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# Comment History for Banjo Paterson

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» 12/12/2018 11:31:17 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « If you google "knowledge vs belief" you get o.....
» 12/12/2018 9:35:04 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « … we, as laymen can chase quotes in support of this or .....
» 11/12/2018 9:46:36 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Kant is not mentioned in the list of agnostics you gave.....
» 11/12/2018 1:20:27 AM . Dear George, . In case you missed it, here is an interesting article that just appear.....
» 11/12/2018 12:39:52 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for advising that from your experience as a professional ma.....
» 10/12/2018 7:23:46 AM . . Dear George, . Re : Wikipedia about Kant and Einstein : I am very wary about labe.....
» 9/12/2018 8:50:33 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I am not a philosopher to critically evaluate Kant. I o.....
» 8/12/2018 9:35:51 AM . Dear George, . The depth and perspicacity of your analysis commands my respect. You h.....
» 6/12/2018 11:59:35 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: « What you mean to say is that for you what I called trans.....
» 6/12/2018 2:48:10 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I refer to transcendence as that part of Reality that c.....
» 5/12/2018 10:01:03 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote : « An ongoing problem is to philosophize other peopl.....
» 4/12/2018 11:07:33 AM . Dear George, . 1. You wrote : « Reality - objective, all that exists independent of .....
» 28/11/2018 9:49:52 AM . Dear Binoy Kampmark, . You wrote : « The initial target was increased fuel taxes, bu.....
» 28/11/2018 2:40:00 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Thank you for your response and for contributing to this importa.....
» 27/11/2018 6:15:24 AM . Suicide is perfectly legal in Australia. We can commit suicide whenever we like and whe.....
» 20/11/2018 8:12:36 AM . Dear James Allan, . You wrote : « I am a long-time opponent of these instruments bec.....
» 14/11/2018 11:10:23 AM . Good and evil seem an odd couple. Good is an ethical term whereas evil is distinctly re.....
» 13/11/2018 1:48:19 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Hitler was correct in claiming that we are not humans,.....
» 12/11/2018 9:11:56 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : «A person is a physical object … » . That’s Nazi langua.....
» 10/11/2018 3:08:37 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « A precondition for free will is to have a subjective s.....
» 8/11/2018 9:42:35 AM . Dear Louis O'Neill, Dear Graham Preston, . It seems to me that Sam Harris’s book on “.....
» 31/10/2018 1:37:12 AM . (Continued …) . http://www.guttmacher.org/sites/default/files/article_files/advisory-.....
» 31/10/2018 1:31:11 AM . Dear BigAlOz, . I agree, the late David Fergusson’s research is worth mentioning. Th.....
» 30/10/2018 2:32:30 AM . (Continued …) . « … Abortion became a crime and a sin for several reasons. A trend of.....
» 30/10/2018 2:27:03 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Pro-Life and Pro-Choice organisations play a significant role in.....
» 29/10/2018 12:50:06 AM . (Continued …) . ... the main body of his submission. Also, there is nothing to indica.....
» 29/10/2018 12:21:40 AM . Dear BigAlOz, . Having checked-out the four references you quoted in your recent post.....
» 27/10/2018 10:43:04 PM . Dear BigAlOz, . All that you say may be true, BigAlOz, but, I’m afraid it’s only one .....
» 27/10/2018 1:18:15 AM . (Continued …) . « … several years later [after the abortion], while studying anatomy .....
» 27/10/2018 1:14:12 AM . So the cat’s out of the bag ! Thanks to the video posted by Toni Lavis we can see and h.....
» 26/10/2018 3:19:05 AM . Dear Foxy, . I see with pleasure that you are beginning to know me well. I confirm, i.....
» 25/10/2018 2:07:53 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . This abridged version of Madeleine’s speech to a Rally for Life .....
» 24/10/2018 9:51:54 AM . Dear Runner, . Commenting on my statement that “scientists now estimate that planet e.....
» 23/10/2018 9:49:06 AM . According to Christian doctrine, the authors and editors of the Bible were led or influ.....
» 22/10/2018 6:38:23 AM . Dear Runner, . I thought I should mention that, in addition to being a brilliant (and.....
» 21/10/2018 6:58:57 AM . As Foxy soberly observed : « Not surprisingly, opinion polls show public confusion on .....
» 19/10/2018 8:17:24 PM . Dear Runner, . Commenting on my statement : “Human and chimpanzees’ genes split about.....
» 19/10/2018 9:43:32 AM . Dear Madeleine, . You wrote : « Choosing abortion is the greatest regret of my life .....
» 13/10/2018 9:29:43 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « One can "see gravitation" only through its ef.....
» 12/10/2018 8:13:58 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Your understanding of God seems to be based on literal.....
» 11/10/2018 8:01:32 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … I cannot conceive how voluntary worship that comes f.....
» 11/10/2018 2:31:37 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « I understand "dignity", but what do you mean b.....
» 11/10/2018 12:56:47 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Thank you for indicating your threefold method of determining th.....
» 10/10/2018 3:30:47 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « This is how me and my friends feel when we kneel, genu.....
» 9/10/2018 8:51:38 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote : « If something is true it is unchanging » That’s tr.....
» 9/10/2018 12:47:22 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for expanding on your notion of worship. What I intensely d.....
» 8/10/2018 2:57:28 AM . (Continued …) . Commenting on my statement «God is a hypothesis that some people bel.....
» 7/10/2018 11:58:56 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Worship is an expression of love, consisting of the wo.....
» 7/10/2018 8:57:58 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . The fact that science still has a lot to learn goes without sayi.....
» 6/10/2018 11:16:10 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Definition of nothing … : not any thing : no thing … Ag.....
» 6/10/2018 10:56:27 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … we ought to have faith in God, worship and love Him .....
» 6/10/2018 9:05:59 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Thank you for reciprocating with your personal story. It corres.....
» 5/10/2018 8:51:01 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « So at the moment there is no God (yet), but possibly in.....
» 5/10/2018 7:54:50 AM . Dear George, . The online Apple dictionary you cited requires a paying subscription t.....
» 4/10/2018 10:17:25 AM . (Continued …) . That time came 44 years later. I took up my research once again and i.....
» 4/10/2018 8:57:09 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . I apologise for not getting back to you earlier. Still, better l.....
» 4/10/2018 2:19:25 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . On God, atheists, agnostics and worship : I consider that there is n.....
» 4/10/2018 2:06:22 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Your quote describing quantum vacuum shows indeed that .....
» 3/10/2018 9:18:16 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « Now I really don't know anyone who believes that a suppo.....
» 3/10/2018 8:04:11 AM . Dear George, . Indeed, the “nothing” I was referring to was the nothing in a quantum .....
» 2/10/2018 8:29:45 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . I have just noticed your long post on page 14 of this thread but.....
» 2/10/2018 8:13:26 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … I do not know of anyone, religious or otherwise, who.....
» 1/10/2018 1:25:10 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote in the first paragraph of your post : « … either the .....
» 29/09/2018 11:32:33 PM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You ask : « What is irrational to the idea that God has always .....
» 27/09/2018 8:07:59 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Thank you for indicating that various verses in the bible are th.....
» 24/09/2018 8:09:31 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote : « The difference here though is that God has no beg.....
» 23/09/2018 8:44:18 AM . (Continued … ) . Life on earth : Life began on earth 3.5 billion years ago. The Sun .....
» 23/09/2018 8:39:58 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . The speculation of the authors of the Hebrew bible are amusing. They,.....
» 22/09/2018 2:48:14 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : « … the rationale of something from nothing, design from.....
» 12/09/2018 12:31:18 AM . (Continued …) . John Paul II had the good fortune to die peacefully, in office, at th.....
» 11/09/2018 7:55:30 AM . (Continued …) . Both Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benoît XVI, are potentially ex.....
» 10/09/2018 11:44:42 PM . (Continued …) . The UN, at its inception, refused membership to the Vatican but has a.....
» 10/09/2018 11:32:18 PM . To all and sundry, . Pope Francis is as smug as a bug in a rug in refusing to respond.....
» 10/09/2018 7:21:16 AM . To all and sundry, . In addressing 75 newly ordained bishops at the Vatican from 34 c.....
» 8/09/2018 7:53:54 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … once you discover yourself as God, you also discover.....
» 7/09/2018 8:41:22 AM . Dear Yuyututsu, . You wrote : « God is not an hypothesis … Without God, our existenc.....
» 6/09/2018 2:48:31 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Well if you believe that Moses wrote the bible, then y.....
» 5/09/2018 2:25:01 AM . (Continued …) . I have full respect for your religious beliefs, Not Now Soon, whateve.....
» 5/09/2018 2:17:36 AM . Dear Not Now Soon, . You wrote : « The Historic Jesus theories are a copout … The sa.....
» 4/09/2018 2:27:26 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for your comments and clarifications. I am totally illitera.....
» 4/09/2018 1:57:53 AM . Dear Not Now Soon, . You wrote : « History will likely tell how much Paul did for st.....
» 3/09/2018 8:03:24 AM . Dear CHERFUL, . You wrote : « Funny how woman came out of a man’s rib, but ever sinc.....
» 3/09/2018 12:03:35 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Many thanks for your kind response. I’m afraid there really is nothin.....
» 2/09/2018 11:35:38 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « There is a wonderful hopefulness in Adam's voice when Go.....
» 2/09/2018 8:42:00 AM . Dear Not Now Soon, . I tend to think there might be some truth in the theories of Jew.....
» 29/08/2018 10:41:01 PM . No doubt, Pope Francis had in mind Saul of Tarsus’ epistle to the Romans : « Romans 1:.....
» 29/08/2018 1:04:30 AM . In publishing his reply to a journalist’s question, the Vatican has erased the recommen.....
» 27/08/2018 7:06:06 PM . The foundations of the Catholic Church are beginning to tremble from the onslaughts of .....
» 23/08/2018 9:04:07 AM . Pope Francis has issued a 2,000 word letter following the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jur.....
» 19/08/2018 10:06:03 PM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « Maggots there are a plenty but that doesn't affect the.....
» 18/08/2018 12:37:59 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « Just goes to shew what can happen when an institution .....
» 16/08/2018 11:17:28 PM . The horrendous paedophile scandal in the US, following the release of the Grand Jury re.....
» 14/08/2018 12:48:38 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « The usual quote is "Whom God has joined together,.....
» 13/08/2018 1:43:59 AM . Dear Peter, . So, Arius, whose common sense dictated that “the Son was subordinate to.....
» 8/08/2018 1:15:06 AM . Dear WilliamS, . You wrote : « … legalising euthanasia would pose a risk to people ….....
» 1/08/2018 1:44:25 AM . Dear david f, Dear Toni Lavis, . The bottom line seems to be that while Churchill aut.....
» 31/07/2018 8:37:57 AM . Dear David f, . You wrote : « Perhaps, English democracy is like English cooking. [D.....
» 30/07/2018 2:20:32 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « That these bullying gangs that forcibly control this w.....
» 29/07/2018 9:22:34 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Given the circumstances you describe, I shouldn’t hesitate to move th.....
» 28/07/2018 2:52:30 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « If you want to have a social contract, then everyone i.....
» 27/07/2018 1:28:48 AM . (Continued …) . Something that lacks consciousness (e.g., a chair) is neither guilty .....
» 27/07/2018 1:17:25 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Legislation is a form of violence, imposed on us from .....
» 25/07/2018 5:32:51 PM . As souls and gods, angels and devils are hypotheses to which I do not subscribe, if you.....
» 25/07/2018 12:30:11 AM . (Continued …) . 2. According to the Christian doctrine of “original sin”, what you re.....
» 24/07/2018 11:16:49 PM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote : « I am Christian … As for … babies … At this stage .....
» 24/07/2018 7:46:53 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for clarifying what you consider constitutes a soul : « it.....
» 24/07/2018 12:07:15 AM . (Continued …) . In my post on page 12 of this thread, I indicated, as regards the foe.....
» 23/07/2018 11:59:57 PM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You ask : « How can it not be considered a biological fact that.....
» 23/07/2018 8:07:54 PM . Dear Yuyutsu . You wrote : « Assuming there is no soul, then the concept of morality.....
» 23/07/2018 3:58:32 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Should no souls exist, then what could possibly be wro.....
» 22/07/2018 11:57:51 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « The difficult question is whether and to what extent, .....
» 21/07/2018 11:35:31 PM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You commented : « You mentioned that many if not most jurists a.....
» 20/07/2018 11:55:46 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You indicate : « … a foetus is … an organism … unless someone identi.....
» 20/07/2018 12:54:56 AM . To all and sundry, . I think it would help if we all agree on what exactly a foetus i.....
» 18/07/2018 5:28:24 AM . (Continued …) . 10 End of production : The vehicle is complete (but remains to go thr.....
» 18/07/2018 1:56:08 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . I have noticed that you are particularly fond of the use of meta.....
» 17/07/2018 7:35:40 AM . Oops ! I wrote "perspectives in life" but, of course I meant "prospect.....
» 17/07/2018 3:15:59 AM . (Continued …) . A foetus is a life form that is “partly different from” but “totally.....
» 17/07/2018 3:07:20 AM . Dear david f, Dear Not_Now.Soon, . david f wrote : « The indigenous people were quit.....
» 16/07/2018 7:23:06 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . Famine and food shortage kills more people every year than road .....
» 14/07/2018 11:59:54 PM . Thanks, Yuyutsu. I first published that poem in “The Bulletin” in 1893. Thank you, al.....
» 13/07/2018 9:20:29 PM . (Continued …) . He was none of your dolts, he had seen them brand colts, And it seem.....
» 13/07/2018 9:15:36 PM . Such is life, . Question : When does life begin ? Reply (the astrophysicists) : On e.....
» 12/07/2018 8:01:19 PM . Dear Peter, . The Christian Church buildings are often referred to as “God’s House”, .....
» 12/07/2018 8:20:42 AM . Dear Peter, . In my previous post on page 3 of this thread, I surmised that perhaps t.....
» 11/07/2018 1:37:52 AM . Dear Peter, . Here are some interesting facts and figures on abortion : Legal restri.....
» 10/07/2018 7:30:33 AM . Dear David (Leyonhjelm), . Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, David. .....
» 10/07/2018 2:20:45 AM . (Continued …) . ... prompted the creation of the OIC when he set fire to the pulpit o.....
» 10/07/2018 2:14:11 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « The fall of Christendom and the rise of secularism has p.....
» 8/07/2018 7:21:27 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You asked : « Are you postulating that Wilson's conviction was God's.....
» 7/07/2018 8:22:59 PM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « Christ had no earthly court to which to appeal, Wilson.....
» 6/07/2018 10:57:42 PM . For those who may not have seen it, here is an interesting account of the Wilson affair.....
» 6/07/2018 9:34:26 AM . It seems that Adelaide’s Archbishop Wilson has decided to play poker with the judges of.....
» 5/07/2018 3:06:20 AM . (Continued …) . « Legislation in all jurisdictions identifies the best interests of t.....
» 5/07/2018 2:39:39 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « However, on the issue of pederasty, I don't think that.....
» 4/07/2018 3:08:05 AM . Dear Is Mise, . Yes, I noticed you have a few imperfections, Is Mise. I guess I have .....
» 3/07/2018 1:33:27 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « "the penitent must be truly sorry for his sins an.....
» 2/07/2018 1:32:31 AM . Dear Is Mise, . I waded through that lengthy article you indicated in the New Advent .....
» 30/06/2018 12:39:09 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « It is a condition of Confessional Absolution that the .....
» 28/06/2018 8:48:07 PM . Dear Is Mise, . You indicate : « They [the Christian Churches]do consider it [paedop.....
» 28/06/2018 9:12:25 AM . According to the specialists, paedophilia, is a psychiatric disorder which emerges befo.....
» 27/06/2018 8:29:56 AM . Dear Peter (Bowden), . There’s no way the Christian Churches could possibly ignore th.....
» 26/06/2018 8:33:08 AM . Dear Don (Aitkin), . To understand Trump you have to understand all those Americans i.....
» 22/06/2018 8:01:29 AM . Dear. Not_Now Soon, . You wrote : « Even with the OED dictionary of repentance, deep.....
» 20/06/2018 8:32:14 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You wrote : « Your comment on repentance caught my eye … Repent.....
» 20/06/2018 7:44:27 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « It's the old story of the blind men who touched an ele.....
» 19/06/2018 11:41:15 PM . Dear runner, . You wrote : « Repentance and faith in Jesus Christ is the only sensib.....
» 19/06/2018 9:33:13 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Many indeed do refer to God as Love. They are one and .....
» 18/06/2018 6:54:05 AM . (Continued …) . Our problem, our unease, or “existential anxiety”, is the insupportab.....
» 18/06/2018 6:43:17 AM . Dear Peter, . Preparing for death as you describe it is a purely egotistical affair :.....
» 6/06/2018 1:57:07 AM . (Continued …) . Roberts holds up as a major piece of evidence of his theories, Abraha.....
» 6/06/2018 1:44:31 AM . Dear Galen, . A little more about Paul Craig Roberts' article. First, I must acknowl.....
» 5/06/2018 1:15:50 AM . Dear plantagenet, . You wrote : « Sorry … sometimes I overly attack the person, rath.....
» 4/06/2018 11:18:00 AM . Dear Galen , . You wrote : « … slavery was never a consideration, the entire premis .....
» 4/06/2018 7:47:41 AM . (Continued) . ... thrown much of their youth into prison, created dependence on drug.....
» 4/06/2018 7:41:59 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, Dear Loudmouth, . Many thanks for your comments. Much appreciat.....
» 3/06/2018 1:00:57 PM . Dear Alan B, . You wrote : « A nation divided against itself cannot stand! » Abrah.....
» 3/06/2018 9:42:51 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . As often, your vision of the myriad examples of the inacceptable b.....
» 2/06/2018 11:03:01 PM . Dear ttbn, . You wrote : « Perhaps we have different definitions of loyalty » I do .....
» 2/06/2018 10:49:41 PM . Dear plantagenet, . You wrote : « Where you say "[You] cannot comment on that.&.....
» 2/06/2018 9:50:13 AM . Dear Plantagenet, Sorry, I omitted to reply to points 2 and 3 of your first post. “2.....
» 2/06/2018 8:33:00 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, “I … prefer the … tyranny of one dispassionate person in England … over .....
» 2/04/2018 7:06:51 AM . Dear david f, . You wrote : « … Christianity could disappear as completely as Manic.....
» 31/03/2018 11:17:47 PM . Dear Peter, . « The rise and fall of English [and Australian] Christendom » ? For w.....
» 22/03/2018 12:16:15 PM . Dear Peter, . Thank you for that interesting review of the ABC’s TV programme on E M .....
» 19/03/2018 2:24:02 AM . (Continued ...) . The biological anthropologist, Helen Fisher, suggested that " .....
» 19/03/2018 2:16:23 AM . Dear NathanJ, . You ask : « Is there life after death? » From a purely biological p.....
» 17/03/2018 4:14:07 AM . Dear ttbn, . You ask : « What are you doing about it, BJ? » I vote for politicians .....
» 15/03/2018 9:02:54 AM . Dear Greg (the author), . You wrote : « What continues to puzzle me is why those who.....
» 5/03/2018 12:12:08 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « Two populations, separated mainly by that pastoral-s.....
» 4/03/2018 11:31:14 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . As I have often remarked on this thread, your extensive personal kn.....
» 3/03/2018 2:43:21 AM . (Continued …) . It is time to take stock of the situation and initiate a more sensibl.....
» 3/03/2018 2:12:11 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Thanks for those details. I see that in the prime minister’s 2018 .....
» 2/03/2018 11:11:05 AM . Dear Loudmouth, Dear Luciferase, . Thank you, once again, Loudmouth, for sharing your.....
» 1/03/2018 4:02:32 AM . (Continued …) . « In remote Australia, many older Aboriginal people retain the knowle.....
» 1/03/2018 3:57:06 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Here are some interesting facts relating to domestic violence in Au.....
» 28/02/2018 1:44:55 AM . (Continued …) . … were sexually harassed on public transport between 2014 and 2015, i.....
» 28/02/2018 1:37:20 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . The breakdown of the traditional social organisation of our Aborigi.....
» 27/02/2018 12:05:36 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « "Preservation" ?! Surely it stands or fall.....
» 26/02/2018 7:04:18 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Thank you for those reflexions which I find quite remarkable, and f.....
» 25/02/2018 8:07:05 AM . (Continued …) . When the Declaration was adopted in 2007 only four countries voted ag.....
» 25/02/2018 7:59:12 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Well, you have had your finger on the pulse of Aboriginal Australia.....
» 24/02/2018 11:27:46 AM . (Continued …) . You conclude: “that's their choice and you have no right to demand ot.....
» 24/02/2018 11:11:17 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « Banjo, you may wish to preserve Aboriginal people in.....
» 23/02/2018 10:39:29 AM . (Continued …) . Very recently in the presence of two clergymen, a man of education n.....
» 23/02/2018 10:28:46 AM . Dear Loudmouth,. The Samuel Griffith Society, named after the chief architect of the A.....
» 22/02/2018 1:34:04 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « Funny, I've never thought about Indigenous people in.....
» 21/02/2018 9:42:30 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You ask : « So where is the good news ? Where is the chronically b.....
» 18/02/2018 8:43:33 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Thanks for going to the trouble of spelling all that out, Loudmouth.....
» 16/02/2018 10:55:22 PM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « Latest news ! Indigenous people are not like sheep, .....
» 16/02/2018 12:20:24 PM . Dear Anthony (the author), . The general gist of your article makes good sense if, as.....
» 15/02/2018 11:14:43 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « The "unseen" refers not to a spooky otherworld.....
» 13/02/2018 8:07:45 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I wish you and your family a very happy Shivaratri day, Yuyutsu. Unt.....
» 12/02/2018 9:27:01 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thanks, Yuyutsu, but I noticed a few incoherencies with your explanat.....
» 11/02/2018 9:31:28 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « The most common parody on religion is how some churche.....
» 10/02/2018 9:02:57 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Judging from the way you now describe it, Yuyutsu, it appears to me t.....
» 9/02/2018 9:23:56 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I had prepared a detailed response to your latest post but decided no.....
» 7/02/2018 3:15:58 AM . (Continued …) . You noted : « Deities are not religion … » That’s correct. Deities .....
» 7/02/2018 2:49:34 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « The issue of time (past-present-future) is complex and.....
» 6/02/2018 1:56:21 AM . (Continued …) . ... the kinds of leafy matter they use to block their tunnels. Earthw.....
» 6/02/2018 1:39:36 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Hopes, wishes and expectations belong in the future … .....
» 5/02/2018 11:04:20 AM . (Continued …) . So he asked himself : “Who are these people ? Where are they ? Why ca.....
» 5/02/2018 11:00:36 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You replied : « God cannot be defined directly in positive terms, bu.....
» 4/02/2018 10:50:46 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You replied : « In the broadest sense, Religion is the process of co.....
» 3/02/2018 10:06:24 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Christianity was a Jewish SECT, it was not yet called .....
» 2/02/2018 2:00:04 AM . (Continued …) . You then add : « First study what religion truly is and find actual .....
» 2/02/2018 1:37:40 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « The author … admits that the Church never represented .....
» 30/01/2018 10:39:05 AM . In “Of the Nature of the Gods”, Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC), considered to be a model of Cl.....
» 30/01/2018 9:54:46 AM . (Continued …) . Faith was the strategy that primeval man devised to pacify his early .....
» 30/01/2018 9:39:07 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « … we are now in an age in which the moral guardianship o.....
» 28/01/2018 9:27:06 AM . Dear WilliamS, . You wrote : « It's totally obvious that "god" exists » . .....
» 27/01/2018 7:25:33 AM . 30 years jail for a miscarriage . A woman from El Salvador who was jailed for 30 year.....
» 26/01/2018 9:33:20 PM . Abortion in Australia . Here are the essential facts on abortion . TYPES OF ABORTI.....
» 26/01/2018 4:29:14 AM . Dear Wendy, . You wrote : « Revealing a most unfortunate lack of understanding and i.....
» 25/01/2018 9:27:10 AM . Dear Ashbo, . I just found "Justice - A Matter of Life and Death" on the Au.....
» 25/01/2018 8:55:18 AM . Dear Ashbo, . I just checked the link I provided for my article “Justice – A Matter o.....
» 23/01/2018 9:07:47 PM . Dear Ashbo, . You wrote : « I won't respond in kind (to your last post). Your positi.....
» 22/01/2018 7:15:09 AM . Dear Ashbo, . I see that the number of your arguments against capital punishment has .....
» 21/01/2018 10:23:24 AM . (Continued … . ... the carrying out of the Messianic purposes which rendered the dea.....
