This question was asked during the Q&A at our recent Salt Live event: The Bible is homophobic, and we all agree that’s wrong. So, when it comes to things like homophobia, are Christians just choosing which parts of the Bible to accept and which to reject? Aren’t they cherry picking their morals?
No this isn't an article about drinking. Join me as I navigate the bleak sobriety of being a 30-something Scrooge in the world of incandescently happy Christmasaholics.
In September 2016, after an unfortunate incident with a margarita mix and a line of runaway shopping trolleys, Eleanor Shellstrop found herself in The Good Place. You're probably a better person than she was, but would you make it in? Are you sure?
Many believe that religion will inevitably decline with social and intellectual progress. How can Christians honestly believe their faith is true when we see their numbers diminishing?
Is faith just 'the opium of the masses' or a crutch for the weak? Is it just a self-help method to make you feel a bit better about your miserable life? It won't surprise you to find that I think there's more to it than that.
I became a Christian when I was eight years old. That may sound like child abuse - how could my parents force their beliefs on me like that? Was I brainwashed? If so, you might have been too...
For many Londoners, the default assumption around Christianity is that it's intolerant and outdated. To follow Christianity (or any religious worldview) would limit your freedom and consequently your happiness. So, why exactly is Christianity so oppressive? And why do so many people follow it if it is?
Somehow we have come to attach the idea of ‘freedom’, and particularly freedom of thought, to atheism. Religious people are shackled to ideas that exert power of them, almost as though they are helpless victims. But the atheist is free… Well, sort of. But no.
Have you ever been so focused on one thing that you completely miss something else, even if it's right in front of you? Well, you're not the only one. In this article Georgie explores the significance of our preoccupations, and why we have to look beyond them to what we might be missing.