Politics

ozatheist on December 8th, 2007

At least the Germans have got some commonsense (from abc.net.au):   The regional interior ministers of Germany’s 16 states have agreed to investigate the possibility of banning the Church of Scientology.   While they’re at it perhaps they’ll look at a few other religions to ban? Technorati tags: atheism, atheist, religion, scientology, christianity, politics,

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ozatheist on December 7th, 2007

Anyone who has even a mild interest in politics and indigenous affairs, are probably aware that John Howard (ex Australian PM, remember him?) was not very high on most indigenous people’s list of popular people. A small but enthusiastic crowd held a smoking ceremony to observe John Howard’s “political funeral”. Attached are some photos, with [...]

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ozatheist on November 21st, 2007

Family First deny harassing abortion clinic patients Democrats Leader Lyn Allison says security guards at the East Melbourne clinic have told her protesters often yell at women entering the clinic and follow them down the street. Whilst Family First deny harassing anyone, just their mere presence could be considered harassment by some. Brethren, Brown square off before [...]

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ozatheist on November 16th, 2007

After yesterdays blog I was thinking (whilst driving home) about the 500,000 people they were expecting at the RC World Youth picnic. 500,000 youths in one place at the one time; that’s a whole lot of hormones! I know the Pope says they shouldn’t, but we all know some will give in to temptation. So perhaps [...]

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ozatheist on November 15th, 2007

I promised myself only 1 post today, until I read this: PM promises $20m to move horses for Pope WTF. If the pope wants to visit here and have his stupid youth day let the F’in’ Xtians pay for the bloody thing! My taxes being used to move a few horses so the RCs can [...]

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ozatheist on November 11th, 2007

It seems Family First Party (FFP) has given preferences to Pauline Hanson’s Party, above the Democrats and Greens. I don’t know what Steve Fielding’s problem is with the Greens, and I also don’t know who he’s been talking to: “Most Australians would be very shocked to know that the Greens could hold the balance of [...]

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ozatheist on October 24th, 2007

I have seen blogs and comments where people decry that ‘we atheists’ mainly have a go at Christianity, we hardly ever complain about Islam. I guess there is some truth in this, but a truth that has mitigating circumstances. I have lived my whole life in predominately Christian countries, English is my first (and only) [...]

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ozatheist on October 24th, 2007

The Political Compass has a neat little test to see where you fit on the economic and social dimension, particularly as it relates to politics.  The resulting graph shows if you are Left or Right on the economic scale and Authoritarian or Libertarian on the social scale. Here’s where I ended up, just Left of the [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

Coming up to an election and we have to decide between Liberal’s John Howard and Labour’s Kevin Rudd. Both leaders have shown strong inclinations towards religion. Howard’s disapproval of gay marriages and holding talks with the Exclusive Brethren. Rudd has also not been shy in declaring his religious leanings, he’s also opposed to gay marriages [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

From ABC news it appears that our PM John Howard did a deal with US Vice-President Dick Cheney to release former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. Now, you may not agree with what Hicks did, or did not do, but to have heads of government organising plea bargain deals instead of letting ‘due process’ function [...]

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