EACH ENTRY HAS NOW BEEN MADE INTO A LINK – JUST CLICK ON IT TO ACCESS THE ARTICLE/POST     A Aarti Abortion -Papal pronouncement –¬†a critique Accelerate manifesto Adventists (Seventh day) -Adventists are racists -Adventists are sexist -Adventist paedophile cover up -Adventists cheer THEIR paedo! Africa, causes of poverty African churches -drinking petrol […]

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its ZING, how will it be made salty? It then has no further use than to be thrown out and stomped on.” Matthew 5:13 (Scholars’ Version) Thinking aloud about religion: a personal polemic by Peter Turner We believe Jesus was a real flesh and […]

All devout¬†Buddhists throughout Asia give food to the monks. They are a much loved elite class whom society deems worthy of support in whatever ways they want – food, money, land, building materials, free transport. They are seen as spiritual people who shouldn’t have to get their hands dirty with menial chores. To cynical outsiders […]

As soon as I heard it on the evening news I ran for the bus and headed for central London to protest. It was 15th April 1986 and US President Ronald Reagan had just launched F-111 fighter planes from British bases, i.e. with the consent of the British government, to attack Libya. The leader of […]

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the unique blog which Christians don’t trust because it’s too atheist, and atheists don’t read because it smacks of Christianity! Looking at Canadian minister Gretta Vosper‘s latest book on prayer in Foyle’s the other day, I saw her described as a link between progressive Christianity and humanism. She has speaking […]

I haven’t seen Ma Ganga – the River Ganges – for years. Varanasi impressed me with the fervour of the devotees on the broad ghats, the platforms at the water’s edge where bodies are cremated. Pilgrims had come from all over the world to pay their respects to this river goddess whom many Hindus refer […]

Simplicity is of the essence: you live a property-less existence in a monastery, wearing one piece of orange cloth as your robe, walking around barefoot and doing a lot of chanting. The trouble with this ideal Buddhist monks’ lifestyle is that it leaves the way open for some very serious health problems. In particular the […]

The sun had barely come up behind the palms when Yuan parked his clapped out scooter next to our tent. I opened the flaps in time to see him wade out into the shallow waters of the Andaman Sea with a polystyrene box under his arm. Far out to sea where it was still only […]

Twelve years on I still can’t get my head round it. The presence or absence of a piece of string can determine whether you can carry something on the Sabbath. I first became aware there was an issue when a councillor told me how that year’s mayor could be driven to council meetings every day […]

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