8th February 2016

 3:00 am

“All absolute power demoralizes its possessor. To that all history bears witness. And if it be a spiritual power which rules men's consciences, the danger is only so much greater, for the possession of such a power exercises a specially treacherous fascination, while it is peculiarly conducive to self-deceit, because the lust of dominion, when it has become a passion, is only too easily in this case excused under the plea of zeal for the salvation of others.”

J.H. von Döllinger

7th February 2016

 3:00 am

“Six of the group of around 500 children were atheists who said that they did not believe. Many of the other children were guarded about faith, describing it as too fantastic or saying there was no evidence. In reference to the Resurrection, one boy asked: If he rose from the dead, how come he ain't here now? Others wanted to know why Jesus didn't help them today, and why he doesn't come down and tell everyone he is true.”

Jerusalem Trust survey

6th February 2016

 3:00 am

“By simple common sense I don't believe in God.”

Charlie Chaplin1889 – 1977

5th February 2016

 3:00 am

“The Catholic church not only claims exclusive possession of divine truth but also insists that only the Pope and his bishops have the authority to interpret it correctly.”

Alexander Chancellor

4th February 2016

 3:00 am

“The argument with faith is the foundation and origin of all arguments, because it is the beginning but not the end of all arguments about philosophy, science, history, and human nature.”

Christopher Hitchens1949 – 2011