Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

War on Christmas: Atheists vs Christians

War on Christmas: Atheists vs Christians! Atheists are squaring off against Christians in an annual fight over religious displays. In cities across America, Atheists want to remove Nativity displays from government property.

In Santa Monica, a federal judge has indicated she plans to deny a bid by churches to force Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a park to private displays, including Nativity scenes. Previously, Santa Monica ran a lottery system that allowed anyone (atheists and theists alike) to set up displays.

Last year, the atheists won the bulk of the slots and set up displays critical of Christianity and religion. Rather than deal with the controversy this year, Santa Monica has closed off the public space to everyone. This means the Atheists have won.

Some Atheists suffer from a persecution complex. They believe public displays of religious symbols are an affront on their right NOT to believe.

But how many Atheists will show up for work on December 25?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Richard Dawkins & Ricky Gervais on Religion

Full interview. Snippets of this were used in Richard Dawkins recent documentary for more4.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Not with a bang but with a whimper ...

I expect many of you may have already seen this ... but could this be the way the Church of England will finally collapse.

Laid low by the weight of its own previous excesses. Too much empty unused real estate ,too few adherents with too little cash. Or will the wider Anglican Community abroad ride to its financial rescue and if they do will there be strings attached. Just a thought...

Cash crisis for Sussex churches

The Church of England in Sussex is due to run out of cash reserves by the end of next year.

Parishioners are being urged to dig deeper into their pockets to help pull the Diocese of Chichester out of the red.

Falling income from parishes has forced the organisation, which is responsible for all Anglican churches in Sussex, to spend its savings.

It is expected to lose £700,000 in 2012 and £500,000 in 2013, using up the last of its reserves.

By Watchman

Thursday, 4 October 2012

What The Hell Is Going On? | David Mitchell's Soapbox

David Mitchell wants to know what the hell is going on with religious choice!

David Mitchell, star of UK TV favourites Peep Show and That Mitchell and Webb Look, brings us his unique perspective on the issues facing men of the world today.