religion and belief
The bigotry of the anti-circumcision zealots
2 July 2012
ESSAY: Today’s campaigning against circumcision is so dogmatic and intolerant it makes the old religions look enlightened in comparison.
Glaube: Wie aus dem Atheismus eine Pseudo-Religion wurde
18 April 2012
Von Frank Furedi.
How atheism became a religion in all but name
1 February 2012
It was only a matter of time before someone proposed an ‘atheist temple’, given the religious-like zealotry and dogma of the New Atheists.
Review by Julian Baggini
16 September 2011
Veteran intellectual pugilist Frank Furedi makes an attack on tolerance without engagement.
Crusade against the pope: an Inquisition-in-Reverse
16 September 2010
The campaigners against the pope’s visit have more in common with the fanatical Inquisitors of old than with Enlightened liberal humanists.
Getting God to do their dirty work
15 September 2009
In seeking to use religion to force people to change their eco-unfriendly behaviour, greens are debasing both religious belief and scientific truth.
Muslim alienation in the UK? Blame the Israelis!
9 February 2009
Is it true that the war in Gaza has heightened community tensions here in Britain?
The Battle for Truth
14 November 2008
The debate about truth should not be confused with the conflict between religion and science.
Dare to be moral
spiked Review of Books,
29 August 2008
Susan Neiman’s fascinating new book, a guide to morality for grown-up idealists, reminds us of the importance of human reason in resolving the age-old philosophical tension between what ‘is’ and what ‘ought to be’.
The Bishop of Stafford: a 21st-century demonologist
2 June 2008
A British bishop’s hysterical comparison of climate change deniers to Josef Fritzl shows how zealous the hunt for modern demons has become.