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Church of England House of Lords Humanism Secularism

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, […]

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Atheism

Knock, knock!

No, it’s not the delivery you were expecting from Amazon

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HIV Patients Told by Pentecostal Pastors ‘to rely on God’

Please read this report from the BBC, and then comment. I am still too angry to say much except point to our detractors who keep asking “What’s the Harm!” and wanting to yell at them! It’s no wonder every time I see the word “pastor” I see the phrase “personnification of evil!”  

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Church claims blackcurrant juice cures cancer and HIV!

More evidence of the pernicious effects of religion

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Catholic midwives have abortion objection rejected

Another blow for the irrationality of religious faith.

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Catholic School Told It’s Admission Policy Unfair

A complaint about the admissions policy of a Catholic school in South Croydon has been partially upheld. They key point of the complaint is that as an oversubscribed school it had a points system for admissions that put an emphasis on early baptism and activity within the church as oppososed to geographical location (i.e. how […]

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Faith Healers Claim to Cure Cancer

A group of faith healers who claim they have miracle cures for cancer and HIV have been condemned as “irresponsible, even criminal” There is only one word for this as expressed by Prof Edzard Ernst – Criminal. Let’s hope these charlatans are appropriately prosecuted! These people prey on people’s hopes, not give them hope. Yet […]

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Johns v Derby City Council – EHRC admits balls-up

EHRC “entirely rejects any view that rights in relation to sexual orientation ‘take precedence’ over religious rights”.

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Atheism

A conversation with a ‘moderate’ Muslim

Recently I had a very interesting conversation about religion with a Muslim woman, originally from Morocco.

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A miner miracle?

The recent scenes of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners after 69 days stuck 700m underground