Story taken from the BBC News Site
School children who decided not to attend their Catholic school’s Founders Mass one afternoon are to be subjected to discipline by the school. The school has said that it is ostensibly for “truancy” but as the whole school was expected to attend this service which lasted the whole afternoon, somehow this excuse of truancy sounds hollow. Curiously there is no mention of any alternative activities for those pupils who wised to opt out!
Religious privilege strikes again!
I know I only posted yesterday about the ongoing war over homosexuality that is taking place in the Church of England which has revealed a deep split over the issue (although I think we all knew it was there).
Well, the ongoing collapse continues with two more stories (both taken from the BBC website):
Continue reading “And so the Church of England Collapse Continues…”
In a week when the first Church of England Bishop came out as gay and in a relationship (and yet stating that he is obeying the rules and staying celebate… we believe him don’t we?), another CofE vicar in Tunbridge Wells is threatening to form a new group to orchestrate a formal split from the church on the issue of “watering down the church’s teachings on homosexuality. Oh, and he has gone on to state that old, hateful and now thoroughly debunked canard that Gay Pride encourages child abuse.
Continue reading “Is the CofE About to Tear Itself Apart?”
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.
Continue reading “We Don’t Want Your (Atheist) Money!”
In his latest episode of the “Waking Up” Podcast, Sam Harris reads and examines articles from ISIS’ own magazine “Dabiq”.
Hear, in their own words, the reasons why they hate us, and why some apologists for Islam are wrong!
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A church in South London has just been fined over £7,000 following noise complaints. As someone who lives next door to one of these churches myself I am, of course, pleased with this result!
Continue reading “South London Church Fined for Loud 3am Services”
In association with our friends at the London Atheist Activist Group (LAAG), Atheism UK is proud to announce that Texas State Director of American Atheists, host of the Ra-Men Podcast and one third of the “Unholy Trinity”, AronRa will be coming to speak on “Religious Culture and AA’s Activism”.
Thursday 30th April 2015 at 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Prince of Wales Pub, Drury Lane.
Click here for further details.
Atheism UK Distinguished Supporter Dr Sue Blackmore recently attempted to deliver a lecture to a group of 17-18 year olds in Oxford.
What followed was a prime example of how religions poison minds!
Taken from the Richard Dawkins Foundation Website
The Guardian links to a data mapping application which utilises the Census data to visually represent the most godless places in the UK. The bluer the map, the higher the godless population!
What are the numbers like where you live?
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Mubarak Bala is a highly educated chemical engineer. He was about to continue his studies in petroleum engineering in London, England, before he was abruptly committed to a secure psychiatric ward.
He has been beaten by his family, drugged and confined to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, in the Shariah state of Kano in Nigeria. This has been done because he renounced Islam and has openly declared himself to be an atheist.
His father, a politically powerful figure has declared atheism to be a mental illness and is holding Mubarak in a secure ward behind tight security.
A human Rights lawyer has tried to gain access to Mubarak, but has been denied entry.
We need to get the Human Rights Organisations to take action and free Mubarak Bala from false imprisonment and forced medication.
The situation is beyond dire, as Mubarak’s family has already threatened to move him to a secret location which Mubarak feels could indicate the possibility of an honour killing. The doctor also indicated that his condition is worsening, due to the drug treatments and not being able to eat.