November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – White Ribbon Day

Yesterday, Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay spoke at the Royal Women’s Hospital White Ribbon Day breakfast, delivering a very moving speech outlining the extent of domestic violence against women in the state of Victoria on a daily basis. It is a heartfelt and disturbing picture painted, and really brings home the reality of the situation we face as a society. He concluded the speech with these words: “But in the end –...

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VIDEO: “Mission Field: Education not Expected”

This is a newly uploaded video from religionsinschool.com, a group dedicated to show the truth about the nature of religious education in Australia, and outlines the role ACCESS Ministries play in the SRI (Special Religious Instruction) programme which is currently part of all school curricula, State and Private, within Australia. It is a “must watch” for anyone who is interested in the way religion, and particularly Christianity,...

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The Hyper-Belief Problem

On the flipside of Hyper-Skepticism, where a person is so skeptical that everything is to be doubted whether proven beyond reasonable doubt or not, is the tendency that many have to believe all manner of strange and unprovable theories. I have experienced many of these firsthand, during my years as a teenager where I truly believed in the professed powers the “New Age” mysticism. I held as credulous the multifaceted beliefs of...

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Q: How Many Angels On The Head Of A Pin?

Image: Raphael’s Sistine Madonna (detail) via Wikipedia. A: Zero. That’s right, zero. How do I know? Well I can’t prove to you there aren’t angels on the head of a pin. Nor can I say for certain that there aren’t a million angels on the head of each pin in existence, but I can say with a high level of confidence that there are neither angels on pins, nor anywhere else for that matter. Where did this idea come...

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Creative Pitfalls

Generally people who read my blog, and people I am in contact with on a daily basis are interested primarily in facts; Repeatable, falsifiable and empirical facts. These are incredibly important concerns when we are dealing with the workings of ourselves and the universe, for without them we are unable to make a true judgement on what decisions to make in any given situation. If our decisions are based on “gut feelings” or our...

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