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» 27/09/2019 4:24:28 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I think drag queens telling stories to kiddies is rather amusing. I.....
» 25/09/2019 2:59:11 PM continued I don’t label it a sin either nor do I think being gay is an ideology. Sexualit.....
» 25/09/2019 2:53:32 PM continued https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/palestine-under-roman-rule/ "Jud.....
» 25/09/2019 2:44:41 PM Dear Armchair Critic, I would like to comment on your remarks. From my point of view reli.....
» 23/09/2019 12:03:23 PM Dear Armchair Critic, There is a woman in a prominent position in the Jewish Bible. http.....
» 23/09/2019 10:47:50 AM Dear Armchair Critic, Not only have transgenders existed in humanity, but non-binary sexu.....
» 23/09/2019 12:57:55 AM Dear OzSpen, My statements are logical and based on reason. I shall not miss your lack of.....
» 22/09/2019 11:11:39 AM Dear OzSpen, It might be good if you showed a bit of humility and admitted that the Bible.....
» 20/09/2019 11:02:26 PM Dear OzSpen, There are books supporting biblical narratives and there are books denying b.....
» 20/09/2019 7:23:54 PM Dear OzSpen, Asserting nonsense does not make it other than nonsense. Asserting that the .....
» 20/09/2019 6:00:16 PM Dear OzSpen, The fact that belief is not evidence is obvious to any reasonable person, bu.....
» 20/09/2019 10:23:14 AM Dear OzSpen, To repeat: “For a human virgin to give birth, for a god or for an afterlife.....
» 19/09/2019 5:20:34 PM Dear runner, To me it seems a good principle that all beliefs must be founded on reason. .....
» 19/09/2019 4:33:52 PM continued H11. The following ethical principles should in general be promoted: 1. Abstai.....
» 19/09/2019 4:31:11 PM Dear Runner, http://vgweb.org/manussa/coreprin.htm contains core principles of secular hu.....
» 19/09/2019 10:14:48 AM The article contains: "I'll believe Labor is serious about promoting religious value.....
» 1/09/2019 1:09:31 PM Dear ttbn, With the Inquisition in which people were tortured and persecuted for question.....
» 1/09/2019 3:23:05 AM Dear runner, Australia is a free country. In Australia a person is free to follow or reje.....
» 31/08/2019 8:31:22 PM Dear OzSpen and ttbn, One great thing about death. It has inspired some beautiful poetry......
» 31/08/2019 6:32:14 PM Dear OzSpen, It is apparent that you must try to make people conform to your image of all.....
» 31/08/2019 12:54:26 PM Dear OzSpen, I have no religious beliefs myself. I do not believe in the afterlife, deity.....
» 30/08/2019 2:12:11 PM Has anybody thought of asking the Greenlanders what they want?.....
» 30/08/2019 9:09:52 AM Perhaps it would be wiser to consider other countries as neither friends nor enemies and r.....
» 29/08/2019 3:38:54 PM Dear Belly, I think you are a good fellow, but I also think it is not wise to be a true b.....
» 29/08/2019 3:31:23 PM Correction The Louisiana Purchase that doubled the area of the United States was due to t.....
» 29/08/2019 3:28:19 PM The Louisiana Purchase that doubled the area of the United States was due to the fact Napo.....
» 25/07/2019 7:41:57 AM Dear NNS, I blacked out in the toilet. My wife found me lying on the floor. Tests at the .....
» 24/07/2019 1:41:49 PM Dear NNS, I just got back from the hospital, and I appreciate your response. You will do.....
» 3/07/2019 1:46:29 AM Dear NNS, The following finds abortion a human right https://www.hrw.org/legacy/women/ab.....
» 2/07/2019 4:07:49 PM continued “In 393 he issued a comprehensive law that prohibited any public non-Christian.....
» 2/07/2019 3:54:43 PM continued I see missionaries as good people who are generally harmful. They may think tha.....
» 2/07/2019 3:48:04 PM continued It may be to the convert’s advantage to convert. East Indians converted to the .....
» 2/07/2019 3:42:42 PM Dear NNS, We have wound up in different places with different ideas of right and wrong. I.....
» 1/07/2019 11:24:20 AM continued I was raised as a Jew. Although I no longer believe there are some Jewish ideas.....
