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Go to: Chaplains accused of pushing religion in schools

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Comment 6 by mmurray : Unfortunately non of the subsequent Labor PM's, Rudd or Gillard have been interested in ditching the chaplains. Maybe a few more stories like this will help them find some principles.

Sadly, I doubt that's going to happen. The last I heard, Gillard lost a lot of votes in the last election to the christians being scared of a non-believer. That's despite her promise during the campaign to increase funding to this very chaplaincy program.

As much as I disliked Rudd's occasional religious diversions, it at least kept the flock feeling secure. He didn't have to do things that affected the rest of us. But non-believer Gillard had to do all sorts of pandering to the religious in a desperate attempt to keep their votes. And even then it didn't work very well.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 10:49:07 UTC | #613902

Go to: For the love of God – or good – support World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Until people simply call themselves "religious" instead of "catholic", "protestant", "jew", "muslim", "sikh", etc, it is pointless to claim that religious people can simply put aside their different religions and get along together.

Almost every religion in the world is exclusionary - their very basis is the idea that its followers are worshipping the "right" god(s), and everyone else is wrong. Trying to paper over this obvious problem is apologetic nonsense.

Religion poisons everything. In this case, it poisons the ability of people to get along simply because they worship a different deity or deities.

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:23:04 UTC | #577852

Go to: More teens becoming 'fake' Christians

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Comment 16 by hoverfrog :

I agree. Like the (roughly) 72% of the UK who claim to be Christian only 15% attend church at least once a month. That means that 85% of the UK are functionally atheist but just use the name for convenience. They aren't being brainwashed week on week and aren't contributing to church coffers. That's got to be a good thing. Well a good start.

Just because they don't go to church doesn't necessarily mean they're "functionally atheist". They may still respond to political calls for action - voting, protest, letter writing, etc. And they may still financially support their local church(es) in other ways e.g charity donations (most of which gets funneled to the church), bake sales, etc.

Sat, 18 Dec 2010 06:38:19 UTC | #564985

Go to: Archbishop damns BBC as 'anti-Christian'

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[Our] detailed research into BBC news coverage of Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular, together with a systematic analysis of output by the Catholic church, has revealed a consistent anti-Christian institutional bias

Here's a suggestion Keith - don't always assume that you're right and that your actions are always good. That would be arrogant. Have you ever considered that you may (now) be the "bad guys"?

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 10:51:31 UTC | #511691

Go to: If Obama is one, them Muslim can't mean Muslim

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If you slow down some video of Obama I am sure you can occasionally see his nictitating membrane (third eyelid) flick back and forward, sideways across his eyes.

He's Vulcan? Cool!

Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:50:43 UTC | #508445

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