The scandal of 6 million abortions to save the lives of 143 women

In the UK we have a peculiar form of hypocrisy about abortion.  When the law allowing abortion was passed (note to my American readers, this was passed by an act of parliament, not a ruling of unelected  judges)  it was argued that abortion was needed to save the lives of women.  Even the most traditional pro-life Christians would agree that if there is truly a risk to the life of a woman (eg a ruptured ectopic pregnancy) then abortion should be allowed.  Really it should probably not even be cal … [Read more...]

Famous F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton "Does God"

In the UK many public figures are understandably nervous about speaking about God. Blair was famously cut off by Alistair Campbell "we don't do God." It may not seem like much but when Lewis Hamilton said the following in an interview he was risking public mocking: "You have to remain hopeful, you have to believe there is a plan . . . I believe God has a plan for me. I don't know what it is."So, people of any faith should be glad that Hamilton was willing to mention in passing his belief in … [Read more...]

Did Germany just ban being a Jew or Muslim?

A German court has taken aggressive secularism and it's attempts to establish an atheocracy a step further, and we should all be concerned. What happens in a single European country often spreads elsewhere in Europe and even to the USA.  In a case involving a Muslim family who had opted to follow their religion and have their son circumcised, the court ruled that circumcision, " . . even when done properly by a doctor with the permission of the parents, should be considered as bodily harm if it … [Read more...]

The growing divide in British Society over Homosexual Marriage

In the UK today we are increasingly struggling to understand how to accommodate different views on religious beliefs, and sexual practices. There are two quite distinct fault lines that this difficulty shows itself most clearly. The first is over what beliefs should be allowed in a modern society, and whether we should persecute, or in any way devalue someone who disagrees with us. The second is over how much we can allow people’s private beliefs to affect the wider society, and whether one g … [Read more...]

Killing newborn babies is perfectly logical – after birth abortion

Ethicists in the British Medical Journal have seriously and chillingly argued that what they call after birth abortions should be legal whenever an abortion in the womb would have been. As this article from the Daily Mail points out this argument fatally undermines the case for abortion itself:"Ill come to why her argument is so important in a moment. First, the facts steel yourself - this is grim. Francesca Minerva, from Melbourne University and sometime of our very own Oxford, and her … [Read more...]

UK Councils win back the right to pray as minister Eric Pickles enacts new law early

Interesting new step in the current war over religious freedom in the UK.  Eric Pickles said. "By effectively reversing that illiberal ruling, we are striking a blow for localism over central interference, for freedom to worship over intolerant secularism, for Parliamentary sovereignty over judicial activism, and for long-standing British liberties over modern-day political correctness."He added that the Bideford council case should be "a wake-up call"."For too long, the public sector has … [Read more...]

British Muslim cabinet minister speaks out against militant secularists' attempt to implement an Atheocracy in the UK

From the BBC:British society is under threat from the rising tide of “militant secularisation” reminiscent of “totalitarian regimes”, a Cabinet minister will warn on Tuesday.In an historic visit to the Vatican, Baroness Warsi will express her “fear” about the marginalisation of religion throughout Britain and Europe, saying that faith needs “a seat at the table in public life”.Read more here. … [Read more...]

Top 50 Christian Blogs dominated by the Reformed

I have often said that if two aliens were to come to Earth and split up to study the Christian Internet on the one hand vs the Christian TV and Radio scene on the other they would come to staggeringly different conclusions.  On the so-called "Old Media" the scene is dominated by a wing of the church that is almost entirely unrepresented in the list that follows.  How fascinating that the top Christian blogs reflect a very different collection of people.  I have some theories as to why which pe … [Read more...]

Spain's Catholic Church rocked by baby trafficking scandal

I really don't know quite how to respond to this article.  It is shocking indeed, and I urge us to pray for this nation: Spanish society has been shaken by allegations of the theft and trafficking of thousands of babies by nuns, priests and doctors, which started under Franco and continued up to the 1990s.I first met Manoli Pagador in Getafe, in a working-class suburb of Madrid. She was attending a meeting for people affected by the scandal Spaniards call "ninos robados" - stolen … [Read more...]

"Muslims and Jews in America: The Most American of All?"

An issue that every Christian should be aware of is the need for our society to be accepting of people of all faiths and of none.  In many parts of the West today (including the UK) many Christians would also consider hiding their religious identity.  This is an interesting article to read as we consider how we can show a form of solidarity (without compromising our beliefs) with those from diverse backgrounds: Today, there are approximately 3 million Muslims and 5 million Jews living in the US a … [Read more...]


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