London's evening rag, The Evening Standard, published two faith stories side by side this evening.
The first concerned the removal of a supposedly "unsuitable" and "horrifying..." crucifix from a Church in Horsham, West Sussex.
Check the whole article here
Now, I'm going to take the piece itself with a pinch of salt, because journos almost always allow any story to spin uncontrolably away from reality. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
I did like the unsubstantiated quote, allegedly made by a congregation member:
"Next they'll be ripping out the pews and putting sofas in their place, or throwing out all the Bibles and replacing them with laptops"
Sounds like they just might be.......EMERGING! :-))
The second story has been rumbling around for a while, namely the "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" poster campaign on the side of buses and in tube stations.
I for one am quite grateful to Ariane Sherine and the British Humanist Association for shelving out a reported 140 grand to stimulate the dialog about God and faith.
Visit their site to see a rare picture of Richard Dawkins smiling!