Religion

ozatheist on November 9th, 2008

It finally happened, one of my posts has had 1,000 views. Can anyone guess which one it is? For the last several days it has been sitting at 998 views and the runner up,  my Carnival of the Godless # 99 post, was slowly catching up. The winner, the first to hit 1,000 views, have [...]

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ozatheist on November 6th, 2008

After hearing all about the American Presidential election yesterday (note to the ABC, the A stands for Australian, not American. LOL), I decided to try and catch up on my blog friends, and some other news. Not surprisingly most of them were discussing the election. However, there were a few exceptions: ———————– LOL Cat Bible [...]

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ozatheist on October 22nd, 2008

What does this doll really say? According to some the doll says “Islam is the light” and “Satan is king”. At Urban Legends David Emery thinks the doll might not be saying anything intelligible at all, as he says “it could be in the ear of the beholder”. I must admit I can’t pick out [...]

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ozatheist on October 4th, 2008

Why not, every other religion is, at least pagans don’t believe in an authoritarian deity. The United Pagan Church of Australia (UPCoA) wants to teach paganism in government schools in New South Wales (NSW). As the UPCoA state on their website: In New South Wales, government schools are required to provide religious education of two [...]

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ozatheist on September 25th, 2008

Image via Wikipedia I found this fascinating quote today: It is undeniable that atheist activism is desperately needed. It is also clear that we can make an important difference through even a minimal investment of time. So why aren’t more atheists engaging in activism? It occurs to me that it might be useful to address [...]

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ozatheist on September 16th, 2008

Compass … this time we focus on Christian schools. How do Roman Catholic and other Christian schools teach values and religion? How do ‘Christian’ values inform teaching across the curricula? A fascinating look at what goes on in a variety of Christian schools in this country today. What makes them Christian, and are they all [...]

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ozatheist on September 11th, 2008

I received two long comments from Muslims on my ‘A Muslim Education’ post. The comments from lwtc247 required more  than a simple response from me in the comments section, hence this post. I suggest you first read lwtc247’s comment at the ‘A Muslim Education’ post, then come back and read this response. I will quote [...]

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ozatheist on September 9th, 2008

What goes on in an Islamic school? Who are the students and teachers? How do their curricula differ from other private and state schools? How much focus is there on religious instruction? Compass explores the stories of two Muslim schools to find out. In brief, the curricula differs in that they get taught religion, and [...]

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ozatheist on September 4th, 2008

On the Religion Report yesterday Stephen Crittenden interviewed Jeff Sharlet author of the book “The Family: Politics, Power and Fundamentalism’s Shadow Elite”.  The full transcript of the interview can be read at the Religion Report, where the audio is also available as a download. This is the opening to the transcript: The Family (or the [...]

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ozatheist on September 2nd, 2008

One of the positives that religious people claim is the love they feel within their church community and themselves with God. I can understand these feelings having gone through them myself years ago (see about page). The church can be a great place to meet people, after all, you are all there for the same [...]

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