“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the world’s only on-line Christian-atheist polemic. This post is a sequel to post 27 “I survived the Alpha course.” Karl Marx famously said that “Religion is the opium of the people;” when you encounter distorted forms of religion like this, you can see what he meant. In solidarity, Peter Turner.” […]

Bring the whole of your life under the ordering of the spirit of Christ. Are you open to the healing power of God’s love? Cherish that of God within you, so that this love may grow in you and guide you. Let your worship and your daily life enrich each other. Treasure your experience of […]

Quaker Advices and queries 1/42 Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life.

  “A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the atheist blog which has a soft spot for the Quakers. They’re not cock-sure and pushy like many Christians, and they allow doubters, atheists like me, and Buddhists into their ranks. I want to mention one of their dearest books in this post. It’s called “Advices and Queries”, it’s […]

  He Wash your tomatoes mrs Beware of that smell What he has put in them No one can tell Well hold your cherries And peel your plums Is that milk off That’s not your mum Ground glass in your facecream Blood on your chips Your funeral pyre On a Viking ship Oozing pores And […]

My father’s father’s father planted here In this now broken earth an olive tree And as a child I sang to it my secrets And as I grew I felt it part of me Its branches gave me shelter from the sun Its grey green leaves shaded my young dreams The fruit it bore was […]

  One of the best known and best paid of all US evangelists (at the last count he was worth $25 million), Billy Graham has been the adviser and confidant of several presidents. I myself was influenced by him as a teenager and used to listen to him on (I think) Radio Luxembourg. I remember […]