'Atheist Prayers' - When 'Thoughts' Are Not Enough

Kester Brewin | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Kester Brewin

Prayer is really no more than focused hope; the real question is, on what does that hope focus? For the true believers, to hope that God will step in is too often an abdication of any responsibility for action. We pray for the hungry, but refuse to offer them bread from our own loaded plates. When hope is located in the heavens, the earth is left to perish.

A Drunk Conversation On Atheism

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

Religion still has far too much prominence in the world today. It is the underpinning narrative of most major news stories and world events. It permea...

Religious Selection In Schools: Why Should You Care?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents
Lucy Unwin

Segregation is damaging for everyone. It's damaging for the minorities who could find themselves excluded from the best schools, but also for the kids with parents of the "right" faith. Wouldn't every child benefit from mixing with a variety of children from a variety of backgrounds?

The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Andrew Copson | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

In a country where most people now are not religious, the research shows that a massive 91% of us do celebrate Christmas in some form. So if Christmas is no longer about Christ for most people, what is it about? What people are celebrating in just under a week's time is not the birth of a supernatural saviour, but more earthly, human things.

Benefits Of A Secular Christmas

Arthur Peirce | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

Christmas does indeed get the greater share of focus, and I have focused on it primarily due to my background, my grandfather was an Anglican Vicar and my primary school was Church of England, so I can't help but associate this period with the Christian church which is my own failing.

Here's What Richard Dawkins Said When Asked If He Prayed After His Stroke

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK

Richard Dawkins has revealed that even when he suffered a stroke, the last thing on his mind was praying. The vehement atheist was speaking on BBC Rad...

Remember Stephen Fry’s ‘God Is Evil’ Rant? It Could Be A Prizewinner

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

An interview which saw renowned atheist Stephen Fry denounce God as “capricious, mean-minded and stupid”, has been nominated for a religious broad...

Richard Dawkins Hits Out At Journalist's 'Islamophobia' Accusation

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has hit out at claims he angrily walked away from an interview with a Muslim journalist because of his faith. He tweeted a response...

Louise Ridley

15 Famous Atheists Explain Why Christmas Is As Much A Pagan Tradition As A Christian One | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

Christmas isn't just for Christians. From present-giving to spending time with the family, the winter holiday can mean a lot to atheists as well. ...

Jeremy Corbyn Denies He's An Atheist While Discussing 'Private' Beliefs

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has denied he is an atheist - but refused to give the detail of his religious beliefs, saying this was "private" The left-wing Republ...

Why the Latest Study Showing 'Religious' Children are Less Moral is Just Bad Science

Tahir Nasser | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Tahir Nasser

Word is out. Belief in God will make your children less moral people, so say researchers from the University of Chicago. It's hit the news too, and looking at the comments sections, boy, those un-judgmental atheists are really showing how humble they can be.

The Big Christmas Boycott

Kylie Barton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The commercialisation of Christmas is one of the biggest swindles of our time. The holiday is supposed to be about giving to those in need, and about cherishing what we have, more importantly who we have.

Confused Bristol Palin Accuses Richard Dawkins Of 'Defending' 9/11 Jihadists

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Distinguished Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins has faced some erudite adversaries during his career. Bristol Palin, offshoot of erstwhile ...

My Challenge to Richard Dawkins and Jonathan Sacks: Why Both Atheists And Religious People Are Wrong

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Dr Michael Arnheim

The age-old battle between atheism and organised religion has recently reached fever pitch, with both sides screaming their lungs out. But, which is r...

Fox News Presenter Blames Virginia Shooting On Atheism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK

Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly reacted to the WDBJ shootings on his Thursday show, concluding the latest tragedy in America’s cyclone of gun-rel...

Atheist Blogger Who Rallied Against Extremism Is Beheaded In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

An atheist blogger has been murdered in a horrifying attack in Bangladesh - the fourth secular writer to be killed by suspected Islamist militants thi...

Miracle Cures and Playing God - Because Somebody has to.

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Paul Beaumont

In reality, Christians merely make excuses for God's inactivity. The truth is that God is no longer in the miracle business, and nor was he ever, in all probability.

Dawkins 'Not An Atheist' Says Christian Building A 'Noah's Ark'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Richard Dawkins is "not an atheist," according to a young Earth creationist who is currently building a life-size Noah's Ark. Ken Ham, fou...

Evangelical Reality TV Star Reveals: 'There's No Such Thing As An Atheist'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- A US reality TV star revealed on Monday that atheists don't exist. Si Robertson, who appears on the popular TV show “Duck Dynasty,” to...

Another Senseless Murder With Impunity for 'Blasphemy'

Andrew Copson | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

Early on Tuesday morning, Ananta Bijoy Das was hacked to death in a public street for the crime of not believing in God - and being willing to say so publicly. Ananta had been on a list of atheist bloggers produced by Islamist political parties in 2013...

Yet Another Secular Blogger Has Been Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

Warning: Graphic Images Another blogger has been hacked to death in Bangladesh - the third such fatal attack in as many months. Ananta Bijoy Das...

My Atheism Was Ridiculed - Which is Fine with Me

Chris Rooney | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Chris Rooney

We all know that mocking someone's religion - especially in polite social situations - is taboo. When it comes to someone's 'unbelief', however, it se...

How Faith Survives the Crushing Weight of Rationality

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

As I write this, people in Nepal are pulling out the broken bodies of their loved ones from the pulverised remains of their buildings, amongst the stench of death in the aftermath of a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake.

When Opposites Attract: Are Successful Relationships Dependent on Shared Values or Not?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Is a vegetarian being in a relationship with a meat-eater like a non-smoker being in a relation with a smoker; or an atheist being in relation with a theist; or a woman being in a relationship with a sexist?

Britain Is One Of The Least Religious Countries In The World

PA | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

The UK is among the least religious countries in the world, with less than a third of Britons identifying as religious, according to a new poll. In...