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It is significant that the idea of sacrifice is at the centre of memorialisation of war.
by Peter Sellick - 25/11/2014 - 14 comments
Allah is the Compassionate, the Merciful. This description occurs everywhere, and is even shouted by the unmerciful and uncompassionate jihadis.
by Valerie Yule - 21/11/2014 - 30 comments
It is no mystery that the authorship of the gospels is unknown and that Paul probably did not write all of the epistles bearing his name.
by Peter Sellick - 14/11/2014 - 114 comments
Persecution is not simply an issue for the religious. In any field, those who hate cannot build consensus; nor do they recognise legitimate difference.
by Mal Fletcher - 7/11/2014 - 5 comments
The great strength of the bible is that it incorporated contradictory ideas. Thus robust affirmations that God is on the side of the righteous exist alongside despairing expressions of the absence of God.
by Peter Sellick - 31/10/2014 - 8 comments
Campaigners in the Anglican Diocese of Perth, led by convicted Hilton bomber Evan Pederick, have followed national church policy adopted earlier in the year and forced the Perth synod to dump all its fossil fuel investments.
by Peter Kurti - 30/10/2014 - 25 comments
Since the 'Enlightenment' a rising tide of doubt has surrounded Christianity, the Bible's authenticity, and Jesus.
by Brian Morris - 30/10/2014 - 35 comments
There is no way we can bridge the gap between the material and our experience of being conscious.
by Peter Sellick - 27/10/2014 - 29 comments
Of course Doureihi would not condemn Islamic State because that is what Hizb ut-Tahrir wants. A caliphate is their objective.
by John Perkins - 17/10/2014 - 40 comments
Those Muslims who cry Islamophobia repeatedly when asked about terrorism and Islam do themselves a disservice by not ­engaging with the ideas inherent in Islam that might lend themselves to actions of violent ­confrontation.
by Tanveer Ahmed - 9/10/2014 - 81 comments
But the tragic truth is that in addition to counter-terrorism raids and airstrikes lasting days and weeks, we must prepare for a centuries-long ideological struggle with an enemy who is opposed to fundamental human rights.
The Sydney Morning Herald article asks why Brantly arrogantly assumed that God deemed him more worthy of saving than the 1400 people who have died of the disease.
by Monica Karal - 19/09/2014 - 85 comments

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