Open Letter to Francis Sullivan, CEO TJH Council: This open letter is in response to the “Where to From Here?” speech — given by Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council on 10.3.17. It refers to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse, and Francis Sullivan’s response to abuses committed by Catholics. […]
(1) Nielsen Poll: December 2009: 23% believe in creationism 32% believe God ‘guided’ evolution 42% believe in natural evolution, without God (2) Australasian Science Magazine survey: April 2011: This is an excerpt of the cover story from Australasian Science Magazine. For the full story please go to the link below. Full cover price for the […]
Census on 9th August: If you’re not religious any more, mark “No Religion”.
No brain is programmed, at birth, to follow any faith. So, where did these primitive superstitions come from and why do they persist today?
A new article from Monash University focuses on religion in schools.
The Raw Story ran an article on 1.5.13 on a US study which shows that 76% of Republican voters believe in the “end times”, the Second Coming of Jesus and the Rapture. The full study by David C. Barker and David H. Bearce, from the University of Pittsburgh, will be published in the June 2013 […]
Do moderate Christians tacitly condone their fundamentalists brethren?
An Advertiser newspaper poll showed that 70% of the Adelaide public were far from ‘tuned in’ to the biblical meaning of Easter.
An absurd fallacy still promoted by fundamentalists Christians: Atheism is plainly and simply “a-theism” — which means being “non-theist” … not believing in any God, or Gods, or the supernatural. This rational position is taken by atheists based firmly on logic. One critical fact is irrefutable — there is absolutely no credible, scientific or verifiable […]
Evidence that secular democracies have lower violence and sexual crime.
Why Changes to the 2016 Census are Necessary.
How fundamentalist Christians corrupt the evidence for evolution: Those who attempt to discredit evolution either use “quote mining” — deliberately and selectively quoting scientists or academics out of context — or they brazenly breach their own 9th Commandment. Fundamentalist Christians believe their entire religious edifice will crumble if they accept the raw facts of evolution. […]
God’s not-so-intelligent design.
On God’s absence from most of history.
Religious institutions continue to receive tax-exempt status, despite the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission in November 2012
Like many constantly changing religious doctrines, the concepts of Heaven and Hell arrived fairly late on the spiritual time scale. In many ancient cultures the poor and impoverished — by far the vast majority — were regarded as too unworthy to even consider the bizarre idea of immortality. Greeks feared the “Beyond” as an underworld, […]
Do Christians ever challenge their faith on this question? Christians who consider themselves “critical thinkers” are able to express openly that they fully accept all scientific discoveries that are verifiable. Without a blink they will embrace the overwhelming evidence of human evolution; of an Earth that is 4.55 billions years old; and a universe dating […]
Why are there so many contradictions within the bible?
Is there a relationship between intelligence and religious belief?
Ask any Christian to explain, in detail, this remarkable concept and it’s likely their eyes will glaze over. An estimated 99% of parishioners wouldn’t have a prayer of getting this right — and most theological encyclopedias confuse even the theologians with unintelligible wordplay. Are intelligent people really asked to believe that God is both himself […]