New Matilda December 22, 2015 Religious Freedom Protects Same-Sex Couples Too The sleight of hand placing religious freedom at the centre of the same-sex marriage debate disguises its real purpose. A wave of the wand, a puff of smoke, and the rights of some have disappeared. So goes the illusionist’s trick that freedom of belief […]
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A Letter to Gun Obsessed America From a Concerned Australian – The Daily Banter 18/12/15 Dear Uncle Sam, Hello from your less evolved, backward relatives in Australia. We’re not Ozzies you know, it’s Aussies. Not with the “S” sound but a “Z” sound and a softer “O” sound: Not the halting “O” sound you […]
A nice article in New Matilda, In Defence of the New Atheism, offers an appropriately moderate antidote to the invective of Jeffrey Sparrow, whose Guardian piece offering himself as a saviour for atheism from the evil new atheists, only tars the feather of new atheists with his own brush. Only someone who hasn’t read Daniel Dennett (Breaking the […]
As part of his effort to be crowned the Grand Poobah of Atheism, PZ Myers continues his trashing of other prominent atheists he apparently sees as rivals for the job. Constructive criticism is certainly a good thing but there is line, which Myers illuminates by continually crossing over it, where criticism becomes trashing. As if […]
James Wood’s article in ABC’s Religion & Ethics, Everything, Something, Nothing: The Modern Novel and the Departure of God , offers some tantalizing references to modern fiction and how it encounters God and seeks to understand meaning in our lives, but only skims the surface. It’s certainly worth a read but one would have liked to […]
Godlessness is NOT the problem Couldn’t agree more with this Media Release by the Atheist Foundation of Australia. Dear Mr Turnbull – Godlessness is NOT the problem Along with the vast majority of the world, the Atheist Foundation of Australia (AFA) utterly condemns the recent terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris, and Mali. That said, we […]