Richard Dawkins

Church Of The Flying Spaghetti Monster Granted Permission To Register As A Religion In Poland

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

A Church which worships a deity in the form of a plate of spaghetti and meatballs has been granted permission to register itself as an official religi...

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

Mehdi Hasan

He's A 'Secular Fundamentalist'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

Baroness Warsi has denounced atheist academic Richard Dawkins as a "secular fundamentalist", as she spoke about tackling Islamophobia. During a wid...

Mehdi Hasan

'This Is Personal To Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics

"There is no doubt that the word 'sharia' carries huge challenges in relation to public relations," declares the UK's most senior Muslim minister, Bar...

Faith: Why Tony Blair Is Right, And So Dangerously Wrong

Nick Jefferson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Nick Jefferson

On Sunday, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote an opinion piece for British newspaper The Observer. In it, he asserts that the wars of the 21st century are "less likely to be the product of extreme political ideology - like those of the 20th century - but they could easily be fought around the questions of cultural or religious difference".

My Interview With God

Ariane Sherine | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ariane Sherine

Jehovah tells me, "I am available to answer any and all questions". Still grieving the loss of his mother, who died suddenly in November, he is friendly, polite, genuine and says he enjoyed the atheist bus campaign. Over to his alter-ego...

Why We Need Richard Dawkins

John Sargeant | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

Dawkins' passion for not just calling out pseudo-science but explaining what the science actually is, expressing real poetry in how things are without needing to imagine what we cannot know. Quite simply it is enthralling to hear complex subjects so beautifully explained by Dawkins.

Atheist Sworn Into Town Council Wearing Colander On His Head

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Our American brothers are a religious lot, with a rather unfortunate habit of mixing belief with politics. However, atheism scored a small victory...

Have Yourself a Very Humanist Christmas; a Conversation With Revd Sue Powell

Hannah Gal | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

"Do you welcome those who celebrate a non religious Christmas?" I ask Reverend Sue Powell, "even world famous atheist Richard Dawkins has spoken of his love for this holiday"

Dawkins Wades Into M&S Alcohol & Pork Products Row

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has attacked Marks & Spencer over its policy of allowing Muslim checkout staff to refuse to serve customers alcohol ...

LSE Apologises To Atheist Students Over Mohammed Jesus T-Shirt Row

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics has apologised to two atheist students for threatening to kick them of a freshers fair if they did not cover up their t...

The Importance of Teaching Children That 'It's OKAY to Say I Don't Know'

Hannah Gal | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Gal

Project Reason cofounder Annaka, takes time to tell me about the inspiration for I Wonder, John Rowe's truly magnificent illustrations and creating a book that is an experience, perfect for adults to share with little ones.

Hard Evidence: Is Christianity Dying in Britain?

The Conversation UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
The Conversation UK

The Church is "one generation away from extinction," he declares. The reality is less dramatic, but the story is not altogether wrong. Young adults in Britain are far less likely than their parents and grandparents to have a religious identity. The Church of England in particular has been squeezed hard by the trend away from religion.

News Punch: Honey, Crack and Super Mario

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

News Punch has changed and now covers the week in lunacy. And where more appropriate a place to start than with Facebook?

Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Comedy

From Canada's crack-smoking mayor to Britain's honey-smuggling scientist, this week had it all. British spies. Russell Brand. Bonfire Night. Russel...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 8 November, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The Drunken Antics With A Gallic Llama Of News First of all, apologies for the lack of weekly missives, but promoting the book meant I was literally ...

'Bin Laden Has Won': Twitter Users Mock Richard Dawkins With Hilarious Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to tweeter @woodoo79, who started the funniest Twitter hashtag game in a while: #tweetlikericharddawkins. It was prompted by a ser...

Richard Dawkins: Honey Confiscated, Bin Laden's Won

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

Richard Dawkins has declared victory for Osama Bin Laden - because his honey fell foul of airport security rules. The atheist vented his fury on Tw...

LSE Students CAN Wear Jesus And Mo T-Shirt To Burka Debate, School Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

LSE students are taking legal advice after being told to cover up "offensive" t-shirts of Jesus and Mohammed. Members of the LSESU Atheist, Secular...

Dawkins Fury Over 'Jesus And Mo' T-Shirt Censorship At LSE

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Richard Dawkins has expressed outrage after an LSE student society were forced to cover-up their T-shirts which had cartoon depictions of Jesus and th...

Child Sexual Abuse - The Taboo of Paedophilia

Dragana Brown | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Dragana Brown

There was an article on an Australian website recently on "mild paedophilia" mainly about Richard Dawkins' justification for a bit of sexual groping not having a lasting impact on someone. Most comments under the article disagree with such an irresponsible statement, yet there are those who feel he "has a point".

'Richard Dawkins Writes Science Fiction'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The former Pope has described the work of prominent atheist Richard Dawkins as “science fiction”. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made his comments ...

Since 9/11, Racism and Islamophobia Remain Intertwined

Steve Rose | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

As the dust around the fallen towers settled, a new wave of nationalism swept across America and racism soon followed. As these ideas are often faces of the same coin... Twelve years later, and this miasma continues to fester across Europe, the United States and Britain.

Richard Dawkins is Wrong About the History of Islam As Well

Dr James Hannam | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr James Hannam

The reaction to Richard Dawkins's tweet about Islam and science has been unswervingly negative. There's a good reason for that. Lumping Muslims into an amorphous mob of scientific illiterates may not strictly be "racist", but it is deeply insensitive.

Atheists More Smug Than Religious People, Concludes Study

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Comedy

A review of 63 scientific studies has concluded that non-believers are more smug than religious people. The paper, entitled 'The Relation Between S...