ozatheist on September 29th, 2008

The latest Carnival of the Godless #101 is up at the Lay Scientist. The Lay Scientist has a competition with his Carnival, you have to work out what the numbers are, I have no clue. DB0 is holding the next one and he has set his sights fairly high. He’s planning on listing them within [...]

Continue reading about Carnival of the Godless

ozatheist on September 25th, 2008

Republican White House hopeful John McCain has announced he will suspend his presidential campaign to focus on the financial turmoil which has rocked Wall Street and global markets. from abc.net.au

Continue reading about Breaking News

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 [...]

Continue reading about Atheist Activism

ozatheist on September 24th, 2008

Image via Wikipedia News from UK. A British jury acquitted environmental activists who damaged a coal-fired power station. The Court cleared the six activists of criminal damage, accepting they had a “lawful excuse” to damage the Kingsnorth property to try to prevent the even greater damage of climate change. The defence of “lawful excuse” under [...]

Continue reading about Lawful Excuse

ozatheist on September 23rd, 2008

Image via Wikipedia Abortion prevents emergency care.   That’s right you heard it here first, if the Victorian government legalises abortion (hopefully the Upper house will pass the bill soon) then Catholic hospitals could be forced to close emergency departments. So says Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart, who also says relaxed abortion laws amount to [...]

Continue reading about Abortion Laws Pose Threat

ozatheist on September 19th, 2008

Ahoy there me Hearties, it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day. Why not join in ya’ scurvy dogs?

Continue reading about Talk Like A Pirate Day

ozatheist on September 18th, 2008

The observant amongst you will notice the new header picture. It is a shot of Cronulla Beach taken from one of the rock pools (baths). Just visited there yesterday, for the first ever time, to catch up with relatives who were also visiting there. Here’s another photo, of the famous/infamous beach.

Continue reading about Just Visiting

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 [...]

Continue reading about A Christian Education

ozatheist on September 13th, 2008

just thought it was fucking hilarious. Watching Rockwiz just a few moments ago and one of the guests’ (Abbe May) special subject was “Lucille Bogan”. Abbe May mentioned this song and spoke the first two lines, she suggested we look it up on the ‘net’ and I did. So, for your listening pleasure here it [...]

Continue reading about this has nothing to do with anything (NSFW)

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 [...]

Continue reading about Answers to a Muslim