» 21/01/2018 10:16:05 AM . Dear Ashbo, . You wrote : « I'm an atheist by the way - god does not exist for me (n.....
» 20/01/2018 4:30:11 AM . (Continued …) . « Life imprisonment is an extremely shameful measure, worse that a de.....
» 20/01/2018 4:26:49 AM . Dear Ashbo, . Thank you for your reply, which I appreciate. It seems to me that the .....
» 19/01/2018 10:36:38 AM . (Continued …) . more than 50% sure. I see “conclusive evidence” as a micron less than.....
» 19/01/2018 10:28:37 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . Thank you for those interesting and well documented posts. I agree.....
» 18/01/2018 9:58:43 AM (Continued …) . The evidence in the cases I cited in my post to Ashbo qualifies as what .....
» 18/01/2018 9:44:13 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote : « Like science, the law does not deal in absolute cer.....
» 17/01/2018 2:57:21 AM . (Continued …) . ... only be reserved for the most heinous crimes » I grant you that .....
» 17/01/2018 2:43:22 AM . Dear Ashbo, . You indicate that the first and foremost reason for your opposition to .....
» 16/01/2018 12:27:37 AM . (Continued …) . My daughter and granddaughters have not seen him for the past few yea.....
» 15/01/2018 11:57:57 PM . Dear diver dan, . You advised : « Best to rely on the Jewish interpretation of love......
» 15/01/2018 1:14:21 AM . Dear diver dan, . You ask : « Quite frankly, it is hard to find two Christians agree.....
» 14/01/2018 12:11:10 PM . (Continued …) . allomothering (foster mothering), cooperative foraging, and mutual pr.....
» 14/01/2018 12:08:35 PM . (Continued …) . allomothering (foster mothering), cooperative foraging, and mutual pr.....
» 14/01/2018 12:03:03 PM . Dear diver dan, . You suggest : « Since Christianity is a sect with Jewish heritage,.....
» 12/01/2018 10:29:57 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « … how can anyone love (put first) that which they percei.....
» 11/01/2018 11:08:26 PM . (Continued …) . I met my wife in Paris and we have been through many years of stormy .....
» 11/01/2018 10:58:47 PM . Dear diver dan, . You wrote : « Define your version of love ! » It seems there is n.....
» 11/01/2018 4:16:37 AM . Dear Peter, . I would like to enlarge on the point I made about love because I think .....
» 10/01/2018 2:11:46 AM . Dear Tristan Ewins, . You wonder : « … how can we explain free-will and consciousnes.....
» 10/01/2018 12:05:26 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « … nothing stands, even the closest love of child, countr.....
» 9/01/2018 7:50:09 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . I agree with your simple but eminently wise reflection (page 25 .....
» 9/01/2018 7:00:09 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote : « There is much evidence to suggest that capital puni.....
» 8/01/2018 10:13:39 AM . (Continued …) . Nature has attributed many life forms with immune systems capable of.....
» 8/01/2018 10:09:56 AM . Dear Ashbo, . You ask : « It seems to me you … accept that miscarriages of justice h.....
» 7/01/2018 4:25:44 AM . (Continued …) . Unfortunately, as I pointed out, even in the best of conditions, perf.....
» 7/01/2018 4:12:19 AM . Dear Ashbo, . You ask : « Can you try this for me : Imagine YOU are facing the deat.....
» 6/01/2018 11:16:36 PM . Dear AL TRAV, . An “Aboriginal” cineaste came through here quite some time ago now, a.....
» 5/01/2018 11:39:10 PM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « I do not believe in the many reasons I have heard j.....
» 5/01/2018 11:31:03 PM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « I do not believe in the many reasons I have heard just.....
» 5/01/2018 2:27:27 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You ask : « Banjo, I confess, your knowledge of religion and it's wo.....
» 4/01/2018 9:09:52 AM . (Continued …) . Saul of Tarsus had a long history of religious fanaticism. He partic.....
» 4/01/2018 9:06:07 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « My point is that Australia started from convict beginn.....
» 3/01/2018 11:59:54 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « The real majority of the first 'white' Australians wer.....
» 3/01/2018 12:27:02 AM . (Continued …) . Despite all the pitfalls and imperfections, I, personally, consider t.....
» 3/01/2018 12:24:14 AM . Dear Ashbo, . You ask : « So, do you carry out the death penalty, knowing there is a.....
» 2/01/2018 10:56:42 AM . (Continued …) . I have never been attracted to any sort of Mafiosi or criminal netwo.....
» 2/01/2018 10:48:28 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « … you mask the real Australia by not acknowledging it'.....
» 1/01/2018 3:29:53 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . (Continued …) . The productivity rate of Australia in 2017 is sligh.....
» 1/01/2018 1:36:25 AM . (Continued …) . If the country works, despite our out-dated constitution and despite .....
» 1/01/2018 1:28:56 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « I found that Aussies are not a mature and knowledgeabl.....
» 31/12/2017 8:32:22 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « To explain; from birth my lifestyle has been contrary .....
» 30/12/2017 9:22:29 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You wrote : « Unfortunately Australia is a stand out country of patr.....
» 29/12/2017 10:08:22 PM . Dear AL TRAV, . My heart goes out to you, my friend. I fully understand what you mean.....
» 29/12/2017 7:30:34 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . I am pleased to learn that you have managed to arrive at an informed .....
» 28/12/2017 3:35:39 AM . (Continued …) . « Human sexual orientation is influenced by biological, cognitive, cu.....
» 28/12/2017 3:31:32 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . I note your particular attachment to norms and the importance you pla.....
» 27/12/2017 2:18:19 AM . (Continued …) . It’s not the fault of nature either. There is no right or wrong in na.....
» 27/12/2017 2:13:52 AM . Dear AL TRAV, . You ask : « Are you saying that homosexuality is as natural as heter.....
» 26/12/2017 1:52:30 AM . (Continued …) . Also, I don’t know how you feel, but, I must say that I am more than .....
» 26/12/2017 1:46:04 AM . Dear Tristan, . You wrote : « But there's a difference between self-awareness on the.....
» 25/12/2017 10:04:44 AM . (Continued …) . And, unless I am mistaken, the range and sensitivity of consciousness.....
» 25/12/2017 10:01:17 AM . Dear Tristan, . You wrote at the outset of your article : « I will argue that there .....
» 17/12/2017 12:03:56 PM . Dear Ian, . The evolution of religion depends entirely on demographic factors such as.....
» 16/12/2017 10:43:16 AM . Dear Ian (the author), . I don’t think the decline in the belief in God has anything .....
» 13/12/2017 4:28:22 AM . Dear Graham Preston & Peter Sellick, . I have just (rather belatedly) discovered your.....
» 27/11/2017 2:02:01 AM . Dear David, . There comes a time when there are so many holes in the rusty old bucket.....
» 10/11/2017 9:39:37 PM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « I care not why the change was made. Obviously it aided .....
» 10/11/2017 8:50:16 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « I haven't changed my position, I simply see the interpr.....
» 9/11/2017 10:13:46 PM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « … the correct outcome is to retain the current interpre.....
» 9/11/2017 1:29:59 AM . (Continued …) . Virginia Bell, a justice of the High Court of Australia, observed dur.....
» 9/11/2017 1:09:01 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « If it was not written into the constitution I would not.....
» 8/11/2017 1:37:56 AM . (Continued …) . Jurors receive a small payment for each day of attendance. Employers .....
» 8/11/2017 1:05:00 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « As I still see no mention of removing a jury from a tri.....
» 7/11/2017 2:33:48 AM . (Continued …) . You added : « BTW I still have not had any comments on why we are n.....
» 7/11/2017 2:28:27 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . Thank you for explaining your world view as it applies to the constitu.....
» 5/11/2017 10:55:42 PM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « Banjo, staying with what I have written previously » N.....
» 5/11/2017 8:39:42 AM . (Continued …) . In fact, 1989 was the first time that a plaintiff was successfully a.....
» 5/11/2017 8:30:28 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote: « I don't see these problems you speak of with the current.....
» 4/11/2017 9:49:16 AM . Dear ALTRAV, . You wrote : « I do not mind being beholding to Britain … I like the f.....
» 4/11/2017 1:02:32 AM . Dear Brendan, . There comes a time when there are so many holes in the rusty old buck.....
» 25/10/2017 6:49:00 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « You cannot expect from me any solidarity with a body-o.....
» 25/10/2017 3:18:56 AM . (Continued …) . Might I add that, from a purely moral point of view, I, personally co.....
» 25/10/2017 3:16:04 AM . Dear Yuytsu, . You wrote : « Realistically, it is very unlikely for too many people .....
» 24/10/2017 3:07:50 AM . Dear Yuytsu, . You wrote : « The state has no right to prohibit assisted killing, bu.....
» 23/10/2017 9:26:58 PM . Dear NathanJ, . Thanks for your explanations but I still consider that governments sh.....
» 23/10/2017 7:50:03 AM . Dear NathanJ, . I wrote : « I couldn’t agree with you more as regards the privacy of.....
» 23/10/2017 2:47:27 AM . (Continued …) . are loss of autonomy and dignity and being less able to enjoy life’s .....
» 23/10/2017 2:43:08 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . You ask : « If you have the reference handy I'd like to see whe.....
» 22/10/2017 2:07:51 AM . Dear NathanJ, . You wrote : « Having high respect for the vast medical specialists I.....
» 21/10/2017 9:00:01 AM . Dear Not_Now.Soon, . According to the latest statistics, in 2016, about 8 people died.....
» 21/10/2017 1:18:10 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for that clarification. You are right in thinking that I .....
» 19/10/2017 11:40:11 PM . (Continued …) . Euthanasia is not, however, a question for the medical profession to .....
» 19/10/2017 11:37:53 PM . (Continued …) . Euthanasia of convicted criminals must necessarily be carried out in .....
» 19/10/2017 11:33:26 PM . Dear Simon (the author), . I fully subscribe to Yuyutsu’s words of wisdom : « The fr.....
» 17/10/2017 11:11:25 PM . Dear George, Dear Peter, . I often wonder if prolific writers take the time to re-rea.....
» 17/10/2017 7:00:07 AM . Dear Peter, . You have elevated your mysticism to a paroxysm of ecstasy on that one, .....
» 16/10/2017 11:20:35 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for the link to your article on “The nature of reality”. An .....
» 15/10/2017 10:05:28 AM . (Continued …) . As I tried to explain in my previous post, the only “time” I am capa.....
» 15/10/2017 10:02:42 AM . Dear George, . You point out : « You obviously misunderstood my TECHNICAL (semantic?.....
» 14/10/2017 1:32:02 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Here are some things that we can indeed agree on … » ......
» 14/10/2017 12:46:19 AM . (Continued …) . Although I try to keep an open mind on everything, I do my best to k.....
» 14/10/2017 12:40:43 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « It is a deeper philosophical (semantic) question, wheth.....
» 13/10/2017 12:50:06 AM . (Continued …) . Having invented the supernatural, we elaborated a strategy for surviva.....
» 13/10/2017 12:39:27 AM . Dear Jayb, . Thank you for those interesting comments. Allow me to make the following.....
» 12/10/2017 7:21:12 AM . Dear Peter, . You conclude : « Any healing of the Church, which is now in disarray o.....
» 12/10/2017 5:45:54 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I understand that the precise number of religions in the world is not.....
» 12/10/2017 12:53:21 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « While no positive description of God is possible, one .....
» 12/10/2017 12:05:30 AM . (Continued …) . As for the Czechs and East Germans, defenders of "our Christian .....
» 11/10/2017 11:57:37 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « You make me nostalgic, because this is exactly what I l.....
» 11/10/2017 1:33:46 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Description?? I would be stupid indeed to attempt to d.....
» 11/10/2017 12:25:55 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Western Europe, apparently on its way to Islamisation, .....
» 10/10/2017 7:14:49 AM . Dear nicknamenick, . If Spinoza’s pantheism equates to “chance and necessity” (which .....
» 10/10/2017 6:50:59 AM . Dear George, . It’s nice to hear from you again. You ask : « Is one right in interpr.....
» 10/10/2017 12:17:47 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, Dear George, . Yuyutsu wrote : « God Himself/Herself has no shape or f.....
» 9/10/2017 1:25:22 AM . Dear Peter, . Further to my previous post (page 7 of this forum) : In his post-synod.....
» 7/10/2017 11:45:52 PM . Dear Peter, . The theological concept of the trinity clearly reflects the macho menta.....
» 29/09/2017 12:00:24 AM . Dear Philip S. . Many thanks for your response. As regards my comment that « we wer.....
» 27/09/2017 11:05:34 PM . Dear Philip S, . It seems only right to me that, like every other country in the worl.....
» 21/09/2017 9:56:33 PM . Dear Graham, . Unless I have misunderstood your calculations, it seems to me that the.....
» 7/09/2017 7:20:10 AM . I should add that, much to my regret, I did not invent the wheel either - and yet, wher.....
» 7/09/2017 12:29:09 AM . Graham wrote : « I don't see much point in arguing about why the Aborigines were so pr.....
» 2/09/2017 11:04:12 PM . Dear Leo Lane, . You wrote : « Banjo, what are the "sovereign rights" you .....
» 2/09/2017 1:00:48 AM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « Certainly Cook didn't expect to find uninhabited lands .....
» 3/05/2017 6:22:10 PM . Dear David, . I get your point, David. It might be nice to have an Australian as our .....
» 1/05/2017 8:18:50 AM . (Continued …) . We have no alternative but to take up arms against them. We must stop.....
» 1/05/2017 8:10:40 AM . Dear Foxy, . The Christian Reformation took about 150 years to complete. Though most .....
» 30/04/2017 6:55:36 AM . Oops ! I meant to write : Contemporary Salafis (the usurpers of Al-Afghani’s term) are.....
» 30/04/2017 6:41:26 AM . (Continued …) . It was with the help of these tools that he could attain happiness. H.....
» 30/04/2017 6:35:16 AM . Dear Foxy, . Thanks for the link to the “Best Answer” to the question “How can Islam .....
» 29/04/2017 8:33:59 AM . Dear Foxy, . I’m sorry not to have replied earlier to your last post “regarding relig.....
» 28/04/2017 11:25:18 AM . (Continued …) . And I have just as reasonably explained, Leoj, that, having read the .....
» 28/04/2017 10:56:37 AM . Dear Leoj, . You wrote : « … then I must have Jewish origins. I don't … » That’s OK.....
» 28/04/2017 7:44:29 AM . Dear John, . Australia was ranked 8th Best Country in the world by the US News Report.....
» 27/04/2017 9:08:18 AM . I thought I should share this one with you, Joel (Oops ... Loej) : http://www.uua.org/.....
» 27/04/2017 8:59:34 AM . Dear John, . I see you shoot from the hip ... and there are an awful lot of holes in .....
» 26/04/2017 7:16:36 PM . Dear Leoj, . You wrote : « You appear to attack the personality of the reviewer but .....
» 26/04/2017 6:07:00 AM . (Continued …) . I first heard of Ayaan Hirsi Ali when the Dutch film director, Theo v.....
» 26/04/2017 6:02:27 AM . Dear Leoj, . You wrote : « That was a lot of personal marketing … » It was intended.....
» 25/04/2017 7:15:09 AM . Dear Foxy, . Thank you for your link to the article on Karen Armstrong’s book. I read.....
» 25/04/2017 2:57:31 AM . (Continued ...) . It follows that their motivation is not to be found in religious be.....
» 25/04/2017 2:49:06 AM . Dear leoj, . Thank you for giving me the opportunity of clarifying a number of popula.....
» 24/04/2017 7:37:07 AM . Dear leoj, Shockadelic and o sung wu, . I read your posts with interest and thank you.....
» 23/04/2017 6:45:17 AM . (Continued ...) . In response to your comment regarding “contributory negligence” on .....
» 22/04/2017 10:47:41 PM . Dear o sung wu, . You wrote : ... in commenting on the domestic violence prevention .....
» 22/04/2017 1:38:39 AM .   Dear Runner,   .   You wrote : « yeah meanwhile today in France and yesterday in USA .....
» 21/04/2017 9:59:42 PM . Dear o sung wu, . You ask : « … what should we all do about it [domestic violence] ?.....
» 21/04/2017 2:36:47 AM . Graham wrote : « If Australians are really serious about this violence, then they need.....
» 20/04/2017 7:01:36 AM . Dear Phanto, . You wrote : « They [women victims] also fear the criticisms and deris.....
» 19/04/2017 8:13:37 PM . Intimate partner violence is endemic in Australia, but we are not alone in that, and it.....
» 19/04/2017 9:27:44 AM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « If a woman wants to voluntarily submit to such a regime.....
» 18/04/2017 1:46:49 AM . (Continued …) . But, as we all know, Yuyutsu, nothing in this world is perfect, Even.....
» 18/04/2017 1:24:36 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Perhaps the constitution never intended to protect rel.....
» 16/04/2017 11:09:20 PM . (Continued ...) . From this, it derives that all belief is “binding” and that all bel.....
» 16/04/2017 11:01:27 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « ... "secularism" has, this way or the other,.....
» 15/04/2017 7:31:06 AM . (Continued …) . You ask : « How could they [the Commonwealth] possibly tell what's r.....
» 15/04/2017 7:23:11 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … I understand 'secular' to mean "worldly" ….....
» 14/04/2017 5:56:46 PM . Dear Foxy, . My best wishes to you and yours too, Foxy, for a relaxing and enjoyable .....
» 14/04/2017 1:19:43 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You suggest : « … one of the uses of the word 'secular' is derived f.....
» 13/04/2017 1:29:45 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « Secularism is an ideology … » Not according to the Oxfo.....
» 12/04/2017 11:03:43 PM . Dear Foxy, . I wrote an article entitled “Justice – A matter of Life and Death” that .....
» 9/04/2017 2:26:15 AM . (Continued …) . For Saul, religion appears to have been the sublimation of the death .....
» 9/04/2017 2:16:34 AM . Dear Greg, . You posit: « The Bible is a mainstay of Western life » I think it woul.....
» 3/04/2017 3:21:35 AM . Dear Runner, . Thanks for the link but, unfortunately, it didn’t work. However, I ma.....
» 2/04/2017 9:40:13 AM . Perhaps I should add that the White Australia policy ended with the Racial Discriminati.....
» 2/04/2017 9:16:30 AM . Dear Foxy, . You wrote : « I don't quite understand how 18C of the Racial Discrimin.....
» 1/04/2017 2:09:05 AM . The rejection by the Senate last night must have come as a bit of a disappointment, not.....
» 30/03/2017 10:58:55 AM . Dear Graham, . An excellent, well-documented article in support of the Prime Minister.....
» 28/03/2017 7:14:45 PM .   Dear leoj,   .   You ask : « How can a brown, sun-burned land be white? » . We do ha.....
» 27/03/2017 6:51:37 AM . Dear Mike, . You wrote : « … Stan Grant said: "The Australian dream is rooted i.....
» 24/03/2017 11:51:35 PM . Dear Luciferase, Dear phanto, . There comes a time when there are so many holes in th.....
» 24/03/2017 2:18:12 AM . Dear Tombee, . You wrote : « Nothing highlights more the absurdity of 18C and the hy.....
» 28/02/2017 9:45:05 AM . (Continued …) . You then wrote : « And here is a link referencing Aboriginal use of .....
» 28/02/2017 9:39:06 AM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « … your … asserting that the "Abrahamic" relig.....
» 25/02/2017 11:16:29 AM . (Continued ...) . The various phases in the timeline of the social development of hum.....
» 25/02/2017 11:04:11 AM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « "The action of the legendary Jesus no doubt render.....
» 23/02/2017 10:24:46 PM . (Continued ...) . It is amusing to note in this respect that so-called modern day lai.....
» 23/02/2017 10:15:48 PM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « Banjo, I think you have a severe comprehension problem......
» 23/02/2017 10:04:52 AM . (Continued ...) . The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never a.....
» 23/02/2017 9:56:11 AM . Dear Graham, . You wrote : « … the sermon from our church last Sunday … explores a c.....
» 22/02/2017 4:04:26 AM . (Continued …) . by it and if the government and laws do not conform to the “General W.....
» 22/02/2017 4:02:24 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Governments will still do what governments do for mille.....
» 22/02/2017 1:47:41 AM . Dear Runner, . Not to worry, my friend, I think I understand your predicament. Am I .....
» 21/02/2017 12:30:32 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : [ « … it was the scientific method applied to my body tha.....
» 20/02/2017 9:12:38 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : [ “to ‘opt-out’ of society, one has to either cease bein.....
» 20/02/2017 7:24:22 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : « ' I prefer the scientific method to blind faith.' You h.....
» 19/02/2017 10:24:41 AM . Dear Runner, . « We probably are not to far off in our belief as far as Government is.....
» 18/02/2017 1:35:52 AM . Dear Runner, . Many thanks for your definition of “secularism” and additional clarifi.....
» 17/02/2017 6:28:56 AM . Dear Najla, . You wrote : « Islam is the religion I choose to follow because contrar.....
» 17/02/2017 12:22:59 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : « secularism with many of its filthy dogmas was never goi.....
» 16/02/2017 2:37:31 AM . Dear nicknamenick, . You wrote : [ ".. living in total seclusion as a hermit, w.....
» 15/02/2017 9:23:35 AM . Dear nicknamenick and Yuyutsu, . Many thanks for those articles of law which I read w.....
» 14/02/2017 9:00:01 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « ... Australia, where the option to opt-out from societ.....
» 14/02/2017 12:43:03 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . The Human Freedom Index 2016, a global measurement of personal, civil.....
» 11/02/2017 1:38:36 AM . Dear NathanJ, . You wrote : « Firstly, you did not answer my point re future predict.....
» 10/02/2017 8:42:03 AM . Dear NathanJ, . Sorry, I'm a bit tied up right now. I'll try to get back to you tomor.....
» 9/02/2017 7:09:58 PM . Dear leoj, . Thanks for that interesting testimony. It just goes to show you that y.....
» 9/02/2017 10:51:07 AM . Dear NathanJ, . You conclude : « … suicide and euthanasia, simply don't provide answ.....
» 8/02/2017 9:39:17 AM . Dear NathanJ, . Thank you for your explanations but I am having difficulty understand.....
» 7/02/2017 8:33:37 AM . Literary licence, Is Mise ... ......
» 7/02/2017 3:33:04 AM . Dear diver dan, . You wrote : « I think euthanasia is a conspiracy by the medical fr.....
» 7/02/2017 1:03:46 AM . Dear NathanJ., . You wrote : « … most Australians are always free, most of the time......
» 6/02/2017 7:49:09 AM . Dear Alan B., . I fully understand and share your distress at the fact that suicide i.....
» 5/02/2017 1:29:10 AM . Continued … . You then wrote : « The fact that many 15 (FIFTEEN) to 44 year olds as .....
» 5/02/2017 12:44:10 AM . Dear Alan B, . You wrote : « In any of our major hospitals, euthanasia is routine an.....
» 4/02/2017 4:11:18 AM . According to the latest statistics, a total of 1 611 people hung themselves in Australi.....
» 29/01/2017 11:11:33 AM . Dear Alan B., . Though I am not sure to have understood all of your post, the message.....
» 27/01/2017 11:08:01 PM . Dear Graham, . The historical significance of the 26th January as Australia Day is no.....
» 18/01/2017 2:31:46 AM . Dear Peter, . You concluded : « The Church must be at the forefront in limiting the .....
» 12/01/2017 7:32:24 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Advanced computers, so I fear, will be able to do the .....
» 12/01/2017 6:56:41 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Apologies for wrongly assuming that you thought conscio.....
» 11/01/2017 7:25:06 AM . (Continued …) . Life is neither matter nor energy nor some hypothetical supernatura.....
» 11/01/2017 3:21:44 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « You and I are not entities » An “entity” is something.....
» 11/01/2017 12:34:26 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « So your preferred context is neuroscience, which is mor.....
» 10/01/2017 7:21:45 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Of course, consciousness (the same as free will) is a fu.....
» 10/01/2017 6:13:09 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … it is YOU and I who are conscious and aware - not ou.....
» 9/01/2017 2:06:05 AM . Dear George, Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you both for your comments and observations. The.....
» 8/01/2017 4:21:34 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for your input. I appreciate it. You indicate : « I fail to s.....
» 6/01/2017 7:28:20 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for your kind New Year’s greetings. I wish you and yours a v.....
» 6/01/2017 2:28:22 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for sharing the gist of Penrose’s contemplation on conscious.....
» 5/01/2017 3:15:33 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « Computers will never reach consciousness. There is an in.....
» 4/01/2017 2:12:16 AM . Dear Graham, . Happy New Year to you and yours too, Graham, as well as to all our fel.....
