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Richard Dawkins poses on a London bus displaying an atheist advertisement (PA)

Belief in an ordered universe is hard to reconcile with a tragic view of life

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Don’t stop to think what Pope Benedict might say if he were in your position (Photo: PA)

Next time you find yourself sucked into a debate with secularists be careful not to make these five classic mistakes, says Peter D Williams

St Thomas Aquinas is depicted in a painting at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington (CNS photo)

St Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture. He was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense

Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair: last year they debated whether religion was a force for good in the world (courtesy of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation)

We must answer the charges that the late polemicist brought against religion

A scene from the Protest the Pope march last September (PA photo)

The papal visit gave a boost to Humanism

Catholics were thrilled by Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Britain. A leading Humanist journalist tells Ed West that secularists were too

US Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/11/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

George Weigel says the secularists are in danger of becoming a Paisley 2.0. Above, the Rev Ian Paisley protests against the Pope's visit in Edinburgh (PA)

If our bishops put the boot in to the New Atheists now, wouldn’t that rebound on us?

Distressed by the atheist onslaught? Get a grip of yourself

This is how things are meant to be: get used to it

Dawkins has all the vitriol of Trevor-Roper – and none of the panache

The elegant Oxford scholar paved the way for Richard Dawkins