Keywords: Atheism

  • AUSTRALIA

    Muslim and Catholic pilgrims share the wisdom of travel

    • Irfan Yusuf
    • 16 July 2008
    8 Comments

    WYD pilgrims, like Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, know that in the act of travelling, they will learn things about themselves that they could never learn from books and sermons. Pilgrims are warriors whose battles are internal and spiritual.

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  • RELIGION

    Keeping a safe distance from religion

    • James McEvoy
    • 31 October 2007
    7 Comments

    Our secular age is schizophrenic, or better, deeply cross-pressured. People are not conscious of a need for religion, yet they are moved to know that there are dedicated believers, like Mother Teresa.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Urgent matters written about in haste

    • Peter Pierce
    • 22 August 2007
    1 Comment

    Future Perfect is ABC broadcaster Robyn Williams' sketch of much that imperils the human future. Whatever flaws and fancies there may have been in God's blueprint, Williams does surprisingly little to produce projections of his own.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Don't just do something, sit there and listen

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 July 2007
    7 Comments

    The most telling questions about the PM's plan to fix Aboriginal communities focus on the involvement of the police and military. These reveal not just the absence of any broader strategy, but they also echo of the war metaphor that has been so prevalent over the past eleven years.

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  • RELIGION

    Why militant anti-theism is a God-send

    • Scott Stephens
    • 18 May 2007
    26 Comments

    The term “atheist” seems too respectable for the position occupied by commentators such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. They are anti-theists, opposed in principle to every last attachment to the divine, leading many to accuse them of a kind of inverted fundamentalism that lacks the core modern virtue of tolerance or respect for others.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The dark gospel of Martin Scorsese

    • Scott Stephens
    • 02 April 2007
    1 Comment

    Scorsese’s is a fallen world. Like Cain, his tortured characters are driven further into the wastelands – whether the desert or the untamed streets of New York – by their acts of almost mythical violence, until any remaining vestige of hope or virtue is finally extinguished.

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  • RELIGION

    Problems with belief

    • Lyn Riddett
    • 26 June 2006

    Lyn Riddett struggles to explain her unbelief to believing friends.

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  • RELIGION

    Religious freedom

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Juliette Hughes interviews Fr Joseph Nguyen Cong Doan SJ.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Irish legacy

    • Stephen Holt
    • 22 May 2006

    Stephen Holt reviews Michael Gilchrist’s Wit and Wisdom: Daniel Mannix

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Walking for justice

    • Avril Hannah-Jones
    • 30 April 2006

    Avril Hannah-Jones looks at the effectiveness of protesting.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Governments bearing moral gifts

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 27 April 2006

    Andrew Hamilton reflects on Marion Maddox’s God under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics.

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • Jenny Close, Marianne Cannon, Beth Flenley and Gavan Breen
    • 25 April 2006

    Letters from Jenny Close, Marianne Cannon, Beth Flenley and Gavan Breen.

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