» 2/01/2017 2:04:27 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « My point is that the borders in 1949 included .....
» 1/01/2017 12:28:01 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You ask : « As there were no demarcated permanent border lin.....
» 31/12/2016 11:58:10 PM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote : « On this occasion Prime Minister Turnbull and Foreign .....
» 31/12/2016 8:15:55 PM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « So the mass murder of its citizens and the the.....
» 30/12/2016 6:19:03 PM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « … the new president, especially one whose part.....
» 30/12/2016 7:20:43 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « A lame duck President initiates a UN resolutio.....
» 18/12/2016 10:30:15 PM . This is the treaty I should like us all to sign ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xba.....
» 16/12/2016 12:12:52 AM . (Continued …) . leader of the Pan German Party, which sought to unite the German spea.....
» 16/12/2016 12:08:35 AM . Dear Runner, . With reference to Mao, Stalin, Hitler (and Pol Pot), you wrote: « The.....
» 15/12/2016 8:56:45 AM . (Continued …) . Orthodox Church) ever declared that he was an atheist or anything oth.....
» 15/12/2016 8:50:34 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : « … much bad done in the name of religion however in a ve.....
» 13/12/2016 9:34:28 PM . Dear Foxy, . I am pleased to hear that your mother is in good hands and that you are .....
» 13/12/2016 7:23:50 AM . Dear Foxy, . I thoroughly agree with your comments and, of course, as previously note.....
» 13/12/2016 5:48:39 AM . (Continued …) . The concept of an anthropomorphic deity is unique to Christianity amo.....
» 13/12/2016 5:30:07 AM . Dear Foxy, . I fully agree, but you are only looking at the positive sign of the coin.....
» 12/12/2016 9:10:36 AM . Dear Foxy, . You wrote : « I have found that my religion has brought me great comfor.....
» 11/12/2016 10:15:34 AM . Dear Foxy, . You quoted C.S. Lewis, who wrote: « I believe in Christianity as I beli.....
» 10/12/2016 3:28:56 AM . Dear Foxy, . A little heart-warming encouragement from Europe : http://youtu.be/Yfwl.....
» 10/12/2016 2:59:14 AM . Dear Foxy, . Euthanasia is a personal decision which each individual should organise .....
» 17/11/2016 11:37:47 AM . (Continued …) . ... punitive justice system should also be revisited so far as it app.....
» 17/11/2016 11:30:01 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « Now perhaps we can get back to the key issues in Indigenou.....
» 15/11/2016 9:58:52 AM . (Continued ...) . As a conscientious objector, he became an icon of the countercultur.....
» 15/11/2016 9:55:12 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « Thanks, but I dispute ALL of your premises » I see that w.....
» 14/11/2016 2:14:18 AM . (Continued …) . 1. The Aboriginal tribal elders need to define realistic short, mediu.....
» 14/11/2016 2:10:24 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « The remote communities … are the models around which a sep.....
» 13/11/2016 10:35:33 AM . (Continued …) . So much for our national operating account. As for our national bala.....
» 13/11/2016 10:31:28 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « I recall that Manne's 'discovery' errors was demolished a .....
» 12/11/2016 11:25:57 AM . (Continued ...) . ... thirty billion a year might go some way. And if you want to get.....
» 12/11/2016 11:16:29 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « As to Windschuttle's reliability as a historian, your citi.....
» 11/11/2016 11:05:13 AM . Dear Amanda, . Thanks for the article. I had missed that. It is a step in the right d.....
» 11/11/2016 10:38:28 AM . (Continued ...) . 2. It is estimated that at least 20,000 Aboriginal people were kill.....
» 11/11/2016 10:27:32 AM . Dear Joe, . Many thanks for drawing my attention to Keith Windschuttle's latest book,.....
» 10/11/2016 10:05:23 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « … across the 'South' (and you know what I mean if you've l.....
» 9/11/2016 10:28:39 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « Your ramble about culture is not really relevant any more,.....
» 8/11/2016 2:47:34 AM . (Continued …) . Sometimes it’s a hindrance. I learned that very early in my internati.....
» 8/11/2016 2:33:52 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « I don't think my wife would have ever claimed to know much.....
» 7/11/2016 4:04:18 AM . (Continued …) . I, personally, am incapable of evaluating the legitimacy of these maj.....
» 7/11/2016 3:20:49 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « What happens in remote 'communities' is up to the people i.....
» 6/11/2016 11:38:54 AM . (Continued …) . And you ask : « Perhaps it's easier to live on welfare, as they are .....
» 6/11/2016 11:34:37 AM . Dear Joe, . You note : « The Queen's likeness is also on all coins. Flora or fauna ?.....
» 5/11/2016 8:46:55 AM . (Continued …) . ... is certainly not in their own people’s best interests for aborigi.....
» 5/11/2016 8:20:10 AM . Dear Joe, . You ask : « God, where to start ? "the $2 coin has the image of a b..... » 4/11/2016 1:13:15 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « Re Marx: As a sort-of-ex-Marxist, that's what I've been tr..... » 3/11/2016 9:52:11 AM . (Continued ...) . [The merchant Edward Lucett declared; "some monkeys I have see..... » 3/11/2016 9:43:53 AM . Dear Joe, . Thank you for expressing your opinion on this important question. « Wher..... » 31/10/2016 9:08:22 AM . (Continued ...) . Therefore, should they in a hostile manner oppose a landing and kil..... » 31/10/2016 9:02:16 AM . (Continued) . they seem’d to set no Value upon anything we gave them, nor would they ..... » 31/10/2016 8:55:40 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . Yes, it’s a sad tale I’m afraid. There has been gross miscomprehens..... » 30/10/2016 1:02:33 AM . Dear Joe, . You ask : « … should the next generation of children there be sacrifice..... » 28/10/2016 9:41:41 AM . Dear Joe, . Thank you for those details on Indigenous land tenure in South Australia...... » 27/10/2016 9:53:20 AM . (Continued …) . not the culprits. They seem to have been considered as a hybrid speci..... » 27/10/2016 1:36:59 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « Solidarity would be fine, if anybody knew what they are su..... » 26/10/2016 9:39:17 PM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « So, when I asked if … “you didn't mean to imply that forag..... » 26/10/2016 9:46:57 AM . (Continued …) . You also wrote : « … Aboriginal graduates are no more responsible th..... » 26/10/2016 9:16:18 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « … you didn't mean to imply that foraging people were inher..... » 25/10/2016 8:38:08 AM . (Continued ...) . again, with the 1991 recommendations designed to eradicate any poli..... » 25/10/2016 8:27:22 AM . Dear AJ & LEGO, . As I understand it, the extraordinarily high crime rate among indig..... » 24/10/2016 10:43:40 PM . (Continued ...) . Wouldn’t you feel thrown off balance, destabilised, lost, disorient..... » 24/10/2016 10:33:14 PM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « 2. If you had moved to France with a one-year-old ch..... » 23/10/2016 12:54:17 AM . (Continued ...) . I have assimilated French culture to the best of my ability while c..... » 23/10/2016 12:43:20 AM . Dear Loudmouth, . You wrote : « Culture is not genetic … Culture is learnt … From th..... » 22/10/2016 12:21:04 AM . (Continued ...) . I could never have imagined it would be possible for any of them to..... » 22/10/2016 12:03:59 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « … it seems that in the early days in SA, people's curiosit..... » 21/10/2016 9:45:44 AM . Dear Joe, . You wrote : « … Aboriginal people themselves have to be front and centre..... » 19/10/2016 2:14:39 AM . Dear Joe, . I am pleased to see that we are on the same wavelength so far as “cultura..... » 18/10/2016 8:31:50 PM . Sorry, the link only seems to work when you copy it and paste it into your browser sear..... » 18/10/2016 8:04:05 PM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « Your claim that scientists can not find a link between ra..... » 18/10/2016 12:55:29 AM . Oops, it seems the OLO forum does not recognize certain foreign letters ! The Venitian..... » 18/10/2016 12:41:01 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « Intelligence testing of human beings has been around for ..... » 17/10/2016 6:33:01 AM . Dear Craig, . Thanks for introducing me to Roger Waters. I’ll investigate a little fu..... » 17/10/2016 6:11:39 AM . Dear LEGO, . Welcome back. I hope you had a pleasant weekend and managed to rest up a..... » 15/10/2016 9:39:16 AM . Dear Loudmouth & Craig, . It’s nice to see you both back on this thread. Loudmouth, ..... » 15/10/2016 8:56:05 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « Your position, is that the way to world peace is to mix u..... » 13/10/2016 8:10:15 PM . Dear All, . There is an interesting article in today’s Australian edition of The Guar..... » 13/10/2016 9:12:02 AM . (Continued …) . We can ignore them just as we ignore the homeless and beggars on the ..... » 13/10/2016 8:57:46 AM . Dear LEGO, . I understand what you are saying and I think there is a lot of truth in ..... » 11/10/2016 8:23:16 AM . (Continued ...) . Today, Australians identify with some 300 ancestries and practise a..... » 11/10/2016 8:07:10 AM . Dear LEGO, . You certainly paint a bleak picture of humanity and its future prospects..... » 5/10/2016 9:57:43 PM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « … your explanation that racism rests on two basic assumpti..... » 5/10/2016 1:50:22 AM . Dear Craig, . Thank you for your kind words. This is what the historian, Dante A. Pu..... » 5/10/2016 12:29:30 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote: « But in the case of Roman recognition of races, I think you..... » 4/10/2016 8:15:15 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote: « My apologies, it was Plutarch's "Fall of the Republic..... » 4/10/2016 1:17:03 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote: « You seem to be suggesting that certain existing words in t..... » 3/10/2016 7:34:38 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « "Class" may be a "social construct" b..... » 3/10/2016 1:10:27 AM . Dear Bazz, . You ask : « Does aboriginal custom allow cousin marriage ? Indeed did a..... » 1/10/2016 10:32:12 PM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote: « Physical appearances are caused by genetics … » Agreed. ...... » 1/10/2016 7:40:44 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote: « It was discovered that all races can have people with ver..... » 30/09/2016 6:19:06 AM . Dear Craig, . You wrote : « In general I agree, but I'd like to muddy the waters a l..... » 29/09/2016 6:32:33 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « White Scandinavians can easily be distinguished from bla..... » 25/09/2016 10:26:38 AM . Dear LEGO, . I am back on stream and can now take up our conversation where we left o..... » 22/09/2016 6:28:53 AM . Dear LEGO, . Unfortunately, I don’t have time to comment in detail but suggest you re..... » 4/09/2016 6:47:49 PM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « My background as an engineer (30+yrs) has taug..... » 4/09/2016 1:40:07 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « I am looking forward to a reasoned rebuttal of..... » 2/09/2016 10:52:05 PM . Dear LEGO and Shadow Minister, . I'm afraid this debate is beginning to turn in circl..... » 1/09/2016 2:25:51 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « The surest way to prevent harm in detention is..... » 30/08/2016 11:28:59 PM . Dear LEGO and Shadow Minister, . Many thanks for your input. I appreciate your argume..... » 30/08/2016 5:04:57 AM . LEGO wrote : « If you and Mr Crisp are still advocating … » . Rodney Crisp and Banjo ..... » 30/08/2016 1:54:02 AM . Dear LEGO, . I fully subscribe, without the slightest reserve, to the first three par..... » 29/08/2016 11:09:18 PM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « At least you concede that off shore detention ..... » 29/08/2016 11:18:11 AM . Dear LEGO, . Thank you for expressing your concerns. You certainly paint a bleak pict..... » 29/08/2016 12:15:06 AM . Not surprisingly, the comments posted here so far are essentially manifestations of the..... » 29/08/2016 12:04:56 AM . Dear Shadow Minister, . You wrote : « The reality is that illegal immigration droppe..... » 13/08/2016 8:31:14 PM . it’s the Creator wot done it. He does everythin’ : FRYING PAN'S THEOLOGY Scene: On Mo..... » 12/08/2016 8:01:57 AM . (Continued...) . Also, about 50% of all heterosexual marriages today, end up in separ..... » 12/08/2016 6:55:57 AM . (Continued...) . I think you will find that my experience of life is fairly comparabl..... » 12/08/2016 6:43:48 AM . Dear ttbn, . Many thanks for providing that background information. I appreciate it. ..... » 11/08/2016 2:30:40 AM . Dear ttbn, . You wrote : « All the old stuff about animals and ancients being homos ..... » 10/08/2016 11:15:22 PM . Dear Shimon (the author), . What a pity the “Abrahamic faiths” do not command their a..... » 10/08/2016 9:41:29 PM . Dear Sells, . Like most visitors at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, I was quite impres..... » 9/08/2016 1:45:47 AM . Dear Joe (Loudmouth), . That seems to me to be a fairly perspicacious analysis of the..... » 8/08/2016 2:31:55 AM . Dear Sells, . Commenting on Don Aitkin’s article, “The moral basis of the Left”, yo..... » 20/07/2016 9:19:13 AM . Dear AJ & David, . Thanks, AJ, your comments are well taken but please be assured tha..... » 20/07/2016 1:01:35 AM . (Continued ...) . His intent seems to have been to simply underline the greater benef..... » 20/07/2016 12:50:53 AM . Dear AJ, . It is interesting to learn that « there are many acts that criminologists ..... » 19/07/2016 1:25:08 AM . (Continued ...) . What bothers me is that “deaths due to warfare, genocide, and homic..... » 19/07/2016 1:22:23 AM . Dear AJ & David, . Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. My computer stubbo..... » 15/07/2016 7:11:10 PM . An interesting thought, AJ. Thanks for the quote from Steven Pinker's "The Better..... » 5/07/2016 6:01:29 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Neither of us, I think, has the tools to discern what ..... » 5/07/2016 7:50:46 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « This elaborate description of origin and behaviour is ..... » 5/07/2016 12:10:59 AM . (Continued ...) . The concept of religion and deity has evolved with the sociocultura..... » 5/07/2016 12:05:26 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I overlooked a question you raised in your previous post : « … relig..... » 4/07/2016 10:05:46 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … nobody denies that you are you or that you are the o..... » 3/07/2016 9:35:12 AM . (Continued ...) . There is only one person in this whole wide-world who has accumulat..... » 3/07/2016 9:15:07 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . « Whatever you perceive through your senses, you can tell that it exi..... » 2/07/2016 11:03:22 AM . (Continued ...) . As the wheel progresses, the cogs evolve. They become more efficien..... » 2/07/2016 10:58:16 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « You are what you are, neither a body nor a soul. While..... » 1/07/2016 9:18:48 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Sorry I couldn’t get back to you earlier. I’ve been a bit busy the la..... » 27/06/2016 7:26:08 AM . Here's some soul-searching for you ... http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/nPrWo5pEv..... » 27/06/2016 7:09:44 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … only our bodies are conceived by their genitors … » ..... » 24/06/2016 9:44:33 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « Do you participate in life unwillingly? » . We all do, ..... » 24/06/2016 8:49:25 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « If we dig deep enough, we should arrive at desire(s) t..... » 23/06/2016 6:23:45 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « If an action or an interest is rational, this implies ..... » 22/06/2016 8:56:14 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I appreciate you sharing your opinion with me. I think I understand w..... » 22/06/2016 9:33:23 AM . (Continued ...) . Human “rationality” operates within this context and I am inclined ..... » 22/06/2016 9:27:57 AM . Dear George, . Suffice it to say that I read the first half of your post with an acqu..... » 20/06/2016 11:04:00 PM . Dear George, . The Webster’s Third New International Dictionary definitions of “belie..... » 20/06/2016 10:18:47 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « If you are referring to Ockham’s razor (in explaining a..... » 20/06/2016 3:23:45 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Speaking of being saved by faith in my previous post, I indicated : ..... » 20/06/2016 2:51:30 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « … my concern was only with the (religious) meaning of t..... » 19/06/2016 9:32:26 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « … how can one talk about "something which does not ..... » 19/06/2016 3:44:01 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Your question brings to mind Bertrand Russel’s « Flying teapot » : h..... » 19/06/2016 1:59:44 AM . Dear George, . I understand your quandary with regard to the appropriate word for rel..... » 17/06/2016 6:34:54 AM . Dear Peter, . You refer to : « … narrative devices that point beyond themselves to t..... » 16/06/2016 8:54:52 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « There are two kinds of materialism, the methodological a..... » 17/05/2016 6:14:49 AM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . Just as well your father was there, Dan. You never know, bu..... » 16/05/2016 9:54:42 PM . Dear Rhian, . You explained : « When I said: “Perhaps the most important thing is no..... » 14/05/2016 11:37:39 PM . Dear Rhian, . You ask : « Have you ever experienced love? » . Yes I have, and conti..... » 14/05/2016 1:35:33 AM . Dear Rhian, . Thank you for your explanations which I find quite helpful. Though, ap..... » 13/05/2016 1:47:08 AM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You observe : « You sound very French. I've heard that the..... » 13/05/2016 12:21:44 AM . Dear Rhian, . Thanks for indicating your choice among the numerous OED definitions of..... » 12/05/2016 6:58:58 AM . Dear Rhian, . You wrote : « Your definition of reality as “something that exists ind..... » 11/05/2016 2:46:52 AM . Dear Rhian, . You wrote : « Christian liturgy [ritual] does not commemorate an histo..... » 10/05/2016 10:10:32 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I appreciate your drawing my attention to the difference between rati..... » 10/05/2016 1:33:22 AM . Dear Rhian, . You wrote : « I do not believe in bodily resurrection. If you read the..... » 9/05/2016 5:51:51 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You ask : « Why should people define themselves by whether or not th..... » 8/05/2016 11:21:50 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You wrote : « … I would also agree with your later conclus..... » 6/05/2016 8:17:16 AM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You wrote : « Which of the 'gospel' truths do I have in mi..... » 5/05/2016 9:04:16 AM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You wrote : « If I was offered two texts unseen, one take..... » 4/05/2016 4:28:16 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You observed : «… if we may try and compare apples with ap..... » 3/05/2016 7:52:10 PM . Dear johnheininger, . Wikipedia has this to say on the historicity of the gospels : ..... » 3/05/2016 2:15:44 AM . Dear Don (the author), . You’re right. We’ve still got a lot to learn about the unive..... » 21/04/2016 7:06:40 AM . Dear Peter, . As I am sure you are aware, I have already commented extensively on you..... » 11/04/2016 10:34:42 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « As I already said, not being a theologian myself I am w..... » 11/04/2016 2:52:35 AM . Dear George, . I don’t know if it is of any value to you but I just noticed that an a..... » 11/04/2016 12:26:29 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I do not see any point in discussing pejorative express..... » 10/04/2016 10:32:57 AM . Dear George, . As I indicated above in my reply to Prebs, I see no justification for ..... » 9/04/2016 5:55:49 PM . « An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox » Laozi ...... » 9/04/2016 8:35:49 AM . If you persist in trying To attain what is never attained If you persist in making effo..... » 8/04/2016 7:53:18 AM . Dear Prebs, . You wrote : « Faith is terribly defined in the dictionary, as the defi..... » 7/04/2016 10:58:45 PM . Oops ! The second link should have been the following : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P..... » 7/04/2016 10:43:50 PM . Dear Peter, . "Faith", as I understand it, is belief where there is no m..... » 17/02/2016 7:22:54 PM . Here is an interesting slant on Lady Chatterley's Lover : « DH Lawrence's wife 'was th..... » 17/02/2016 9:15:54 AM . Thanks David, . I found this on the web : « Regrettably, there are many countries wi..... » 17/02/2016 3:04:03 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned because it was obscen..... » 11/02/2016 10:15:31 PM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « Fundamentalism is thus a product of modernity and of sec..... » 11/02/2016 2:22:17 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « … secularism … refer(s) to a realm that excludes the sac..... » 24/01/2016 1:00:16 PM . (Continued ...) . Religious discrimination, persecution and war are by no means thing..... » 24/01/2016 12:51:15 PM . According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word religion means : « the belief in a..... » 23/01/2016 11:13:04 AM . Dear George, . « I doubt Geertz meant it as something that could have a multitude of..... » 23/01/2016 9:29:29 AM . David’s last post reminds me that I have observed over the years that some of the comme..... » 23/01/2016 8:29:23 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I am not sure which definitions of mine you mean … » . ..... » 22/01/2016 9:26:23 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Rocks can only lie there and eventually water will run..... » 22/01/2016 10:38:46 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, Dear George, . Yuyitsu wrote : « In the broadest sense, religion is an..... » 21/01/2016 10:50:12 AM . Dear George, Dear Yuyutsu, . Various people have various definitions of what constitu..... » 21/01/2016 12:33:14 AM . Religion and Myth . In « The Oxford Companion to World Mythology » (2005), David Leem..... » 17/01/2016 10:43:16 PM . Oops ! … in my previous post I wrote : « Greek, Norse and Christian mythologies ». I sh..... » 17/01/2016 11:00:10 AM . Greek, Norse and Christian mythologies have been largely incorporated into every aspect..... » 17/01/2016 12:51:00 AM . It just occurred to me that the explanation of Peter’s/Sells’ silence may be that he se..... » 16/01/2016 10:43:37 AM . Peter Sellick/Sells may possibly have, inadvertently, made a typing error when he wrote..... » 15/01/2016 9:10:32 PM . Hi David ! . Still no news from Peter Sellick alias Sells, despite his vibrant decla..... » 15/01/2016 7:43:24 PM . Dear Pete, . The truth of the matter is that the bible is simply an interesting antho..... » 15/01/2016 11:03:34 AM . (Continued …) . Today we have 4 times more students attending a state school than we ..... » 15/01/2016 10:58:27 AM . Dear Pete, . You published another article on your blog (http://petermulherin.net/?p=..... » 14/01/2016 7:29:44 AM . (Continued ...) . In other words, Peter, if ever we were tempted to do away with reli..... » 14/01/2016 2:18:51 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « My criticism of the rationalists, the humanists and the ..... » 5/01/2016 12:43:26 PM . Dear Tristan Ewins, . You wrote to Rhrosty : « … perhaps even God will not protect y..... » 5/01/2016 11:01:38 AM . (Continued …) . You also oppose “biblical telos” and a so-called “secular telos”. T..... » 5/01/2016 10:58:43 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « There are traumas so great and so terrible in the lives ..... » 1/01/2016 12:25:26 AM . Dear Peter/Sells, . You wrote (page 9 of this thread) : « Why do I get the feeling t..... » 31/12/2015 3:00:36 AM . (Continued …) . Well, I doubt that “the Church” will change the date of the celebrati..... » 30/12/2015 3:16:19 AM . (Continued …) . Of the four gospels in the New Testament, Luke’s is the only to indic..... » 29/12/2015 9:58:42 AM . (Continued ...) . ... and I think it would be much better to serve just a few light r..... » 29/12/2015 3:56:06 AM . (Continued ...) . Another barbaric practice of Christianity is the celebration of Mas..... » 29/12/2015 3:35:48 AM . Dear Jayb, . You certainly seem to have had a pretty heavy religious education. Am I ..... » 28/12/2015 10:38:22 AM . (Continued …) . “The Church” celebrates the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross..... » 28/12/2015 4:20:34 AM . Dear nicknamenick, . What seems pretty certain is that those 300 bishops who gathered..... » 27/12/2015 10:51:32 AM . Oops, I forgot to take the "s" off the "https" address in my first ..... » 27/12/2015 10:44:55 AM . (Continued …) . Christianity started as just one of many small sects. Saul of Tarsus ..... » 27/12/2015 10:31:11 AM . Dear Jayb, . Thank you for those interesting details. I admire your science but it wo..... » 26/12/2015 7:48:22 AM . Dear Peter/Sells, . Though, at the time of the events related in the New Testament, t..... » 24/12/2015 12:47:50 AM . Dear Peter/Sells, . You ask : « Why do I get the feeling that I could as well publis..... » 22/12/2015 12:50:23 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « At Christmas the Church proclaims that God has a human f..... » 18/12/2015 9:54:08 AM . Dear Saints, . You might be interested to learn that a number of Australian scholars ..... » 17/12/2015 1:43:44 AM . Dear SAINTS, . Here is another case of a feeble-minded person apparently acting under..... » 16/12/2015 2:31:05 AM . Here is an interesting development : http://www.arabianindustry.com/markets/news/2015/..... » 7/12/2015 10:53:37 PM . Dear SAINTS, . You wrote : « There's just no excuse for anyone wanting to kill/take ..... » 7/12/2015 7:46:36 AM . Dear SAINTS, . You wrote : « The “scumbag” who stabbed three people in London Tube s..... » 6/12/2015 10:24:08 AM . Dear SAINTS, . Ypu wrote : « It’s