Category - atheism

  • April 8, 2011

    It is not the non-theistic philosophy that is dismaying in Grayling’s new 'secular bible', says Maggi dawn. It’s the sheer failure of imagination of someone who will dismiss the real Bible as mumbo jumbo, while putting their own uninspiring prose out there as an alternative.

  • December 21, 2010

    It is all too easy for the state to become an idol, yet duty to humanity can sometimes outweigh obedience to the authorities, says Savi Hensman. The conscience case of atheist Michael Lyons is one that should cause Christians, among others, to think.

  • August 1, 2009

    Christians have moved from non-engagement to engagement in politics, says Simon Barrow, but often in domineering and selfish ways. To argue for church as alternative community is not to advocate either 'secularism' or 'religionism', but the recovery of authentic Christianity in a plural environment.

  • June 7, 2009

    Often Christians behave as if their central convictions about God has little practical bearing on the world and its problems, says Simon Barrow. On the contrary, being engaged by the Trinitarian mystery of God is central to facing up to the world's lesions with realism and hope.

  • March 31, 2009

    Two regional church authorities in the Netherlands are reported to have decided to take no disciplinary action against a self-proclaimed atheist pastor, Klaas Hendrikse

  • March 15, 2009

    The dominance of religion in American public life has taken a different form to that of Europe under Christendom. But the US picture is changing too.

  • February 12, 2009

    Europe's biggest grouping of Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant churches has called on Albania to return sacred property seized during the 46 years of communist rule that followed the Second World War.

  • January 12, 2009

    By adding more weight to the debate, the campaigning atheists won’t stop the worry about God, says Mark Vernon. Unless they can stop talking about it, they’ll only succeed in giving the rumour new life.

  • October 22, 2008

    The usual internet ranters apart, the much-publicised 'atheist bus project' has provoked some lively discussion and response.

  • October 22, 2008

    The fundraising campaign to procure money for a fleet of London buses that will tell people there is probably no God and they should get on with being happy has proved an instant hit, raising over five times its target in the first day.