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The Qur'an: A Handbook for the Disabled Community

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In recent years, Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims, has come under increased scrutiny due to the widespread of Islamophobia and the growing threat of terrorism by certain extremist groups. It is considered by many as a book of hatred, anti-feminism, or even a 'manual' for terrorists. Some even went as far as planning to burn the book that is regarded as containing 'the words of God' by at least one billion people worldwide.

Does God Hate Sex?

Rae Duke | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim... matches made in heaven (excuse the pun) right? In some ways of course, the words 'religion' and 'sex' are often seen together, bandied about with phrases like "steer clear", "not with them", "can't use that" and "after marriage" attached.

Man Tries To Sue God For Being Mean To Him

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

An Israeli man has applied to the country’s courts for a restraining order against God. In a report by Walla News, the unnamed man is said to have p...

The Secret Life of a Vicar's Daughter: #The10Amendments

Chloe Cox | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Cox

I'm Chloe, 18, and the daughter of a vicar. I thought I was used to the questions people asked me when I was a kid, but now I'm at Uni I have to explain everything all over again. So to save repeating myself, here's what you need to know...

'Visit My Mosque' Can Play an Ingenious Role in Paving the Way for Muslim Civic Participation

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Visit My Mosque (VMM) day has generated some considerable interest in the mainstream media with regards to Muslims in the UK who are, by now, used to ...

God Told Ted Cruz To Run For The White House

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

Ted Cruz, who won the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday, decided to run for president after “six months” of prayer, culminating in a two-hour ses...

Fifteen Things I Learnt in 2015

Anais Mutumba | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life. I know, a bit of a depressing start to this blog plost. The thing about 2015 is despite the many valleys and storms, there was just something so beautiful and amazing about it.

Presidential Candidate Says Paris Massacre Just 'Part Of God's Plan'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Republican Presidential candidate recently moved to comfort families of the victims of the Paris attacks by calling their pointless massacre part of...

Is There a God?

Tim van der Vliet | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Tim van der Vliet

About 7 years ago I started I started opening up to what was really important to me and I became interested in life questions like: what does really matter to me? Is there more than what we can perceive with our five senses? What is my goal in life? And of course: is there a God?

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.

On Death and Nature

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

ife and death are the great pretenders, the illusionists who compel us to make sense of the hand we have been dealt with and even that is the luck of the draw (or karma, for some). Every day we are challenged and struggle to make sense of our world but that doesn't mean we have to give in to fear, worse yet, to a fear of ourselves.

Why Does God Kill Babies? To 'Stop The Next Hitler'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

Why does God allow babies to die? It’s a tricky question for the religious to vault. Atheist Stephen Fry summed up the sentiment a recent interview ...

The Unfolding Self

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

We Brits are probably the best in the world at talking about the weather because we so hope the sun will finally break through the clouds and when it does, we are literally over the moon with happiness.

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.

Searching for the unicorn: where to look for happiness

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

How therefore can the process of finding happiness be termed as 'simple'? Once we get over the first step of taking responsibility for our lives on our terms - which is the hardest part of self-discovery and which takes real courage- the rest is easy.

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 03.05.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 31.03.2015 | 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 29.03.2015 | 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. ...