A blow to the New Atheism? Britain is...

A blow to the New Atheism? Britain is losing its religion - and becoming 'spiritual' instead

There are 11 comments on the New Statesman story from Oct 19, 2013, titled A blow to the New Atheism? Britain is losing its religion - and becoming 'spiritual' instead. In it, New Statesman reports that:

Modern Britain is "spiritual" but not religious. That's the headline finding of an opinion poll, and accompanying report, released this week by the Christian think-tank Theos .

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freddy

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#1 Oct 19, 2013
life gets better when your dead, silly bronze age shit
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Oct 19, 2013
I didn't notice Britain being particularly religious or spiritual but I think religion causes more trouble than its worth: creationism in our faith-segregated schools; Bishops in the Lords; Clerical dictats against gay marriage and end of life legislation; child genital mutilations; religious courts challenging 'one law for all'; requests for a 'Muslim Parliament'; halal/kosher animal killing; secterianism; etc, etc.

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology

Jonny Eve puts it light-heartedly...
http://www.atheismuk.com/2012/03/31/atheism/y...

Most Brits realise there are no gods or pixies.
True Christian witness

Slick, OK

#3 Oct 19, 2013
All false religion even Christendom is responsible for all the blood shed on this earth, and all false religion including Christendom today is condemned in the Bible book of Revelation. Revelation 18:4

The one true religion of Jehovah's witnesses, doing God's will today and preaching and teaching the Bible to whoever want to do Jehovah God's will and survive into God's new world of peace and happiness must accept the fact that Jesus is directing his earthly subjects through the Law of Christ as Jesus taught in pure worship to Jehovah God.
John 14:31
Revelation 18:24
Matthew 7:21

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4 Oct 19, 2013
True Christian witness wrote:
All false religion even Christendom is responsible for all the blood shed on this earth, and all false religion including Christendom today is condemned in the Bible book of Revelation. Revelation 18:4
The one true religion of Jehovah's witnesses, doing God's will today and preaching and teaching the Bible to whoever want to do Jehovah God's will and survive into God's new world of peace and happiness must accept the fact that Jesus is directing his earthly subjects through the Law of Christ as Jesus taught in pure worship to Jehovah God.
John 14:31
Revelation 18:24
Matthew 7:21
You are the online equivalent of the mentally ill street preacher, preaching about imaginary gods and imaginary salvation, while you ignore the homeless man about to die from starvation behind you.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#5 Oct 19, 2013
A glorious day for Britain. Congratulations to all.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#6 Oct 19, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the online equivalent of the mentally ill street preacher, preaching about imaginary gods and imaginary salvation, while you ignore the homeless man about to die from starvation behind you.
Just think in North Korea there are no homeless. Oh by the way that is sarcasm.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#7 Oct 19, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
A glorious day for Britain. Congratulations to all.
Did you even read the article??? Lol

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#9 Oct 21, 2013
One can be atheist and spiritiual.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#10 Oct 22, 2013
To summarise the article: christianity in the UK is dying on its arse. That people also believe in other random myths without evidence is not news for Dawkins.
Cujo

Leask, Canada

#11 Oct 22, 2013
No biggie. When I stopped being a Christian, people would ask me what I believe, and I just said that I was agnostic and that I am spiritual. Then eventually, I asked myself, what does that even mean? I had no answer, started questioning everything, and it led to me becoming an Atheist.
Thinking

Royston, UK

#12 Nov 6, 2013
Like you, North Koreans falsely believe in a miraculous cult leader.
Robert Stevens wrote:
<quoted text>
Just think in North Korea there are no homeless. Oh by the way that is sarcasm.

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