Archive for the tag "humanity"
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
“What percent of your relationship are you responsible for?” “50%!” “But what if you were responsible for 100%, not because it’s true but as a place to stand?”
Posted: 21 December, 2010 in Australian Values, Culture, Life, values.
Tags: Australian Values, cause, causing, contribution, extraordinary, extraordinary relationships, human, humanity, intention, Life, love, making a difference, possibility, relationship, responsibility, value, values, world
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
It is now clear that Kevin Rudd is not leading a Labor Party. He is channeling a dead man while he is still alive. He is Howard’s Mini-Me, i-Suck, 2.0
Posted: 3 November, 2009 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, environment, History, Immigration, legal, politics and government.
Tags: asylum seekers, Australian Politics, Australian Values, boat people, cost, environment, environmental values, ethics, Garrett, government, Howard, howard 2.0, humanity, immigrants, Labor, Liberal, Martin Ferguson, migration, Montara, morals, oil, oil drilling, political values, politics, politics and government, principles, PTTEP, refugees, Rudd, standards, unlawful immigrants, values, West Atlas, worth
If you didn’t see it yet, suck in your breath and be strong and watch this week’s Four Corners on repeat or on iView. It is a Channel 4 Discovery program called “Saving Africa’s Witch Children”. It is hard to take. Christian pastors in Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria, of the ultra-loony Pentecostalist variety, are [...]
Posted: 22 June, 2009 in Australian Values, Culture, Iraq, Religion.
Tags: 9/11, Akwa Ibom, atheism, Australian Values, Channel 4, child abuse, Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network, christianity, CRARN, decency, demon, devil, Discovery, End of the Wicked, ethics, evangelical christianity, evangelist, Four Corners, Gary Foxcroft, Gaza, hell, humanism, humanity, inhumanity, Inquisition, Iraq, iView, Liberty Films, morality, morals, Nigeria, Okpabio, pentecostal, Peter Cundall, priest, principles, prophet, Religion, religious values, Russell, Salem, Saving Africa's Witch Children, Stepping Stones Nigeria, Ukpabio, Voltaire, Wilde, Witchcraft, Zola
Posted: 28 May, 2009 in Australian Politics, comedy/humour, environment, Life, politics and government, Science.
Tags: climate change, Earth, environment, environmental values, global warming, Greens, humanity, Life, planet, politics, values