The Religion of Peace

From anti-jihad site the Religion of Peace: Ramadan 2010 Scorecard   Day 14 In the name of The Religion of Peace In the name of All Other Religions Terror Attacks 86 0 Dead Bodies 379 0 And this picture:  Does anyone still not think there is a problem here? And just to make what should not need …

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Why Do Left Wing Women Hate Sarah Palin?

And not radical islamists? Given that Sarah is an attractive, powerful, intelligent woman who is successful in her own right and has challenged and beaten corrupt men and corporations? And that she doesn’t believe, for example: Women are inferior to men. Women should have fewer rights and responsibilities than Larry the Cable Guy. Women count …

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For F&#%’s Sake

I am not normally given to swearing, but honestly, for f&#%’s sake. As if you needed another one, reason number 126,475 never to go into an Anglican church again. Gay vicar, 65, to ‘marry’ Nigerian male model half his age. According to the article, they met and fell in love at a Christian conference in …

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The Generation That Failed

The early years of the coming decade will be the last few years of life for many Anglican parishes in the Western world. Those parishes, some supported by legacies or property income, are home to the last of a generation which would already be gone if it were not for the extraordinary increase in life expectancy …

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The Face of Islam

This is Shaznaz Bibi. A muslim women who was not sufficiently docile. An isolated incident? There are more photos in an article called Terrorism that’s Personal. Since 1994, a Pakistani activist who founded the Progressive Women’s Association to help such women “has documented 7,800 cases of women who were deliberately burned, scalded or subjected to acid …

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DIY Jesus

Ben-Peter Terpstra points out that it is much easier to make up your own Jesus if you have no idea who the real Jesus was. In fact, if you have never read the Bible at all, and you are talking to other people who have never read the Bible, and have no intention of doing so, you can …

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So Much For IPCC’s Peer Review

According to Monday’s Australian: The peak UN body in climate change has been dealt another humiliating blow to its credibility after it was revealed a central claim of one of its benchmark reports – that most of the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 because of global warming – was based on a ‘speculative’ claim …

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Pat Robertson’s Deal With The Devil

US evangelist Pat Robertson says the reason Haiti is so poor, and suffered the recent devastating earthquake, is that 200 years ago its people made a deal with the devil. This is the kind of nonsense that makes me embarrassed to be a Christian. But Robertson’s comments lead Francis Clooney SJ, to ask some interesting …

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Preach It Brother!

Like Rupert Wyndham at Climaterealists, I have had some clashes with senior clergy over social issues including climate change. However, I don’t think I have ever written to an archbishop in tones quite like this: And, dare it be said,  for those such as yourself, in the vanguard of so called “faith communities”, who arrogate to themselves the role …

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Fire Bombings of Churches Is a Feud?

What on Earth is the Press Association thinking with this headline: Malaysian church attacked in feud ? This is the fourth church to have been bombed in the last week. Malaysian police say the attacks were probably carried out by mischievous pranksters. Really? This is not a feud. A feud involves bitter and drawn out hostilities …

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Malaysian Churches Bombed

A recent Malaysian court ruled that a Catholic newspaper could continue to use the world ‘Allah’ for God. Bombings of churches naturally ensued. Allah is simply the Arabic word for God. It was used by Jews and Christians for hundreds of years before Mohammed came along. But some Malaysians believe that use of the word Allah by …

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Diocese of The Murray

We arrived home in SA on Saturday night. Before church the next morning, we went to McDonalds for breakfast (Well why not? – It is cheap and convenient, they make good coffee, and the hot cakes aren’t bad) and picked up a copy of the reliably abysmal Sunday Mail. There was a short article about the tribunal …

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The End Of The Anglican Communion

The election of Mary Glasspool as assistant Bishop of Los Angeles will be the end of the Anglican Communion. Ms Glasspool is a practising lesbian who has lived for twenty years with her partner. This election comes six years after the election of active homosexual Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. The unequivocal witness …

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To The ADF: Thanks, And Happy Christmas

Members of the Australian Defence Forces are currently deployed in the Solomon Islands, East Timor, Afghanistan, Israel and the Sinai, Sudan and Iraq, as well as in border protection around Australia. Some 3800 Australian service men and women will be spending Christmas away from their families. Thanks. And may God bless you and keep you …

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The Privileged Religion Of Atheism

Why do atheists insist on imposing their religious views on the rest of us? Atheists are a tiny proportion of the population in Australia. Seventy percent of Australians are Christians, or have some affiliation with a Christian church. Many of the rest are Sikhs, Muslims, Jews, or members of a myriad of smaller groups. By …

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