Priorities Among Pro-Life

This is the rather charming press release from Children of God for Life.

A little back story, a short distance from my quiet little hospital lies an institution run by a charity I don’t quite like. Sure they do good work, but often they deny women the chance to decide what they should do with their own bodies. World Vision International lurk around my way. I see the t-shirts given out by them. And I am aware that the good they do comes with the ulterior motive of spreading Christian belief and while they explicitly do not flog Bible before Bread, they still have that undertone.

But contact with them puts me in touch with other pro-life organisations. Including Children of God for Life who today released a press statement.  [Read more...]

Atheists Don’t Owe Social Justice a Damn Thing

No. I don’t believe this. I am quite involved in social justice and am a very hands on person with regards to that, but this piece piqued my “interest”.

Long story short? Battle Lines were drawn up between two groups of people. One who think atheism is just about having no gods and the other who point out that there exist theological structures that permeate our society that cause discrimination that even we take for granted and that perhaps we should realise some uncomfortable truths about the society we live in and that includes the people who make up atheism.

Some atheists are involved in issues of politics, science and society.

And some think that they don’t owe these concepts a damn thing. [Read more...]

Ten Flaws in Atheism – A Response

The Christian Times is trying to engage us and these are some points made by Professor John Lennox out at the London Evangelists’ Conference.

You don’t have to read hundreds of books before you can discuss your faith with an atheist. Sometimes claims and questions that are just short soundbites can be answered just as quickly. At the London Evangelists’ Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists.

These should be good. [Read more...]

On Sam Harris and Bill Maher

I had a lot of flak for disagreeing with Sam Harris over the treatment of Palestinians. I think people simply bought too much into the simple view of the issue of Israel vs. Palestine and rather than listening to the Israelis and Palestinians and paying actual attention to the situation, people are more likely to listen to the hearsay and gossip. Hence atheists LOVE that conflict in demonstrating the folly of Zionism or the folly of Islamic Fundamentalism without realising what the situation is. I am kind of expecting more from this.

Harris and Condell are two such figures whose blind support of Israel covers up the damage that Israel has caused while ignoring the people who have paid the price the most.

Sam Harris and Bill Maher both took on Ben Affleck over ISIL and Iraq quite recently. [Read more...]