Saturday, August 23, 2008

For the love of Christ

An interesting piece from the Manchester Guardian by a Julie Burchill who describes herself as "a Christian Zionist, a Christian feminist and a Christian socialist. But the Christian part has become the most important"

"Today, atheism is big business with the success of books like The God Delusion. If you want to get ahead, be a heretic! Something, however, has been lost. Say the word "atheist" 100 years ago and it conjured up a vision of sexy, freewheeling rebels celebrating life, love and creativity in their rejection of a higher power. Say it now and a vision of fun-hating killjoys, desperately scared that somewhere a Christian is having a good time by singing lustily in church on a Sunday morning, comes to mind. And, sadly, the alleged "humanist morality" never happened – to this day, 80% of all unpaid and unself-interested voluntary and charity work is faith-driven."

There's a response here but it's not as interesting as the original (IMHO) -

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