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Whether you believe the Easter story or not, in a world of 'total work' the tale is otherworldly enough to disturb our notions of work and rest.
by Justine Toh - 17/04/2014 - 18 comments
Such a theology would abandon any idea that the thinking individual may come to clear and certain truths by means of his own reason. Descartes' promise has turned out to be absurd.
by Peter Sellick - 9/04/2014 - 39 comments
My reply to him after reading the story was: 'Al Shabaab would probably demand the girl be killed as she now carries an infidel’s organ in her body.'
by Bashir Goth - 7/04/2014 - 5 comments
Hollywood takes a Christian fable and turns it on its head as a warning to those who would manage creation.
by Anthony Cox - 2/04/2014 - 23 comments
How does this debate and the ordinary, everyday values it draws on, relate to arguments which appeal to religious authority?
by Max Atkinson - 28/03/2014 - 191 comments
'[M]any of us today fail fully to grasp the sole true intellectual achievement of modernity: the creation of a fully developed, imaginatively compelling, and philosophically sophisticated tradition of metaphysical nihilism'.
by Peter Sellick - 25/03/2014 - 29 comments
It is a no-brainer that tax exemptions for religion in a modern liberal democracy provide a public benefit which saves the taxpayer billions.
by Lyle Shelton - 21/03/2014 - 43 comments
In Thailand, one will see shrines outside most buildings, villages, and even next to trees and along the roadside to pay homage to local spirits that inhabit specific geographical areas.
by Murray Hunter - 21/03/2014 - 3 comments
We now attend funerals in which a number of speakers are let loose on the congregation tolling the virtues of the deceased, often blubbering into the microphone as they read scripts spat out by computer printers.
by Peter Sellick - 14/03/2014 - 154 comments
'I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.'
by Ian Nance - 13/03/2014 - 33 comments
This weekend marks the ninth year that hundreds of religious leaders all over the world have agreed to celebrate Evolution Weekend.
To talk about retirement as being 'all about lifestyle' is a blasphemy that assumes we create our own lives and have only such a fragile thing as 'style' to get us through.
by Peter Sellick - 3/02/2014 - 11 comments

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