time the Grand Mufti of Australia sent a strong me..... » 4/12/2015 10:45:08 PM . Dear SAINTS, . You wrote : « Aussies ask the obvious question – why is this “so call..... » 2/12/2015 9:17:00 AM . Dear Baz, . You wrote : « Just what proportion are converts, not all that many I thi..... » 1/12/2015 12:17:40 AM . Dear Baz, . You wrote : « Rodney said; so many fine, healthy, intelligent young I..... » 30/11/2015 11:34:12 PM . Dear LEGO, . All those questions you ask appear to be characteristic of radical Musli..... » 30/11/2015 2:06:35 AM . Dear LEGO, . I have never studied nor even read the Qur’an though I see I have one he..... » 29/11/2015 11:09:50 AM . Dear LEGO, . We’re certainly on the same wavelength there. I could almost have writt..... » 29/11/2015 4:29:55 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « I was not talking specifically about crime. I was saying ..... » 28/11/2015 10:14:36 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « The concept that nobody can be judged by their group affi..... » 28/11/2015 4:11:17 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « C S Lewis said … Harry Walton … believes that he has see..... » 28/11/2015 1:14:28 AM . Dear LEGO, . « The police officer made no social or political comments about Muslims...... » 26/11/2015 4:17:47 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « I have a book by the British police officer who was in ch..... » 25/11/2015 1:24:52 AM . Dear David (the author), . You wrote : « I plan to introduce a Private Senators' Bil..... » 25/11/2015 12:58:30 AM . Dear LEGO, . You wrote : « Islam is a religion which stresses that those who fight f..... » 13/11/2015 8:57:59 AM . Though modern democracies recognize life as a fundamental human right, the same is not ..... » 8/11/2015 10:50:08 AM . Dear david f, . You wrote: « “That’s where the sons raise meat, and that’s the reali..... » 8/11/2015 12:50:35 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « … if “numbers“ is “sufficiently explicit to you” when r..... » 7/11/2015 9:19:18 AM . Dear George, . Your article, “The nature of reality” and the 23 comments it generated..... » 5/11/2015 10:13:29 AM . Dear David and George, . The discussion has reached an interesting point and in view ..... » 4/11/2015 1:24:36 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « The same about “visions” of physical reality. The essen..... » 2/11/2015 11:08:53 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for those interesting references to the works of Bas C. van ..... » 2/11/2015 3:13:54 AM . Dear George, . « … I agree that “vision” here - where culture and world views (which ..... » 1/11/2015 1:16:38 AM . Dear George, . You quote from Toynbee’s “Christianity among the religions of the worl..... » 31/10/2015 9:35:00 PM . Dear david f and Suzeonline, . I don’t want to be a spoilsport on such an auspicious ..... » 31/10/2015 9:56:43 AM . Dear David, . Actually, my wife and I got the date wrong and raised our glasses to wi..... » 30/10/2015 9:50:13 AM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote : « A Bill of rights might give one the right by removing..... » 29/10/2015 2:55:15 AM . Dear Paul1405, . « Church leaders certainly have had a strong influence, and still do..... » 28/10/2015 1:44:58 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Perhaps I should add that I understand “secular” to mean, essentially..... » 27/10/2015 11:33:30 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . No, Paul1405 did not include China and USSR in his reply. Leave them..... » 27/10/2015 9:01:35 PM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote : « I note you want a Bill of Rights, but more importantl..... » 27/10/2015 7:28:30 AM . (continued …) . It will also be the occasion to establish a new Constitution : • rec..... » 27/10/2015 7:23:22 AM . Dear onthebeach, . You wrote : « The republic pales into insignificance and is in fa..... » 26/10/2015 9:30:23 PM . Dear onthebeach, . You wrote : « … I am happy to withdraw if I did read you wrongly ..... » 26/10/2015 1:44:08 AM . Dear Poirot and Paul 1405, . Thank you for sharing your impressions of onthebeach wit..... » 25/10/2015 8:43:57 AM . Dear onthebeach, . You wrote : « Struggle Streets? Let them eat cake and pretend th..... » 24/10/2015 9:46:53 AM . Dear Poirot, . It’s nice to hear from you too. Everything’s fine in Paris. Poor old ..... » 24/10/2015 7:35:57 AM . Dear onthebeach, . Thank you for drawing my attention to : • the drought-stricken fa..... » 23/10/2015 8:34:59 AM . Dear Nathan J, . Thank you for your kind words. OLO is an interesting melting pot. It..... » 22/10/2015 9:41:13 PM . Thank you, gentlemen (I presume). Those are all valid observations and objections which..... » 22/10/2015 11:17:51 AM . Dear Is Mise, . You ask : « …what are the advantages? » The advantages are that fro..... » 22/10/2015 9:37:58 AM . Australia - republic or constitutional monarchy ? . Australia : Australia's formal n..... » 21/10/2015 8:03:49 AM . For those of us who have always enjoyed the Australian life-style and can see no reason..... » 21/10/2015 3:56:11 AM . Also, on the question of religion so far as the Constitution is concerned, allow me to ..... » 21/10/2015 2:39:03 AM . The constitution of Australia was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The C..... » 10/10/2015 11:35:08 AM . Dear Sells, . You wrote to david f. : « Where did you read this history? Is it not a..... » 8/10/2015 10:33:07 PM . Dear Sells, . You wrote to david f. : « History is always being rewritten in order t..... » 8/10/2015 12:15:03 AM . I wrote (page 4 of this thread) : « While the church fully recognizes the possibility ..... » 7/10/2015 8:25:32 AM . (Continued …) . To quote one of Siedentop’s critics: « Siedentop's view that the anc..... » 7/10/2015 8:22:20 AM . Dear Peter, . In the opening words of your article, this month, you indicate : « Inv..... » 16/09/2015 2:37:07 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : «… if God is dead then our death will quickly follow. » . ..... » 13/09/2015 11:08:33 PM . Dear o sung wu, . Your story revives a familiar melody that often plays in my mind as..... » 12/09/2015 8:46:02 PM . My mother-in-law used to get very upset whenever my wife and I had to drive back to Par..... » 12/09/2015 12:20:45 AM . Dear Paul (the author), . Life and death are fundamental human rights. Nobody has the..... » 12/09/2015 12:10:43 AM . Dear Paul (the author), . Life and death are fundamental human rights. Nobody has the..... » 29/08/2015 1:49:25 AM . Dear John (the author), . You wrote : « Labor's recent decision to opt for a 50% ren..... » 3/08/2015 11:04:42 PM . (Continued …) . Might I add that it is a common feature in the animal kingdom for mal..... » 3/08/2015 10:59:23 PM . Dear Eric (the author), . You wrote: « … over the past two hundred years or so in we..... » 3/08/2015 7:18:55 AM . Oops ! Not "consummation". That's Franglais. Please read "consumption&qu..... » 3/08/2015 1:20:58 AM . It’s no secret that population growth in undeveloped countries largely exceeds populati..... » 1/08/2015 9:46:09 PM . Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B : « I do not believe that just because you're opposed t..... » 1/08/2015 6:53:51 AM . Dear david f, . You certainly seem to have an interesting family. Arden looks like ..... » 31/07/2015 9:56:45 PM . Dear JP, . You wrote : « Problems arise though when atheists make up conflicting mor..... » 31/07/2015 10:22:44 AM . Dear JP, . You wrote to George : « … if atheism is true ethical discussion makes no ..... » 29/07/2015 10:40:40 PM . (Continued …) . You concluded : « In a materialistic universe there is no necessity ..... » 29/07/2015 10:37:07 PM . Dear JP, . You ask : « Are you happier with materialistic universe? » No more than ..... » 29/07/2015 10:21:52 AM . Dear JP, . You wrote : « Banjo – both you and davidf seem quite ready to accept that..... » 28/07/2015 8:30:45 PM . Dear JP, . « … in a universe that has just happened, completely unintentionally, to c..... » 27/07/2015 11:02:56 AM . Oops! Instead of "Forth century BC Hippocratic oath ...", please read: "..... » 27/07/2015 10:56:09 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « Somehow what started in the article as a moral discuss..... » 26/07/2015 9:18:58 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « There were many reports of this event. I chose to use th..... » 25/07/2015 5:26:59 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for that link to the “Crux” article of the Boston Globe Cathol..... » 17/07/2015 6:20:19 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . As I wrote earlier, I am pleased to see that your religious beliefs a..... » 17/07/2015 6:11:36 AM . I already expressed my views on this subject in an article the Greens picked up and inc..... » 16/07/2015 8:31:22 PM Dear YuYutsu, . You wrote : « Religion is not about explaining the world, but about tra..... » 15/07/2015 9:15:32 PM . Dear Dan, . You wrote : « The gospel message has found me. The invitation to believe..... » 11/07/2015 8:48:16 AM . Dear Dan, . You wrote : « I choose to believe in these accounts [ the narratives of ..... » 10/07/2015 12:48:24 AM . Dear Dan, . You wrote: « …speaking for myself and most believers I relate with, what..... » 8/07/2015 10:01:26 PM . Dear Dan, . Here are my answers to your questions - and I hope, this time, I have not..... » 8/07/2015 7:35:56 AM . Dear Dan, . You ask : « If I'm hearing you correctly, you've decided a long time ago..... » 7/07/2015 7:14:34 PM . Dear Dan, . You wrote : « It is interesting that those such as yourselves, Banjo, P..... » 5/07/2015 7:13:31 AM . Dear Dan, . You wrote : « Je pense que celui qui s'approche de Dieu doit croire qu'i..... » 3/07/2015 6:23:16 PM . Dear Dan, . Following our recent conversation, I just came up with what would seem to..... » 3/07/2015 7:38:23 AM . Dear Dan, . Nice to see you back. You wrote : « I don't remember Sells ever respond..... » 2/07/2015 10:06:37 PM . Dear Criag, . You wrote: « I don't share Peter's religious beliefs, Banjo, but I am ..... » 2/07/2015 5:58:36 AM . Dear Dan, . You ask : « I'm not sure about your insistence that Peter respond. What ..... » 1/07/2015 10:43:40 PM . Dear Craig, . You ask: « If a proof of a relatively simply piece of mathematics can ..... » 1/07/2015 6:38:51 AM . Dear Craig, . You wrote: « Nash spent just a few months in hospital, Banjo, admitted..... » 29/06/2015 11:26:37 PM . Dear Craig, . John Nash is an interesting example. There are many others : Joan of Ar..... » 29/06/2015 12:35:31 AM . Dear Craig, . You wrote : « The Annunciation story may well be "true". Hav..... » 28/06/2015 4:23:34 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote: « I reiterate my point that legends like the crossing of th..... » 27/06/2015 2:11:20 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « For example, the annunciation to Mary of her conception ..... » 26/06/2015 9:30:12 PM . A major study conducted by University of Melbourne researchers has concluded that same-..... » 26/06/2015 8:19:35 PM . Homosexuality is a perfectly natural phenomenon, just like heterosexuality. As Petter..... » 25/06/2015 4:37:35 PM . « I will engage with you if you engage with me ! » Posted by Sells, Thursday, 28 May 2..... » 25/06/2015 5:51:11 AM . « I will engage with you if you engage with me ! » Posted by Sells, Thursday, 28 May 2..... » 25/06/2015 5:29:30 AM . Dear Foxy, . Here is an additional element of reflection … Wards of the state: the f..... » 23/06/2015 7:58:40 PM . Dear Foxy, . In my view, the State is already too intrusive in the private lives of i..... » 22/06/2015 8:39:36 PM . Dear Craig, . If you need a distraction from the stress of your exams, here is some p..... » 22/06/2015 1:16:02 AM . Estas Tonne is a modern day Troubadour, born in Ukraine. Reka Fodor is a Romanian actre..... » 21/06/2015 11:25:46 PM . Dear Craig, . I hope all goes well for you on this last day of your semester. I’m sur..... » 21/06/2015 2:29:25 AM . Here is my favourite version of Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” composed in e..... » 17/06/2015 9:00:16 PM . Dear Craig, . Welcome back. That was a quick goodbye and hello. Just a stage exit I ..... » 16/06/2015 7:11:03 PM . “There's no lack of void.” “Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It's awful.” ..... » 16/06/2015 3:14:56 AM . And indeed there will be time For the yellow smoke that slides along the street, Rubb..... » 15/06/2015 9:05:59 PM . Dear Craig, . You wrote : « If you don't want to engage with Peter on Peter's terms,..... » 15/06/2015 8:39:17 AM . Dear Craig, . You wrote : « sophistry is a fun game, but it is not indicative of goo..... » 15/06/2015 2:18:45 AM . (Continued ...) . You then wrote : « You see, it's all very easy to poke fun at reli..... » 15/06/2015 2:06:18 AM . Dear Craig, . You wrote : « Peter has made it clear what he meant by "engage&q..... » 14/06/2015 10:14:17 AM Dear Craig, . You wrote : « Peter is not asking you or anyone to "engage" on ..... » 13/06/2015 6:45:01 PM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « I will engage with you if you engage with me! » : http:..... » 11/06/2015 4:37:28 AM . Dear Peter, . You write : « Belief cannot be equated with faith. » There does not a..... » 10/06/2015 7:42:46 PM . Last, but not least, one of the world's greatest violinist virtuosos, Niccolò Paganini ..... » 9/06/2015 6:35:07 AM . Dear David and Craig, . I’m glad you liked it. Closer to home in time and space, here..... » 7/06/2015 8:34:13 PM . To think that Baldassare Galluppi (Il Buranello) preceded Mozart by 50 years ! Listen ..... » 2/06/2015 2:24:25 AM . Oops ! My mistake. Try this ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8qZmAypUfQ Sorry abou..... » 2/06/2015 2:19:52 AM . Here are two motets (short pieces of sacred choral music), by Baldassare Galluppi, born..... » 31/05/2015 10:23:55 PM . My favourite version of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” - composed in 1736 during the final ..... » 29/05/2015 8:18:51 PM . Heaven’s Joy Awaits When We Leave This Low Land We Will Cross The Jordan Pass This ..... » 29/05/2015 8:25:06 AM . Dear Craig Minns, . « What a fascinating digression. » Sometimes an “obiter dictum” ..... » 29/05/2015 12:15:58 AM . Dear Peter, . « I do not think it worthwhile trying to answer comments that are simpl..... » 29/05/2015 12:06:28 AM . Dear Dan, . « … perhaps you're also suggesting Peter is not being democratic. » No, ..... » 27/05/2015 11:24:16 PM . (continued) . that the OLO forum is “an area for deliberative democracy” : http://po..... » 27/05/2015 11:11:19 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . « Banjo, What are you looking for from Peter? Are you accu..... » 22/05/2015 12:27:02 AM . Graham’s response (by e-mail) : . « Hi Rodney, I can’t see anything here I need to d..... » 21/05/2015 6:28:54 PM . Dear david f, . Thank you for all that detailed information. Apparently there is much..... » 21/05/2015 9:11:00 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . « Following Banjo's comment, I like to say that I enjoy Peter's artic..... » 21/05/2015 7:49:43 AM . Dear david f, . « You modified what I wrote by writing: “Thought-crimes are instrumen..... » 20/05/2015 6:32:03 PM . Dear Graham Young (the editor), . I am very surprised that this article escaped the v..... » 20/05/2015 2:46:08 AM . Dear Peter, . I agree with George. I’m afraid you have, perhaps unwittingly, denature..... » 19/05/2015 11:59:13 PM . Dear runner, . « Rates of domestic violence is much higher in the homosexual communit..... » 19/05/2015 7:54:25 PM . Dear david f, . « Many of our arguments or discussions in olo seem to me rather point..... » 19/05/2015 5:09:39 AM . Dear david f, . I wrote : « I vote “no”. Do you maintain your “yes” vote?" » A..... » 18/05/2015 9:09:32 PM Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for that thoughtful post. « Obviously you know better than an..... » 18/05/2015 7:37:50 PM . Dear david f, . « Bakunin believed that “... the instinct of liberty is lacking in hi..... » 18/05/2015 12:59:53 AM . (Continued …) . God is not a childhood dream. It is a brilliant concept invented b..... » 18/05/2015 12:37:13 AM . Dear david f, . « There may be millions who would have been similar monsters had they..... » 17/05/2015 9:19:20 PM . Dear david f, . « Marx was not only an political thinker and philosopher but was also..... » 17/05/2015 7:52:36 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . « … you can follow your childhood dream of serving God without any (i..... » 17/05/2015 8:37:00 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . « Now that you realised that God does not exist, you are finally free..... » 17/05/2015 8:22:00 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . « Are you also able to give us some rough idea about when the concept..... » 16/05/2015 11:12:31 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . Your evident sincerity prompts me to make a contribution to..... » 16/05/2015 8:21:04 PM . Dear david f, . I understand the reasons for your indignation toward Karl Marx despit..... » 16/05/2015 2:43:39 AM . Dear Pericles & Yuyutsu, . Pericles wrote to Yuyutsu: « At least you are able to acc..... » 16/05/2015 12:22:33 AM . Dear david f, . « Marx’s ideas did change the world. However, my opinion is that his ..... » 14/05/2015 11:11:25 PM . Dear david f, . « Banjo Paterson quotes Marx. Marx was good at making witty aphorisms..... » 14/05/2015 12:28:47 AM . Dear ConservativeHippie, . « If Banjo's theory is correct, which is a big stretch, th..... » 13/05/2015 11:32:47 PM . Dear thinkabit, . « Banjo Paterson: Your account of the raise of civilisation and com..... » 13/05/2015 6:10:13 AM . Dear david f, . « The defining characteristic of capitalism is that the means of prod..... » 12/05/2015 8:04:57 PM . Let us cease our idle chatter, Let the tears bedew our cheek, For a man from Tallangatt..... » 11/05/2015 8:42:28 PM . Dear o sung wu, . I am sorry to hear of your personal loss. Please forgive me for hav..... » 11/05/2015 8:33:00 PM . Dear onthbeach, . « I have mixed feelings about euthanasia and assisted suicide, main..... » 11/05/2015 8:04:38 AM . Dear o sung wu, . « When you think about it Banjo, we're almost regressing in our sea..... » 11/05/2015 7:55:31 AM . Dear onthebeach, . « It would be difficult to prove 'contributing fault' where minors..... » 10/05/2015 7:15:28 AM . Dear o sung wu, . « Nations that still practice Capital Punishment, have been see..... » 10/05/2015 7:02:05 AM . Dear onthebeach, . « There are drug traffickers and drug traffickers. There is a huge..... » 9/05/2015 1:43:38 AM . Dear o sung wu, . Whereas I consider that the state has an imperious obligation to pr..... » 29/04/2015 5:26:39 AM . Dear Joe, . « That's life » . You’re right there, Joe … All the best. ...... » 28/04/2015 8:08:08 PM . Dear David, . « The Westminster system violates Montesquieu’s checks and balances. » ..... » 28/04/2015 5:39:05 AM . Dear Joe, . « Your question, 'how much Aboriginal blood you have to have in Australia..... » 27/04/2015 8:40:51 PM . Dear David, . « Paramount = predominant. We have different views. My view is that if ..... » 27/04/2015 8:16:24 AM . Dear onthebeach, . « You don't think that fires that dramatically reduced and would e..... » 27/04/2015 7:39:52 AM . Dear Joe, . Thanks for your suggestions of possible explanations of what might have t..... » 27/04/2015 7:07:33 AM . Dear plantagenet, . Thanks for the link to that “politically correct” speech of Tony ..... » 27/04/2015 6:56:51 AM . Dear David, . « Whose right is paramount - the right of society to enjoy the genius o..... » 26/04/2015 7:29:07 PM . Dear David, . « Your position is essentially the same as Thomas Jefferson as to the s..... » 26/04/2015 7:25:42 AM . Dear Joe, . « By the end of this year, around forty thousand Indigenous people will h..... » 26/04/2015 6:27:18 AM . Dear David, . « How did you determine what is a fundamental human right? » . I didn..... » 25/04/2015 11:53:39 PM . Dear onthebeach, . « Applying some commonsense and Occam's Razor, it is far more like..... » 25/04/2015 8:28:19 PM . Dear David, . « Sometimes kamikaze operations are necessary. » . Then, so be it. I o..... » 25/04/2015 2:21:36 AM . Dear David, . I couldn’t agree with you more. I place too high a price on my freedom ..... » 24/04/2015 11:21:56 PM . Dear Joe, . You certainly paint a colourful picture of Aboriginal life in the old day..... » 24/04/2015 10:49:47 PM . Dear onthebeach, . « I come from the land and I can assure you that NO fire is withou..... » 24/04/2015 5:55:48 AM . Dear Joe, . « Re-Thinking Aboriginal History » . Thanks, Joe. I read that summary ar..... » 24/04/2015 2:03:03 AM . Dear onthebeach, . I wrote : « They (Aborigines) burned the bush to renew and reinvi..... » 23/04/2015 8:01:20 PM . Dear Joe, . « I think you've answered your own query. Put the time in, my boy, and yo..... » 23/04/2015 12:22:34 AM . Dear Joe, . « Check out my website: www.firstsources.info - you will find about twelv..... » 22/04/2015 11:46:59 PM . Dear Is Mise, . « They didn't (live in perfect harmony with their natural environment..... » 21/04/2015 11:24:31 PM . Dear Is Mise, . « Well said, Banjo, inaccurate and unscientific, but well said none t..... » 21/04/2015 5:24:02 AM . Dear John (the author), . Colonialism with its habitual panoply of oppression, inhuma..... » 6/04/2015 8:24:42 AM . Dear Peter/Sells, . You wrote : « This cosy little fest between you does not give yo..... » 5/04/2015 8:45:14 AM . I can talk to him, Lego, but he can't hear me 'cause he just ain't there ! ...... » 5/04/2015 2:13:21 AM . Happy Resurrection Day to all ! . Time to have a little talk with Jesus : http://www..... » 5/04/2015 1:13:01 AM . Happy Resurrection Day ! . Time to have a little talk with Jesus : http://www.youtub..... » 3/04/2015 11:07:14 PM . Dear George, . On « relative freedom of thought and independence of mind » : . I hav..... » 3/04/2015 7:54:43 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I do not understand how a child could have accepted the..... » 2/04/2015 8:34:20 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « >> I knew you would not take kindly to that expre..... » 2/04/2015 3:04:38 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I think we all are free to perceive a text the way we w..... » 2/04/2015 2:59:21 AM . Dear Pericles, . You ask : « Is there a difference, Banjo Paterson? » [between the d..... » 1/04/2015 1:05:20 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for Clifford Geertz’s anthropologist’s “scientific definitio..... » 31/03/2015 8:20:45 AM . Dear George, . You wrote to Craig : « I agree that one difference between mathematic..... » 31/03/2015 8:14:42 AM . Dear Peter, . I find your article, this month, to be an honest, unbiased presentation ..... » 17/03/2015 2:03:56 AM . Dear Runner, . You wrote : « I suspect we have not heard of the name of most heroes...... » 17/03/2015 1:46:19 AM . Dear Sophie (the author), . You wrote : « Like most Australians, I am implacably opp..... » 10/03/2015 12:49:52 AM . I was young and fancy-free when I was living in Australia. My only possessions were the..... » 7/03/2015 12:55:26 AM . Dear Peter, . You wrote : « The medical model of mental health with its focus on bra..... » 6/03/2015 10:33:41 PM . Dear Foxy, . It’s a PDF document. This link might work better : http://www.google.fr..... » 5/03/2015 8:51:03 PM . Dear Foxy, . Thank you for that for that excellent post. It appears so well-informed ..... » 4/03/2015 10:02:41 PM . Dear David (the author), . Perhaps you might like to read the following article : h..... » 27/01/2015 7:21:38 PM . In the symposium on “Free Speech” organised last year by the Australian Human Rights Co..... » 27/01/2015 1:21:21 AM . A sub-title on the “public sector guidance sheet” on the topic of “Right to freedom of ..... » 25/01/2015 8:47:40 AM . Dear david f, . « ... the problem is that some individuals hearing such words from an..... » 24/01/2015 12:02:20 AM . Dear david f, . « To ask religion not to promote hatred, violence and terrorism is li..... » 23/01/2015 9:27:32 PM . Dear david f . « 1. France has separation of religion and state. The government has n..... » 23/01/2015 10:13:47 AM . Dear david f, . « One can make a distinction between the ordinary law-abiding Muslim ..... » 22/01/2015 8:53:23 PM . Dear david f, . « <<Though I have not seen the report, its author was interview..... » 22/01/2015 8:02:42 AM . Dear David and George, . There are a couple of things I thought I should mention : T..... » 21/01/2015 10:04:47 AM . Dear david f, . « The knowledge wasn't wasted. The advances made during early Islam f..... » 20/01/2015 9:22:26 AM . Dear david f . « At that time Christian Europe was in the Dark Ages, and Islam was fa..... » 20/01/2015 2:08:59 AM . Dear George, . « I do not think Jews need to be integrated into Western culture since..... » 19/01/2015 9:40:16 PM . More about Confucius and reciprocity ... . « The doctrine of reciprocal response is c..... » 19/01/2015 6:58:13 PM . Bowdlerising Charlie Hebdo … . Thomas Bowdler explained in « The Family Shakespeare »..... » 18/01/2015 9:45:12 PM . Dear ConservativeHippie, . You wrote : « Charlie simply pushed too far and paid the ..... » 18/01/2015 10:58:58 AM . Dear George, . You opine : « I do not think Jews need to be integrated into Western ..... » 18/01/2015 9:51:10 AM . Dear david f, . Thanks for that interesting panorama of Tea Party Republicans and Dom..... » 18/01/2015 5:50:44 AM . Dear George, . You asked : « Do the French want to live with Muslims who resent such..... » 18/01/2015 1:51:36 AM . Dear Jay of Melbourne, . You wrote (on page 10 of this thread) : « … they [the Charl..... » 17/01/2015 10:07:29 AM . DearGeorge, . « Where I see problems is when indecency, rudeness, impudence etc are ..... » 17/01/2015 7:30:10 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . «… a common Australian expression is "I can't [do such-and-such]..... » 16/01/2015 8:29:54 AM . Dear George, . « The question is only whether this implies the right to offend, insul..... » 16/01/2015 3:15:50 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You conjectured (on page 7 of this thread) : « I am yet to see Austr..... » 16/01/2015 1:09:52 AM . Dear david f . You recalled (on page 7 of this thread) : « A Japanese friend visited..... » 15/01/2015 10:48:14 AM . Dear George, . « I gather the site represents a minority view in France. What do you ..... » 15/01/2015 9:18:07 AM . Let's try that link again : http://ouvirmusica.com.br/neil-diamond/839770/ ...... » 15/01/2015 9:13:05 AM . Dear Foxy, . Many thanks for your response (top of page 14 of this thread). I am sur..... » 15/01/2015 1:39:56 AM . Charlie Hebdo . The sale of the resuscitated Charlie Hebdo got off with a bounce this..... » 14/01/2015 3:42:39 AM . Dear Foxy, . You wrote to Rhian : « I think that the Charlie Hebdo cartoons would be..... » 14/01/2015 1:28:13 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Every country is unique. Each has its own particular culture, traditi..... » 13/01/2015 10:16:02 PM . Dear Philip S. & Poirot, . Two million people participated in the march in Paris. In ..... » 13/01/2015 3:39:38 AM . Dear Foxy, . You ask : « Freedom of Speech - Is it too big a price to pay? » . That..... » 12/01/2015 11:21:12 PM . For those who are not familiar with Charlie Hebdo, perhaps I should add that it derides..... » 12/01/2015 10:18:32 PM . Dear George, . We have just lived through an intensely emotive experience here in P..... » 9/01/2015 1:32:34 AM . Dear Foxy, . Thank you for raising this important topic. I was not aware of Julie B..... » 8/01/2015 12:00:54 AM . Dear Jay Of Melbourne, . You observe : « It's about 10,000km from Melbourne to Sou..... » 7/01/2015 1:54:25 AM . Dear Jay Of Melbourne, . You observe : « Australia isn't part of Asia … » That’s co..... » 6/01/2015 10:17:33 PM . Dear Foxy, . Having said all that, perhaps I should answer your question : “ Should A..... » 6/01/2015 7:49:25 PM . Dear Foxy, . Thank you for your kind New Year wishes. Please accept mine in return fo..... » 3/01/2015 4:30:34 AM . Dear Mike (the author) . Allow me, once again, to recall that your article concludes:..... » 31/12/2014 10:27:28 PM . a modest contribution to the yuletide festivities … . