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World Religion Day

Jan 14, 2012

You may not have known it, but tomorrow is World Religion Day. The aim seems to be for everyone to get along in one big happy religious family, since at bottom religions have so much common ground. For those who

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Explaining Away Religion

Mar 22, 2010

Those who dislike God and religion are stuck with the fact that the overwhelming majority of the world’s population has been, and is, religious. So how does an atheist explain the widespread presence of religious belief? All sorts of schemes

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Religion, Morality and Democracy

Mar 7, 2010

In a few days there will be an international gathering of atheists in Melbourne. Richard Dawkins and many other misotheistic heavyweights will be there. I suspect it will not be unlike so many other religious gatherings, complete with revered leaders,

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Trying To Explain Away God

Sep 10, 2011

There have been plenty of attempts to explain away God. This is to be expected, since fallen man refuses to admit that he is not the centre of the universe, and is not the final arbiter of truth and error,

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Is Christianity Just a Crutch?

Oct 29, 2008

There have been numerous objections raised against Christianity over the centuries. There may be 20 or so major standard objections raised, covering a variety of issues. One quite common complaint is that Christianity – or religion in general – is

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Multiculturalism and the Sharia Wars

Nov 1, 2014

The problem with what we see every day in our news headlines is that a lot of terrible things are not just happening overseas. For example, the demonic horror of IS has a home grown element to it as well.

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No, We Are Not From the Same Faith Tradition

Jul 3, 2014

It is quite common for Muslim apologists and clueless Christians to ramble on about how the big three religions all have a common source, and that we are all really spiritual brothers. They claim that Islam, Christianity and Judaism all

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Boko Haram: What You Need To Know

Jun 7, 2014

The African Islamic terror group based primarily in Nigeria is never far from the news, including its recent kidnapping of nearly 300 mainly Christian schoolgirls. Their name means ‘Western education is sin’, with their proper name being ‘The Congregation of

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Islam and Science

Jun 7, 2014

There are many myths about Islam being circulated, not just by Muslim apologists but by Western dhimmis. Take for example the idea that science, culture, the arts and learning all flourished under Islam while the West went through some “Dark

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America, Christianity, and Secularism

Apr 12, 2014

“We are NOT a Christian nation. The Constitution IS NOT based on the bible. It IS a secular document.” This comment – so very typical of the secular left – was thrown at me recently on another site. It is

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On Islamophobia and Creeping Sharia

Nov 23, 2013

Oh dear. On another site a friend had some guy saying on his post that as a Christian he had to stand up against Islamophobia. He does? How come? I would have thought that a Christian might be more interested

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God, Democracy and Human Rights

Aug 17, 2013

Our atheist friends would have us believe that all the goods of the West – human rights, democracy, belief in human equality and freedom, etc. – just happily evolved, and religion played no role in their development. They are in

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A Tale of Two Women – of Faith

Jul 15, 2013

Faith and the mainstream media do not exactly mix. About the only time you see the two going together is when the latter is seeking to do a hatchet job on the former. The MSM is overwhelmingly comprised of secular

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