» 1/07/2019 11:15:49 AM continued You and I have different ideas on what is right and wrong. One of my granddaug.....
» 1/07/2019 11:09:33 AM Dear NNS, I very much appreciated you telling me about yourself. The sad fact is that we .....
» 30/06/2019 6:09:27 PM Dear NNS, I was born in Syracuse, NY, USA. I am an only child and wish I weren’t. When I .....
» 30/06/2019 9:52:06 AM Dear NNS, We keep posting each other. Do you want to tell me more about yourself and your.....
» 30/06/2019 8:20:18 AM Dear NNS, Christians have an adage: Hate the sin. Love the sinner. I shall try it. I sh.....
» 29/06/2019 2:11:37 PM Dear NNS, I feel you are posting in good faith. Please give me the same credit. I maintai.....
» 29/06/2019 12:07:41 PM Dear NNS, I do not think you are a monster. You are not a monster. You really do not know.....
» 29/06/2019 8:22:15 AM Dear NNS, The struggle for woman’s rights has been a long, hard struggle. We have until r.....
» 29/06/2019 7:15:18 AM Dear NNS, Human rights are not set in concrete. At this time in civilised, modern Austra.....
» 28/06/2019 8:22:16 PM Dear NNS, I don't see how you can be for woman's rights and deny her the right to have an.....
» 27/06/2019 7:20:02 AM Dear NNS, I am not a corpse. I will become a corpse, but I haven't died yet. There is a d.....
» 24/06/2019 8:21:57 PM Dear NNS, I just noticed that you wrote. "Killing babies is a horrific thing to me.&.....
» 24/06/2019 6:09:08 PM Dear NNS, Farewell, not fairwell. Farewell is a parting hope that the person you are part.....
» 24/06/2019 8:00:06 AM Dear NNS, Your religious views are a strong element in your life. I consider a belief in .....
» 23/06/2019 12:04:17 PM Dear NNS, It is my view that most religions, not just Christianity do more harm than they.....
» 23/06/2019 9:21:48 AM Dear NNS, I have made many references to your religion. It is a source of my concern. I a.....
» 23/06/2019 1:47:12 AM Dear NNS, You wrote: “Move on David. Religion is not the topic here.” Religion is not th.....
» 22/06/2019 9:06:26 AM Dear NNS, If you want to live by the Bible, an archaic book that accepts slavery, forbids.....
» 21/06/2019 4:41:40 AM Dear NNS, There is really no point in continuing a discussion with a person who is convin.....
» 20/06/2019 3:34:56 AM Dear NNS, I favor reducing the harm done by porn. I have acknowledged that porn, alcohol .....
» 19/06/2019 5:56:21 PM Dear NNS, You sure are great for telling others what to do or what they should be ashamed.....
» 17/06/2019 5:32:56 PM Dear Ezhil, I don't want to create a new civilization. I like what we have now with freed.....
» 17/06/2019 1:28:39 PM Dear Ezhil, Porn is not of recent origin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_eroti.....
» 17/06/2019 7:55:35 AM Dear Ezhil. The problem with religion is that it is faith based. A person using his or he.....
» 16/06/2019 9:35:41 PM Religion corrupts people's minds. Possibly the worst is Christianity with its tripartite g.....
» 16/06/2019 8:33:57 AM I was born in 1925 in the US. Alcohol, gambling, porn, abortion and drugs were all banned......
» 15/06/2019 4:08:53 AM Dear NNS, We are no longer arguing as I am weary of this exchange. I listed the things th.....
» 13/06/2019 9:22:53 AM Dear NNS, Your statement that the world is broken and that mankind is broken implies that.....
» 12/06/2019 9:54:17 AM Dear NNS, You wrote: “I don't see a connection between banning or allowing porn, and whet.....
» 11/06/2019 5:01:35 PM Dear Ise Mise, Why is the s there? What does it do?.....
» 11/06/2019 3:07:30 PM Dear NNS, I have looked at the references you cite and agree that porn does more harm tha.....
» 11/06/2019 9:08:42 AM Dear NNS, I have no information about a married couple who was negatively influenced by p.....
» 11/06/2019 6:46:11 AM Dear NNS, You apparently think it is a good thing to be a missionary. I think it is a bad.....
» 11/06/2019 6:10:21 AM Dear NNS, We don’t have to come to agreement on porn or anything else for that matter. Wh.....
