Monthly Archives: August 2015

Episode 10 – 26 August 2015

A great week for secularism.

Victoria pushes SRI aside.

The Bureau of Statistics announces changes to the religious affiliation question in the next census.

Joe Hockey – is he mad?

Australia to bomb Syria.

The BBC and religious programmes.

Survey Results from Essential Report.

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Episode 9 – 19 August 2015

  1. Dyson Heydon – not looking good. Comparisons to Gillian Triggs and Tim Carmody.
  2. FIRIS – gets media time and … stuffs it.
  3. Nick Kyrgios syndrome – no shame anymore, The big tent is now a bunch of little tents and you will always find someone to agree with you.

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Umm, can anyone else see the elephant in the room?

It’s a particularly big elephant. It appears whenever discussion turns to IS, Iran, Iraq, Syria, terrorism and any number of international conflicts.

Commentators often talk about compromise, tolerance, education and humanitarian assistance. There are calls for punishment of the truly evil and protection of the innocent. Discussions often centre around how far our aid should extend and in what circumstances we should act.

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Episode 8 – 12 August 2015

  1. Tony Abbott works the system to avoid a conscience vote on Gay Marriage
  2. Malcolm Fraser on power.
  3. Peter Kentley the executive director of the Pentacostal group Christian Federation presents flowers and warns of Lucifer
  4. Facebook argument re ABC religious programs
  5. Noel Pearson says living languages need the Bible
  6. Parents push back against religion in public schools
  7. Weekend penalty rates

Tony Abbott works the system to avoid a conscience vote on Gay Marriage

https://theconversation.com/abbott-delivers-to-the-conservatives-on-same-sex-marriage-but-at-what-cost-45977

Tony Abbott video

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2015/aug/12/tony-abbott-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-vote-video

Malcolm Fraser.

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Episode 7 – 5 August 2015

We discuss:

Adam Goodes, Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Nova Peris and Aboriginal affairs generally;

Mike Baird and his idea for prayer groups;

The Trans Pacific Partnership;

Cecil the Lion speaks from the dead;

A new book on secularism; and

The need to counter the Australian Christian Lobby.

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