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Social media last week was peppered with comments such as 'why care about that old book?', 'it's all fairytales' or, more constructively, 'the Bible's teachings are evil'.
by Greg Clarke - 24/03/2017 - 74 comments
Behind the façade of tolerance there exists a tribalism that splits the church in two.
by Peter Sellick - 14/03/2017 - 9 comments
It is important to draw a distinction between
by Babette Francis - 8/03/2017 - 62 comments
Thankfully the tradition of public service inherited from Great Britain still abides, but for how long now that its foundations have been quietly weakened?
by Peter Sellick - 27/02/2017 - 13 comments
It is a far cry from the other churches. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney has issued a call to arms for true believers to oppose same-sex marriage.
by Peter Bowden - 22/02/2017 - 16 comments
Secular society largely rejects the division between mortal body and immortal soul and has called the Church's bluff on what happens after death.
by Peter Sellick - 2/02/2017 - 8 comments
There is an infinite qualitative difference between physical processes that are subject to physical laws and hence cannot transcend those laws and a conscious being who can be self-aware and act with intention.
by Peter Sellick - 4/01/2017 - 37 comments
The project of a rationally derived ethical system has been shown to be a fantasy. Not only does it presume that such a universal system could be formulated, it also presumes that people could act according to such formulations.
by Peter Sellick - 19/12/2016 - 5 comments
Coetzee published The Childhood of Jesus in 2013. It was received with puzzlement by reviewers.
by Peter Sellick - 1/12/2016 - 2 comments
It is not only a religion but a totalitarian political ideology which encompasses every detail of life including how one washes oneself.
by Babette Francis - 30/11/2016 - 188 comments
It is true that Muslim thinkers are tilting in the direction of increased integration and participation in civic life, and this has implications for their willingness to question traditional attitudes.
by Abe Ata - 25/11/2016 - 6 comments
While it may be hoped that an equitable balance between personal freedom and public duty will produce a civil society, the tenets of liberalism turned libertarianism will always tend to undermine such a balance.
by Peter Sellick - 8/11/2016 - 9 comments


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