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Terminally Ill Clive James Says 'God Has No Leg To Stand On'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

There will be no deathbed conversion for Clive James. The author and poet, who is terminally ill with emphysema and leukemia, gave an extraordinary in...

Who Am I (That Bothersome Question)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A number of factors have persuaded me that perhaps it is time to live out the rest of my life exactly as I would want it. The last twenty years have been to say the least, quite traumatic: upheavals, long journeys, divorce and terrible betrayal within my own family.

Richard Dawkins Reckons Video That 'Demolishes Atheism In One Minute' Is Pathetic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK

Richard Dawkins has laid into a viral Facebook video that claims to "demolish atheism in one minute" using a scene of a woman at the dentist. In th...

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

Sorry Religion But Stephen Fry Is Spot On: Why Would Anyone Idolise A God Like This?

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

For me, the question of whether or not God is real is not the point of this discussion but the pinnacle message that should be taken from what Fry so eloquently said is that, were God real, why would we want to worship such an entity?

God, Romance and Christopher Nolan or: Blinded by the Light

Stuart Laws | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

Religious texts are absolutely wide-open to interpretation, and for books that claim to contain the word of god, that is a potentially dangerous situation.

Will Prayer Power Rid The World Of ISIS And Ebola?

Jake Warren | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

The society has an outreach program and has a unique method of alleviating suffering in the world. They believe through channeling positive prayer energy and storing it in batteries, they can then release it around the world when critically needed.

Atheism: Keeping the Faith

Michael Collier | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

It's not my intention to invert the status quo and start bashing atheists. There's enough bashing going on as it is. What is interesting, writing as someone who doesn't really think of himself as either, is to observe the distinct similarities in each group.

Regret Versus Remorse and Why We Need to Feel Both

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Plants and animals do not walk around tormented by guilt, drowning in a need for penance and a wracked conscience. This is a human failing, perhaps to not move onwards and away from the errors and mistakes we are destined to make.

Church Pastor Boasts Of Punching A Kid For God

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- This is gentle Jesus meek and mild, a (fictional) Zen hippy type that had some chilled out things to say about peace and nonviolence. ...

Fourteen Things I Learnt in 2014

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2014 has been unexpected. Dreams I didn't even know I had I've accomplished, friendships I didn't know I needed I've gained and memories I will neve...

Why I Hate Religion And You Should Too

Jake Warren | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I choose to my put my faith in humanity, I don't feel the need for a creator to make sense of the world whether he takes an active interest or not. For me the trick is to be content in the not knowing bit, I don't know and I probably never will categorically know...

Cameron Proud Britain Honours 'Christian Values'

PA | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has stressed his commitment to "Christian values" as he delivered his seasonal message to the country. The Prime Minister said "giving, ...

Love, the True Message of Christmas

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A friend once invited me to help myself to the many books she had become the de facto owner of when she purchased the flat of a very old woman in London's trendy Holland Park. The lady had died alone, a spinster with no descendants. E

So Kids, I Lied About Santa, But Jesus Is Real

Sally Fraser | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

It breaks my heart to think that if she finds out Santa is made up then God and Jesus will go with him. I couldn't handle that because my jaded, patchy grown-up's faith is so strengthened by her perfect child-like one. At this time of year I need that more than ever; I honestly don't know how people survive Christmas without Christ.

Putting God in a Box

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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...