A public issue like gay marriage evokes a storm of protests from many groups all proclaiming themselves to represent the Christian view.
She is immune to critique, let alone criticism, and no doubt plotting the next display that will grab the headlines.
We are dominated by ideas of the sufficiency of the common man and of egalitarianism. It is enough, we think, for the common man to sit alone and read the Bible.
Ironically, HT has done Australians an unintended favour by challenging them to investigate and debate the merits of HT's theocratic detestation of secular Western liberal democracy.
Having said the above, we must recognise that our unsought experiences of God, by definition, cannot be appropriated.
The artist Paul Gauguin was in despair when he painted his final masterpiece - a cry of bewilderment at the riddle of existence.
The irony of America is that it is one of the most Christian of nations but it is often the case that that Christianity is only skin deep.
It is about time that the Church realises that the end of the Church as we knew it has arrived and that we cannot go on as before.
Ahok was foolish to disturb the mediaeval shadows that still inform much Indonesian discourse and significant elements of its culture.
It's about a gay man who was welcome at church but whose lifestyle wasn't.
While the spacecraft woman believed in extra-terrestrial beings that took the place of God, this woman had collapsed all trust into herself.
The struggle over the soul of Islam in Australia is taking place in the mosques, in the universities and in public life.