Atheist Chaplains Would Call Fallen Soldiers ‘Worm Food’

In the Huffington Post: There are no atheists in foxholes, the saying goes. Republicans in Congress don’t want them in the military chaplain corps, either. That’s after New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rob Andrews offered an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Wednesday that would allow humanists or members of ethical culture groups to…

Woolworths and Rosaries

I was at Woolies yesterday looking for a new pair of jean (the only pair I had was just too faded) and I saw what I thought to be rosaries! Woolworths selling sacramentals?! Not quite. On closer inspection, they seemed to be nothing more than fashion accessories. They had plain crosses and the division of decades wasn’t…

‘Secular’ Grounds for Supporting Israel

Kairos Journal From John Hagee to John Piper, Christians are weighing in on whether the promises of God in Genesis warrant special support for the state of Israel. While this is a fascinating discussion with powerful implications, one need not settle this issue before deciding to stand with Israel against its foes. For there is…

Archbishop Vincent Nichols: Secularists are Holding Back the Faithful

We started blogging this morning with the post, Britain has gone from God-fearing to God-jeering (here). Well still with Britain: The Archbishop of Westminster has said that intolerance is preventing believers from making “some of the best contributions” to the common good in Britain. Archbishop Vincent Nichols has that secularists are holding back the faithful. Speaking after…

Churches of Holy Land Protest New Taxes in Israel

Heads of Christian churches expressed their deep concern on new changes aimed at taxation of churches’ real estate, writes Nouvelles d`Arménie. Although former changes failed to be implemented, the Israel did not hide its intention of taxation on various churches’ real estate. The empty churches are also subjected to taxation. The statement by an unofficial…