Archive for the tag "Voltaire"
About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn. A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]
Posted: 27 August, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
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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