Posts Tagged ‘religion

05
Feb
10

On air: Is being religious evidence of a good character?

Cherie Blair is in the middle of a rapidly expanding online discussion.

Cherie Blair is a judge and she issued this ruling on a man who’s guilty of assault. ‘I am going to suspend this (prison) sentence for the period of two years based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before.’ Continue reading ‘On air: Is being religious evidence of a good character?’

14
Jan
10

On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?

Take a look at this video. It’s religious broadcaster Pat Robertson discussing Haiti’s “pact with the devil” and it’s got lots of you talking about God’s place in this tragedy . Continue reading ‘On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?’

24
Dec
09

What does Christmas mean to you?

As I write this, the UK’s shopkeepers are bracing themselves for the last minute stampede of shoppers in search of last minute Christmas gifts. Amidst this annual spending frenzy come the accompanying complaints that we’ve lost the true spirit of Christmas. Continue reading ‘What does Christmas mean to you?’

01
Oct
09

Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?

animalDashain is a fifteen day Hindu festival which celebrates the triumph of the Gods over wicked demons. It’s popular in Nepal. Animal sacrifices involving goats, buffaloes, sheep and chickens are made to the Goddess Durga in the hope that this will bring good fortune. This year a Nepalese animal rights group has organised protests against this practice. Many religions believe in animal sacrifice, but can animal suffering really be justified in the name of God? Continue reading ‘Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?’

18
Sep
09

Who should decide a child’s religion?

Update:  We’ve been trying to get in touch with Rifqa, her father and the pastor who took her in to see if they would take part in this show. Progress is slow but will keep you posted on how this goes!

Meet Rifqa, the teen who ran away because she feared being killed by her Muslim family for converting to Christianity. Here’s what she had to say before she left home Her parent’s disagree and authorities have said they have found no credible evidence to back up Rifqa’s claims.  They plan to make their case on Monday. Click on the video below to hear their testimony. Continue reading ‘Who should decide a child’s religion?’

20
Mar
09

On-air: Should politicians do God?

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Tony Blair has urged world leaders to “do God”. Should they?
Continue reading ‘On-air: Should politicians do God?’

19
Aug
08

Talking points 20 August.

Hello, Kate with you again this morning. Thanks to Will for moderating last night.

Both Nelson and Will suggested topics relating to homosexuality that have got you all talking on the blog. Continue reading ‘Talking points 20 August.’




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