Earlier in the week, my wife and I took a trip to St Mungos Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow. It was chock full of religious imagery, artefacts and ritualistic objects from all kinds of faiths and from all over the world. They ranged from the painting above ("Crucifixion" by Peter Howson - … Continue reading Different paths, same aim
The UK Parliament is currently debating the Local Authority (Religious etc. Observances) Bill. It was introduced as a Private Members Bill by the Conservative MP Jake Berry, who recently said that it provided "freedom to pray and to hold prayers at the start of council meetings, should that local authority wish to do so." at … Continue reading Why I agree with the National Secular Society, for once
The logic is this: God wants us all to obey him, so you can either obey him or face being killed by those who do. That isn't the God I worship. God will shower you with all types of riches and hedonistic delights in the next life if you give all of that kind of … Continue reading Their god is not my God
The children of Gaza I Channel 4 News A question. How many of you pay tax in a Western country, especially the UK or USA? How many of you care enough about where those tax pounds or dollars or euros go that it sways your vote? Or it sways you opinion on subjects like welfare, … Continue reading Shout for peace
If you are an adherent to one of the World's major religions I have one simple request. Please stop killing people. Especially in the name of your religion. I don't care whether a person or group of people have insulted your God or major prophet. Please stop killing people. I'm sorry if people of your … Continue reading A short open letter to people of all religious persuasions.
I was watching The One Show tonight (Yes, I watch The One Show. Get over it.) and the star and writer of the marvellously funny Rev, Tom Hollander, was on. He had mentioned the ridiculous amount of plastic carrier bags polluting the Atlantic Ocean and, in connection with an item on scientific innovation, suggested that, … Continue reading There’s only One way of life…
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16 NIV) When I was really young I used to see people holding the John 3:16 posters up at sports events on the TV and wonder why. I … Continue reading Lent Day 31: John 3-4