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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 - 7 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 - 23 comments
Since the 'Enlightenment' a rising tide of doubt has surrounded Christianity, the Bible's authenticity, and Jesus.
by Brian Morris - 30/10/2014 - 27 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
Those who hold 'traditional' values are unable to any longer look with certainty to the wider society for support; they will instead be labeled as 'anti' one-thing or another.
by Bernard Toutounji - 12/09/2014 - 20 comments
It is not all that long ago that Australia was in the grip of other bitter, very bitter, conflict between the Protestant and Catholic branches of Christianity.
by Ian Nance - 5/08/2014 - 24 comments
It is quite possible the Catholic Church is wealthy enough to pay for all its schools effectively making the approximately $5B+ contributed by the Commonwealth redundant.
by Max Wallace - 18/07/2014 - 12 comments
The re-enchantment of the world by way of the Christian story and the art that attends it exists in parallel with our physical understanding of how the world works.
by Peter Sellick - 30/06/2014 - 29 comments

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