He posted: 'All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge'
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A new translation of the Bible has topped the bestseller list in one of Europe’s least religious countries. The new version, replacing a 1978 edition, sold 160,000 copies in 2012, beating Fifty Shades of Grey.
The ‘infallible’ Pope’s proclamation that atheists will go to heaven has led to a rebuke from officials who declared they will go to hell. Jonathan Owen reports on the controversy
A London university has banned an Islamic organisation from its campus, after it attempted to segregate an audience at one of its debates by gender.
It's taken me a while to convince myself of the arguments for marriage, but as MPs vote today on historic proposals to legalise gay marriage, I'm more convinced than ever
Believe in God? If that's a yes, this probably isn't for you.
Writer Alain de Botton has created a set of 10 new virtues for atheists.
Being an atheist godfather would be like a vegetarian who eats fish.
The Scouts’ exclusion of atheist children is not a demand for faith, it is a demand for unquestioning obedience.
Spare a thought for poor Bertie Carvel. One minute, he's a camp brute of a headmistress swinging schoolgirls round by the plaits in the rip-roaring hit of Matilda. The next, he's being brutish – and strangely camp – all over again, this time, though, as a murderous Neapolitan thug in Damned by Despair, a venture that looks set to go down in history as one of the National Theatre's rare turkeys.
Antoni Tapies was the most important Catalan artist of the 20th century. He was a self-taught painter and sculptor, his later works instantly recognisable for their stark contrasts of colour, incorporation of found materials and widespread use of written language and geometric symbols.
Christopher Hitchens made his name by making enemies.
Unbelievers' billboards edge out nativity scenes after council allocates space in lottery draw
Our shelves groan with love. Out in the visual world, sex sells, but take down any novel, book of poetry or biography and it's clear that, on the page, love is most often the hook. As a magic word that all can use, but few define, its potency might be down to nothing more than the bewildering variety of experiences it covers, next to which the supposedly exotic range of options on the sexual menu seems staid. That this one word can be applied to romantic love, parental love, love between friends and love of God seems perverse, as if it is a deliberate semantic ploy to complicate and intensify our lives.