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=..... » 31/12/2014 1:05:08 PM . Dear Mike (the author) . « Even if there is no God, there was still an historical Jes..... » 15/12/2014 6:40:54 PM . Dear Peter, . I have not read Updike’s novel but judging from your brief description ..... » 1/12/2014 7:44:57 AM . Dear Constance, . «Donnie Darko was made in 2001 so you would have to rent it out » ...... » 30/11/2014 11:45:43 AM . Dear Constance, . Thanks for the PIL clips. I get the message - disappointment - but ..... » 29/11/2014 2:10:40 AM Hi Constance, . I guess there’s just the two of us still on this thread. I’m not sur..... » 28/11/2014 12:26:53 AM . « Nor did the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury or the head of the World Council of Ch..... » 27/11/2014 12:33:04 AM . Dear PaulMurrayCb, . You enquired : « … why does anyone bother replying to this drive..... » 25/11/2014 11:50:28 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . You remarked : « I'm not sure if Peter believes in an afte..... » 25/11/2014 9:05:30 PM . Squeers wrote : « This is how I think of liberal rationalism: blindly rationalising &..... » 25/11/2014 8:44:55 AM . Dear George, . You concluded : « Whether we like it or not, there is no satisfactory..... » 24/11/2014 6:38:56 PM . Not to mention, also, all those poor souls who continue to join the ranks of Isis or Da..... » 24/11/2014 6:17:47 PM . Oops! I forgot to take the "s" off that link. Let's try this : http://www.yo..... » 24/11/2014 6:11:47 PM . Dear George, . « “Belief in afterlife” : note that I used quotation marks to indicate..... » 24/11/2014 8:22:10 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for your explanations and clarifications. I am pleased to..... » 23/11/2014 8:33:28 AM . Dear George, . You protested : « I am certainly not aware of ever having “invalid..... » 22/11/2014 11:08:22 PM . Squeers : « The difference between 'soul' and the others is 'immortality' is it not? »..... » 21/11/2014 9:47:58 PM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote : « Atheism is as much a world view as its opposite. It's ..... » 21/11/2014 5:32:31 PM . Dear Sells, . You confessed : « Upon reading the above I regret my previous dismissa..... » 18/11/2014 10:49:05 PM . Dear George, . Nice to hear from you. In responding to Squeers, I indicated : « Geor..... » 18/11/2014 7:32:19 PM . Dear Squeers, . Thank you for clarifying that. It seems our positions are fairly simi..... » 18/11/2014 1:24:14 AM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote: « ‘Faith’ can also imply calculated belief, ‘such as this..... » 17/11/2014 7:57:21 PM . Dear Squeers & AJ Philips, . « Where atheism/rationalism does border on religion is i..... » 17/11/2014 8:48:31 AM . Dear Rhrosty, . You wrote : « Atheism seems also to go hand in hand with an absolute..... » 16/11/2014 12:07:44 AM . « Sells who is void of wisdom despiseth his readers: but a man of understanding holdeth..... » 15/11/2014 1:30:40 AM . Dear Peter Sellick, . You wrote : « There is no such thing as pure atheism, we alway..... » 1/11/2014 12:11:07 AM . Dear Peter Sellick, . You wrote : « God remains a reality before which we must give ..... » 28/10/2014 1:34:41 AM . Dear Peter Sellick, . You wrote : « … there exists an unbridgeable gap between matt..... » 15/10/2014 9:58:03 PM . (Continued …) . Binary labelling may correspond to a certain type of logic but, in my..... » 15/10/2014 9:55:28 PM . Dear AJ Philips, . You really are a remarkable intellectual contortionist, AJ. You li..... » 15/10/2014 9:28:50 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . Thank you for your patience. I too shall try to take another bi..... » 14/10/2014 7:02:34 AM . Dear AJ Philips & George, . There is, of course, a third combination that comes to mi..... » 14/10/2014 1:30:18 AM . Dear George, . You kindly explained : « The devil came into it because of its phonet..... » 14/10/2014 1:15:19 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . You ask : « Anyway, now that you seem to understand what I meant,..... » 13/10/2014 1:16:32 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : " When I first came to Paris half a century ago I th..... » 12/10/2014 9:24:10 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « You might object to the noun “absolutes” ... the adject..... » 11/10/2014 11:51:00 PM . Dear George, . Many thanks for the link to that clear and simple explanation of so-ca..... » 11/10/2014 1:52:01 AM . (Continued …) . I am personally incapable of assessing the value of the article but, ..... » 11/10/2014 1:43:18 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote : « It’s not that you’re not capable of understanding t..... » 10/10/2014 10:15:27 AM . Dear George, . I am sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. Thank you for yo..... » 10/10/2014 8:41:38 AM . (Continued …) . Having said that, AJ, I do not exclude the possibility that my intel..... » 10/10/2014 8:39:59 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . Thank you for your explanations. I appreciate your patience. Howev..... » 9/10/2014 2:27:41 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote : « … we don’t even need to be here to conceive of thei..... » 8/10/2014 7:27:00 PM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote: « So long as there is one person who believes in a god..... » 8/10/2014 7:20:43 PM . Dear George, . That is a fairly good – not quite perfect – but nevertheless amusing a..... » 8/10/2014 12:26:58 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . Many thanks for your observations and web links on atheism. You w..... » 7/10/2014 1:47:29 AM . Dear ConservativeHippie, . I think you will find that there are a number of people on..... » 17/09/2014 2:38:19 AM . Dear sonofgloin, . You wrote : « The way I see it the only person who legally has a..... » 15/09/2014 9:27:57 PM . Dear sonofgloin, . Perhaps I should add, to be complete, that, in my view, convicted ..... » 15/09/2014 4:33:56 PM . Dear sonofgloin, . You wrote : « There is also no malice in nature BP........ » You..... » 14/09/2014 7:52:22 PM . Dear Sonofgloin, . You wrote : « Agronomist ended this argument with this succinct l..... » 13/09/2014 1:32:01 AM . Intentional murder is an act by which the murderer clearly demonstrates his refusal to ..... » 12/09/2014 5:10:41 PM . We killed 1,193 people on the roads last year in Australia, including 14 cyclists. Vi..... » 12/08/2014 6:39:59 AM . Dear Sells, . You wrote: « As far as the sexual revolution is concerned do you reall..... » 18/07/2014 9:15:15 AM . Dear one under god, . You wrote : « i give-up/post/limits/stck-keys/editing-it/into...... » 16/07/2014 7:20:09 PM . Dear one under god, . As I indicated previously, I think the conflict between Israel ..... » 16/07/2014 6:11:18 AM . Dear one under god, . You quoted me : <<..It‘s a two-sided coin. On the oth..... » 15/07/2014 8:11:27 AM . Hey ! It’s 14 July 2014. The 225th anniversary of the French revolution ! Here’s Tchai..... » 15/07/2014 7:49:17 AM . « As the African Proverb says: Whoever walks fast, travels alone. Whoever walks far, wa..... » 15/07/2014 12:45:52 AM . Dear one under god, . You wrote : « banjo/that mess\in irael has nothing/to do with ..... » 14/07/2014 7:08:14 AM . Dear one under god, . If the worst comes to the worst, it may be possible to allocate..... » 14/07/2014 2:59:52 AM . Dear one under god, . You wrote : « how can you lot remain mute/its lies all round [..... » 7/07/2014 8:20:42 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « … you could either serve your bodily passions, or you ..... » 6/07/2014 8:30:58 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « God doesn't need anything - it's us who need to serve ..... » 5/07/2014 5:38:53 AM . (Continued …) . Saul was a Jew and had a long history of religious fanaticism. He par..... » 5/07/2014 5:36:15 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « When one bases one's faith on material or historical f..... » 3/07/2014 6:35:15 AM . Dear ORIGINS OF MAN, . You wrote : « Go ahead and kill me......I have a BCC cancer....... » 2/07/2014 11:09:14 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I do not understand how you relate the distinction betw..... » 1/07/2014 10:42:00 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for your comments. It’s amusing to see that you already stud..... » 1/07/2014 10:35:50 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote : « A man of faith should not waste their time and eff..... » 1/07/2014 1:48:18 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « … “Holding the view”, “most certain sign” etc are n..... » 30/06/2014 11:31:44 PM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « I thought that the concept of the Judeo-Christian-Isla..... » 30/06/2014 11:42:09 AM . Dear Ojnab, . You wrote : « I thought that the concept of the Judeo-Christian-Islami..... » 30/06/2014 11:24:54 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « The Catholic Church does not “present” these things (mi..... » 30/06/2014 1:20:37 AM . Dear Ojnab, . You wrote : « … why want a Catholic miracle to take place … » There i..... » 29/06/2014 10:15:21 PM . Dear One Under God, . « AND HERE WE ART/still dividing/riPPING OTHERS CREATIONS..appa..... » 29/06/2014 12:49:27 AM . Dear George, . I agree . Dear One Under God, . … The sea has many voices, Many god..... » 28/06/2014 10:18:40 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Do you mean to say that a “miraculous healing” should b..... » 28/06/2014 10:16:45 AM . Dear George, . I think we are basically saying the same thing. Your common sense is s..... » 28/06/2014 2:37:31 AM . Dear George, . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lourdes_Medical_Bureau . Thanks for t..... » 27/06/2014 7:03:17 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Vatican does not ask medical professionals to conclude ..... » 27/06/2014 6:14:45 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « I think “spontaneous remission” refers to the case wher..... » 27/06/2014 2:41:23 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, Matthew S and Foxy, . Perhaps I should add that the « to bind fast » of..... » 27/06/2014 1:27:27 AM . Dear Yuyutsu & Matthew S, . Yuyutsu wrote : « … the word 'religion' comes from the L..... » 26/06/2014 1:39:59 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « In my understanding, spontaneous remission (an unexp..... » 25/06/2014 9:19:08 AM . Dear George, . I agree : “errors of diagnosis” are probably less likely than “spontan..... » 25/06/2014 1:35:26 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for that delightful story about the pious train driver and t..... » 25/06/2014 12:56:55 AM . (Continued ...) . The Vatican created the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1603. In ..... » 25/06/2014 12:48:52 AM . Dear Is Mise, . Thank you for those detailed descriptions of Lourdes miracles N° 61 a..... » 23/06/2014 10:22:34 PM . Dear Is Mise, . You wrote : « I would be very interested to see a scholarly refutati..... » 23/06/2014 1:14:58 AM . (Continued ... ) . That may be true but I suspect that faith is not dependent on a vi..... » 23/06/2014 1:12:33 AM . Is Mise wrote : « You really need to read up on miracles, the Church and Lourdes. Mira..... » 22/06/2014 1:14:44 AM . Dear one under god, . You wrote: « THE WRITINGS SAY IT SO MUCH BETTER THAN I » I be..... » 21/06/2014 7:55:22 PM . Dear Is Mise, . Attributing scientifically inexplicable phenomena to a god is a perso..... » 20/06/2014 12:22:28 AM . Dear Ralph Seccombe (the author here), . Thank you for that interesting résumé of Bri..... » 20/05/2014 12:48:19 AM . Dear Rachael, . Rape is forceful, non-consensual sexual intercourse. The Supreme Co..... » 10/05/2014 8:25:15 PM . Dear one under god, . You wrote : « wHAT CAME FIRST THE CHICKEN..OR THE EGG? [CHICKE..... » 10/05/2014 2:41:01 AM . Dear George, . You wrote to david f. : « I agree that religion can easily (and unfor..... » 9/05/2014 8:12:33 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for your input. I can see where you are coming from but yo..... » 9/05/2014 7:45:10 AM . Dear George, . I wrote: "Belief is an idea. It is the idea that something is tr..... » 8/05/2014 8:33:31 PM . Dear George & Sells, . Belief is an idea. It is the idea that something is true. An i..... » 8/05/2014 2:58:01 AM . (Continued ...) . "The end of Ideology", (the title of the article under di..... » 8/05/2014 2:02:08 AM . The author wrote ... . « Ideology is the conviction that history may be changed by id..... » 22/04/2014 9:28:06 PM . Peter’s monthly message in 4 easy steps … . 1. " … god, who is an idol of o..... » 19/04/2014 10:51:51 PM . Dear david f. & One Under God, . Thank you, One Under God, for that spectacular pyrot..... » 19/04/2014 8:09:26 AM . Dear One Under God, . Thanks for making the effort. Tradgedies are part of life, but..... » 19/04/2014 3:16:32 AM . Dear One Under God, . You wrote : « i tried hard to HATE EVIL I TRIED HARD TO HATE S..... » 18/04/2014 8:57:22 PM . Dear One Under God, . You wrote : « THE BIBLE EXTENSIVLY CAUTIONS US AGAINST JUDGING..... » 17/04/2014 10:05:29 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : « The mass killing of innocent people is bad by any m..... » 16/04/2014 6:52:27 PM . Dear George, . What you wrote previously was: “All that Butterfield claims … is that..... » 15/04/2014 10:01:32 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: « I thought we already agreed to let Butterfield rest in p..... » 14/04/2014 10:45:05 PM . Dear George, . You wrote to david f. : « In the Middle Ages doctors amputated leg..... » 13/04/2014 10:55:35 PM . (Continued …) . Matthew, whose real name was Levi son of Alpheus, is reported to have..... » 13/04/2014 9:09:38 AM . (Continued ...) . However, while it is understandable that the Catholic church hesita..... » 13/04/2014 9:03:53 AM . Dear david f., George & One Under God, . Given the psychiatric case history of Sau..... » 12/04/2014 10:16:52 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: " ... a respectable professor of mathematics would ha..... » 12/04/2014 8:25:22 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « … you favour Keynon, I favour Butterfield. » I do not ..... » 12/04/2014 12:15:53 AM . (Continued …) . Another of his peers, J.H.Hexter, an American historian, specialist i..... » 12/04/2014 12:13:57 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : “My reservations were not about critical thinking but..... » 11/04/2014 8:57:19 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : “… if I am not as keen to proclaim a scientist’s or other..... » 11/04/2014 3:18:57 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : “From what I understand about history, including my own p..... » 11/04/2014 12:00:23 AM . (Continued ...) . You also wrote: “I am afraid it still does trespass against the qu..... » 10/04/2014 11:42:24 PM . Dear George, . You quoted Herbert Butterfield’s warning: “The study of the past with..... » 10/04/2014 7:23:42 AM . Dear david f., George & AJ Philips, . The word « evil » is not part of my vocabulary...... » 9/04/2014 8:18:13 PM . Dear One Under God, . I am inclined to conclude that Saul’s conversion to Christianit..... » 9/04/2014 2:55:15 AM . (Continued ...) . A symptom of chronic psychotic illness is to be found in 1 Corinthi..... » 9/04/2014 2:45:31 AM . Dear david f. & One Under God, . A psychoanalysis of Saul nearly 2000 years in hin..... » 8/04/2014 8:57:11 AM . Dear david f., . The oldest known list of New Testament books, known as the Muratoria..... » 7/04/2014 8:59:19 AM . Dear david f., . Yes David, I suspect there are a number of discrepancies and contrad..... » 7/04/2014 1:05:47 AM . Dear david f. & One Under God, . Referring back to my previous post regarding the sur..... » 5/04/2014 1:08:57 AM . Frying Pan's Theology : . Scene : On Monaro. Dramatis Personae : Shock-headed black..... » 4/04/2014 12:44:34 AM . Dear One Under God, . Many thanks for your kaleidoscopic commentary which I thoroughl..... » 3/04/2014 12:39:26 AM . Dear One Under God, . Thank you for those literary references to “silly mathematics” ..... » 2/04/2014 2:33:31 AM . Dear George, . Thanks once again for your explanations which, I assure you, are alway..... » 2/04/2014 12:18:03 AM . Dear David, George, & JKUU, . George wrote : « Actually, it is worse than that. ..... » 1/04/2014 6:37:38 PM . Dear david f., . Thank you for your brief explanation of Boolean algebra. I thought t..... » 1/04/2014 9:54:57 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for the explanation. So it was a “lapsus clavis” (slip of the k..... » 1/04/2014 12:31:49 AM . Dear George, . You first wrote : “ Actually, it is worth than that. I get 1 = 1+1+1+..... » 31/03/2014 11:26:14 PM . Dear david f. and George, . David wrote : “My understanding of monotheism is tha..... » 31/03/2014 4:25:31 AM . Dear david f. and George, . I was hoping George would come up with the solution to..... » 30/03/2014 8:06:27 AM . Dear david f., . Allow me to suggest that the Trinitarian doctrine of Christian monot..... » 30/03/2014 3:52:56 AM . Dear david f. . It’s nice to catch up with you again. I found the article on the ..... » 29/03/2014 1:09:16 AM . I still have a vivid memory of my visit, as a boy, to my home-town slaughter yards and ..... » 28/03/2014 12:05:51 AM . (Continued ...) . For Native Americans it is the “Great Spirit” and for Christians, t..... » 27/03/2014 11:56:39 PM . Dear One Under God, . You wrote: [banjo..my present/thoughts..are led by conscio..... » 26/03/2014 11:28:03 PM . Dear One Under God, . Thank you for your detailed analysis of my post to Squeers. Yo..... » 25/03/2014 9:52:41 PM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote : … “ these (the concept of a creator, supreme being, God,..... » 24/03/2014 11:51:46 PM . Dear George, . I am glad we agree to agree. Thank you for your explanations. I shal..... » 24/03/2014 8:57:30 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : « Neither is it a fact that there is nothing beyond what ..... » 23/03/2014 9:07:33 PM . Dear George, . You wrote : [ >>The mystic thinks he is looking at God, but ..... » 23/03/2014 8:24:06 AM . Dear Ojnab, . I have been to several funerals here in Paris where there was no religi..... » 23/03/2014 8:19:52 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : “ Mysticism, contemplation, meditation is not about f..... » 22/03/2014 10:52:57 AM . Dear One Under God, . The last two funerals I went to here in Paris were both Catholi..... » 22/03/2014 10:44:07 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: "Where did I write about IMAGINING (as distinct from ..... » 22/03/2014 2:53:13 AM . Dear George and Ojnab, . You are right, we should get back to the subject in hand ..... » 22/03/2014 2:43:57 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: "So you are right that mysticism as such refers nor ..... » 21/03/2014 4:59:50 AM . Dear Ojnab, . You wrote: “I really do not know if it just me but One Under God c..... » 21/03/2014 2:54:24 AM . Dear Foxy, . I inadvertently attributed the coining of the terms “sociology” and “al..... » 21/03/2014 2:23:53 AM . (Continued ...) . The Online Etymology Dictionary indicates (for imagination): "..... » 21/03/2014 2:16:08 AM Dear George, . I prefer “godless Christian” to Dawkins’ “cultural Christian” because it..... » 19/03/2014 8:59:59 PM . Dear One Under God, . I am deeply honoured to see that you have accepted my propositi..... » 19/03/2014 11:35:29 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You recommended to me on page 10 of this thread: “ come to know that ..... » 19/03/2014 10:16:37 AM . Dear One Under God, . Thank you for that link to what somebody considers to be my ..... » 19/03/2014 10:04:31 AM . Dear George, . You wrote : “ … in some context you would like to know whether a pe..... » 18/03/2014 3:57:08 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for your words of wisdom. As I just wrote to George, I d..... » 18/03/2014 2:38:44 AM . Dear George, . As I am sure you will have understood, the « labelling » or « brand..... » 18/03/2014 2:34:01 AM . Dear Runner, . Thank you for your opinion which is a pretty good photographic nega..... » 17/03/2014 9:03:57 AM . What does it take to be a Christian ? . I was circumcised and baptised shortly after ..... » 16/03/2014 6:25:20 AM . Dear George, . It’s nice to hear from you once again. As far as I can recall, at ..... » 16/03/2014 12:01:09 AM I too have thrown off the shackles, lifted the veil of ignorance and seen the light. I had..... » 15/03/2014 2:04:57 AM . We buried old Bob where the bloodwoods wave At the foot of the Eaglehawk; We fashioned..... » 14/03/2014 10:42:19 AM . Dear Peter, . I think there is a basic misunderstanding here as to why people choose ..... » 11/02/2014 3:25:13 AM . Dear James, . The environmental sciences, including climatology, are noble pursuits, ..... » 25/12/2013 11:58:49 PM . Thank you all for those interesting insights into your early life. So I too am willin..... » 9/12/2013 8:54:41 AM . Mandela was a Methodist. He told the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1999. “With..... » 8/12/2013 8:04:06 PM . Mandela was a Methodist. He told the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1999. “With..... » 8/12/2013 4:53:07 AM . It seems to me appropriate, at this point, to pause for a moment and hail the departure..... » 7/12/2013 1:22:13 AM . Dear onthebeach, . Your statistics are interesting but a bit outdated. Perhaps you mi..... » 7/12/2013 12:51:05 AM . Dear Suseonline, . There is no doubt women are more often victims than perpetrators w..... » 29/10/2013 10:37:23 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote: “My authority to live my life does not arise from this or..... » 29/10/2013 6:26:40 AM . Dear individual and Yuyutsu, . The Magna Carta laid the foundation stone of all futur..... » 29/10/2013 6:14:26 AM . . Dear Rhrosty, . Your two points are well taken. I agree not only that like all..... » 19/10/2013 12:09:39 AM . Dear Graham, . The possibility to use bold, italics and underlyning would be useful. ..... » 18/10/2013 3:12:04 AM . Dear David, . Montaigne also said this: « I speak the truth not so much as I would,..... » 18/10/2013 2:02:18 AM . Dear George, . I’m afraid there’s something of a Don Quijote de la Mancha in me. Howe..... » 17/10/2013 7:01:50 AM . Dear George, . « So - returning to my analogy with me doing mathematics and having a ..... » 17/10/2013 5:58:27 AM . Dear David, . « I don’t argue with facts. The fact is that there are competent scient..... » 16/10/2013 8:59:44 AM . Dear David & George, . David wrote : « I don’t think free will is a matter that can ..... » 16/10/2013 7:44:09 AM . Dear George, . I wrote : «I don’t think it is unreasonable to consider that “being a..... » 15/10/2013 11:20:28 PM . Dear David, . I wrote: « Anybody who is an inconsistent believer is a part time beli..... » 15/10/2013 8:36:51 AM . Dear George, . « In my understanding, free will is an important concept but it is not..... » 15/10/2013 2:16:20 AM . Dear David, . « I personally think being a scientist is inconsistent with believing i..... » 15/10/2013 1:12:25 AM . Dear One Under God, . [ banjo..<<>.on/the..basis of..the current..state/of t..... » 14/10/2013 10:52:55 PM . Dear Davcid, . « Since the great scientist, Isaac Newton, believed in God it is obvio..... » 14/10/2013 7:55:36 AM . Dear David, . [«Is being a scientist compatible with believing in God?» is the title ..... » 13/10/2013 1:17:28 AM . To close this chapter of popular French songs ... . Jean Ferrat : http://www.youtube..... » 12/10/2013 1:08:12 AM . (Continued) ... . In Paris, he had to find a hideout, but he knew very few people. Fi..... » 12/10/2013 12:46:45 AM . Georges Brassens, . During his lifetime (22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981) Georges B..... » 11/10/2013 6:36:11 AM . Dear David, . “ That reminds me of a French short story. A women had four husbands wh..... » 10/10/2013 9:32:15 AM . (Continued) ... . Another song she wrote "Göttingen" (named after the Germa..... » 10/10/2013 9:27:56 AM . Barbara, . George : “ For many Edith Piaf continues to live on ...” Edith Piaf had..... » 9/10/2013 2:08:58 AM . (Continued) ... . The love of Piaf's life, the married boxer Marcel Cerdan, died in a..... » 9/10/2013 2:04:08 AM . Edith Piaf, . Today, the 10th October 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the death of F..... » 5/10/2013 8:18:23 PM . To poets all, . LET us cease our idle chatter, Let the tears bedew our cheek, For a ..... » 3/10/2013 7:09:01 PM . (Continued) ... . Immortality of the soul is a Greek notion formed in ancient mystery..... » 3/10/2013 7:06:28 PM . Dear David, . Your posts are quite remarkable. I should have liked to have signed the..... » 3/10/2013 4:30:30 AM . Dear George, . [>>Who could doubt that science has its limitations (your expert..... » 2/10/2013 6:49:50 PM . One Under God, . I wrote: “Don’t worry, George, I won’t be offended if god does not ..... » 2/10/2013 7:32:19 AM . Dear George, . « So my metaphor about walking did not convey to you what I thought it..... » 30/09/2013 8:19:00 PM . (Continued) ... . “… you still have not suggested what you would want that god do to ..... » 30/09/2013 8:12:05 PM . Dear George, . [ I certainly do “leave science a free hand to carry out whatever inve..... » 30/09/2013 8:20:14 AM . Dear David & One Under God, . The oldest known literary texts date from the 27th or 2..... » 28/09/2013 11:46:19 PM . Dear David, . “The God of the Bible makes playthings of us. We enact scenarios that H..... » 28/09/2013 7:48:54 AM . Dear George, . « What restriction? In my view the assumption that science can explai..... » 28/09/2013 3:10:49 AM . Dear George, . I replied to your question in my previous post : “Proof or evidence o..... » 27/09/2013 6:53:24 AM . (Continued)... . None of this is specific to our present discussion. I have no des..... » 27/09/2013 6:48:24 AM . Dear George, . [ >>I consider that the restriction you propose is “void ab init..... » 25/09/2013 10:10:41 AM . (Continued) ... . Ideas and sentiments exist. They are integral elements of various l..... » 25/09/2013 10:01:47 AM . Dear George, . [ >>This statement presumes the existence of the supernatural.