» 10/06/2019 9:55:39 AM Dear Is Mise, Your logic is impeccable. Jesus could not be a Christian. However, not only.....
» 10/06/2019 8:48:36 AM Dear NNS, I don’t know what you mean by broken. People and other animals don’t behave as .....
» 9/06/2019 5:52:24 PM Dear NNS, Are there other species besides humans that you consider broken? Are sheep and .....
» 9/06/2019 9:11:20 AM Dear NNS, I don't agree that the human race is broken. I think that is your religion talk.....
» 8/06/2019 5:46:55 AM Dear NNS, One problem with abortion, pornography, alcohol, prostitution, addictive drugs .....
» 7/06/2019 4:12:30 AM Dear runner, You don't really seem to care what a pregnant woman wants. Most people think.....
» 6/06/2019 9:02:09 PM Dear runner, The fetus is human whether you call it a fetus or something else. I haven't .....
» 6/06/2019 7:08:12 PM Dear runner, There is both wisdom and nonsense in the Bible. There is nonsense like the v.....
» 6/06/2019 5:58:48 PM Dear runner, Perhaps you have forgotten these words: Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be n.....
» 6/06/2019 2:13:05 PM Dear runner, Nice to hear from you......
» 6/06/2019 8:00:13 AM Dear NNS, Porn is already restricted, and I think that it should be restricted. A parent .....
» 5/06/2019 9:50:29 AM Dear Is Mise, Porn has become boring to me. At first the novelty of sitting at my desk an.....
» 5/06/2019 9:19:38 AM Dear Hasbeen, Q. Why do mice have very small balls? A. Not many of them know how to danc.....
» 5/06/2019 9:04:28 AM Dear NNS, Porn is not harmless. Alcohol is not harmless. Free speech is not harmless. Pat.....
» 4/06/2019 3:58:05 PM Watching porn is deleterious in some of its effects. It also is good in some of its effect.....
» 4/06/2019 10:32:02 AM Dear HenryL, I find the belief that one is consigned to a place of eternal torment whatev.....
» 4/06/2019 9:48:02 AM Dear Belly, I agree with you. If one is hurt in the making then the activity, whatever it.....
» 4/06/2019 7:50:08 AM A person might be a sleazy politician like Barnaby Joyce. A person might be in the armamen.....
» 3/06/2019 11:31:05 AM Pornography gives a very old man the pleasure of seeing other people doing what he can no .....
» 29/05/2019 3:54:28 PM Christianity is not a product of Jesus. He was a leader of a Jewish cult, and his follower.....
» 24/05/2019 11:18:48 AM Dear NNS & OzSpen, I have noted your comments......
» 22/05/2019 4:59:09 AM Dear NNS, I think it's a great thing that women have the right to a legal abortion. You d.....
» 21/05/2019 8:40:38 AM Dear OzSpen, I wrote <<An eagle has better eyesight. A dog can run faster. A shark .....
» 20/05/2019 10:35:41 PM Dear NNS, Abortion kills the human being inside the pregnant woman. We agree on that. How.....
» 20/05/2019 1:29:35 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Couldn’t access the url. OzSpen wrote: I find it irrational that yo.....
» 20/05/2019 9:05:59 AM Dear NNS, I don’t find the video credible. Dear OzSpen, Comparison of abortion to the N.....
» 19/05/2019 11:18:24 PM Dear NNS, I watched the video. It is propaganda and not factual. The video assumes the sk.....
» 19/05/2019 8:23:03 PM Dear OzSpen, You wrote: In those Scriptures the good news of the Gospel that is accepted .....
» 19/05/2019 1:23:42 PM Dear OzSpen, How do you define who is a Buddhist, Jew, Hindu or Muslim? I define them in .....
» 19/05/2019 6:41:50 AM Dear NNS and Ozpen, I support Australian law which gives a woman the right to have a lega.....
» 18/05/2019 10:53:29 PM Dear NNS, The article is called: “Does it matter if abortion kills babies?” The question.....
» 18/05/2019 7:43:22 PM Dear OzSpen, There is no true representation of God, the virgin birth and other Christian.....
» 18/05/2019 6:21:44 PM If parents want to indoctrinate their children in fantasies such as Santa Claus, the tooth.....
» 17/05/2019 10:02:50 AM Unfortunately, What the author calls religious freedom and the right to discriminate again.....
