Perceptions of Non-belief and Morality

Yet another Pew Research poll appears to confirm that in the minds of many, non-belief equates to being wicked and evil. When it comes to what attributes would not be voted for in 2016, the winner was supposedly “Atheism”. Really? Potentially yes, their press release explains … On the other side of the ledger, not believing in … Read more Perceptions of Non-belief and Morality

The Antichrist … who do you think it might be?

If you were asked to name the most lightly candidate for the position of “The Antichrist”, a Christian mythological concept that describes a single figure of concentrated evil, then who would naturally spring to mind? I can think of several such as Nero, Genghis Khan,Vvlad the Impaler (the name gives you a clue), Stalin, Hitler … Read more The Antichrist … who do you think it might be?

25% of people in Saudi Arabia are … not religious.

The results of a “Religiosity and Atheism” poll conducted by WIN-Gallup International reveals a rising tide of non-belief. The media has, quite rightly, latched on to the 9% decline worldwide and the 22% drop in Ireland, but looking into the details, one big surprise for me was that 25% of people in Saudi Arabia are … Read more 25% of people in Saudi Arabia are … not religious.

New Poll: “76% Britons say they are ‘not religious'”

YouGov, the international internet-based market research firm, has a new poll out. Here is a quick summary of the findings that they published yesterday … 76% Britons say they are ‘not religious’, but 56% say Britain is Christian, & 61% agree it should be Most Britons say that they do not belong to any particular … Read more New Poll: “76% Britons say they are ‘not religious’”

Catholics – What happens next?

So the popes UK visit is done now and he is on his way back home. The Churches PR machine has declared victory and life will go on. But were any of the deep concerns addressed? Tragically no. Yes, he did indeed do the “I’m so terribly and deeply ashamed for the abuse” speech … … Read more Catholics – What happens next?