Witchcraft, Christianity and Cardinal Keith O’Brien

Did you hear the one about the Church of England clearly condemning witchcraft?  Me neither.

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High Court (Partially) Answers Secularists’ Prayers

Congratulations to Clive Bone and the National Secular Society for their successful judicial review challenging council prayers. This has triggered the inevitable backlash predicted by the NSS president, Terry Sanderson. Here I reproduce, and respond to, a piece in The Telegraph by Ed West, point by point.

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The Ten Commandments of Faith School Bullshit-Busting

Regular readers of this blog may be familiar with some of these arguments from previous articles, but I thought it would be helpful (for myself and others) to have these set out conveniently in one article in the context of faith schools.

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Dear Rev. Cameron

An open Christmas card to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Theocracy, theocracy

How I despise your supposed moral superiority

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Banksy, Christmas, Christianity and Work

I liked this article on the BBC website about Banksy’s Cardinal Sin sculpture, which was “designed as a response to the child abuse scandal in the Catholic church”, and in particular I was fond of this comment from the artist:

“The statue?  I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse.”

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Cameron The Secularist?

We have a radical, revolutionary Prime Minister who thinks that Roman Catholics are – brace yourself – decent enough human beings to marry the Head of State of the United Kingdom.

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Dare Anyone Call Breivik a Martyr or Blame His Victims?

It’s high time acts of terrorism were unequivocally condemned and the actual perpetrators blamed for the violence they unleash. Makes a pleasant change to blaming everyone and everything else, including the victims.

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Back in Your Cage, Widdecombe

With all the serenity and poise of a beached whale, Ann Widdecombe has waded in to support religiously-inspired discrimination, and she has appointed herself as the official spokesperson for all Christians. Oh, and all Christians are homophobic, apparently.

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