» 17/05/2019 6:22:07 AM Dear NNS, The problem with adoption is that it does not terminate a pregnancy. A woman wh.....
» 16/05/2019 2:53:20 PM Continued It is important that there is a planet in which future generations of humans an.....
» 16/05/2019 2:46:06 PM continued For a happy home life for children while controlling population growth some cou.....
» 16/05/2019 2:26:10 PM Dear NNS, No species can increase without limit. There are two basic reproductive strateg.....
» 16/05/2019 2:20:54 AM Dear OzSpen, A Christian is any one who identifies as a Christian whatever their belief o.....
» 15/05/2019 10:17:24 AM Dear NNS: You wrote: David f. A Christian's faith does affect many of their perspectives .....
» 14/05/2019 4:45:17 PM Dear OzSpen, I have not associated you with the mentally ill by calling your Christian be.....
» 14/05/2019 9:57:25 AM Dear OzSpen, Your faith, in my opinion, is a silly superstition. If you are secure in it .....
» 14/05/2019 5:33:34 AM Dear OzSpen, Of course, I meant Bishop Spong. Possibly you should look up what ad hominem.....
» 13/05/2019 9:41:44 AM Dear OzSpen, You chose to address me. I answered you, You wanted to persuade me to abando.....
» 13/05/2019 2:09:35 AM Dear OzSpen, I sympathise with your distress in dealing with someone who wants no part of.....
» 12/05/2019 11:19:10 PM Dear NNS, We need more than contraceptives being available. We need people trained to use.....
» 12/05/2019 11:46:26 AM Dear runner, My intelligence explains more of my godless worldview than my sad childhood......
» 12/05/2019 8:12:40 AM Dear NNS, Contraception is available, but many people are untrained in its use. If all gi.....
» 11/05/2019 11:47:39 PM It would have been better had I been aborted. My mother and father were an ill-matched pai.....
» 11/05/2019 9:31:28 PM Dear NNS, When I was working in the Netherlands one of my colleagues was a Dutchman named.....
» 11/05/2019 9:25:29 AM Dear NNS, You want to limit or eliminate abortions. One way to cut down on abortions is t.....
» 10/05/2019 10:49:13 PM The fetus is alive, and the woman who carries the fetus is alive. Somehow I feel the life .....
» 10/05/2019 6:52:00 PM Dear runner, You just call me dishonest. My post is entirely honest. Apparently dishonest.....
» 10/05/2019 5:42:34 PM Abortion does NOT kill babies, teenagers or old people. To be any of those things you have.....
» 25/04/2019 6:08:14 PM continued Few would begrudge the opportunity for the faith community to agree upon an ecu.....
» 25/04/2019 6:06:12 PM continued After the war, says Belcher, most Australian clergy were reluctant to partici.....
» 25/04/2019 6:01:20 PM continued As a group, the Anzacs were not religious. After the war, Australians were prof.....
» 25/04/2019 5:53:12 PM Following is by Chrys Stevenson Time to take religion out of Anzac commemorations by tha.....
» 25/04/2019 12:55:21 PM Dear Is Mise, I realise what has happened. I remember reading that the common law had no .....
» 25/04/2019 8:15:52 AM African people might be able to feed themselves if they were able to stay on their land ra.....
» 24/04/2019 11:44:53 PM Dear Is Mise, We each cited a source. Yours mentioned Christianity. Mine didn't. I looked.....
» 24/04/2019 10:26:59 PM Dear Is Mise, I won't argue about it any more. The following article on the basis of comm.....
» 24/04/2019 3:52:40 PM Dear o sung wu, Australia is a secular country with a Christian majority. Australian lite.....
» 24/04/2019 3:48:16 PM Dear Is Mise, The precedent is decided on the outcomes of previous cases. In such a manne.....
» 24/04/2019 11:47:47 AM Dear o sung wu, In no place in the Australian Constitution is Christianity mentioned or e.....
» 24/04/2019 10:34:42 AM Dear Is Mise, Religious holidays are religious holidays. Anzac day is not a religious hol.....
» 24/04/2019 10:31:21 AM Dear o sung wu, I do not advocate Christians losing their Christian principles. It just s.....
» 23/04/2019 11:26:29 PM Dear Is Mise, The cause of the fire has been attributed to a faulty electrical connection.....
