Posts Tagged ‘atheist’

ERA refuses to hear teacher’s claim he’s sacked for being an atheist Comments 0

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Christopher Roy

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has declined to hear teacher’s claim that he lost his job because he is an atheist. A former art teacher at Tamaki College, Christopher Scott Roy claims he was constructively dismissed because he is an atheist, and the school saw Christianity as “a core responsibility to which he was indifferent”. Read more

As an Atheist married to a Catholic Comments 1

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
atheistcatholic

I’m not used to posting my woes and sorrows for all to see. I am however open to allowing my life to be opened up to the truth and allowing it to liberate me as I believe the truth should. With that said, I’m hoping that there are others who can gain or empathize with Read more

Maori karakia causes Rodney Hide to chuckle Comments 0

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
KoreroMarae

I am an anti-theist. I just don’t believe in God. I am pleased there isn’t one. Nothing would irritate me more than a supernatural force knowing everything and hovering above directing all that happens in the world. It would be like suffering a metaphysical Kim Jong-il without the farce or humour. I like the organ Read more

Pope Francis happy to meet ‘wise’ atheist Comments 1

Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Pope Francis has expressed pleasure at meeting “a wise man” after a private audience with the Uruguayan president, Jose Mujica, an atheist. Mujica, a former guerilla fighter, has been described as “the world’s ‘poorest’ president”. He donates 90 per cent of his salary to charities, lives with his wife in a modest farmhouse instead of Read more

Pope Francis: Jesus redeemed ‘even the atheists’ Comments 0

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Emphasising that everyone has the potential to do good, Pope Francis has said Christ’s saving act on the cross was for everyone, no matter their belief. “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone. Even the atheists. Everyone,” he insisted. “We Read more

Rowan Williams defeats Richard Dawkins in religion debate Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has defeated the prominent atheist Richard Dawkins in a debate on religion at the University of Cambridge in England. Students voted 324-136 against Dawkins’ argument that religion has no place in the 21st century. “Religion has always been a matter of community building, a matter of building Read more

More Americans claim ‘no religious affiliation’ Comments 0

Friday, October 12th, 2012
NYT-graphic

About 20 percent of the American people say they are unaffiliated with any religion, making them almost as numerous as Catholics, who accounted for 22 percent of participants in a new Pew Research Center study released Oct. 9. The survey of 2,973 adults conducted this summer found people who say they are atheist, agnostic or Read more

Atheist blogger Leah Libresco converts to Christianity Comments 0

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A prominent atheist blogger says she has converted to Christianity. Leah Libresco made the announcement on Monday on her Patheos blog, “Unequally Yoked.” The blog post, titled “This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal,” details how Libresco came to her decision. She said she struggled with moral law, exploring where it comes from and what’s behind Read more

Have contempt for Eucharist: Dawkins tells Reason-Rally Comments 1

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
reasonrally

Tens of thousands of athiests and non-believers gathered in Washington on Saturday to mark their rejection of God and to show politicians they are a force and need to be taken seriously. Prominent atheist, Richard Dawkins told the rally not to despise religious people, rather despise what they stand for. He called on the crowd Read more

Is there much God in godparenting? Comments 0

Friday, March 9th, 2012
BaptismGodparents

I remember clearly the day I deeply offended a close friend by refusing to oversee the religious education of her future children. It was years ago and we were walking through Cashel Mall during an afternoon shopping jaunt and she asked if, when she had children, I would be their godmother. Now, what I think Read more