Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’

It takes more faith to be atheist than Christian

Monday, November 30th, 2020

When asked by an interviewer why some people in the UK regard religious people as being “a little bit odd and weird singer Sir Cliff Richard responded: “I know and I don’t understand why because you have to have even more faith than any Christian on this planet [or] any Jew on this planet…to be Read more

Churchs without God fizzling out

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Meetings meant to be just like Church services—but without God received enthusiastic media coverage when they were growing so rapidly in their early years. The growth of these secular congregations hasn’t kept up the pace in the USA. After a promising start, attendance declined, and nearly half the chapters have fizzled out. Read more Related Posts:30% Read more

Vatican hosts atheism conference

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Understanding atheism and its diversity were among the aims for a major conference on unbelief held at the Vatican this week. The two-day conference, co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the University of Kent, began by launching the global “Understanding Unbelief” programme, presenting results from its research. The multidisciplinary research programme is led Read more

Vatican to host atheism and secularism international conference

Monday, February 25th, 2019

The Vatican’s second-ever international conference examining the rise of atheism and secularism will be held in late May. The first conference was held in 1969 during St Pope Paul VI’s leadership. This year the Vatican is joining forces with a University of Kent research initiative to host the “Cultures of Unbelief” conference. Scholars from a Read more

Stephen Colbert: why he returned to Catholicism

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Late night USA television host Stephen Colbert is open about his faith but revealed in an interview that he became “convicted of [his] atheism” before returning to Catholicism. The CBS star told Father James Martin on his Catholic talk show “Faith in Focus” last Thursday night that there was a time in his life he turned Read more

Why Richard Dawkins is wrong about Christianity

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Richard Dawkins, the world’s best known atheist-for-hire, was recently in New Zealand, preaching at events in Auckland and Christchurch and hoping to rally the troops and win new converts. As a Bible-loving Christian who believes in God, angels, heaven and hell, I guess people would assume I’m angry or nervous about having the High Priest Read more

Atheist Convention cancelled due to lack of interest

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

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

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

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