» 23/04/2019 11:16:28 PM Dear Is Mise, 93.756 is not all. The ceremony should include all......
» 23/04/2019 3:07:42 PM Dear Is Mise, A tenant does have some responsibility even though it's the landlord's prop.....
» 23/04/2019 12:55:12 PM Australia has fought no religious wars, and its soldiers were of different religions and n.....
» 23/04/2019 12:42:08 PM IMHO regardless of who owns the building and its cultural impact the cathedral is a Cathol.....
» 22/04/2019 1:31:51 PM I feel guilty for having three, but I had a great talk with my first born this am. So far .....
» 22/04/2019 10:16:50 AM Dear Canem Malum, Primogeniture creates its own problems. In the eleventh century it crea.....
» 22/04/2019 8:08:50 AM Dear Belly, You wrote: "…we humans are sometimes not all that bright. Right now we r.....
» 21/04/2019 6:03:31 PM Dear OzSpen, The Bible which you characterised as a 'reliable' document has many inconsis.....
» 21/04/2019 3:57:45 PM Dear OzSpen, "I have never said anything against fairies, unicorns, Santa Claus, elv.....
» 21/04/2019 1:24:40 PM Dear ttbn, I don't know either how one can experience God. We can't even control most of .....
» 21/04/2019 11:21:03 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, One useful source for philosophy and philosophers is https://stanfo.....
» 21/04/2019 5:15:47 AM Banjo Paterson wrote: "Belief based on nature is close to the pantheistic philosophie.....
» 20/04/2019 10:36:55 AM Dear NNS, Some people believe in God. Other people don't believe in God. It is nothing to.....
» 20/04/2019 10:28:04 AM OzSpen wrote: "Let's get back to the topic: Outspoken Christians will not be tolerate.....
» 20/04/2019 10:12:47 AM OzSpen wrote: "Let's get back to the topic: Outspoken Christians will not be tolerate.....
» 20/04/2019 2:05:57 AM Dear NNS, I think Christianity has inspired many bad things, and it would be better had i.....
» 19/04/2019 5:57:18 PM Dear NNS, Nothing changed my mind. I never denied that genuine believers can't be role mo.....
» 19/04/2019 12:53:54 PM Dear NNS, I believe that genuine believers can be role models and great people. That does.....
» 19/04/2019 10:47:10 AM Dear Belly, Outside of Trump being unfit for high office I am frightened that such an uns.....
» 18/04/2019 9:42:50 PM Dear OzSpen, Please explain how pointing out the flaws of a belief system have anything a.....
» 18/04/2019 2:30:30 PM Dear Is Mise, To the best of my knowledge there have been accounts of miracles at Lourdes.....
» 18/04/2019 11:29:56 AM continued A friend is a former Lutheran pastor. Part of his training was in St. Olaf’s se.....
» 18/04/2019 11:25:30 AM Dear Is Mise, I’m suspicious of ‘miraculous’ cures, but I looked up Lourdes. I found: ht.....
» 17/04/2019 10:51:45 AM Dear Is Mise, There are many tales of miracles. I don't try to explain any. If I were pre.....
» 17/04/2019 9:22:49 AM Dear Ozspen, You wrote: "You will never understand God and his attributes from natur.....
» 17/04/2019 8:49:42 AM Dear OzSpen, You will believe what you will. To me your beliefs are superstition......
» 16/04/2019 10:14:18 PM Dear The Inspector, Seneca, the Roman philosopher, described religion as a social tool of.....
» 16/04/2019 9:30:07 AM At some point all religions have a beginning. It is my belief that at some point all relig.....
» 16/04/2019 8:41:35 AM Dear The Inspector, Religion is not just a matter of belief. It is also a matter of ident.....
» 15/04/2019 7:00:23 PM OzSpen wrote: “You are outspoken about Christianity being nonsense. Should your views be r.....
» 15/04/2019 12:22:10 PM Dear OzSpen, Is there any reason I should not state my opinion as to Christianity and Isl.....
» 15/04/2019 11:50:29 AM The basic problem that faces the world today is the presence of humans. When we become ext.....
» 15/04/2019 10:03:40 AM Dear Belly, I think better than one set of laws for all would be to have fewer laws and l.....
» 15/04/2019 9:35:20 AM Dear SteeleRedux, You are correct. I am influenced by the USA concept of freedom of speec.....
