The Spell of Faith and Politics

The Magical Spell of Faith

God’s SatNav for Britain

By Willem Sander van Boxtel

The first time I set eyes upon the glorious House of Lords chamber, in the  summer of 2013, I was an ignorant tourist in the UK. With blissful awe I gazed on the golden decorations, the wooden benches, the leather seats, the red armrests. The red armrests which only seemed to be added to one bench. But the question why did not race through my fifteen-year old mind. Only much, much later did I find out the Bishops were granted those seats. The Bishops? Yes, the Bishops.

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We Don’t Want Your (Atheist) Money!

Story taken from “The Thinking Atheist” podcast:

An Oklahoma children’s home happily accepted a $100 donation (given by Matt Wilbourne, a Muskogee (Oklamhoma) resident), until it realized that the money was given in the name of the Muskogee Atheist Community.

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As atheists, Clegg & Miliband are viewed more positively

A whopping 60% of 18-24 year olds have ‘no religion’ compared to 42% of the British.  With each new generation, people are less and less religious, confirmed a February 2015 survey by YouGov. (Figure 1)

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