Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’

Atheist Convention cancelled due to lack of interest Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017
no interest in atheist convention

To be honest, I’m disappointed. “Reason to Hope”, the third Global Atheist Convention scheduled for Melbourne in February 2018, has been cancelled because of “lack of interest” (according to my sources). The conference was to be headlined by Sir Salman Rushdie, the highly esteemed – one might even say revered – novelist. In 1989 the Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini Read more

Mark Zuckerberg shares the prayer he says to his daughter every night Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

In a recent speech Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared a Jewish prayer called the “Mi Shebeirach,” which he said he recites whenever he faces a big challenge and which he sings to his daughter, thinking of her future, when he tucks her in at night. Zuckerberg identified himself as an atheist for years, but on Facebook Read more

An ex-atheist talks about her conversion Comments 0

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Leah Libresco Sargeant, once a prominent atheist blogger, converted in 2012 to Catholicism after engaging and challenging her readership to present an intellectually rigorous, spiritually rewarding response to her questions on life. Sargeant continues to blog, only now from a Catholic perspective, and also is a contributing editor at America magazine. She is the author Read more

Atheist “not suitable” to remain ordained Comments 1

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Atheist clergywoman, Gretta Vosper, is “not suitable”  to remain an ordained minister, the United Church of Canada has decided. She “came out” as being an atheist 15 years ago. Vosper of West Hill United Church of Toronto, Ontario, was declared “not suitable” to remain a church minister, according to a report released on Wednesday from Read more

Atheist group sues Kansas City over Baptist convention Comments 1

Friday, July 29th, 2016

An atheist group has sued Kansas City, Missouri for using tax money to support a Baptist convention. The group says Kansas City’s plans to use $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to assist in an upcoming Baptist convention violates guarantees in the U.S. Constitution separating church and state. The lawsuit, which was  filed last Friday in Read more

Call for prayers after Richard Dawkins suffers stroke – cancels New Zealand appearance Comments 1

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Celebrity biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has suffered a minor stroke which has forced him to cancel his forthcoming trip to New Zealand. Following the news of Dawkins’ minor stroke the Church of England tweeted “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family,” causing a worldwide collective cringe. Continue reading Twitter users are now debating whether Read more

Richard Dawkins to come to Wellington again Comments 0

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Evolutionary biologist and provocative atheist Richard Dawkins will be appearing during Writers’ Week during the 2016 New Zealand festival. Dawkins, who is now 74, previously appeared at the New Zealand Festival in 2010. In an article in the New Zealand Listener, Diana Wichtel described him as “a scientist, a writer, a performer, a public intellectual, an Read more

Dawkins suspects religion in NZ is dying Comments 0

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Well known rationalist Richard Dawkins, who is an expert evolutionary biologist, thinks religion is on the way out in New Zealand. “…Science is advancing all time and religion is not, and religion is slowly dying,”  Dawkins told TV3 show The Nation on Saturday. “It’s dying much faster in some countries than others. It’s dying very Read more

Outlook bad for atheism, not good for Christianity Comments 0

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Religion, as certain members of the media never fail to remind us at this time of year, seems to be on the decline, and for disgruntled secularists, the end cannot come quickly enough. But the death of God, at least in the hearts of most human beings, is a Western illusion. New demographic projections suggest Read more

NZ bucks religiosity trend Comments 1

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

New Zealand is one of only three countries in which religiosity is predicted to decline between now and 2050. The other two are France and the Netherlands. These are some of the predictions made by Washington-based think-tank, Pew Research Centre, in a recently published report. The report predicted that by 2050 In the Asia Pacific Read more