» 14/04/2019 8:22:12 PM Kaepernick is now suing the National Football League of the United States. His suit conten.....
» 14/04/2019 5:12:27 PM Dear SteeleRedux, The black athletes were protesting intolerance while Folau was promotin.....
» 14/04/2019 11:23:01 AM Banjo Paterson wrote: "If Israel Folau wants to express his opinion about LGBT people.....
» 14/04/2019 7:25:36 AM Dear Belly, I hope at some future date you can look up to the USA again. I hope the gover.....
» 13/04/2019 2:11:02 PM Whether one thinks a president is good or bad depends on one’s views. To me some key issu.....
» 13/04/2019 7:44:36 AM I have changed my mind. I support the action of the black athletes in the United States wh.....
» 13/04/2019 6:19:43 AM In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought .....
» 12/04/2019 3:37:17 PM Israel Folau is a healthy human being and can find some other source of income. Nobody is .....
» 12/04/2019 11:40:32 AM Israel Folau has violated no law, and he is penalised by no law. However, consider this. .....
» 11/04/2019 12:38:08 PM Dear Belly, I agree with your view of Trump. I think he is bad for the United States and .....
» 11/04/2019 10:36:07 AM Dear NNS, Not only do I not hate Trump, but a feeling of benevolence comes over me toward.....
» 10/04/2019 10:27:52 PM Dear NNS, I appreciate very much that we are conducting this interchange without calling .....
» 9/04/2019 6:28:12 PM Dear Belly, I think many of those who support Trump are quite aware of his true nature an.....
» 9/04/2019 10:32:37 AM Dear NNS, You wrote: “Trump is creating family clinics that aren't abortion clinics? That.....
» 9/04/2019 9:20:49 AM Dear NNS, I have absolutely no objection to preachers and pastors talking openly from the.....
» 8/04/2019 9:50:24 AM It has been a long hard fight for women to have access to safe and legal abortion in the U.....
» 8/04/2019 3:07:20 AM There is no necessity to hate Trump. I wish him a happy and fulfilled life, but I think he.....
» 8/04/2019 3:02:36 AM Dear NNS, I agree that the two state solution is ridiculous. Israel cannot be both a demo.....
» 8/04/2019 2:15:52 AM Dear NNS, Although I find Trump despicable as a person you may note that the post with wh.....
» 7/04/2019 9:41:20 AM Dear NNS, Welcome to the thread. We need neither to embrace nor avoid each other. Let the.....
» 6/04/2019 7:54:51 AM 'It is America You never know what you can trust, out of any mouth from that country' Dea.....
» 5/04/2019 11:33:56 AM I am 93 and agree with ttbn......
» 5/04/2019 11:17:20 AM My wife and I have discussed our deaths. We are looking for someone who will provide trans.....
» 4/04/2019 4:54:32 AM https://www.pewresearch.org/science/quiz/science-knowledge-quiz/ is a quiz that gives an i.....
» 2/04/2019 8:53:35 PM "A foolish man calls an afl player a monkey (actually evolutionary teaching)" D.....
» 2/04/2019 6:46:56 PM Planned Parenthood is a great organization. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_Parenth.....
» 2/04/2019 1:05:08 PM Dear Foxy, I know about Trump's racist statements. That is why I wrote that he is exacerb.....
» 2/04/2019 11:14:54 AM I don't believe Trump is anti-Jewish. I don't think he is for or against any ethnic group .....
» 1/04/2019 9:32:05 PM Dear runner, I call it like it is......
» 1/04/2019 9:01:16 PM Dear SteeleRedux, I do not think the vulgar orange oaf is fit to be president. An unfit p.....
» 31/03/2019 8:35:34 PM "Like the destruction of the cultivated Chinese by the Mongols the West stands to be .....
» 31/03/2019 5:59:22 PM Dear o sung wu, We have different opinions but consider this. A person’s religion, politi.....
» 31/03/2019 1:58:55 PM Dear Is Mise, If you're stoked with aphrodisiacs you don't want to leave the house......
» 31/03/2019 1:06:48 PM Dear Is Mise, I agree with you. The money has to be wisely spent. much of the money sent .....
» 31/03/2019 10:57:19 AM People are fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador because conditions are so bad in th.....
» 30/03/2019 7:14:49 PM Dear o sung wu, I think it is extremely important that a national leader be knowledgeable.....
