Happy Christmas – from an atheist!

I love Christmas – but not its mass of crassness. Christmas and religion have long since doffed their hats at each other and gone their separate ways. The idea that the festive season is something of a religious festival is as fanciful as the concept of a jolly fat man riding around the night sky […]

We’re having Jesus for dinner

IN MOST cultures cannibalism remains the ultimate taboo, yet for Roman Catholics it’s the order of the day. In hundreds of thousands of churches across the world millions of Catholics are tucking into flesh and drinking blood, accompanied not by tribal beats, but by pastoral organ music. This unappetising menu comes courtesy of the doctrine […]