• ‘The biblical concept of God evolved from polytheism to monotheism’

    In chapter 2 of God or Godless? John Loftus asserts that the biblical concept ...

  • “Science is no substitute for religion”

    We're up to chapter 5 of God or Godless, by John Loftus (atheist) and Randal ...

  • Bertrand Russell’s strange collocation

    Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a prominent British philosopher.  He was ...

  • Darwinism as religion

    It's not an original idea, but Andrew Marr's thoughts about the dangers of ...

  • Downton: a God-free zone

    Alistair Bruce, the person responsible for historical accuracy in the ITV series ...

  • Is religious belief culturally determined?

    If you were born in the UK, then your religion (if any) would probably be Christian. ...

  • Is religious belief just a matter of cultural conditioning?

    'If you were born in Saudi Arabia,' the argument goes, 'you would probably ...

  • The blind men and the elephant

    A famous Indian fable tells of a number of a blind men who try to describe ...

  • The Parable of the Three Rings

    In his play Nathan the Wise, Gotthold Lessing (1729-1781) re-tells the ancient ...

  • The plagues of Egypt

    Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, refused to release the Hebrew people from slavery ...

  • What can we learn from other religions?

    Can Christians learn any wisdom from other religions? Certainly! Our own Scriptures ...

  • What is ‘spirituality’?

    Words change their meanings over time. To deny this would be silly, and to ...

  • What the ‘spiritual but not religious’ want to know

    In Belief Without Borders (2015), Linda A. Mercandante says that the 'spiritual ...

  • Why an atheist says, ‘We must rekindle our religion’

    According to Richard Dawkins, religion is 'the root of all evil', and the teaching ...