ozatheist on March 27th, 2008

Sean the Blogonaut has been doing a tremendous job keeping us all up to date on the Mercy Ministries story. For those of you not in the know see below for a brief synopsis. Anyway Sean has opened his blog to raise the profile of the girls adversely affected by the Mercy Ministries program. His [...]

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ozatheist on March 26th, 2008

Austin Cline from atheism.about.com has created some Christian Propaganda Pictures in the style of those old WWI/WWII posters. As Austin says: As outrageous as the Christian Right’s overall agenda is, their specific arguments and beliefs can be worse. The idea behind developing these posters was to satirise the beliefs of the Christian Right. These might [...]

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ozatheist on March 24th, 2008

The SMH has two articles today on the Twelve Tribes religious sect (or should that be cult?) and how they may be trying to woo recruits at their Common Ground cafe at the Royal Easter Show. Now I’ll admit I’ve never heard of this sect before, but the second article raises some concerns. The article [...]

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ozatheist on March 21st, 2008

PZ Myers, writer of the Pharyngula blog, was literally expelled from a screening of the creationist propaganda movie, Expelled. That in itself is fairly funny, but the real laugh is that they allowed his wife, daughter and guest in. His guest: Richard Dawkins Whole heartedly agree with what Greta Christina (NSFW) said: The creationist movement: [...]

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ozatheist on March 21st, 2008

Two authors have accused the Vatican of having their novel blacklisted in Italy. The historical novel Imprimatur, which will be published in Australia in May, suggests a 17th century Pope had funded the Protestant hero William III. The authors claim that documents found in the Vatican secret archive and the Italian state archives suggest William [...]

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ozatheist on March 20th, 2008

but I can see some members of the community having a problem with this new offering: Thanks to Friendly Atheist for this find.

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ozatheist on March 18th, 2008

I’ve known for a while that Gloria Jean’s coffee franchises were linked to Hillsong Church, and that was enough for me to stop buying their coffee (not to mention it was massed produced, often weak and poorly made, with no service and usually served in a paper cup). Thanks to the AFA and SPA forums [...]

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ozatheist on March 15th, 2008

Surprise surprise, the new Labor government has realised that the public schools might not be funded as well as some of the private schools. Why private (read, religious) schools should get any money off the government, let alone the enormous amounts they currently do, is a question unto itself. However, it looks like the federal [...]

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ozatheist on March 14th, 2008

I’m back from my lovely, and very warm, holiday in Adelaide. With maximum temperatures over 35O C each day (and still) and temperatures above 30 even at midnight it made for some very warm times. Hanging around Fringe Festival events, such as “The Garden of Unearthly Delights” till the wee small hours was quite pleasant [...]

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ozatheist on March 5th, 2008

Well I’m off to sunny Adelaide, the City of Churches, for family business/holiday so I might not be blogging for a few days. If I get a chance I’ll find an Internet cafe and post a few travel pictures, and maybe a comment or two. Cheers, don’t forget to read my last few posts: It’s [...]

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