Since the dawn of time, millions have been killed by those who claimed to have acted in God's name, but the truth is that every single death has been the unjustifiable action of a violent person.
Natural theology was the precursor of modern atheism and we live in a time in which most people are at least practical atheists.
It's 50 years since the assassination of JFK, but he did not die alone. Two others died the same day, and they all bequeath us much.
The helicopters no longer swarm in the sky. It is a few weeks now since the October fires first ripped through our section of the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
Social activism by Christians has a long and proud history. Australia needs such activism now.
How is she going to clear her head of the idea that it is all about morality and that the church is a spoilsport at the table of life?
Of course, religion is not the only cause to have been promoted through the use, or threatened use, of force. There is politics.
There is no longer a bloc Catholic vote, as there was before the 1955 split when more than 80 per cent of Catholics routinely voted Labor.
The true potential of the visual arts is that they offer the possibility of responding to the great issues of faith, without words, a truth that has no explanation.
'Islamic Banks…are the life-line of Wahhabi insurgency, they are the feeder of Islamist armed groups, without them terror-donations could not reach the end users scattered around the world'
But do abstract works represent the soul, or is that mere pretension? What does Kandinsky mean by 'soul'?
The political parties advancing same sex marriage as a policy, like the Greens, went backwards at this election.