Posts Tagged ‘Atheist’

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

Atheist to Catholic, by way of truth and beauty Comments 0

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Dr. Holly Ordway is Professor of English and Director of the MA in Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her academic work focuses on imagination in apologetics, with special attention to the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams; she Read more