Posts Tagged ‘unbelief’

Dividing belief from unbelief … practising from non-practising, are insufficient

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Belief and unbelief

What form of Christianity is coming? What will the Church look like in the new era? To begin to find an answer to that question, please join me at a recent gathering of parish delegates from the two adjacent Welsh dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia. It was in a parish hall in Miskin, outside the Read more

Making meaning

Monday, July 20th, 2020
Making meaning

People living in the fulness of the Catholic Faith will have the light of Christ Jesus in them, and this can attract people who have no religious background. We remember how Malcolm Muggeridge, a proclaimed atheist, became a Catholic after meeting Mother Teresa. Curiosity about our Faith doesn’t usually have such a dramatic result. Still, Read more

NZ bucks religiosity trend

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

There are 3 kinds of Christians that outsiders respect

Friday, November 7th, 2014

There are three kinds of Christians that outsiders to the faith respect: pilgrims, activists, and artists. The uncommitted will listen to them far sooner than to an evangelist or apologist. So says Philip Yancy in the HuffingtonPost. He says he decide to write his book Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? after reading Read more

Study: Religious decline linked to Internet rise

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Back in 1990, about 8 percent of the U.S. population had no religious preference. By 2010, this percentage had more than doubled to 18 percent. That’s a difference of about 25 million people, all of whom have somehow lost their religion. That raises an obvious question: how come? Why are Americans losing their faith? Today, Read more

NZ Festival – So what is the point of religion exactly?

Friday, March 14th, 2014

As part of the New Zealand festival last Saturday’s third Embassy session was a public conversation between Diarmaid MacCulloch  Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University and the award-winning author of A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, and  Peter Biggs, the chair of the New Zealand Book Council, “Having Faith in 21 Century.  In his review Listener columnist Read more

Atheist prays to figment of his imagination he sometimes calls God

Friday, September 6th, 2013

My 15 minutes of fame, courtesy of an article in the Washington Post featuring me as an atheist who prays to an invented God in order to facilitate my participation in a 12-step recovery program, provoked a little tempest in the teapot of atheist blog postings and commentary. My fellow atheists have suggested, not always politely, that Read more