There really is, it turns out, a Christian networking site called Faithbook. It appears to be a project of the Fellowship of World Christians (FOWC), whose Statement of Faith assures us of their confidence that their “spiritual unity as believers in Christ is accomplished by His finished work on the cross”. I’m frankly not sure how to parse that, but I’ll consider using “finishing up some work” as a cheery euphemism for “getting crucified” from now on. Why the FOWC not?
Dean Burnett, a doctor of neuroscience, who “moonlights as a comedy writer and stand-up comedian,” has written a satiric article about scientists who “turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion.” The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently been urging MPs to vote against the introduction of … Continue reading
pick Well, it’s a step in the right direction.
It is a proud day for Naheed Nenshi, the Mayor of Calgary, Alberta and Calgary residents. Mayor Nenshi has been warded the 2014 World Mayor Prize: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, the winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize, is the most admired mayor of any large Canadian city. His vision … Continue reading
Guest post by Chloë-Lynne Adriaans Grade 12 student The room stills. All present wait together, one baited breath, a unity of expectation. The man in the suit, the center of all attention shifts almost imperceptibly. He’s sweating lightly, beneath his expensive suit, but his expression is one of cool … Continue reading
Sean McGuire at My Secret Atheist Blog has announced exciting news from Norway. Jailed Saudi activist blogger Raif Badawi along with his currently jailed lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair have been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu al-Khair’s nomination was announced on the “Free Raif Badawi” Facebook … Continue reading
Today would have been Langston Hughes’s 113th birthday and Google has created a Google Doodle to celebrate. Hughes’s poem this doodle illustrates is I Dream a World, but I thought I’d put the first stanza of his other poem, written in 1932, called Goodbye Christ. You can read the entire … Continue reading
I’m encouraged by the victory of Syriza, a “far-left” party with very real communist roots, in the recent elections in Greece. Syriza took nearly half the seats in the unicameral Hellenic Parliament, and secured a majority by entering into a coalition with the “far-right” Independent Greeks. The idea of a … Continue reading
Everything you need to know about “The Campaign to Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Worldwide” is available on one website: End Blasphemy Laws. The “About” section explains, The End Blasphemy Laws Campaign is run by the International Coalition Against Blasphemy Laws and brings together individual people (like you!) and organizations that share … Continue reading
pass Story link. Link to multiple translations of quoted verse. That’s the least of it.