From the mailbox – Jesus loves me!

This “From the Mailbox” is a little different than what I usually receive, as you’ll soon see. I won’t use any names, except my own, and the spelling and grammar comes directly from the messages received. There were three in total, staring with this rather innocent and short one: “Hi Martin Did anyone ever tell you that Jesus loves YOU!” At first I thought this was a joke from one of my atheist readers, as...

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What does it take to be a Chaplain?

One of the biggest issues with the NSCP is that we don’t know the level of qualifications held by those who will be teaching SRE in schools. This is an example of religion being held in distinction from the rest of society, as a thing of morality and trustworthiness. All we need to do is look at the Catholic church and its ministers to know this is not the case. According to the government discussion paper supplied on the...

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Stop the NSCP – time to weigh in

As you know, I believe education is the key to beginning to solve all of the woes we have in society today. Yes all of them. From world hunger to population, from wars to disease, from terrorism to the production of clean and renewable energy. Each of these can be solved if we educate the people who are directly effected by them, and those who go into areas to help. In fact I can’t think of one situation that cannot be made better without...

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I believed weird things

Humans can believe some pretty strange things. I have met people who claim to be able to see my “aura”, and that depending on the “colour and shape” of this aura, they can make a determination of my physical or mental┬áhealth. I’ve met others (actually sometimes the same people) who claim that by laying their hands on me, they can cure me of whatever ails me, from sore muscles to an upset stomach. Even stranger, I...

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Call me crass

I’ve been feeling a bit put out lately by the influence that the religilous Australian Christian Lobby has been showing here in Australia of late. The influence with regards to our education system is a disgraceful situation, and the time has come to stop being polite to people. Dusty Smith, who is a particularly angry YouTuber recently spoke out against the rapture that didn’t happen, but he edited out some particularly golden...

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