Belief in God

Putting God in a Box

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

By blindly insisting the creation myth of the Semitic tribes who became the Jewish people is fact - and telling children it is a valid alternative to the Big Bang - evangelical Christians are attributing to God the lack of imagination that cripples their own view of both humanity and the wider universe.

Is Love Actually All We Need?

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Indeed, so magnanimous have some seen this spiritual Love to be, that an early follower of Jesus once said (emphasis added): "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

Republican Politician Finally Proves The Existence Of God

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Man has finally proved the existence of God. After several millennia of war, killing, death and sacrifice, the debate over the divine was sensationall...

A Spiritual Response to Our 'Constant Inner Critic'

Tony Lobl | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Rather than projecting assumptions of what should happen, I've found that rejecting such preconceptions is what helps open my mind to a divinely grounded expectancy of good. Doing this has proved practical to myself and many others in overcoming all kinds of limitation, including emotional and physical health meltdowns and even chronic identity crises.

Why God Matters and On Being an Orphan

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

God, that nebulous being without a face, has confused mankind forever. Either you are with him or against him. I recently took confession and the priest, locked behind a screen, ordered me to say to God that I was sorry for offending him.

Suicide Is Painless, Things I Saw in the Woods Today

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

That famous line from the theme song from MASH, the popular TV show where American medics satirised their lives in the firing line in Vietnam. As a child I remember being enthralled by the words of that song and the concept that indeed, suicide could be painless.

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

In similar vein, stories of a health dividend from a "divine connection" - often called prayer - are slowly but surely being woven into the growing debate about the importance of life's immeasurables.

The Reddit Delusion

Matt Clough | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

It's unfair to tar all r/atheism subscribers with the same brush. Perhaps now, with less visibility, the section will start the long road of rehabilitation toward becoming a welcoming, discussion of atheism for atheists. In truth, many of the noisiest members - much like in religion - are the ones that get the most attention, and the ones that least represent the majority of the community.

The Rise of Atheism Represents Significant Progress for Northern Ireland

Jason A Murdock | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK
Jason A Murdock

Like any country with a reputation for extremism, it's history will always be judged on the actions of extremists. The usual saying that history is judged by the victors does not yet apply to Northern Ireland, as it sometimes seems that the state of conflict has never really ended in the minds of much of its population.

What Might Fabrice Muamba's Extraordinary Year Say About the Health Benefits of Prayer?

Tony Lobl | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Scientific research recognises there is something in play when faith changes consciousness from apprehension to expectancy. Studies have been increasingly noting the impact positive anticipation has on medical outcomes

Dawkins Is Wrong - Religion Is Rational

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."

How Christians Stole Christmas and How We Can Win it Back

Matt Pitt | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home
Matt Pitt

Turning entirely normal people into mindless, zombie-esque happy creatures, the mystical Christmas spirit annually forces its way into our homes and hearts and helps us through the gloomy winter months. And then disaster strikes

Why I don't do God.

Matt Hicks | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK
Matt Hicks

There has been somewhat of a shadow over this week. That is the shadow created when four planes and its passengers found their way into the twin tower...