Today’s top ten offer some new perspectives on religion. Is it me or is secularism gaining ground? Check out the analysis on UK’s Equality Bill and Gordon Brown’s secularist government. Because the majority of MPs are not politically aligned with any church, sex ed bills and equal rights for homosexuals were passed, and no church has major influence on legislation. Amazing, isn’t it?
“The unique feature of Gordon Brown’s government is not its economic incompetence. Rather, it is doctrinaire secularism. For the first time in British history, no one sitting around the Cabinet table holds traditional Christian views that defy the liberal consensus on social issues or sexual morality.”
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Gay church blessings and a crisis of faith (via The Telegraph) link – Brilliant analysis of secularism in the UK and how it has allowed for certain bills to pass
Pope’s brother: sexual abuse at choir school not discussed (via inquirer.net) link
“Koran says – you’re free in your religion” – Muslim cleric (via RT) link – Cleric issues fatwa against terrorism; insists ‘fatwa’ was mistranslated and does not mean ‘holy war’
Pope’s path to sainthood delayed by miracle doubts (via The Telegraph) link – Pope John Paul II is not a faith healer after all!
Funeral flap: religion and free speech rights (via wired.com) link – Apparently some bigots want the government to uphold their (alleged) free-speech right to disrespect funerals of homosexuals
Violence in Nigeria – food not faith (via The Guardian) link – Analysis on the murders in Jos
6 questions for an atheist undercover in an evangelical church (via The Huffington Post) link
Oregon faith healers get 16 months for son’s death (via AP) link – Faith healing could lead to negligent homicide!