There is a sense that, in recent years, novelists have formed part of a rearguard action in response to Richard Dawkins’s New Atheist consensus. Philip Maughan talks to Marilynne Robinson, Francis Spufford and Rowan Williams about God in literature.
His atheism is its own kind of narrow religion.
From the Inquisition to Isis, religion is blamed for brutality. But violence is a secular creed too.
“Asking the nurse not to turn the ultrasound away, I saw our baby, the same size as a chickpea, and wondered how an innocent thing could ever be shameful.”
The Communities Secretary is a fierce defender of religious privilege.
In an increasingly atheistic and multi-faith society, a secular state, which protects all religions and privileges none, is a model to embrace.
Nearly half of Britons do not belong to a religion and just a third believe faith has a positive role to play in their lives.
Cristina Odone confuses a loss of advantage with an act of oppression. This is the shock of those who are losing their divine right to dominate.
In this provocative challenge to the left, the former <i>New Statesman</i> deputy editor Cristina Odone argues that liberalism has become the new orthodoxy – and there is no room for religious believers to dissent.
Our national news agenda is distorted by a deep suspicion of Muslims.