Archive for the tag "Australian religion"
David Hume, hero of the Enlightenment, father of skepticism, linchpin of democracy and human rights and freedoms, Happy 300th Birthday! Sir Roger has some understanding of how Hume felt when he said this: “Here am I who have written on all sorts of subjects calculated to excite hostility, moral, political, and religious, and yet [...]
Posted: 7 May, 2011 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Education, History, Life, Literature, mystery, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Australian democracy, Australian democratic values, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian religion, Australian religious values, authority, David Hume, democracy, emotion, Enlightenment, epistemology, evidence, evidence-based, Feelings, freedom, government, human, human values, humanity, Hume, metaphysics, moral values, morals, opinion, philosopher, philosophy, political values, politics, Religion, religion and politics, religious politics, religious values, rights, scepticism, Scottish Enlightenment, skepticism, suffrage, understanding
This sweet Christmas song by Tim Minchin is on a charity Christmas CD being sold in Myer. The vocal is by Kate Miller-Heidke. Bit of a fuss about it, apparently
Posted: 24 November, 2010 in audio, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, fun, Life, Religion, values, Video.
Tags: Australian cultural values, Australian life, Australian lifestyle, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, brothers, carol, christmas, commerce, commercialisation, cultural values, dad, humor, humour, I really like Christmas, Kate Miller-Heidke, Life, Miller-Heidke, Minchin, mum, Religion, religious values, sisters, Tim Minchin, values, White Wine in the Sun, xmas
5 minutes of fawning, braindead, cowardly MacKillop sycophancy had Sir Roger’s faith in the rationality of the press disappearing down the toilet with his vomit
Posted: 19 October, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Life, Medicine, politics and government, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: Adele Horin, australian media, australian media values, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, cancer, China, cure, famine, frenzy, genocide, Horin, journalism, journalist, MacKillop, Media, miracle, miraculous, newspaper, prayer, press, Q&A, QandA, Religion, religious values, Rwanda, saint, values, vatican, war, Yugoslavia
MacKillop was probably a good bloke. But the bullshit of her canonisation, swamping a sceptical nation, is exasperating. And who is the patron saint of eunuchs?
Posted: 17 October, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Education, History, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: ABC TV, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, beatification, canonisation, canonization, Catholic, Church, David Marr, dishonesty, eunuch, Gang Bing, Geraldine, Geraldine Doogue, Gerard Henderson, holy fire, Insiders, intellectual dishonesty, Jesuit Xavier College, MacKillop, magic, Mary MacKillop, miracle, paraclete, Pope, Religion, religious values, Saint Mary, saints, Uri Geller, values, vatican
Children do what is natural because they are human. Then religious parents turn their “sinful” natural lives into a horror story in which they are the monster.
Posted: 6 March, 2010 in Australian Values, Education, Life, Religion, Sex, values, Video.
Tags: absolute, abuse, Australian religion, Australian religious values, belief, certainty, child abuse, christianity, credo, creed, Dawkins, dogma, epistemology, faith, Feynman, heaven, hell, Hermann Bondi, hindu, hinduism, Hitchens, Islam, jew, judaism, murder, muslim, obscenity, punishment, Religion, religious belief, religious values, retribution, sin, terror, terrorism, terrorist, Thomas Paine, values
reat news from the USA! Atheism is on the rise. But never mind. Ruthless biblethumpers can still make their millions for a while.
Posted: 3 October, 2009 in Australian Values, Life, Religion.
Tags: agnostic, America, atheism, atheist, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, baptist, Catholic, civilisation, civilization, ethics, Europe, Fox, Fox News, merit, morals, organised religion, organized religion, protestant, Religion, religious values, USA, values, worth