Posts Tagged ‘Atheist’

Was Pope Francis right to tell a child his atheist dad may be in heaven? Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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When the monsignor reached out and tenderly held the little boy’s face, I lost it. And it only got worse. When Pope Francis called the reluctant Emanuele up to whisper his question about where his beloved father went after death, I was crying so obviously that the other customers in line at Starbucks looked up Read more

Child asks Pope if atheist father is in heaven Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A child has asked Pope Francis if his atheist father is in heaven. Francis was visiting a parish on the outskirts of Rome when the child put the question to him. Francis routinely holds question-and-answer sessions with young people when he visits parishes. The child (whose name is Emanuele) was in tears when he asked Read more

Stephen Hawking becomes a Christian after meeting Pope? Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

On 14 March 2018, the “Catholics Online” Facebook page posted a photograph of Hawking meeting Pope Francis alongside a fabricated claim: “Before he died, Stiph [sic] Hawkins [sic] who did not believe in God requested to visit the Vatican. “Now l believe” was the only statement he made after the Holy Father blessed him.” Continue reading Related Read more

Prominent atheist backs out of NZ tour amid allegations Comments 0

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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A prominent atheist facing allegations, posted on BuzzFeed, of inappropriate behaviour towards women has backed out of a New Zealand tour. Physicist Lawrence Krauss was due to speak on a double-bill with Richard Dawkins at the Science in the Soul tour in May in Auckland and Christchurch, but the promoter has announced he would no Read more

Atheists face prejudice except in NZ and Finland Comments 1

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

An international study of people’s attitudes to atheists found in general they are perceived as “potentially morally depraved and dangerous”. It  discovered people of all faith leanings, including non-believers have a shared distrust of atheists. Only respondents in New Zealand and Finland did not exhibit a clear bias against atheists. The study was conducted by Read more

Hindu to Atheist to Agnostic to Anglican to Catholic to priest Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic, Anglican, Catholic, priest

A remarkable journey will reach a new stage on 15 July when Br Robert Krishna OP will be ordained a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict’s, Broadway. Br Robert’s journey began in Bangalore, India. Originally a Hindu, he became an atheist at the age of 10, and in his late teens considered 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

Who’s afraid of dying? Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Who’s afraid of dying? An Oxford University-led international research study on dying and who fears it most has found atheists are among those least afraid of leaving this life. Very religious people don’t fear dying much either. However, the researchers found that people who are religious for its social or emotional benefits suffered the most Read more

Thousands leave church after atheist adverts Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Atheist advertisements have led to thousands of people leaving the Church of Denmark. Between April and June, 10,000 people left the church – the highest number of registered withdrawals since 2007. A campaign by the Danish Atheist Society is being held responsible for the number of leavers – double that recorded between January and March. The campaign’s banner advert includes phrases Read more

Atheist teacher loses employment case against Akld school Comments 0

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

An atheist teacher who claimed he was fired for refusing to pray at school events has failed in his latest legal bid. Christopher Scott Roy, a former head of the art department at Auckland’s Tamaki College, took the school to the Employment Court. This was over a claim he was constructively dismissed because he is an Read more