&l..... » 25/09/2013 3:20:54 AM . Dear George, . « What I was suggesting was, that this meeting of the "natural&qu..... » 24/09/2013 6:17:06 PM . Dear David, . « I think the analogy of languages to a tree with branches and roots is..... » 22/09/2013 10:57:42 PM . Dear George, . “So we are back to square one as to the noun corresponding to credere ..... » 22/09/2013 8:48:58 PM . Dear George, . « I thought credo - like in “credo in unum Deum” - referred only to th..... » 21/09/2013 7:39:26 PM . Dear One Under God, . [ “I see clearly,” the pope continues,..“that the thing the chu..... » 21/09/2013 7:36:47 PM . Dear David, . « I am sorry, oug. I apologise to George, Banjo and any others who may ..... » 21/09/2013 7:52:05 AM . Dear George, . « Thanks, so there are ten different French/English possible translati..... » 21/09/2013 6:10:28 AM . Dear David, . How right you are. Words out of context can be incorrectly interpreted ..... » 20/09/2013 8:02:34 AM . Dear George, . Unfortunately, I do not have an English/Latin dictionary. I happen to ..... » 19/09/2013 11:56:16 PM . Dear George, . " … In Latin they have fides for faith (that apparently gave rise..... » 19/09/2013 10:42:54 PM . (Continued) … . They groaned, they stirred, they all uprose, Nor spake, nor moved the..... » 19/09/2013 10:33:43 PM . To whom it may concern . "A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ..... » 18/09/2013 10:07:43 PM . Dear David, . « I am bothered by the careless use of language but am guilty of it mys..... » 17/09/2013 10:44:51 PM . Dear David, . “Since I was not using the word, faith, to refer to the attitude into w..... » 17/09/2013 7:33:11 PM . Dear David, . « To understand what a word means we have to know what it meant at the ..... » 17/09/2013 7:45:09 AM . (Continued) ... . It is only when the insured makes a claim on his policy due to the ..... » 17/09/2013 7:36:33 AM Dear David, . « Etymology tells us the source of a word. It does not tell its meaning. M..... » 15/09/2013 11:42:27 PM . Dear David, . “I think faith in itself is not worth a pail of warm spit. I think fait..... » 14/09/2013 12:15:57 AM . (Continued) ... . These opinions were in relation to mine which I expressed initially..... » 14/09/2013 12:00:08 AM . Dear One Under God, . Thank you for that enlightening insight to your character, pers..... » 13/09/2013 12:36:42 AM . Calling One Under God … . come in One Under God … do you read me? over ! bingo par..... » 12/09/2013 8:41:02 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: [The three little pigs: After they learned their lesson, ..... » 11/09/2013 11:11:20 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: [ “But, as George’s father seems to have taught him when h..... » 10/09/2013 11:59:36 PM . Dear David & George, . « The evil in the Bible continues in the New Testament. An arb..... » 10/09/2013 2:53:09 AM . Dear David, . “ We feel better if we accept responsibility ...” . Perhaps that’s why..... » 9/09/2013 8:53:52 AM . Dear David, . [ One of my favorite quotes is: “If only it were all so simple! If on..... » 8/09/2013 5:39:26 AM . Dear David et al, . Roses ruddy and roses white, What are the joys that my heart dis..... » 6/09/2013 10:10:57 PM . Dear David, . « You may not be allergic to daffodils. Typically pretty flowers like d..... » 5/09/2013 8:52:07 PM . Dear David, . « Why make a hierarchy at all? Why not just enjoy the beauty of both. D..... » 5/09/2013 7:32:02 AM . (Continued) ... . So it seems there are no such things as circles, straight lines, tr..... » 5/09/2013 7:15:47 AM . Dear David & One Under God, . “Don’t sell yourself short, Banjo. I am sure you could ..... » 4/09/2013 6:41:51 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for your comments which I find enlightening as always. . [>..... » 3/09/2013 11:16:53 PM . (Continued) ... . “G. H. Hardy, Daniel J. Cohen, George, et al.” . A major figure of..... » 3/09/2013 11:13:31 PM . Dear David, . « I’m sure that George, OUG, you and I all see beauty in this world, al..... » 3/09/2013 8:51:17 AM . Dear George, . I have no problems with your last post which I had not read before pos..... » 3/09/2013 1:28:44 AM . Dear David, . Looks like I got in wrong again ... but not completely. If I read you..... » 2/09/2013 7:37:28 PM . Dear David & George, . Thank you both for your explanations which lead me to modify m..... » 2/09/2013 2:08:18 AM . Dear One Under God, . Re: YouTube video of superhuman Shaolin monk. Recourse to magi..... » 2/09/2013 1:12:50 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for the link to that interesting piece by Bill Meacham entit..... » 31/08/2013 8:03:48 AM . Dear George, . « ... one cannot judge Chinese philosophy, way of thinking, from folkl..... » 29/08/2013 6:56:52 PM . Dear David, . « Human concepts are inherent in nature because humans are a part of na..... » 29/08/2013 9:55:45 AM . Dear David, . Yes, all that you relate can be found in nature and is quite amazing. ..... » 29/08/2013 9:40:39 AM . Dear George, . « if you see Yin and Yang as “forces” you can add a third one to them,..... » 29/08/2013 8:31:06 AM . Dear David, . Thank you for that excellent scientific briefing on Newton’s third law ..... » 28/08/2013 6:34:35 AM . Dear George, . « Phew, I am not sure I made myself comprehensible.” . It does sound ..... » 27/08/2013 6:09:35 PM . Dear David, . “Duality is not observed in nature. Human perceptions give nature a dua..... » 27/08/2013 2:03:52 AM . Dear David, George and One Under God, . It is not surprising that the duality observe..... » 25/08/2013 9:57:08 PM . (Continued) . David: “ The periodic table does not demonstrate the number of natural ..... » 25/08/2013 9:53:23 PM . Dear David and George, . George: « I don't see faith as opposed to bigotry. I see big..... » 25/08/2013 5:26:28 AM . (continued) . The Chinese apply the principle of natural duality to many aspects of t..... » 25/08/2013 5:18:49 AM . Dear David, . “ Banjo has muddied the waters by bringing in bigotry.” . Sorry about..... » 23/08/2013 10:26:07 PM . Dear David, . “Your semantics are exquisite, but I am not anti-semantic.” . Don’t w..... » 23/08/2013 10:12:53 PM . Dear George, . « Godless faith sounds to me - forgive my language - as a kind of spir..... » 23/08/2013 8:31:40 AM . Dear George, . « I think by “faith without god” you mean what is more commonly known ..... » 23/08/2013 7:06:12 AM . Dear David, . « … as far as I am concerned leaps of faith which spring from acceptanc..... » 22/08/2013 7:57:19 PM . Dear George, . « Many a deeply religious person would say exactly the same thing, exc..... » 22/08/2013 12:52:55 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for the link to the BBC transcript of the “God on the Brain” re..... » 19/08/2013 8:20:34 PM . Dear George, . I have just returned from a trip to Australia and take up from where I..... » 24/07/2013 6:22:05 PM . Dear one under god, . « i know science..can lead to proof of god..that’s where i bega..... » 24/07/2013 5:12:12 AM . Dear George, . If I have understood you correctly, your personal opinion is that scie..... » 23/07/2013 6:57:21 AM . Dear George, . No doubt awareness (consciousness) and autonomy (free will) coexist wi..... » 21/07/2013 10:37:29 PM . Dear George, . « … phenomena that a theist sees as miracles or divine acts, are natur..... » 21/07/2013 8:12:31 AM . Dear George, . « ... if you believe that reality that science has access to is all re..... » 20/07/2013 8:39:50 AM . Dear George, . I appreciate your interest in this topic and your endeavours to come t..... » 12/06/2013 8:14:43 PM . Dear Pericles and Yuyutsu, . The king's a beggar, now the play is done: All is well e..... » 12/06/2013 3:40:03 AM . (Continued ) . Yuyutsu: "God is not a deity ... God is neither supernatural nor ..... » 12/06/2013 3:29:41 AM . Dear Pericles and Yuyutsu, . Pericles wrote: "Is it important to you, that you ..... » 11/06/2013 7:33:21 AM . (Continued ...) . It also means that your goal in life is to become one with God, or,..... » 11/06/2013 12:22:56 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote: "Belief has to do with the world ... ". Faith h..... » 10/06/2013 8:58:09 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I wrote in my last post: "I am afraid this is esoteric langu..... » 10/06/2013 6:52:37 AM . Dear George and Yuyutsu, . Thank you for your links, George. I find them quite intere..... » 10/06/2013 5:22:44 AM . Dear George and AJ Philips, . Belief and faith are largely interchangeable but there ..... » 9/06/2013 11:23:21 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You indicate: "Firstly, it's not about "loving a God"..... » 8/06/2013 1:25:10 AM . Dear Grateful, . Welcome back. "However, the real issue is whether there is a r..... » 7/06/2013 11:05:46 PM . Dear AJ Philips, . George and I had a discussion on what is meant by "faith"..... » 7/06/2013 8:42:21 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . You wrote: ["All love that is contingent upon something, when t..... » 6/06/2013 9:26:08 PM . Dear Yuyitsu, . You wrote to George: "Would you still love your wife when she g..... » 5/06/2013 8:48:01 PM . Dear Poirot, . "Why did you quote "high schools" and then go on to cal..... » 5/06/2013 9:02:07 AM . Dear Suseonline & Yuyutsu, . Recent research reveals that unlike that of many other b..... » 5/06/2013 12:45:03 AM . Dear Poirot, . "3 high school students suicide every week in Australia. Why are ..... » 4/06/2013 11:38:24 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "why is belief that important?" . As Richard Feynman (Nobe..... » 4/06/2013 8:19:53 PM . Dear Suseonline, . "No one has proof of actually seeing a God, and we only have ..... » 4/06/2013 8:36:03 AM . Dear Suseonline, . "What are you called if you believe in multiple Gods?" ..... » 4/06/2013 7:57:00 AM . Dear grateful, . You wrote: "Personally, I think your response actually reinfor..... » 4/06/2013 12:07:48 AM . (Continued ...) . It was the French sociologist, Emile Durkheim, who first suggested ..... » 3/06/2013 11:46:01 PM . Dear grateful, . In my previous post I was referring to morality as the "conform..... » 3/06/2013 12:54:10 AM . Dear grateful, . You observe: ["What I would say is that if there is such a thi..... » 3/06/2013 12:49:13 AM . Dear grateful, . As Richard Feynman (Nobel prize in physics, 1965) is reported to hav..... » 31/05/2013 6:02:12 AM . Dear grateful, . You wrote: "....How we experience life and death ...with humil..... » 31/05/2013 1:22:36 AM . Dear grateful, . Thank you for introducing me to the 13th-century Persian poet, juris..... » 29/05/2013 7:24:19 PM . I know why Shira ain't around And even why she can't be found Not much good just waitin..... » 28/05/2013 9:01:46 PM . Looking for Shira ... . Now look, you see, it's this way like, You cross the broken b..... » 28/05/2013 7:52:38 AM . ... and something a little more spiritual ... . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mrVZH..... » 28/05/2013 2:57:05 AM . To all & sundry, . A light musical interlude with some of my favourites ... http://w..... » 28/05/2013 1:34:33 AM . Dear grateful, . Let us cease our idle chatter, . Let the tears bedew our cheek, Fo..... » 27/05/2013 6:37:02 AM . (Continued ...) . The most plausible explanation of the genesis of life appears to ha..... » 27/05/2013 6:30:17 AM . Dear grateful, . You wrote: "Freedom in its true sense requires an act of creat..... » 26/05/2013 10:37:52 AM . Dear Grateful, . You seem to deduce from my previous posts that I am an atheist. I ha..... » 25/05/2013 11:11:21 PM . Dear Jay Of Melbourne, . You wrote to Suseonline: "Watch the video, it makes se..... » 25/05/2013 7:14:04 AM . To all & sundry, . Apparently many posters here ignore the results of recent zoologic..... » 24/05/2013 8:14:27 PM . Dear Shira, . Though your silence is gold ... a little philosophy can't do any harm ...... » 24/05/2013 6:19:00 PM . Dear Shira, . Perhaps a musical comedy from some of my creepy fossil friends (who, li..... » 23/05/2013 8:34:58 PM . Dear Shira, . Death is not a problem for the dead, it is a problem for the living. T..... » 23/05/2013 7:20:43 AM . Dear Shira, . As I see it, it makes no difference, so far as your father is concerned..... » 22/05/2013 6:51:54 AM . . Dear David, . That's a great show. I enjoyed that. Thanks. Sounds like you have h..... » 22/05/2013 2:06:46 AM . Dear David, . "Jesus Christ was a Jew not a Christian. His followers reject his ..... » 21/05/2013 11:11:05 PM . Dear Producer and Tony Lavis, . Sheeple, astrology and intelligent design do, indeed,..... » 21/05/2013 8:41:36 PM . Dear David, . "Wise poker players and urinal raisers limit their raises. That's ..... » 21/05/2013 8:07:20 PM . Dear David, . You wrote: "Islam was not originally a missionary religion. Earl..... » 21/05/2013 6:37:39 PM . Dear David, . You ingeniously suggest: "To keep men on their toes, raise the ur..... » 21/05/2013 6:36:40 AM . Dear praxidice, . You wrote: "Whilst you clearly don't acknowledge the existenc..... » 21/05/2013 4:50:01 AM . Dear david f, . "You referred to Orwell's dystopian novel. The novel described a..... » 20/05/2013 8:06:03 PM Dear praxidice, . You wrote: "As I've said previously, Darwinian evolution & intel..... » 20/05/2013 7:32:07 AM . Dear david f, . Thanks for that interesting link. John Paul II was the first and, fo..... » 20/05/2013 12:53:53 AM . To all and sundry, . The battle for the minds of children moved into top gear 23 year..... » 19/05/2013 9:13:26 AM . Dear praxidice and Shockadelic, . I think david f has raised a valid point which is p..... » 18/05/2013 7:33:07 PM . Dear individual, . Well that's not actually the full story. I have, in fact, bought ..... » 18/05/2013 2:44:32 AM . Dear praxidice, . As I live in Paris, whenever I feel the need to contact a member of..... » 17/05/2013 5:36:20 AM . Dear david f, . All countries are multicultural to some extent. Some more than others..... » 12/05/2013 12:42:46 AM . ... and this: . The broad-backed hippopotamus Rests on his belly in the mud; Alth..... » 11/05/2013 9:03:46 PM . Dear david f, Tony Lavis and WmTrevor, . I am glad to see I am in such good company ...... » 11/05/2013 3:54:04 AM . Recourse before the French Constitutional Court . For those who understand French or ..... » 11/05/2013 1:13:05 AM . Dear phanto, . You wrote: "The only reason people want government sanction of t..... » 10/05/2013 10:07:53 PM . Dear Saltpetre, . The problem is we have been conditioned for so long by our social a..... » 9/05/2013 11:59:15 PM . Dear david f, . You wrote: "Very few parents have more than one sex. Ursula le ..... » 9/05/2013 10:28:55 PM . Dear praxidice, . In Australia, a non-constitutional referendum is usually called a p..... » 9/05/2013 7:03:36 AM . Dear Saltpetre, . Since you want the stats served to you on a platter: - There were ..... » 9/05/2013 12:25:23 AM . Same sex marriage: some facts and figures . The Netherlands became the first country ..... » 8/05/2013 10:20:58 PM . Dear Brendan (O’Reilly, the author), . I think your article could form the basis of a..... » 6/05/2013 11:14:29 PM . Dear Constance, . You wrote: "Now don’t get too laid back now, will you?" ..... » 6/05/2013 7:15:17 AM . Dear Constance, . You wrote: "You don’t seem to understand, I think you are unw..... » 5/05/2013 6:57:19 AM . Gender selection by In vitro fertilisation (IVF) . It seems that baby sex-selection t..... » 5/05/2013 6:17:12 AM (Continued) ... . 'Here he comes, and for shame! ye've forgotten the name - Is it Patsy..... » 5/05/2013 6:14:43 AM . Dear Suseonline, . "Religion, and religious men, no longer dominate our society...... » 5/05/2013 2:14:12 AM . Dear Constance, . You wrote: "Your admiration of Pericles says much ... " ..... » 4/05/2013 10:25:04 AM . Abortion & Morality . Science has no universally accepted clear-cut definition of whe..... » 2/05/2013 8:15:06 AM . Dear Constance, . You also wrote: "I hear the French have become émigrés in abo..... » 2/05/2013 1:49:50 AM . A brief interlude ... . So let's take the time to contemplate on a few basic facts: ..... » 1/05/2013 11:40:48 PM . Dear Constance, . You wrote: "Why on earth have you brought up Darwinism? I don..... » 1/05/2013 5:08:19 AM . Dear Poirot, . You wrote: "Have you read Camille Paglia's "Sexual Personae..... » 30/04/2013 9:14:44 PM . Dear Paul1405 & Tony Lavis, . Paul wrote: "Tony what is that about civics? Is n..... » 30/04/2013 8:07:34 AM . Dear onthebeach & Poirot, . Your discussion reminds me an important aspect of the sub..... » 29/04/2013 5:41:32 AM . Dear Jay Of Melbourne, . You wrote: [The goal of Globalisation is one global standar..... » 29/04/2013 3:01:49 AM . Dear rehctub, . You wrote: "... married refers to the union of a man and woman.&..... » 28/04/2013 12:07:45 AM . Dear Jay Of Melbourne, . You wrote: "Gay marriage is just a relatively benign p..... » 27/04/2013 11:47:57 PM . Dear Luciferase, . You wrote: "The State, on the other hand, should stay out of..... » 27/04/2013 9:12:27 PM . Dear Constance, . You wrote: "Here's some interesting insights in Der Spiegel r..... » 27/04/2013 9:07:50 AM . Dear Mark (Christensen, the author), . You wrote: "The current political model ..... » 26/04/2013 8:43:05 AM . Dear Paul1405, . You wrote: "The Ratbag Religious Right in France put up a viol..... » 25/04/2013 2:34:11 AM . Dear onthebeach, . If there's no problem, I guess there's no need to fix it. . Dear..... » 24/04/2013 2:13:28 AM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote: " WHAT IS IT HOMOSEXUALS WANT BY MARRIAGE? ... (fol..... » 23/04/2013 9:01:41 PM Dear Runner, . You wrote: [' According to historians, marriage evolved about 20,000 yea..... » 23/04/2013 9:22:05 AM . Dear onthebeach, . You wrote: "It is hip to ... promote something that irks Ch..... » 22/04/2013 11:21:56 PM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote: "The marriage ceremony and celebration contains man..... » 22/04/2013 8:18:19 AM . Homosexuality & Marriage ... . The terms "homosexual" and "heterosexua..... » 20/04/2013 8:40:09 PM . Dear Paul1405, . You wrote: "Just as I said, here we have Father Jo an authorit..... » 20/04/2013 8:09:09 PM . Dear Josephus, . You wrote: " ... perhaps statistics on gays indicate loosely f..... » 20/04/2013 8:23:58 AM . Continued ... . The track record of heterosexual marriages in Australia is extremely ..... » 20/04/2013 2:28:03 AM . Continued ... . Marriage is an oral contract imposing legal rights and obligations, p..... » 19/04/2013 11:10:11 PM . Love and marriage ... . It is a common feature in the animal kingdom for males to com..... » 16/04/2013 7:35:26 PM . At midnight in the museum hall The fossils gathered for a ball There were no drums o..... » 14/04/2013 8:39:41 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I read the 84 Narada Bhakti Sutras which you indicated but found no r..... » 13/04/2013 9:31:58 PM . Dear David G . "In our disposable world, there is little or no love that is tota..... » 12/04/2013 11:12:24 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "Hate' needs no reference, it's an objectless, intransitive verb..... » 12/04/2013 6:53:45 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I think you are referring to "the idea of god", whereas Pet..... » 11/04/2013 11:54:12 PM . Dear Peter Sells, . I am surprised by your question "The meaning of life?" ..... » 31/03/2013 6:13:07 AM . Dear david f, . I always thought you were a bit odd, David ... a bit like me I suspec..... » 31/03/2013 4:47:08 AM . Dear David f and George, . At the crossroads of religion and science, there is, of co..... » 30/03/2013 9:39:20 AM . An Easter gift ... . I hope you enjoy it ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es5fqw3w..... » 29/03/2013 10:36:59 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "One possibility is that rather than dying, Jesus went into Sama..... » 29/03/2013 5:04:50 AM . Dear George, . "We already had such talk-past-each-other encounter on another th..... » 29/03/2013 2:12:09 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "Since you addressed me, may I ask what your point is?" As..... » 28/03/2013 10:49:10 PM . Dear George and Yuyutsu,, . "Though throughout its history Christianity used to ..... » 27/03/2013 7:09:01 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "I can also envision this written in a book and subsequently, 60..... » 27/03/2013 2:48:15 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . [Everything that exists is an object and every object is limited. God..... » 26/03/2013 3:58:31 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Thank you for your blessing. I wish you well, in return. Perhaps you..... » 25/03/2013 8:56:37 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "Then you are well on your way to God. God bless you!" . T..... » 24/03/2013 9:03:16 AM . Dear David G., . "Faith spreads despite a total lack of every single one of thes..... » 23/03/2013 10:54:52 PM . Dear david f, . Thanks for the tip and the info. I had no idea paedophilia was so ba..... » 23/03/2013 9:18:17 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . I thought I should mention that I share your aversion of "insti..... » 22/03/2013 9:16:05 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "I am sure the government itself sees me rather as nuisance, not..... » 22/03/2013 2:04:15 AM . Dear Peter Sells, . "I must write a long essay on the failure of reason in defin..... » 22/03/2013 1:14:04 AM . Dear mhaze, . G.K. Chesterton was a brilliant mind. He was known as "the prince ..... » 21/03/2013 10:39:26 AM . Dear David G, . "Religion does a great deal of harm ..." . That's a fairly..... » 20/03/2013 7:29:34 PM . Dear GlenC, . I do not see which comment or post of mine you are referring to. All ..... » 20/03/2013 8:23:21 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . Many thanks for your explanation of the prolixity of our dear friend,..... » 19/03/2013 11:24:46 AM . Dear Peter, . I see you have written well over a hundred articles on Online Opinion, ..... » 17/03/2013 10:42:09 AM . Dear Ludwig, . That's a very noble profession. I love the bush but I'm afraid I don't..... » 15/03/2013 10:25:18 PM . (continued ...) He fetched a wild up-country yell might wake the dead to hear, And tho..... » 15/03/2013 10:23:46 PM . More on misunderstanding ... . It was the man from Ironbark who struck the Sydney tow..... » 15/03/2013 1:04:30 AM . Dear George, . To sum up that rather lengthy discussion, I think it is safe to say th..... » 14/03/2013 9:00:00 AM . Dear George, . "I have never heard of molecules being called “infinitely small” ..... » 14/03/2013 1:38:38 AM . Dear George, . "Sorry, but I really do not know what “"the smallest quantit..... » 13/03/2013 11:12:29 AM . Dear George, . "There is no such thing as the smallest positive real number"..... » 12/03/2013 11:09:26 PM . Dear George, . [Here “the final value before zero” does not make sense. (Whatever posi..... » 12/03/2013 7:56:50 AM . Dear George, . [>>“infinitely small” means the smallest quantity of something w..... » 11/03/2013 4:02:55 AM . Dear George, . "I can understand what “very small” means, I have only problems w..... » 10/03/2013 10:05:35 PM . Dear George, . I note that my "infinitely small" and David's "very fee..... » 10/03/2013 8:59:23 AM . Dear csteele and George, . If you are talking about two particles in space where spac..... » 8/03/2013 8:47:20 PM . Dear landrights4all, . All I can say is good luck, my friend, I wish you well. No ne..... » 8/03/2013 4:29:49 PM . Dear landrights4all, . You wrote: "(Banjo – try that direct link)" I tried..... » 8/03/2013 8:47:10 AM . Dear landrights4all, . We evidently have a communications problem. I have carefully ..... » 7/03/2013 10:36:36 AM . Dear ybgirp, . As I already wrote on page 7 of this thread, I confirm: "I agree..... » 7/03/2013 10:23:29 AM . Dear landrights4all, . " ... up to half the unemployed in public housing might b..... » 6/03/2013 10:19:12 PM . Dear Grim, . "The classic simple argument against democracy is 2 wolves and a la..... » 6/03/2013 3:58:59 AM . Dear landrights4all, . " ... it is clearly untrue to say that there isn't enough..... » 6/03/2013 2:13:54 AM . Dear Grim, . According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Index of Democracy 2011, ..... » 5/03/2013 10:05:52 AM . Dear Jardine K. Jardine, . Thanks for that. I see from the Aust. Govt. website that t..... » 5/03/2013 3:10:05 AM . Dear landrights4all, . " I believe there is a way which is consistent with the ..... » 5/03/2013 1:42:37 AM . Dear Grim, . "I think a stronger adversarial system could be achieved with indep..... » 3/03/2013 12:37:31 AM . Dear Grim and ybgirp, . When all is said and done, I can't help feeling that "tr..... » 2/03/2013 3:48:07 AM . Dear ybgirp, . "Only a parliament of well-informed, genuine independents electe..... » 1/03/2013 8:59:26 AM . Dear landrights4all, Pericles, ybgirp and Yuyutsu, . Though some idealists may have a..... » 1/03/2013 3:23:50 AM . Dear David F., . "...one way to effect democratic change is for the states to ma..... » 28/02/2013 12:43:19 AM . Our fragile Commonwealth ... . The Honourable the Premier, Campbell Newman MP has jus..... » 26/02/2013 8:34:31 PM . Dear George, . Don't worry. I understand. In my ignorance, I didn't realize I had ask..... » 26/02/2013 3:32:24 AM . To all and sundry, . The pope's recent resignation raises serious questions concernin..... » 25/02/2013 11:21:46 PM . Dear David, George and Ludwig, . Many living species are capable of truth and deceit...... » 23/02/2013 7:40:19 PM . Dear David F, . "I have no idea why a lead pipe cinch should mean certainty.&quo..... » 23/02/2013 12:32:56 AM . Dear David, George, and Ludwig, . Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. Of..... » 22/02/2013 5:06:57 AM . Dear David F . How right you are. Your grandfather spoke but he did not say anything...... » 22/02/2013 2:52:53 AM . Dear George, . [I think one must be careful not to confuse “truth” with “information”..... » 21/02/2013 10:53:35 PM . Here is my understanding of truth . I see truth as information which has not been vol..... » 21/02/2013 1:39:27 AM . Sorry, ... Education is$21 million. ......
