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Sunshine rounds Big Ben, by Tony Lobl

Spirituality rules the Britannia waves!

Did you know… – Less than a quarter of the people sitting next to you on the Tube or bus believe that science can explain everything – And even some of your neighbours who describe themselves as non-religious say they have experienced what they would call a miracle A British spirituality survey of over 2,000 […]

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Is Britain really “no longer” Christian?

The Guardian recently ran an editorial entitled Religion: respecting the minority.   The “minority” in question are Christians. This is based on a “British Social Attitudes” survey which asked a sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one?  The editorial reports  “when the […]

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And the Golden Globe award for crusading atheist goes to….Ricky Gervais?

You have to hand it to British comedian Ricky Gervais, he is nothing if not an equal opportunities offender. At the Golden Globe awards he managed to insult the cream of Hollywood Society. But Ricky Gervais also has another string to his bow. He is an atheist. There is nothing wrong with holding that conviction […]

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If there was an X Factor contest for singing a (gentle) defence against atheism this would win…!

I found this video on YouTube, and love the lyrics (as well as the sweet way in which it is performed).   While it is an argument that probably  won’t win round too many hard-core atheists*, it certainly captures how many of us feel about the individual experiences we have had of a heart-warming divine presence […]

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Guest Blog: Freedom of conscience is a bridge for two-way traffic!

This is an excerpt from a blog by my colleague from Washington State, Bill Scott.  His blog was entitled “My friend, Bob the atheist” so I thought of entitling my article “Bill and Bob” but it sounded a bit too much like “Bill and Ben…the Flower-Pot Men”  (Folks from the UK over 40 years old […]

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Beating the atheists at their own game…namely knowing about religion!?

The world’s going a little topsy-turvy when a God-loving friend of mine Tweets “23! Yay! I’m smarter than an atheist!” Why is that topsy-turvy?  Because the “23″ being bragged about is a quiz score which means that my friend has beaten the atheists at something they are apparently better at than most of us who […]

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Impressive stats, grateful nuns and “tikkun olam” – an update on The Christian Science Monitor

Following it’s pioneering 100th year transition to a primarily web-based format – a change which was covered by press and broadcast media worldwide - The Christian Science Monitor has announced some impressive statistics.  The global weekly paper magazine that evolved phoenix-like out of the ashes of the (US) daily newsprint edition began with around 40,000 subscribers in […]

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Are the views of Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris representative of today’s scientists? Apparently not!

That is, not according to the Oxford University Press book “Science vs Religion” researched by Elaine Howard Ecklund, who is the “assistant professor of sociology at Rice University and current director of the program on Religion & Public Life for the Institute for Urban Research, and a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III […]

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Does prayer for football results prove anything? The Ghana test case…

Those of us supporting Ghana in this festive South African hosted World Cup – in my case, since England have been unceremoniously dumped out of the competition – had cause for great hope in the last minute of extra time. Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez had handled the ball on the goal line, stopping a certain goal […]

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Letter Published in Walsall Chronicle

Dear Sir, The letter ‘Beliefs can be used to justify almost anything’ by ‘Rationalist of Rushall’, incorrectly implies that Christian Science doesn’t heal, and that Christian Scientists have no choice in choosing their method of healing, neither of which is true. Christian Science is about healing through prayer by gaining a tangible sense of ever-present […]

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