men and we are moral agents before we are scientists, and the place of science in human life must be discussed in words.  This is why it is and always will be more important to know about Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Philosopher and former atheist Edward Feser on Richard Dawkins, et al.

‘The rhetoric of the New Atheist  writers — Richard Dawkins, Daniel  Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher  Hitchens among the most  prominent — sounds much more like that of a  fundamentalist preacher than  like anything I read during my atheist days.  … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins and U.S. atheists prove it’s not about reason, it’s about hate

Richard Dawkins and U.S. atheists prove it’s not about reason, it’s about hate Last Saturday’s gathering of 8,000 — 10,000 US atheists and agnostics in Washington for the Reason Rally was billed as seeking to ‘unify, energize,and embolden secular people … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, on the anti-Christian bias of the BBC

‘How does the BBC fulfil its public service remit by transcending the lazy intellectual sidelining of religion – challenging the ridiculous assumption among some in the Corporation that the “non-religious” world view is neutral?’ ~ Rt. Rev. Nick Baines, the Bishop of … Continue reading

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The 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the world

On the Watch for Religious Persecutors The California-based group Open Doors has released its latest World Watch List of the 50 worst persecutors of Christians around the globe.  A Baker’s Dozen are communist or former communist states, led by North … Continue reading

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Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bills for atheist protestor

Nice to see this happening: Texas Christians raise money to pay medical bills for atheist protestor A Texas atheist who earlier this year fought to ban religious symbols on government property in his town is reportedly “flabbergasted” that Christians have … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Larry Taunton on Richard Dawkins

‘Richard Dawkins is set to become the Pat Robertson of atheism.’ ~ Larry Taunton More: The unreasonable irrationality of Richard Dawkins’ “Reason Rally” – by a non-religious secularist

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The unreasonable irrationality of Richard Dawkins’ “Reason Rally” – by a non-religious secularist

The Un“reason”able, Irrational Aspect of Richard Dawkins’ Reason Rally – Writes A Secularist March 24th, in Washington D.C. there will be held a Reason Rally.  The point of the rally, however, has not so much to do with reason, but rather … Continue reading

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