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The function of these narratives is not to diffuse the alienation between humanity and nature, but to carry theological weight.
by Peter Sellick - 25/06/2015 - 68 comments
Review: Beyond Literal Belief: Religion as Metaphor
by Peter Sellick - 10/06/2015 - 43 comments
The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects.
by Rod McGarvie - 26/05/2015 - 2 comments
A further change has been the response of western leaders and commentators who, mercifully, seem to have given up the whole 'nothing to do with Islam' line, and the macabre 'religion of peace' charade.
by Chris Ashton - 21/05/2015 - 63 comments
A wedge has been driven between thought and action that mimics Descartes division between mind and body, otherwise known as Cartesian dualism.
by Peter Sellick - 18/05/2015 - 58 comments
The world's largest Islamic nation shows there is another way.
by Roger Smith - 10/04/2015 - 7 comments
In just seven short years, we have swapped and dropped our Prime Ministers no less than four times. If Tony Abbott had been dumped by his party earlier this year, we would have outstripped even Italy’s prime ministerial turnover rate.
by Adam Ch'ng - 2/04/2015 - 17 comments
The starkest example of this search for reproductive perfection is manifest in the spectacular decrease in the numbers of children in our community with Down syndrome.
by Chris Meney - 23/03/2015 - 7 comments
The two poles of atheism, the contention that there is no evidence for the existence of a supernatural being and the irrationality, immaturity and superstition of believers is common fodder for modern atheists.
by Peter Sellick - 23/03/2015 - 160 comments
In the 2006 Census, Buddhism is marked as the second largest 'religion' after Christianity; Buddhism is enjoying considerable expansion here.
by Ian Nance - 13/03/2015 - 24 comments
This leads directly to a triumphalist humanism that dangerously underestimates our capacity for evil. We find ourselves singing along with the Beatles 'All you need is love.'
by Peter Sellick - 5/03/2015 - 8 comments
Unlike an Indonesian president, God has no constituency to please; he is not capable of being bullied by Prime Ministers, nor is he open to bribes.
by Michael Jensen - 2/03/2015 - 13 comments

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