Tag Archives: Centre for Public Christianity

CPX: Chinese toddler, John Dickson’s Humilitas and Josephus

I’m starting to find the output of the Centre for Public Christianity more god-awful than that of the Australian Christian Lobby. CPX recently tried to exploit the sad story of the Chinese toddler Wang Yue, who died after being hit by a truck. 18 passers-by left it to someone else to deal with, which happened [...]

Centre for Public Christianity

I’ve crossed swords with the Centre for Public Christianity before. They pay people like John Dickson to claim in mainstream newspapers that atheists are of lower value to society than good, honest christians, who are honest and tell the truth and don’t bear false witness. And stuff. Honest. The last time I blogged about CPX, [...]

Atheists at Church part 2: What does ‘Christian’ mean?

Previously: Atheists at Church part 1: A question from a Coptic friend Imagine a healthy discussion between an atheist and a Christian. Both want to back up their case with some facts. For instance, the atheist (let’s call her Alethea) might say: Australia’s constitution forbids religious tests for any public office. You christians love to [...]

Taking John Dickson’s word for it

I quite like John Dickson. I’ve met him a few times, through his work for Jesus’s PR firm, the Centre for Public Christianity. CPX euphemistically describes its job as offering ‘a Christian perspective on contemporary life by engaging mainstream media’, but more often than not it seems to exert itself to tell atheists how dreadfully [...]