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All articles by Peter Glover

Can the UN ban criticism of Islam?

Article

June 2009
Cults and other religions

Can the UN ban criticism of Islam?

Can the UN ban criticism of Islam? The British Government hasn't had much time for it. The Bush White House gave up on it in disgust. President Obama's administration has recently resumed America's observer status, but is not a member. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is controversial across the West, not least because it…

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Sins of emission

Article

October 2007
Scientific (including creation)

Sins of emission

Sins of emission 'Try this experiment: go up to an environmental activist and say, “Hey, how about that ozone layer closing” or “Wow! The global warming peaked in 1998 and it's been getting cooler for almost a decade. Isn't that great?” And then look at the faces. As with all millenarian doomsday cults, good…

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Article

September 2007
Scientific (including creation)

Environmentalism: The new religion

The famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, 'I believe in God, only I spell it Nature'. His words sum up the tragic error of those who confuse worship of the created with worship of the Creator. The idolisation of nature (or Nature Worship) is nothing new, of course. Man has lived in…

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Guru-mania, or finding your roots

Article

December 2006
Evangelistic

Guru-mania, or finding your roots

Our 'mobile' generation, ever on the move, has developed a powerful sense of its own rootlessness. So it's not surprising that discovering our family roots has become a major pastime. Surpassing the nation's fitness fads, cooking concerns, and a myriad other self-help gigs, genealogical research (GR) is now big business.A simple search for 'genealogical…

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Backing for Bush on Intelligent Design

Article

March 2006
Scientific (including creation)

Backing for Bush on Intelligent Design

Americans are backing President Bush on teaching Intelligent Design or creationism in schools. If a recent survey is to be believed, two-thirds of Americans agree with their President’s call to teach Intelligent Design in schools alongside evolutionary theory.But while President Bush cautiously asserts that the cosmos was made by a ‘supreme being’ without identifying…

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A culture of death?

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January 2006
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A culture of death?

The case against legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide 'For two millennia the Hippocratic tradition has stood for the "sanctity" of human life. We can alleviate the unbearable in life better than ever before. We can do that and not eliminate life itself … medicine cannot be both our healer and our killer' (C. Everett…

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Does it matter what they think?

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October 2003
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Does it matter what they think?

'Surprisingly few adults outside of Christianity have positive views of Christians'. So ran the headline of a media release from a US-based Christian research organisation at the end of 2002.1Based on a random telephone poll, researchers concluded: ‘One reason why Evangelical churches across the nation are not growing is due to the image that…

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