» 20/02/2013 11:36:27 PM . The Role of the Philanthropic Sector in Addressing Homelessness in Australia . An in.....
» 20/02/2013 9:26:16 PM . Dear Poirot, . As I pointed out in my last post to Squeers, mankind has been storing .....
» 20/02/2013 3:34:02 AM . Dear Nick, . Thank you for the link to the article on "Prosperity" in Wikip.....
» 20/02/2013 12:50:18 AM . Dear Nick, . I'm sorry but Turiel's demonstration is about as clear as mud to me. I .....
» 19/02/2013 3:36:54 AM . Daer Squeers, . Capitalism is a relatively recent term, coined in the mid-19th centur.....
» 19/02/2013 3:16:59 AM . Dear Poirot, . I'm afraid I'm not a fan of Andy Warhol and pop art. It tends to repul.....
» 18/02/2013 11:32:26 PM . Dear Nick, . Re: "The Twilight of Petroluem": Antonio Turiel, the author o.....
» 18/02/2013 11:55:13 AM . Dear Squeers, . "Capitalism is not merely trade and barter." . Agreed. &quo.....
» 18/02/2013 3:08:55 AM . Dear Poirot, . I can understand your passion for Claude Monet. Not only was he a gr.....
» 18/02/2013 1:44:43 AM . Dear Squeers, . I don't think you should give up - at least, not yet. I understand y.....
» 17/02/2013 10:14:04 AM . Dear Poirot, . "The exchange of anything in kind is a fundamental joy. I think, .....
» 17/02/2013 8:43:27 AM . Dear Squeers, . "You're thinking from within the mad logic of "economic rea.....
» 16/02/2013 7:12:50 AM . Dear Poirot, . The vegetables sound great. It seems you are almost self-sufficient. W.....
» 16/02/2013 3:43:25 AM . Dear Constance and Squeers, . Thanks for your link, Constance. I immediately recogniz.....
» 15/02/2013 2:09:51 AM . Dear Squeers, . I guess you can't blame philanthropists for all those egoists (who,.....
» 15/02/2013 1:52:02 AM . Dear Constance, . "Known for his frugality, Feeney flies coach class, owns neith.....
» 13/02/2013 8:52:23 PM Dear David G, . The time has come ... . So throw the weary pen aside And let the pap.....
» 12/02/2013 10:50:48 PM . French to ban bank speculation ... . The French socialist government of president Fra.....
» 12/02/2013 7:21:13 AM . Did you know? Australia is the most charitable (altruistic) nation in the world ! . A.....
» 11/02/2013 3:03:17 AM . Dear Poirot, . I hope you have recovered from that nasty throat problem. I must conf.....
» 10/02/2013 11:58:29 PM . Dear Grim and Squeers, . Squeers - "... I think Banjo Paterson, latterly, is ta.....
» 10/02/2013 11:58:44 AM . Dear Poirot, . Many thanks for the link to Vandana Shiva's lecture on Poverty and Glo.....
» 10/02/2013 9:59:23 AM . Dear Nick, . Thank you for your links, in particular, to the interview of the cellula.....
» 9/02/2013 10:12:47 PM . Dear WmTrevor, . I like your analogy of "blaming the petrol for the car that jus.....
» 9/02/2013 11:19:07 AM . Dear David G, Grim & Poirot, . I share your concerns regarding the deviations, abuses.....
» 9/02/2013 2:39:13 AM . Dear Grim, . "Capitalists hate competition. It gets in the way of acquiring Capi.....
» 7/02/2013 10:30:10 PM . Dear David G & Squeers, . Squeers - "apologies, I'm pressed and that is rather g.....
» 6/02/2013 11:54:34 PM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote to Pericles: "it [our co-operative system ] remains des.....
» 6/02/2013 4:13:25 AM . Dear Nick & Pericles, . This is an academic piece written by a Spanish sustainable de.....
» 5/02/2013 11:22:03 AM . Dear Squeers, . "You are mistaken" Just as well I asked. Forewarned is forea.....
» 4/02/2013 9:21:22 PM . Dear Squeers, . Biological computer science seems to be making some timid progress on.....
» 4/02/2013 10:22:29 AM . Dear Squeers, . "I appear to have given offence ... I'm sorry." You alone k.....
» 3/02/2013 10:14:38 PM . Dear David G . "What has Eisenstein's book brought to the table?" Though I.....
» 3/02/2013 8:51:14 AM . Dear David G, . "Whatever the case, I personally consider there are more effecti.....
» 2/02/2013 11:32:12 PM . Dear Squeers, . "You seem much more confident in your worldview and your grasp o.....
» 2/02/2013 10:34:07 AM . Dear David G, . I sympathise with you but I think you will agree that it is better to.....
» 1/02/2013 11:26:06 PM . Eisenstein's Sacred Economics . Despite Nick's kind invitation, I'm afraid I have no.....
» 1/02/2013 11:00:17 AM . Dear Squeers, . Conscience has to do with awareness of what is at stake from a moral .....
» 1/02/2013 9:57:13 AM . Dear Squeers, . Many thanks for your explanations and clarifications. Though I see n.....
» 31/01/2013 2:41:34 AM . Dear Squeers, . You certainly covered a lot of ground in your last post. I am not as .....
» 29/01/2013 9:22:56 PM . Dear David G., Poirot & Squeers, . David G - I am pleased you are happy to stay with.....
» 26/01/2013 10:03:50 PM . Dear David G. . Don't let it get you down, old mate. Here's something to cheer you up.....
» 26/01/2013 1:28:47 AM . Dear Poirot & Squeers, . Thank you for your kind words. It is comforting to learn tha.....
» 25/01/2013 1:59:07 AM . I strongly recommend reading, or re-reading, Glen Coulton's article published on OLO on.....
» 25/01/2013 1:37:17 AM . Dear David, Poirot, Shadow & Squeers, . I see you have been talking about me during m.....
» 22/01/2013 11:47:56 PM . Economies should be shaped to suit man - Comments ... . "CAP" ON INCOMES - .....
» 22/01/2013 8:39:52 AM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote to Wm Trevor: " I've been researching materialism and .....
» 21/01/2013 2:27:54 AM . Dear David G. and Nick Rose, . David - Tony Lavis indicated some figures on Russia .....
» 20/01/2013 10:21:47 AM . Dear David G., Shadow Minister and Tony Lavis, . Apparently I inadvertently opened th.....
» 19/01/2013 4:01:12 AM . Dear Belly . Sorry I could not get back to you earlier. I'm afraid I am not very opt.....
» 18/01/2013 11:54:18 PM . Dear David G. . You indicate in your previous post: "The Americans are the worl.....
» 18/01/2013 9:08:52 AM . Margaret Thatcher: “ ... we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christiani.....
» 17/01/2013 2:22:04 AM . Dear Mr Opinion . Here is the link to the precise "terms of reference" of t.....
» 17/01/2013 1:27:50 AM . Dear Mr Opinion . In announcing its creation, Julia Gillard indicated that the Royal .....
» 12/01/2013 3:35:36 AM . Dame Helen Mirren: " I would describe myself as a Christian who doesn't believe in.....
» 12/01/2013 2:03:06 AM . Dear Helen, . Alain de Botton seems to have a few good, what I should call "comm.....
» 30/11/2012 3:06:42 AM . Dear Sheleyah, . According to the Australian Government web site: "Under the C.....
» 28/11/2012 9:26:37 PM . Understood, George ... . though that was a bit naughty of you ... Here is something .....
» 28/11/2012 12:30:14 AM . Dear George, . I am sure you are right in thinking we still have a lot to learn about.....
» 27/11/2012 1:47:52 AM . Dear George, . "I am familiar with the conclusion atheists draw from the more or.....
» 26/11/2012 8:08:45 AM . Dear George, . Carl Sagan's problematic of God or no God leads to a dead end. By an.....
» 24/11/2012 11:10:13 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for those indications on Buddhism. I make a distinction bet.....
» 24/11/2012 7:40:30 AM . Dear George, . Yes, it's good to have cleared the air on that one, George. Now we kno.....
» 23/11/2012 2:59:04 AM . Dear George, . Cohn-Bendit was one of the leaders of the student riots in France in M.....
» 22/11/2012 7:59:08 PM . Dear George, . Sex crimes are rampant in society. Rape is the number one of all major.....
» 22/11/2012 12:19:02 AM . Dear George, . It is nice to see you understand and that it is not just with your int.....
» 21/11/2012 2:46:42 AM . Dear George, . It took me almost 60 years to discover and understand how religion and be.....
» 20/11/2012 1:02:28 AM . Dear George, . It's always a pleasure exchanging with you. We seem to be so different.....
» 19/11/2012 8:43:24 AM . Dear George, . I think you've summed it up quite well. The thing that bothers me mos.....
» 18/11/2012 12:37:28 AM . Oops! I posted that on the wrong thread. . I have now posted it where it should have.....
» 18/11/2012 12:22:37 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for your explanations and clarifications. Please allow me, .....
» 18/11/2012 12:20:08 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for your explanations and clarifications. Please allow me, .....
» 17/11/2012 4:43:53 AM . Dear George, . "The preceding two posts are a good example. If you really think .....
» 17/11/2012 4:05:33 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "You got me wrong: the spirit and the body are not the same. Spi.....
» 17/11/2012 3:43:07 AM . Dear Candide, Dear Suseonline, . Unlike cannibalism, I have never heard of paedophili.....
» 17/11/2012 2:45:14 AM . Dear George, Dear McReal, . "The 21st century is going to be the last century fo.....
» 17/11/2012 2:01:19 AM . Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, With the cross of Jesus going on before.....
» 16/11/2012 8:01:31 PM . Dear George, . “Preconceived hatreds and emotions are not a good guide to … actually .....
» 16/11/2012 1:19:50 AM . Alkali metals + water = Explosion! . There is ample evidence to prove that catholic p.....
» 16/11/2012 1:08:59 AM . Alkali metals + water = Explosion! . There is ample evidence to prove that catholic p.....
» 15/11/2012 9:46:01 PM . Dear Yuyutsu, . "Isn't tearing up the body, or parts thereof, away from the soul.....
» 15/11/2012 10:33:13 AM . Dear Yuyutsu, . If the problem were primarily of a spiritual nature, it would seem ap.....
» 10/10/2012 2:27:47 AM . Dear Squeers, . Sorry I couldn't get back earlier to you, cobber, I went on walkabout.....
» 8/10/2012 9:11:51 PM . Dear Squeers, . Thanks for letting me off the hook. It would have been quite a challe.....
» 7/10/2012 10:11:16 PM . Dear Squeers, . I'm afraid I do not merit your compliments. Any romanticism you perce.....
» 7/10/2012 10:08:24 PM . Dear Poirot, . Thank you for introducing me to José Ortega y Gasset. I looked him up .....
» 6/10/2012 11:16:28 PM . Dear Squeers, . Thank you for filling in the details. I tend to have a telescopic vis.....
» 6/10/2012 11:01:48 PM . Dear Poirot, . Thank you for expanding on your previous post. I can equate to what yo.....
» 6/10/2012 6:07:05 AM . Dear Poirot, Dear Squeers, . It seems to me that you raise the question of individual.....
» 4/10/2012 11:16:20 AM . Dear Dan, . Thank you for explaining your comments and placing them in context. We .....
» 4/10/2012 9:53:03 AM . Dear Poirot, . You certainly have some powerful thought waves. From Australia to Fran.....
» 4/10/2012 9:48:29 AM . Dear WmTrevor, . "If you go with the concept of solipsism then everything experi.....
» 3/10/2012 9:46:58 AM . Dear Poirot, . " On the testimony of those original thinkers....not only verbal .....
» 3/10/2012 6:13:54 AM . Dear Squeers, . My previous post to WmTrevor was an attempt to highlight HIS definiti.....
» 2/10/2012 10:21:51 AM . Dear WmTrevor, . I think I see what you mean about original ideas. I find it impossi.....
» 2/10/2012 2:31:26 AM . Dear Dan, . It is my understanding that for any theory to be accepted, if only tempor.....
» 2/10/2012 2:22:46 AM . Dear cohenite, . Many thanks for that interesting comparative study of evolutionary t.....
» 1/10/2012 9:00:04 AM . Dear Poirot, . You may be right. Perhaps we are inverting our "priorities" .....
» 30/09/2012 2:00:20 AM . Dear Dan, . Each generation is brought into the fold of religion as quickly as possib.....
» 29/09/2012 2:02:03 AM . Dear Moira, . Thank you for drawing my attention de Mr Hilaly and his opinion of Aust.....
» 27/09/2012 2:03:59 AM . Dear mykah, . Don't look now but your list of definitions of marriage is incomplete. .....
» 27/09/2012 12:18:19 AM . Dear Poirot, . Many thanks for that link to the web site of the late Joe Bageant. He .....
» 27/09/2012 12:14:59 AM . Dear Dan, if I may, . Thank you for your concern. I shall keep an eye open and, as an.....
» 26/09/2012 6:35:50 AM . Dear david f., Thank you for that very interesting social map of the US. I shall keep .....
» 26/09/2012 6:25:14 AM . Dear Brian, Pericles , and Squeers, . "According to Pascal, Christian faith answ.....
» 24/09/2012 9:03:38 PM . Dear Dan S de Merengue, . I'm afraid I have no means of knowing what the motivations .....
» 24/09/2012 2:44:33 AM . Religious belief, or faith, is a double edged sword. On one edge, it is a source of h.....
» 23/09/2012 1:36:12 AM . Dear Tony Lavis, I neglected to thank you for that interesting link to the web article.....
» 21/09/2012 10:44:28 PM . Dear Bernard, if I may, . France is due to become the 12th country in the world to pa.....
» 21/09/2012 9:49:52 PM . Dear diver dan, . I rarely take the time these days to sit on fences. I did it occasi.....
» 21/09/2012 1:41:15 AM . Dear david f., . Thank you for reading my thoughts and generously using some of your .....
» 20/09/2012 1:49:44 AM . Dear diver dan, . "It is no secret that atheists and the homosexual lobby, are j.....
» 19/09/2012 1:38:10 AM . Dear Brian, . Just a brief comment on the title of your article "Reason has its .....
» 18/09/2012 10:48:13 PM . Dear Brian, if I may, That is a thoughtful and analytical article. I agree with much o.....
» 4/04/2012 11:08:32 PM . "If God did not exist it might be necessary to invent him, or her" ! . That.....
» 26/03/2012 9:48:21 PM . ARE THERE RELIGIOUS TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS ? . I am afraid I have been away from home to.....
» 5/11/2011 10:02:07 AM . Dear Hasbeen, . I understand your distrust with certain forms of "vision". .....
» 5/11/2011 1:10:54 AM . Dear Diver Dan, . "Take our great Winston Churchill. Now there was a leader with.....
» 5/11/2011 12:27:21 AM . Dear Hasbeen, . "I still don't like your idea for choosing leaders. The general .....
» 4/11/2011 3:01:54 AM . Dear Hasbeen, . I'm afraid I've never had the pleasure of working in a 10,000 acre pa.....
» 4/11/2011 1:52:46 AM . Dear Diver Dan, . There are indeed some dangerous monsters lurking in the basement of.....
» 9/09/2011 3:16:36 AM . Dear Squeers, . I grant you it is indeed a somewhat reminiscent and nostalgic tale of.....
» 5/09/2011 10:04:37 PM . Dear Otokonoko, . Understood and agreed. There are two things that bother me. Most im.....
» 4/09/2011 9:30:41 AM . Dear Otokonoko, . I believe the essence of the message here is not that which you con.....
» 2/09/2011 10:13:20 PM . Dear Pericles, . You could be right in thinking that "The DA system is not desig.....
» 2/09/2011 8:45:03 PM . Oops ! . That's an amusing typing error. In the last paragraph, I meant to type ".....
» 2/09/2011 8:38:23 PM . Dear Briar Rose . "And am intrigued by your final paragraph. Does this mean weal.....
» 2/09/2011 2:34:54 AM . EPHEMERAL JUSTICE FOR AN EPHEMERAL ENCOUNTER … . One was an elderly white male Jew. T.....
» 12/08/2011 2:05:27 AM . Dear Joe Loadmouth, . After Jesus and Marx ... here comes the Spring ! For each epoch.....
» 11/08/2011 11:32:18 AM . NAPOLEON, STALIN, MAO, CASTRO ... . Were they revolutionaries ? Perhaps. Were they di.....
» 3/07/2011 8:02:53 AM . Dear Rien Huizer, . I agree it's by no means a simple matter to sort out. If it were .....
» 1/07/2011 8:05:10 AM . Dear stevenlmeyer, . I couldn't agree with you more about the Americans and the Chine.....
» 1/07/2011 7:23:53 AM . Dear Rien Huizer, . You wrote: " ... flaoting currencies do not devalue, they ad.....
» 30/06/2011 12:26:23 AM . Dear stevenlmeyer, . You are right. It's not an easy equation to solve. A devaluation.....
» 29/06/2011 8:59:15 PM . Dear stevenlmeyer, . So called "pure free floating currencies" exist in the.....
» 15/06/2011 2:13:45 AM . Dear Squeers, . I would gladly offer you a cup of coffee if you manage to come to Par.....
» 13/06/2011 11:40:06 PM . Dear Squeers, . Given the extraordinary feat nature (random variability of matter and.....
» 13/06/2011 8:48:56 AM . Dear Poirot, . Thank you for those observations of Noam Chomsky on Ernst Mayr's resea.....
» 12/06/2011 11:11:37 PM . Dear Squeers, . Thank you for the link to Fredric Jameson's paper on Post-modernism. .....
» 12/06/2011 10:53:26 AM . Dear Poirot, . Thank you for the insight to some of Koestler's ideas. I am afraid I a.....
» 11/06/2011 11:17:44 PM . Dear Poirot, . That does sound interesting. I'll see if I can find Arthur Koestler's .....
» 10/06/2011 11:20:24 PM . Dear Poirot, Dear Squeers, . Whenever I approach this subject (of the emergence of th.....
» 10/06/2011 1:17:18 AM . Dear Squeers, . "Democracy yes, but the current state of democracy leaves much t.....
» 9/06/2011 7:46:14 AM . Dear Squeers, . "Something's rotten in the Western States, and will continue to .....
