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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
'Whoever says that all music is prohibited let him also claim that the songs of birds are prohibited.' - Imam Abu Hamid Al Ghazali
by Bashir Goth - 18/02/2015 - 1 comment
It is absurd to state that the only way we can know about the world is through scientific speculation since this activity is dependent upon assumptions that are not established by science. The argument is circular.
by Peter Sellick - 9/02/2015 - 138 comments
Abstracted to distraction, artists shouldn't complain when no one sees the point in their pieces. Their fault lies in them.
by Peter Sellick - 28/01/2015 - 8 comments
We need to avoid an escalation of rhetoric which would only polarise our society along religious and ethnic grounds. Here,freedom should ideally be balanced with honest self-criticism.
by Tristan Ewins - 13/01/2015 - 35 comments
Politicians and some Church leaders have mouthed platitudes about Islam being a religion of peace and portraying those who murder in its name as betraying the ideals of Islam.
by Babette Francis - 12/01/2015 - 240 comments
The question this essay addresses is whether there is a form of worship that is more faithful to the gospel than any other.
by Peter Sellick - 7/01/2015 - 20 comments
Does the Uniting Church have much of a future? Churches seem to be in decline in Australia and so why should the Uniting Church be spared?
by Keith Suter - 31/12/2014 - 9 comments
How we regard the world, and sexuality, has been long a vexed issue for religions, but a phenomenological approach to religion potentially allows us to celebrate a more aesthetic approach to life.
by James Page - 30/12/2014 - 7 comments
The Jesus mythicists are a group of enthusiastic atheists who through websites and self-published books try to prove the equivalent of a flat earth.
by Mike Bird - 30/12/2014 - 66 comments
'The harmony of natural law ... reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.'
by Rowan Forster - 24/12/2014 - 59 comments
The gospel writers are, in a sense, coming to terms with those 4 feet and 8½ inches they had about themselves in their encounter with God in Jesus.
by Craig Thompson - 22/12/2014 - 17 comments


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