What lasting legacy has King and his civil rights movement bequeathed?
This predicament of what is behind ball-tampering runs through us and it springs from the heart.
It is about religious belief, honesty, integrity, the corruption of sport by commerce, the corruption of commerce by personal interest, and the duty of individuals to stay true to their own moral code, even against overwhelming pressure.
One religious story that we can all still learn from is the Parable of the Good Samaritan, which describes a conversation about what it means to live fully and how we should treat others.
Don't be so ridiculous as to expect Australian secular people to support the original meaning of Easter. We are into chocolate and not that religious stuff!
The troubled relationship between theological and state power goes back to ancient Israel and the eventual failure of its experiment with kingship.
Forster divides his novel between two families that represent a bias between the seen and the unseen.
It shouldn't be a shock that our corrupt political establishment, insulated by a groupthink that is at once fainthearted and incredibly arrogant, cannot define something better than the status quo.
But isnít Australia battling to choose between freedom of religion, and freedom from religion? Holy Guacamole! Just what in heavenís name do you believe in?
From the robust 'get stuffed, tell'em they're dreamin' position to 'no plans' to change the existing arrangements seems to be opening up some wriggle room.
... to simply read the bible as if it actually reflected the will of God is to make an idol of it
God forbid, Trump is not the subversive figure described by Andrew Sullivan. But he is the next best thing when confused, self-important elites are hopelessly out of touch.