» 9/06/2011 6:48:09 AM . Dear Arjay, . Thank you for the link to the Max Keiser blog. He seems quite intellige.....
» 8/06/2011 2:33:10 AM . Dear suzeonline, . In accordance with American criminal procedure, following DSK's &q.....
» 8/06/2011 1:49:44 AM . Dear Arjay, . That's surprisingly strong language for somebody whose intelligence, mo.....
» 7/06/2011 11:34:37 PM . Dear Squeers, . You pose some very interesting questions. I am sure William Shakespea.....
» 11/05/2011 5:20:34 AM . Effect of 2 quakes on New Zealand economy ... . The International Monetary Fund (IMF).....
» 10/05/2011 12:27:29 AM . Dear Peter, . Perhaps I should also comment on your idea that: "Voluntary transa.....
» 9/05/2011 9:17:40 PM . Dear Peter, . I have no particular point to make. I simply thought you might be inter.....
» 9/05/2011 3:27:31 AM . Oops ! The Gini coefficients indicated for Russia are for the same period from 2000 t.....
» 9/05/2011 1:18:26 AM . Dear Peter, . Just a few comments on your point: "... democracy, which is highly.....
» 8/05/2011 1:39:46 AM . Dear Peter, . Before commenting on your article "Ecological sustainability and e.....
» 6/05/2011 8:58:00 PM . Dear Squeers, Houellebecq, Poirot et al . Perhaps you may be interested in reading th.....
» 10/02/2011 6:24:01 AM . People cry wolf ! . No further comment. ......
» 29/10/2010 12:30:56 AM . Dear ALGOREisRICH, Yabby, . As anybody who has had to do business in a number of diff.....
» 15/10/2010 12:27:14 AM . Dear Max, . Well done, I couldn't agree more. Perhaps this article may be of interest.....
» 13/10/2010 7:39:07 AM . Dear George, . "...I am not sure to what extent I succeeded in answering your tw.....
» 10/10/2010 9:33:01 PM . Dear George, . "Perhaps one should distinguish between (negative) criticism as &.....
» 10/10/2010 5:04:18 AM . Dear George, (continued) . I had not heard of the 6 to 60 year poem you indicate. How.....
» 10/10/2010 1:26:35 AM . Dear George, . "One usually consults a dictionary with an a priori acceptance of.....
» 9/10/2010 12:35:18 AM . Dear George, . That's strange, your "continued" posts had not arrived when .....
» 9/10/2010 12:14:02 AM . Dear George, . Whilst waiting for your "continued" post, I should say I fin.....
» 7/10/2010 3:15:14 AM . Dear George, (continued) . One thing I realised when my children had finished their s.....
» 7/10/2010 2:56:58 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for those explanations. I had overlooked the fact that, as y.....
» 6/10/2010 3:31:40 AM . Dear George, . "Burdened with religion" is fine for "nábožensky zatíže.....
» 6/10/2010 2:19:28 AM . Dear Stephen, . You wrote: "Freud's concept of the superego, while useful for u.....
» 5/10/2010 3:31:08 AM . Dear Stephen, (continued) . At the end of my first post (above) I should have written.....
» 5/10/2010 3:25:03 AM . Dear Stephen, (continued) . Not surprisingly, my definition of "truth" is f.....
» 5/10/2010 2:51:50 AM . Dear Stephen, . Dreams were the stock in trade of Sigmund Freud. Your story appears a.....
» 4/10/2010 6:12:41 AM . Dear George, . It would have been difficult for you to flee any further on this earth.....
» 4/10/2010 2:32:15 AM . Dear Squeers and George, . I am afraid my French suddenly pops up sometimes in my Eng.....
» 3/10/2010 6:36:24 AM . Dear George, . It is amusing to learn that we nearly crossed paths a short lifetime a.....
» 1/10/2010 8:44:07 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for that detailed analysis. It seems there has been a misund.....
» 30/09/2010 3:51:39 AM . Dear george, . It seems I closed the book too soon. However, I understand your concer.....
» 29/09/2010 8:53:57 PM . Dear George, . "You are apparently referring to my sentence "seeing Catholi.....
» 29/09/2010 8:44:04 AM . Dear George, (continued) . I do not imagine for one minute that you are a fan of Dori.....
» 29/09/2010 8:10:05 AM . Dear George, . Thank you for those fleeting insights into your childhood and adolesce.....
» 28/09/2010 8:19:51 AM . Dear George, . I am pleased to hear that I did not shock you. Thank you for your reas.....
» 27/09/2010 5:48:46 PM . Dear George, (continued) . I am sorry for the delay in sending this. It got blocked b.....
» 27/09/2010 7:22:59 AM . Dear George, . "Do you really need to be given examples of "religious insig.....
» 26/09/2010 11:30:53 PM . Dear Squeers, . "Marx's notion that we are distorted by the competitive relation.....
» 26/09/2010 11:24:43 AM . Dear Squeers, . It was William Shakespeare’s signature I was expecting at the end of .....
» 26/09/2010 11:20:37 AM . Dear Poirot, . It is interesting to learn that architecture brings out the artist in .....
» 25/09/2010 11:51:42 PM . Dear Squeers, . Your reflections on "spirituality" appear close to the phil.....
» 25/09/2010 3:51:22 AM . Dear George (continued), . It is also possible that the church may "fear" t.....
» 24/09/2010 11:59:29 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: “how would you "preserve" religion to "cons.....
» 23/09/2010 10:17:10 AM . Dear George, . In my view, education is more important today for the well being of hu.....
» 23/09/2010 12:00:59 AM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote to George: "I do see belief as "mental starch&qu.....
» 22/09/2010 3:20:46 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: "If atheism is simply “lack of belief (in God)” how c.....
» 22/09/2010 2:33:09 AM . Dear Squeers, . You write: ["militant atheism" is just an inflammatory phr.....
» 20/09/2010 11:45:24 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: "You are right that Castro and Allende implemented, w.....
» 20/09/2010 6:56:45 AM . An irresponsible Pope ? . The Roman Catholic Church must surely be one of the largest.....
» 20/09/2010 2:55:34 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: “I agree that there are many things I could have mentione.....
» 17/09/2010 11:30:50 PM . Dear George, . You wrote: "Lenin did that but he could not convince the inhabit.....
» 17/09/2010 10:32:15 PM . Dear Runner, (continued) . Prior to legalization, as many as 5,000 American women die.....
» 17/09/2010 8:22:10 PM . Dear Runner, . You wrote: "and yet George Bush had the intelligence to understa.....
» 17/09/2010 8:27:27 AM . Dear Squeers, . You wrote: "Dear Banjo, you're as elusive as ever; not sure whe.....
» 16/09/2010 10:14:26 PM . Dear Poirot, . "... George W. Bush was an ignorant, unintelligent man who was en.....
» 16/09/2010 7:39:08 AM . Religion and the State . The Pharaohs of ancient Egypt considered that they were gods.....
» 14/09/2010 8:20:47 PM . Dear David F., . Yes I noticed you are more inclined to debate than dialectic, though.....
» 13/09/2010 12:15:30 AM . Dear Mac, . It seems there is no consenus among historians on the motivations of Urba.....
» 12/09/2010 12:47:47 AM . IN THE NAME OF GOD . The righteous punishment decreed by Peter Jones and Osama bin La.....
» 11/09/2010 7:32:37 PM . Dear David & Poirot, . The world would be a better place if all debate could become d.....
» 11/09/2010 8:22:16 AM . Dear Dr Muqtedar Khan, . The fratricidal family feud continues. It has been going on.....
» 10/09/2010 1:13:18 AM . Dear David F., . You raise a question of semantics. I understand "hierarchy".....
» 9/09/2010 7:15:33 AM . Dear David F., . You wrote to Poirot: "Heirarchical order is a human idea".....
» 8/09/2010 7:26:02 AM . Dear David F., . Gosh, you should take a day off more often. That was a very relaxed.....
» 7/09/2010 9:13:10 PM . AN AUSTRALIAN BURQA & NIQAB . The burqa and niqab appear to be an inexhaustible inspi.....
» 7/09/2010 2:07:55 AM . Dear Squeers, . Thank you very much for your very interesting and all too brief cours.....
» 7/09/2010 1:46:08 AM . Dear David F., . "Hegel saw freedom as humanity working together as an organic w.....
» 6/09/2010 2:03:30 AM . Dear David F., . "I have no reason to think that the Marxist societies would be .....
» 6/09/2010 1:46:26 AM . Dear Squeers, . I confirm my association by telepathy with David in his reply to your.....
» 5/09/2010 1:46:11 AM . Dear David and Squeers, . The financial crisis hurricane that swept through Europe on.....
» 4/09/2010 2:47:16 AM . Dear David F., . I have it from the horse's mouth that it was not George (dubya) Bush.....
» 4/09/2010 1:52:02 AM . Dear Squeers, . I am sure I have no lessons to give either you or David F. regarding .....
» 3/09/2010 10:11:23 PM . Dear David F., . "Marx suffered during his life. Some people can suffer and tran.....
» 3/09/2010 7:13:39 AM . Dear All-, David F. and Squeers, . Karl Marx is a closed book. He wrote the final cha.....
» 2/09/2010 7:01:31 AM . Dear David F., . Passing from theory to practice, whatever the domain, is a perilous .....
» 28/08/2010 11:36:59 PM . Contnued ... . What the Sahih al-Bukhari text does reveal, however, is that not only .....
» 28/08/2010 9:56:34 PM . Origin of Islamic Hijab: . Prior to the Hijab, women used to cover their heads with t.....
» 28/08/2010 4:32:08 AM . Dear ALGOREisRICH, . I wrote "thread" not "web". Four fibres inti.....
» 27/08/2010 7:35:53 AM . Dear federalist, . Thank you for your remarks. You indicate: "In a free co.....
» 25/08/2010 11:36:17 PM . Oops and oops again ... . I am sure you will all have corrected my spelling of ".....
» 25/08/2010 11:28:04 PM . Oops ... I meant to say ... . "The athorisation should apply to CONSENTING adult.....
» 25/08/2010 11:19:11 PM . A legal Australian burqa & niqab ! . Provided commonly accepted public codes of decen.....
» 24/08/2010 8:48:58 PM . Continued ... . Need I add that in a democracy such as Australia, any political allia.....
» 24/08/2010 8:38:35 PM . Well, it looks like ... . a majority of Australians does not want either Gillard or A.....
» 24/08/2010 5:15:50 AM . Continued ... . Need I add that in a democracy such as Australia, any political allia.....
» 23/08/2010 11:36:05 PM . Well, it looks like ... . a majority of Australians does not want either Gillard or A.....
» 20/08/2010 8:12:12 AM . Dear Ron in Bennelong, . Re: Your comment on page 10 of this thread: I am sorry I ha.....
» 18/08/2010 3:18:03 AM . Dear Ron in Bennelong, . Indeed, Australia is a "commonwealth" or, in other.....
» 17/08/2010 7:16:54 PM . Dear Ron in Bennelong, . It's nice to hear that "Gillard wants a Republic when t.....
» 17/08/2010 1:36:47 AM . My dear compatriots, . Please allow me to suggest that the day we feel sufficiently m.....
» 10/08/2010 9:21:33 PM . Dear Squeers, . The larvatus prodeo of Descartes suits me better than even the most f.....
» 10/08/2010 6:19:08 PM . Dear Squeers, . That is quite a remarkable text. If Freud could re-read it today, the.....
» 9/08/2010 9:05:27 PM . ooups ! . Obviously, I meant to write "... I do NOT consider it important ...&qu.....
» 9/08/2010 8:59:36 PM . Dear One under God, . I appreciatze your efforts on my behalf. I have carefully exam.....
» 8/08/2010 9:29:34 PM . Dear One under God, . I am both touched and honoured that you wish to share your spir.....
» 8/08/2010 7:15:14 AM . Dear AJ Philips, . Thank you for your comments and that interesting link. It certainl.....
» 7/08/2010 5:00:45 AM . Dear Oliver & David F., . Many thanks for your comments and information on the questi.....
» 5/08/2010 11:33:28 PM . Dear AJ Philips, . You wrote to George: " ...there is absolutely no evidence wh.....
» 2/08/2010 11:38:02 PM . Dear Squeers, Dear Oliver, . Thank you for your comments on the "Case for the ex.....
» 2/08/2010 7:46:22 PM . Dear David F, . Back on page 65 of this thread I noted that in your excellent text on.....
» 1/08/2010 7:04:28 PM . Dear David F, . In my previous post to you, I have just noticed I added a colon punct.....
» 1/08/2010 2:03:27 AM . Dear David F, . As you brilliantly explained to ALGOREisRICH on another thread, (http.....
» 1/08/2010 1:33:37 AM . Continued … . Pliny, a contemporary of Tacitus, was Governor of Bithynia in Asia Mino.....
» 1/08/2010 1:30:53 AM . Dear all, . A very good friend of mine presents the case for the existence of Jesus as.....
» 29/07/2010 12:01:12 AM . Dear Squeers, . Thank you for your reading suggestions. I'll look them up with intert.....
» 28/07/2010 7:30:06 AM . Continued ... Dear David, ... . Naturally, I agree with your point by point criticism.....
» 28/07/2010 7:25:44 AM . Dear David, . Your indictment of Karl Marx on the basis of the facts cited is perfect.....
» 8/07/2010 6:42:01 PM . Dear Ludwig, . In the event of amalgamation, a more prosperous New Zealand would be a.....
» 8/07/2010 8:24:31 AM . AN AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND REPUBLIC . I see more good reasons for this to happen tha.....
» 6/07/2010 7:40:26 PM . AN AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND REPUBLIC . Hi everyone ! Perhaps you may be interested i.....
» 4/07/2010 3:33:12 AM . Dear George, . " ... you have the right to thus dismiss any field of enquiry ........
» 2/07/2010 10:21:08 PM . Dear George, . " ... the interface between the philosophies of science and relig.....
» 2/07/2010 1:25:27 AM . Dear George, . ">>Belief in the supernatural is irrelevant to the project&.....
» 30/06/2010 9:06:24 AM . Dear George & Oliver, . Sustained intellectual developement certainly seems the right.....
» 29/06/2010 2:22:12 AM . Dear George & Oliver, . AJ's comments seem quite pertinent. Employing science as an .....
» 28/06/2010 9:02:53 AM . Dear George, . You wrote: "... I am not sure what could play the role of mathem.....
» 27/06/2010 1:34:39 AM . Dear George, . That's OK. I was just concerned you may not understand what I was tryi.....
» 26/06/2010 9:39:03 AM . OOPS ... ! . Yes, I meant a 500 page thesis ... ......
» 26/06/2010 9:31:36 AM . Dear George, . You are quite right. We have to adopt a common definition of what we a.....
» 25/06/2010 8:06:55 PM . ANOTHER BASH AT THE NAIL ! . Please excuse me for having another bash at the nail. As.....
» 25/06/2010 9:08:07 AM . ON THE NATURE OF SWEEPING STATEMENTS . In addition to the various sweeping statements.....
» 24/06/2010 8:34:39 AM . Dear George, . I googled as you suggested and obtained the following results: ".....
» 23/06/2010 9:58:59 AM . SCIENCE V RELIGION / THE NUMINOUS, THEORIA, VISIONS, MIRACLES ... . Competition betw.....
» 23/06/2010 9:51:30 AM . Dear George, . By "scientific proof" I mean whatever justifies the assertio.....
» 22/06/2010 2:42:51 AM . Dear George, . I understand you are wondering what religion is and what purpose it se.....
» 18/06/2010 8:43:24 AM . Dear David F . As regards the occasional outlandish statements of our camerade-in-wri.....
» 17/06/2010 1:37:02 AM . Dear Runner, . My question: "Who can honestly imagine that all the "pervers.....
» 16/06/2010 11:39:19 PM . Dear Runner, . Re: your post, page 10: "Adults have the right pretend that God .....
» 16/06/2010 8:16:39 AM . @ ALGOREisRICH NEITHER INFORMATION NOR INDICATION . It is not the role of publcs sc.....
» 15/06/2010 11:33:11 PM . SOME GO FOR THE BODIES & "SOULS" AS WELL . There are no "more noble&qu.....
» 12/06/2010 6:58:32 AM . OH YOU SAID REALITY ? . I guess that's what hits you when you cross a busy road witho.....
» 11/06/2010 9:49:40 AM . DID YOU SAY TRUTH ? . Off the cuff, I would say that truth is information that has no.....
» 6/06/2010 6:26:22 AM . Dear David F., . Thanks for the explanation. That's quite clear. ......
» 5/06/2010 9:12:10 PM . Dear Oliver, . "I suspect the case has more to the quality of the "locus&qu.....
» 5/06/2010 8:43:47 PM . Dear George, . "I am not sure what “principle“ you are referring to" I was.....
» 5/06/2010 5:37:08 AM . Dear George, . Thanks for taking a double dip at my question on observer dependence. .....
» 4/06/2010 10:54:18 PM . Dear George, . Thank you for the introduction to what appears to be interesting readi.....
» 3/06/2010 11:48:33 PM . Dear Oliver, Dear David F., . I am intrigued by your observations regarding the relat.....
» 3/06/2010 7:24:00 AM . Dear Suzeonline, . "No creationist can ever 'prove' that God created the world o.....
» 1/06/2010 11:34:42 PM . PERCEPTION, INTERPRETATION, COMMUNICATION . Science and religion appear to be the yin.....
» 1/06/2010 8:42:01 AM . Dear Oliver, . "Was the creation of Satan intelligent design? God in so doing ul.....
» 30/05/2010 10:59:13 PM . Dear Oliver, . "Can God create a better designer, more capable than himself? Or .....
» 30/05/2010 9:32:38 AM . THE WONDER OF EVE . It was long before Jesus appeared on the scene that the world gav.....
» 28/05/2010 11:21:19 PM . ABRAHAM'S APPLE TREE . So, according to Abraham, it was during a terrible fit of jeal.....
» 27/05/2010 9:59:04 PM . SCIENCE AND RELIGION . Somebody suggested, earlier on, that the tree of knowledge was.....
» 27/05/2010 5:16:56 AM . TOO MANY GODS SPOIL THE BROTH ! . Abraham detested looking after the shop in his fath.....
» 25/05/2010 11:03:52 PM . Dear Bugsy, . If, as I suggested in my recent post, the subject of discussion on this.....
» 25/05/2010 8:33:01 PM . I D A PLEONASM ? . Please excuse my ignorance but I must confess I am rather surprise.....
» 25/05/2010 8:19:28 AM . PUBLIC RELATIONS . Public relations defined as the interaction of an individual wit.....
» 23/05/2010 8:41:19 PM . Dear Oliver . I see you have just chalked up a century on Mary's forum. Quite a remar.....
» 23/05/2010 1:24:04 AM . Dear Oliver, . " ... the matter of ridding the Church of the cover-up cardinals .....
» 21/05/2010 10:22:28 AM . Dear Oliver, . I do not think there is much to expect or to hope for in the way of ch.....
» 20/05/2010 1:44:49 AM . Dear Oliver, . Thank you for warning me that Benedict is a world class politician in .....
» 19/05/2010 6:21:41 AM . Dear Oliver, . Thank you for that interesting comment. Also, as you suggest to the mu.....
» 17/05/2010 2:45:38 AM . Dear Oliver, As George bows out and Mary remains discretely silent, please allow me to.....
» 13/05/2010 1:36:28 AM . Dear Mary, This is just to let you know I checked in to see if you replied to my post .....
» 12/05/2010 9:09:58 AM . Dear Mary, Perhaps you will agree that the first priority of the church should be to e.....
» 16/08/2009 10:50:21 PM . FREE TO CHOOSE . Now that society has authorized Mr Rossiter to choose whether he pre.....
» 10/08/2009 10:42:22 PM . EUTHANASIA TER . It must be more that ten years ago now that Peter, the elder brother.....
» 9/08/2009 11:23:29 PM . EUTHANASIA BIS . A well-to -do farmer in the Calvados in Normandy took a liking to Di.....
» 8/08/2009 1:16:58 AM . EUTHANASIA . My brother and I grew up with a dog called Nippy. Somebody left the gate.....
» 7/08/2009 11:01:36 PM . A MIND IN A JAR . I must confess that I do not know the details of this case. However.....
» 30/07/2009 8:16:33 PM . A LITTLE CLOSER TO HOME . I am sorry to have to repeat myself but I have already post.....
» 30/07/2009 7:48:23 PM . THE MASKS HAVE FALLEN ! . The French president, Nicholas Sarkozy (alias Napoleon Bona.....
» 27/07/2009 10:40:54 PM . THE REVELATION OF HIDDEN IDENTITY . What does hidden identity reveal? That you have s.....
» 30/03/2009 11:01:07 PM ... HOW ABOUT DEPUTY SHERIFF OF THE USA ? ... The world-wide image of Australia's Prime.....
» 28/02/2009 8:52:34 AM ... @ SHOWDOWN MINISTER ... That is the tendency. Is it fatality ? Do we have no choice .....
» 25/02/2009 9:56:54 PM ... @ DEAR WHISTLER, ... Reading your post brought back fond memories of that well-known .....
» 24/02/2009 8:29:03 AM ... WHY OPPOSE ASSIMILATION AND SELF-DETERMINATION ? ... In determining oneself, why shou.....
» 18/02/2009 10:11:23 PM ... SLAVERY TODAY ... Despite the fact that slavery was abolished officially some 150 yea.....
» 14/02/2009 9:04:19 PM ... REDUCING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE ... The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Ter.....
» 14/02/2009 6:34:24 AM ... THE STOLEN GENERATION ... For 80 years, from 1788 to 1868, the British government dep.....
» 12/02/2009 8:28:16 AM ... NEITHER YES NOR NO BUT HOW ? ... ... (continued) ... Yet, to many of us, It seems so .....
» 12/02/2009 8:22:37 AM ... NEITHER YES NOR NO BUT HOW ? ... My understanding is that the Aborigines had been liv.....
» 8/02/2009 11:48:12 PM ... ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR ! ... I am not sure what the gentleman of Scottish origin had i.....
» 8/02/2009 12:33:00 AM ... ONE ACTIVIST MAY HIDE ANOTHER ... “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing thySelf is enli.....
» 6/02/2009 8:50:24 AM @ COL ROUGE … "When all the objectives of government include the achievement of equa.....
» 5/02/2009 11:53:39 PM HI FOXY ! … It was nice meeting you. I enjoyed your company on this debate. We may not ha.....
» 5/02/2009 8:01:27 AM ON DEMOCRACY AND MINORITIES (CONTINUED) … In my previous post, instead of “a non-indigen.....
» 4/02/2009 9:54:38 PM ON DEMOCRACY AND MINORITIES ... I have read or heard it said (I can not remember which),.....
» 4/02/2009 7:31:09 AM @ OJNAB My dear mirrored namesake, I heartily sympathise with you. I often wonder what I.....
» 3/02/2009 6:46:36 AM JUST BECAUSE SOME MINORITY GROUPS DO NOT IDENTIFY WITH AUSTRALIA'S BRITISH HERITAGE DOES N.....
» 3/02/2009 5:03:37 AM “THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT AUSTRALIA DAY MARKS THE DATE OF WHITE SETTLEMENT AND NOTHING BEFO.....
» 2/02/2009 2:46:56 AM ON CULTURE AND CIVILISATION (CONTINUED) I see the the aborigines as having suffered from .....
» 2/02/2009 2:44:15 AM ON CULTURE AND CIVILISATION It seems to me that the epitome of culture and civilisation i.....
» 31/01/2009 8:13:57 PM BANJO PATERSON FOREVER Our hosts at On Line Opinion have informed me it is not possible t.....
» 30/01/2009 5:40:22 AM BANJO PATERSON IS NOT BANJO ! Apparently it is not so easy to change one's pseudo or nick.....
» 30/01/2009 5:13:43 AM BANJO PATERSON IS NOT BANJO ! The proximity of the two pseudos is understandably creating.....
» 28/01/2009 9:40:26 AM AUSTRALIA DAY Please allow me to suggest that Australia Day should be the day Australia b.....
» 14/01/2009 6:30:19 AM Hi Legal Eagle ! Thank you for your comments on justice and religion. I guess it all goes.....
» 13/01/2009 9:05:55 AM Hi Grim! I sure hope you are right. Being "close to the ground" sounds like a c.....
» 12/01/2009 7:16:03 PM @ Grim & Peter the Believer I suspect it is a little too early for a majority of Australi.....
» 12/01/2009 6:32:57 AM @ Legal Eagle The French president recently announced that the "juge d'instruction&q.....
» 21/11/2008 5:24:15 AM I appreciate your factual updates on local government, Scott. They are always well documen.....

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