“There Are No Atheists in Foxholes”…

…and no agnostics in hospital wards?:

I started to pray — dredging up old Catholic prayers from my childhood — all those years of comfortable agnosticism thrown aside in my desperation and despair.

I begged whoever was listening for mercy. I offered any bargain for her returning health; any price I could pay, I would. Just please, please don’t make this happen. Not to her. Not now. Not after all this.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4697916/How-nearly-dying-inspired-wife-create-Call-Midwife.html

 

Ontario Makes Denying Postmodern Gender Ideology A Form of Child Abuse

Michael Coteau, the minister of child and family services, has tried to reassure parents the bill does not change the grounds for removal and will not make it easier for children to be seized from Christian homes…

But Coteau noted that telling an LBGT teen their identity is wrong or that they should change remains an act of abuse.

Read more: http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/is-opposition-to-the-lgbt-agenda-child-abuse.html

Canada Makes It A Crime To Deny Postmodern Gender Ideology

Canada passed a law Thursday making it illegal to use the wrong gender pronouns. Critics say that Canadians who do not subscribe to progressive gender theory could be accused of hate crimes, jailed, fined, and made to take anti-bias training.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/canada-passes-law-criminalizing-use-of-wrong-gender-pronouns/

OTTAWA, June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s Senate passed the Justin Trudeau Liberals’ transgender rights bill unamended this afternoon by a vote of 67 to 11, with three abstentions.

The bill adds “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code’s hate crime section…

Critics warn that under Bill C-16, Canadians who deny gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training.

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-canada-passes-radical-law-forcing-gender-theory-acceptance

Existential Exercises

Dr Alan Keightley recounting his encounters with serial killer Ian Brady.  It’s always interesting to me that people are allowed to describe other’s views as “perverted” when it suits the power that be:

‘Why children?’ I demanded to know. He answered immediately, not batting an eyelid: ‘Existential exercises.’

Brady was an evil, sadistic psychopath who considered himself an existentialist, in that he believed it was entirely up to him as an individual to live in whatever manner he chose. He was also a nihilist who thought that life was meaningless, the universe had no purpose, and religion was a delusion.

Five young people died in horrible circumstances in and around Manchester between July 1963 and October 1965, their parents were put through unspeakable anguish, and all, it seemed, because of this man’s perverted philosophical view of the world.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4512514/Ian-Brady-confessions-Myra-Hundley.html

The First Step Towards Tyranny and Oppression

Chris Banescu:

Those of us who have experienced…first-hand the atrocities and terror of communism understand fully…the kind of hell it will ultimately unleash on the innocent and the faithful. Godlessness is always the first step towards tyranny and oppression!

Read more: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/47643.htm

Why is secularism becoming more aggressive?

Atheism, The Death Penalty, and the Problem of Evil

18xx Richtblock und Richtbeil anagoriaOn atheism and the death penalty:

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has spoken of his desire to reinstate the death penalty in the country saying growing atheism and agnosticism means people have developed a lack of fear and respect for the law.

On the problem of evil:

‘When a one-year-old baby, 18-months-old baby is taken from the mother’s arms brought under a jeep and raped and killed. So where is God? My God, where are you?’ he asked the crowd in capital Manila .

‘I believe in God but that is my perpetual question to him,’ he added.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3810083/If-God-doesn-t-exist-death-penalty-Philippines-president-claims-growing-atheism-means-people-lack-fear-respect-law.html