Lifestyle

The beliefs of Islam

March 29, 2020

Allah is God and is viewed as both the creator and the restorer of the world. The word of Allah is known through the sacred test which is the Qur’an, which is the equivalent to the Bible for Christians. Allah delivered the scriptures to Muhammad, his messenger and Muhammad is believed to be the last of the prophets (Adam, Abraham, Moses, Noah, Solomon, Jesus).

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The Buddhist guide

February 16, 2020

Buddhism is one of the largest and oldest religions however not many people fully understand it outside of Asia.

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Wicca: Modern day witchcraft, religion or hobby?

February 5, 2020

Wicca is very different from other religions as there is no one being or Gods to worship and no holy book unlike the Bible and the Qu’ran. This website also states that “some Wiccans have a pantheistic view of the world, meaning they believe that the same divine source is present in all of nature, while others are more polytheistic, incorporating one or more additional deities from ancient religions into their practice along with the Goddess and God.”

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Religion and young people in a modern world

November 13, 2019

Kanye West has recently switched his attention from the red hat wearing leader of the “Free” World to a different kind of controversial figurehead, God. 

Features

Bless me Father, for I have sinned

November 14, 2018

On October 26th, Irish citizens voted to remove blasphemy from article 40 of the Constitution. This means that the government will revoke the law which made it illegal to say something that is offensive to

Opinion

Is Ireland facing a secular future?

October 25, 2017

With the numbers of Catholics on the decline it seems Ireland is on the way to facing a secular future, the percentage who identified as Catholic on the census falling from 84.2 percent in 2011 to 78.3 percent in 2016. There has also been a corresponding rise in the number of those with no religion, growing by 73.6 percent. Those with no religion now accounting for 10 percent of the population compared to 6% five years ago.

Opinion

Does religion have a place in the classroom?

October 4, 2017

Teachers and anyone who can look back to their times in second and sixth class know how the First Confession, the First Holy Communion and the Confirmation dominate the classroom with the teachers running round like headless chickens trying to ensure that everything is prepared for the approaching deadline.

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Where did Valentine’s Day come from?

February 8, 2017

It  is that time of the year when Christmas and New Years have passed, and the masses of red and pink items land in shops all around the world. Valentine’s Day is once again upon us,

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True religion should never produce violence, at its core it’s about peace

March 23, 2016

Asking if religion is part of the problem of terrorism says Mc Kinley is the wrong way to look at the issue: “I think the question then becomes, if religion is part of a problem and you then have to find what that problem is and it differs in different ways then how can it also be part of the solution.”

Articles

The Science Behind…Faith

March 28, 2013

Some atheists say that religious belief is a kind of irrational glitch in the system that we should work hard to overcome, but things are much more complicated than claiming religious people are uneducated or