(Photo: Unsplash/Daniel Roe) The Humanist official could hardly contain his glee – “Some genuine Good News today”, he declared on Facebook before linking to a headline – “Christianity Gives Way to Atheism in Britain Today, Survey Suggests”. A headline and press release that was repeated verbatim in most of the UK media this week. The findings from the British Social Attitudes survey certainly make grim … Continue reading Is the Church in the UK a sinking ship? Christian Today
This weeks Quantum looks at the visit of Donald Trump , including Sadiq Khan’s response, and the commemoration of D-Day… Next week, the Tory government will roll out the red carpet for Donald Trump. A President who is destroying all the values that have always united Britain and America. Join me and thousands of others in Trafalgar Square next Tuesday @ 11 am to #StopTrump pic.twitter.com/csBDpi9npy … Continue reading Quantum 45 – D-Day; Trump’s Visit; Sadiq Khan; Tiananmen Square; Hope not Hate; Sudan; Atheism; Tolkien; Afghan Cricket; Florence Nightingale; A.S.K
God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan Published: Alen and Unwin (2018) A political journalist looks at the impact of Christianity in the West This is an unusual book, possibly unique- a best selling secular book written in defence of Christianity! Greg Sheridan is the foreign editor of the Australian and he writes with a great … Continue reading God is Good for You – A Defence of Christianity in Troubled Times – Greg Sheridan
The first Quantum of the New Year is based on the predictions that I made earlier this week. You can get all the links there. Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ. You can catch up on last weeks here – Quantum 22 – 2018 – End of Year Review Continue reading Quantum 23 – Predictions for 2019
Last New Year I tried to look ahead and predict what would happen in 2018 – https://theweeflea.com/2017/12/30/war-poverty-the-rise-of-the-machines-10-prophecies-for-society-in-2018/ I think I got 9.5 right! So let’s have another go for 2019. 1) ) We will continue to live in a confused culture – on sex and gender Our society has the MeToo movement – supposed to be a protest against mistreatment and sexual abuse of women. … Continue reading Ten Predictions for 2019 – Confusion, China and Christ.
Richard Dawkins is reigniting his career as an atheist cacangelist. What you may ask is a cacangelist? Its a new word (I think) which should not be added to our dictionary. The word evangelist comes from the Greek – meaning the messenger of good news. I have often described Richard Dawkins as an atheist evangelist…but it doesn’t really work because atheism has no good news. … Continue reading The Atheist Cacangelist
(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website) Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?
I was saddened to hear of the death of Stephen Hawking – I had recently read a biography of him – as well as watching the sanitised airbrushed Hollywood version of his life – The Theory of Everything. Brilliant mind though he was, he allowed his atheist upbringing and prejudice to distort his reasoning. None more so than his claim in The Times from 8 years … Continue reading Hawkings Haverings – Answering Stephen Hawkings Atheist Claims
As I have gradually got back into public speaking its been a privilege to speak at the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee….The CU’s generally do a remarkable work. I think what I personally enjoy more than anything are the discussions and debates with non-believers. They don’t always have to be hostile. As the following example shows – this was held in the Glasgow Uni Student … Continue reading Debating Delusions – Proclaiming Christ in the Public Square
The Apologetic of Evil Apologetics 101 – no. 6 – How Can We Believe in a God who Allows Evil and Suffering Continue reading The Problem of Evil – for Atheists