Daily Archives: 29/11/2010

Iranian Christian pastor sentenced to death by hanging for ‘apostasy’ from Islam

Iran Court: ‘Pastor To Be Executed By Hanging’ TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife) – A detained pastor of a major network of Christian house churches in Iran will be executed by hanging for “apostasy”, or abandoning Islam, according to translated court documents … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

‘What the New Atheists don’t see’ by Theodore Dalrymple, atheist

What the New Atheists Don’t See: To regret religion is to regret Western civilization by Theodore Dalrymple The curious thing about these [New Atheist] books [of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett] is that the authors often appear to … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Britain now arresting 15-year olds for insulting Islam

British Teen Charged After Facebook Posting of Her Burning Qur’an The London Guardian yesterday reported that a 15-year old girl from a town near Birmingham has been arrested on suspicion of inciting religious hatred after she posted on Facebook a … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

Scottish government turns Christian Christmas into secular ‘Sexmas’

‘Sexmas’ advice offends Scottish churches The Rev. Alan Falconer of the Church of Scotland’s St. Machar’s Cathedral in Aberdeen said, “This would not be appropriate at all.  This detracts from the festival for it to be classified in this way.” … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

Martin Luther on Richard Dawkins and the New Atheists

‘Hence it is a poor and miserable thing that this rabble of sophists opposes [the Gospel].  For what do these poor bats hope to accomplish with their petty flappings?  Let them come!  By the grace of God they have no true … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Not exactly surprising: cyber-bully Raphael Golb blames everyone else for his conviction

Raphael Golb, son of Dead Sea Scrolls controversialist Norman Golb, is now blaming everyone else for his bizarre, nasty and illegal behaviour: Trying to dig oneself out of a hole: Raphael Golb posts his appeal online Acclaimed Scrolls scholar Robert Cargill … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology