Monthly Archives: March 2017

Episode 89 – 28 March 2017

A special episode where The Iron Fist chats with Venerable Alex.

You can check out his bio at https://law.anu.edu.au/people/alex-bruce

 

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Feel Free To Insult Me

(This is a piece I wrote in January 2015 in preparation for a submission to The Secular Party)

A Proposed Policy for Freedom of Speech

My intention is to explore:

  1. A rational philosophical approach to Freedom of Speech laws
  2. The current Freedom of Speech laws in Australia and Queensland
  3. Whether amendments are warranted;

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Episode 88 – 22 March 2017

0:52 There is renewed discussion over S.18c. A plan to replace “insult, offend or humiliate” with “harass”.

10:11 Pakistan is not happy with the amount of blasphemy on Facebook and have asked Facebook for names and details of blaspheming Pakistanis.

11:43 The BBC asked what is the right punishment for blasphemy.

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Episode 87 – 16 March 2017

Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer

Mormon church baptising thousands of dead Victorians – atheist or not

By promoting diversity over fighting ability the Army is alienating its warriors

Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

What do Coopers beer and Yonex have in common?

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Identity Politics

We should thank Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

We were uneasy about identity politics but we were reluctant to criticise it. Somewhere in the recesses of our minds we worried that perhaps our doubts were evidence of a suppressed racism we reluctantly still harboured.

But her notions of culture and identity are so misguided that we can now see them for what they are and more importantly,

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Religious Instruction Classes – Tell us your war stories

Have you had a bad experience with religious instruction classes? Was your child enrolled without your consent or was your child shuffled off to a broom closet and ostracised for not joining the religious instruction class?

Have you attended a P&C meeting to question the extra funding paid to the school chaplain only to find that you are ostracised for daring to question the value of the “chappy”?

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Episode 86 – 8 March 2017

Woman who helped make abortion legal in the US converts to Christianity, opposes abortion

LeBron comes to Kyrie Irving’s defence: ‘If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s OK’

On Meaning, Identity Politics and Bias in the Academy — An Interview with Clay Routledge

Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?

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Episode 85 – 1 March 2017

 

Hugh Harris is back.

 

Indigenous football teams such as the NRL Indigenous All Stars – are they a good or a bad thing?

The Royal Commission into child abuse. What will they recommend? What won’t they recommend? Will anything change?

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