Archive for the tag "faith"
The Catholic Church, hijacked into a militaristic system by a mad emperor in the 4th Century, is anchored in 6000 year-old anxieties of desert tribal culture
Posted: 1 June, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, History, Life, Religion, Sex, values.
Tags: AIDS, belief, Benedict, Catholic, catholic values, Church, condoms, constantine, faith, Foreign Office, History, HIV, Nicaea, Nicene creed, Oxford, Pope, Religion, religious values
if Dennett and LaScola are right that belief is mostly aspirational for most people, it follows that few people actually do believe but merely wish they could
Posted: 21 March, 2010 in Religion, values.
Tags: agnostic, atheism, atheist, belief, christianity, creed, Daniel C Dennett, Danieol Dennett, Dennett, dogma, faith, LaScola, Linda LaScola, minister, pastor, preacher, priest, Tufts, unbelief
Richard Dawkins’ speech about his new book, “The Greatest Show on Earth”, was recorded for ABC’s for Big Ideas. Here are a couple of brief excerpts
Posted: 16 March, 2010 in audio, Education, History, Literature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: atheism, Australian Politics, Brisbane, climate change, conservapedia, creationism, Dawkins, dinosaur, diprotodon, diversity, Education, evidence for evolution, Evolution, faith, Family First, Fielding, government, kangaroo, penguin, Performing Arts Centre, politics, Religion, Richard Dawkins, Science, species, species diversity, The Greatest Show on Earth, US Politics, values
they voluntarily clap on their chains, hood their heads and lock their prison doors, while offering up a prayer of gratitude for their relief from uncertainty
Posted: 13 March, 2010 in Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
Tags: apostasy, apostate, Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, buddha, christianity, David Clarke, death penalty, death sentence, dogma, escalators, escalators can't break, execution, faith, fatwa, George W. Bush, Goody Two-Shoes, herman hesse, hesse, Islam, judaism, Keneally, Kevin Rudd, magisterium, morality, motivation, motivational poster, murder, Religion, religious values, siddhartha, Tony Abbott, Tony Blair, values, Why Religious People Can't Think
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
So what’s next? A series of essays by Sarah Palin about the Large Hadron Collider and the mysteries of dark matter? An MIT lecture series by Rush Limbaugh regarding the thermodynamics of black holes?
Posted: 20 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, environment, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, Beck, belief, climate change, cynic, denial, denier, environment, faith, fundamentalism, fundamentalist, global warming, Limbaugh, Palin, politics, pro-life, Religion, sceptic, Science, shock jock, skeptic, Tony Abbott
There is no point in attempting to support your theories with quotations, chapter and verse, from a vaguely anthropologically interesting, self-contradicting, xenophobic, hate-inciting, ignorance-insisting, genocide-approving, terror-inducing, fantastical artefact of an ancient Sand People,
Posted: 16 December, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values, Video.
Tags: Australian religious values, Australian Values, belief, Bronowski, DLP, faith, humanity, Jacob Bronowski, Religion, religious values, Tim Minchin, Tony Abbott, values
Harlan Ellison on religion: Ellison is a Sci-Fi writer with a boxfull of credits. He’s proof not every Sci-Fi writer is a religious nutcake like Elron Hubbard.
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: atheist, belief, christianity, faith, God, Harlan Ellison, Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, religious values, sci-fi, science fiction, SF, values
PZ MYers says, “religion should be strong enough to stand against academic rudeness and mockery without this pathetic bleating for shelter from skepticism.”
Posted: 10 December, 2009 in Australian Values, Blogging, Life, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: Amanda Marcotte, apologist, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, belief, christianity, Dawkins, faith, Hitchens, Marcotte, Myers, Pandagon, Pharyngula, Prothero, PZ Myers, Religion, religious values, Sam Harris, values
The Liberals and Nationals are positioning themselves way to the far looney right of Australian politics, like the teminally-twitching Republicans in the US.
Posted: 27 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, politics and government, values.
Tags: Australian parliament, Australian political values, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Barnaby Joyce, christianity, coalition, Copenhagen, CPRS, ethics, ETS, faith, garden of eden, global warming, government, holy ghost, holy spirit, Joe Hockey, Jolly Joe, Jolly Joe Hockey, leader of the opposition, Liberal Party, Liberal Party of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, Natoinal Party, Nick Minchin, party room, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, religious belief, serpent, snake, spill, standards, talking snake, Tony Abbot, Turnbull, values, virgin birth
Transparency International has released its Corruption Perceptions Index for 2009. There are some very surprising results
Posted: 21 November, 2009 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Iran, Iraq, Life, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: africa, african countries, America, antidisestablishmentarianism, australia, buddhism, bureaucracy, bureaucratic standards, christianity, communism, corruption, corruption index, corruption perception index, eastern bloc, ethical values, ethics, faith, hinduism, huffington post, Indonesia, Iraq, Islam, moral values, morality, morals, muslim, New Zealand, principles, Religion, religious values, Russia, Somalia, standards, Transparency International, UK, US, values
Bertrand Russell recognised this problem and devised a solution; a clunky one, admittedly. His example was a replacement for the sentence, ‘The Golden Mountain does not exist’