Author Archives: Saints and Sceptics

Halloween: Posts that Go Bump in the Night

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We ought to acknowledge that folks tend to think a little bit more about superstition, evil and the supernatural at this time of year; and that does present an odd opportunity to talk about a Christianity. So we’ve gathered some articles, old and new, together on the theme of evil.

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Reflections on Ashers and the “Gay Cake” Ruling

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Few would have thought that it would cost £88500, freedom of conscience and essential religious liberties to make a simple iced cake. Yet that may be what the Equality Commission has just charged. In 2014, Christian bakers at Ashers Baking Company declined to make a cake for Gareth Lee because the cake was to carry the message “Support Gay Marriage”.

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Competing Worldviews

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This is a talk on Christianity and Atheism as competing worldviews that was given at a breakfast organised by Agape Ireland at the RDS in Dublin.

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Christianity and Secular Values

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At least in the western world, secularism is in the ascendancy. The proportion of people with no religious affiliation has been increasing for several decades and religious views are often considered to be less and less relevant when it comes to decisions about society, law, politics and even morality.

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The Rise and Fall of Donald Trump?

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The man who boasted that he could murder a person in broad daylight and still win the presidency has discovered that a politician can still go “too far”. Several prominent Republicans have withdrawn their support for Donald Trump after The Washington Post revealed an audio recording of him making vulgar boasts about sexually assaulting women.

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