ozatheist on May 27th, 2008

Several articles of a religious nature from the SMH newspaper: Purity Balls An increasing number of young American women and girls are attending purity balls with their conservative Christian fathers who promise to protect their daughters’ chastity until marriage. About 88 per cent of these women lose their virginity before they wed, writes Neela Banerjee. [...]

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ozatheist on May 18th, 2008

Tokens of Doom The Chinese may not believe in Jesus Christ, but they do have their own superstitions, this is one of the more unusual ones: China’s earthquake disaster and other recent misfortunes have been linked to the five Olympic mascots The five Olympic mascots are Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, Nini and Beibei. Jingjing, a panda, [...]

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ozatheist on May 17th, 2008

The stench of rotting corpses has driven the final members of the Russian Doomsday Cult out of their cave. Late last year 35 members of a splinter group of the Russian Orthodox Church moved into a cave to await the end of the world. Their leader Pyotr (also called Pavel) Kuznetsov had predicted the world [...]

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ozatheist on May 16th, 2008

Is it just me, or does telling the world you’re on the side of one country, when you are supposedly trying to assist in a peace process between that country and another, make things a little difficult? An advance copy of a speech by President George Bush, which he was to deliver to the Israeli [...]

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ozatheist on May 15th, 2008

Salam Cafe, SBS Wednesdays 10pmA new series which started last week (8 May 2008), I watched it for the first time last night. The show has it’s own web site and episode 2 (this weeks, 15 May) is available to be watched online (as of writing this blog). There is also a blog section with [...]

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ozatheist on May 15th, 2008

Just finished reading this great novel – Blasphemy by Douglas Preston. It was, as they say, ‘a real page turner’ and boy, does he stick it to the religious right. Interestingly, Amazon’s suggested book to buy with this one is The 6 Sacred Stones by Matthew Reilly, another fast paced action novel. From the author’s [...]

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ozatheist on May 14th, 2008

so says the head line at news.ninemsn.com. Over the years many people have tried to misconstrue Einstein’s words  and insinuate he believed in God. Well here is another piece of evidence he had NO inclination to believe in God at all. A letter, which has been in a private collection for over 50 years, explains [...]

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ozatheist on May 12th, 2008

Now I’d almost be willing for $150 Million to be spent on this: Old Coots Day as featured in the Sydney Morning Herald today.

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ozatheist on May 11th, 2008

Happy Mothers Day to all the blogging Mums. I’ll assume you will be too busy getting showered with gifts and being looked after by the family to be blogging today, but hope you had a good day anyway. Technorati Tags: Mothers Day,Mum,Mom

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ozatheist on May 10th, 2008

It seems James Packer is distancing himself from Scientology according to this article in today’s SMH. Packer got in to Scientology at the lowest point in his life, as the SMH article says: He was overweight and depressed, his marriage to his first wife, Jodhi Meares, had ended and he was reeling from the humiliating [...]

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