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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.

What Does God Want at Christmas?

Canon J.John | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Canon J.John

Although there are an infinite number of stupid answers there are far fewer stupid questions and sometimes the most childlike questions are actually vitally important. Asking the question, 'What does God want at Christmas?' is therefore not as childish as it sounds.

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

The Best Art From London Invited to Exhibit in Pune

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Pune is a bustling metropolis and is characterised typically by a villager in his dhoti and Nehru cap, bare feet passing through busy wifi zones, students with their headphones, mobiles and rucksacks, the elderly strolling to temples and ashram and foreigners walking purposefully to the yoga centres dotted around Pune.

Paul Vale

Is God The Problem With US Politics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force f...

Why I'm Not Dying to See My Father Again Anytime Soon

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

You find yourself wondering whether the same fate will befall you. This is completely illogical as you've displayed no recent symptoms of anything untoward happening. All the same, you simply can't help yourself.

Why God Loves Gays

Ariane Sherine | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

According to GOD: "It is not okay to use religion to justify personal bigotry. I am the LORD and I love LGBT people very much. Why else would so many LGBT people exist?"

Losing God, Finding Life

Paul Beaumont | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

I was a Christian for 25 years. In that period, I believed some of it for some of the time. I probably never believed all of it; I don't think any Christians do, in reality, other than those who habitually blur the distinction between reality and fantasy. My faith gradually declined until in the few years leading up to my Big Surprise - the mid-life crisis...

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...

How I Turned My Unhappy Past Into a Happy One

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I was brought up in an agnostic house- my parents were not particularly interested in religion and made it plain to us three children that we could do whatever we wanted. In a sense I am grateful to my parents who both came from relatively liberal families and were not that ingrained with God and the rest.

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.

Ricky Gervais Had A Conversation With God On Twitter, And It Went Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Comedy

It all began on Father's Day. In the red corner was Ricky Gervais - actor, comedian and atheist. In the blue corner was God. Or at least His represent...

In Times of Plenty

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

At this time of year, the woods are carpeted with seeds, millions of them. The seasons pass by so quickly and nature must sprint along to play catch up.

That Tree Is Someone's Home

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

At this time of year the birds are busy building and rebuilding their nests, rearing their young and are generally ravenous and noisy. Eastern philosophy teaches that it is important to provide food for the birds as a way of paying homage to the gods.

If Google Is Your God, I'm Glad I'm an Atheist

Mark Wilson | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Google should be questioned just as religion should be questioned. Remember that you are the one with the power. You control your life -- both in the real world and online. Look for alternatives.

Is Britain a 'Christian Country', or Not?

The Rev'd Patrick Morrow | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
The Rev'd Patrick Morrow

To think the question can be answered yes or no is surely to keep the analysis at Sunday school level. How to describe a country is always going to be complex. A 'Christian country' might be many things...

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.

My First Kiss, Bored Birds and Kismet!

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I recalled this happy event recently. His name was Wayne and we kissed as How Deep is Your Love by the Bee Gees played in the background. I was 13 years old and he was 16. I remember being completely enthralled and in love. That was then.

Why Does Anything Exist at All and the Problems of Necessity and Probability

Tony Sobrado | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

Why does anything exist at all? Or to put it another way "Why is there something rather than nothing?" Or to put it another way still "Why this form of existence as opposed to another?" The three different ways of presenting this question demonstrates the complexity regarding the very notion of existence and the philosophical considerations that accompany it...

You and Me: Our Collective Consciousness

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A pot-smoking friend once regaled me with his theory of a collective human consciousness, his idea being that supposedly we are all connected by some sort of invisible net that links our minds. I remember laughing heartily at the concept as I inhaled secondary smoke while thinking this is what drugs do to one's brain- invent wild theories without any foundation whatsoever.

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.

On Walking

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I have solved all of my problems in life by walking. There is a Latin phrase for it: solvitur ambulando. It is solved by walking. Some may find it amusing or outlandish that problems can be solved by the humble stroll but consider this.

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.