Godless Londoners flock to new atheist church

Comedians Sanderson Jones (right) and Pippa Evans (second from left) lead "worshippers" in song during an atheist service. Photo: AFP

Britain's atheist church is barely three months old but it already has more "worshippers" than can fit into its services, while more than 200 non-believers worldwide have contacted organisers to ask how they can set up their own branch.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 2:55am

The comfort of religion without God

Stanford University has a new chaplain for atheists and agnostics. Photo: Bloomberg

Stanford University has a new chaplain for atheists and agnostics. This comes after Harvard University and the US military introduced - how shall I put it - non-religious religious services for non-believers who may still seek the comfort and benefits of real religion.

21 Jan 2013 - 5:45am 11 comments

Atheists' move ends Christmas tradition in Santa Monica, prompts churches to sue

A woman walks past Christian displays in the Santa Monica park. Photo: AP

Californian Damon Vix did not have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.

The American atheist's anti-God messages beside more traditional life-sized nativity displays in a park overlooking the beach over the past three years ignited a furious debate.

20 Nov 2012 - 5:12am

US secular humanist Paul Kurtz dies at 86

Paul Kurtz wrote books critiquing religions. Photo: AP

Paul Kurtz, a leading US philosopher who devoted his life to fighting prejudice against people who reject belief in a god and promoting a non-religious stance in life, has died at the age of 86.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

Enso, DJ and founder of XXX Gallery

What I'm listening to: Africa Hitech's 93 Million Miles. I continue to be super impressed by this production duo. 93 Million Miles is a follow-up to last year's Hitecherous EP and shows so much variety. Both sound like a soundtrack to a progressive multimedia science curriculum taught to kids in some alternative future.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Modern cleaning equipment could do the job at Shek O Beach

It was disappointing to see the photo of the litter on Shek O Beach ('Unruly dogs, untidy visitors make popular beach Shek O's shame', October 17).

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Superstition rules among cadre ranks

Many supposedly atheist civil servants on the mainland are turning to ancient philosopher Zhou Gong's spiritual explanations to discover the meanings of their dreams.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Sins of the believers

They published an opinion poll in Britain recently in which 82 per cent of the people surveyed said that they thought religion did more harm than good. My first reaction, I must admit, was to think: that's what they would say, isn't it? In 'post-Christian Britain', only 33 per cent of the population identify themselves as religious.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the letter 'Spirit of respect in other's beliefs', published on March 4, the penultimate paragraph should have read: 'I invite the orthodox Jew insulted by the gentile, the devout Hindu who sees a Muslim eating beef, the animist who sees his idols desecrated, the atheist reviled by the believers of all creeds, and the Christian outraged by assertions that Christ was not divine, to broadcast

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Tactless advert insults Christian religion

I am depressed to see that Perrier, the fizzy water bottler, has resorted to advertising that is as tasteless, but less sparkling, than its product.

One of its current ads shows what appears to be a cross constructed of credit cards with a soundtrack of the Hallelujah chorus.

12 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Scouts furore

If one applies to become a member of an organisation one must be prepared to accept its governing rules and objectives.

After all, the rules and objectives define the purpose of the organisation's existence and make the prospect of membership attractive to you in the first place.

If the rules are not to your liking, you have the option of forgetting all about it.

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am


I appreciated David Wallen's article headlined, 'Questions of faith' (Sunday Morning Post, September 22), on the debate over the value of religious belief versus scientific inquiry.

Basically, he was saying that there are different kinds of truth and all are needed.

6 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Plenty of 'evidence' in Bible

IN reference to Mr W. A. T. Crawley's letter (South China Morning Post, May 3) and Mr Gwynne's reply (Post, May 8) on the subject of ''evolution or creation'', I feel I must write in defence of Mr Crawley against Mr Gwynne's sharp accusations.

However hard I try I can neither detect any fanaticism nor any religious obsession in Mr Crawley's letter.

14 May 1993 - 12:00am