» 30/03/2019 3:16:00 PM Dear Hasbeen, I shudder at the thought of giving a gun to the dear 82 year old lady who i.....
» 30/03/2019 11:05:50 AM Dear o sung wu, I don’t support government aid to the Olympics in any sport. If people wa.....
» 29/03/2019 5:26:12 PM continued Eisenhower pointed out the dangers of militarism http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20.....
» 29/03/2019 5:20:55 PM Dear Belly, One of the great flaws in my country, the USA, is the extent to which it has .....
» 29/03/2019 10:56:48 AM Dear Canem Malum, You wrote: "The concept of how power should be structured in commu.....
» 29/03/2019 8:59:53 AM Dear Canem Malum, I think your analysis of the Second Amendment is correct and was applic.....
» 29/03/2019 4:37:34 AM I have never seen a post by runner which I can agree with. I think what he posts of his wo.....
» 28/03/2019 10:00:17 PM //Clinton and the Democrats are just no damn good.// That is childish. I think Trump is a.....
» 28/03/2019 7:30:48 PM The second amendment to the US Constitution states: A well regulated Militia, being neces.....
» 28/03/2019 2:59:01 PM Dear mhaze, The evidence for Trump being in the pocket of the NRA is in his own words. h.....
» 27/03/2019 4:45:45 PM I am a citizen of the US and Australia and, as such, have the privilege of voting in elect.....
» 25/03/2019 8:55:23 AM For conviction under trial after the official has been impeached a 2/3 vote of the Senate .....
» 25/03/2019 8:43:04 AM Clinton was impeached. Impeachment in US law is the House of Representatives recommending .....
» 8/01/2019 10:52:24 AM Dear Aidan, Catalonia is a good counter example. As I see it the more basic problem is th.....
» 7/01/2019 11:52:40 PM Dear Canem Malum, No help to the South would have been enough. Their economy rested on sl.....
» 7/01/2019 1:30:50 PM Dear Canem Malum, I think Lincoln took into account the views of the South. A significant.....
» 6/01/2019 11:07:55 PM Dear Josephus, I do not think Marxist atheism is good. I believe that government should n.....
» 6/01/2019 10:36:23 AM Dear Canem Malum, We tend to define religion in terms of the religion we are familiar wit.....
» 6/01/2019 8:32:20 AM Dear Josephus, There is no more reason to accept the creation myth in the Koran than ther.....
» 6/01/2019 7:22:02 AM Dear Josephus, There is no evidence that any deity is other than a human invention. There.....
» 5/01/2019 8:28:52 PM Female genital mutilation is neither unique to Islam nor practiced by all Muslims. https:.....
» 5/01/2019 9:08:04 AM Dear Canem Malum, Self determination is defined as the process by which a country determi.....
» 4/01/2019 2:16:02 PM I am also glad that there is an effort to eliminate FGM. As an American citizen I am distr.....
» 4/01/2019 10:31:40 AM Dear Foxy, We not only put our values on the nations which do not share our culture we pu.....
» 4/01/2019 4:42:51 AM Dear Canem Malum, I have argued neither for nor against Cultural Relativism. I just point.....
» 3/01/2019 7:20:12 PM Dear Foxy, I am aware that accusing Marx of antisemitism would have been an anachronism. .....
» 3/01/2019 11:22:13 AM Foxy wrote: “However, we can see that Marxism will continue to be a powerful totem of evil.....
» 1/01/2019 4:20:57 PM Dear Steele Redux, Point noted......
» 1/01/2019 10:41:08 AM Many of the posters on this thread seem to have the notion, "We're good. They're bad......
» 1/01/2019 8:14:37 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Communism is essence holds that society or the state owns the means.....
» 1/01/2019 1:28:42 AM Dear Aidan, The fact that people were killed in the name of anti-communism does not negat.....
» 31/12/2018 5:56:50 PM The number of corpses produced by various Marxist regimes is a large number. I see the Com.....
» 14/12/2018 8:13:53 AM Economic development can stem the export of people. However, if it is not accompanied by b.....
» 21/11/2018 7:27:36 PM When I lived in the USA I found the nasal twang of country (or hill-billy) singers unpleas.....
» 21/11/2018 8:54:18 AM The author equates Yankee with American. There was a Civil War between the United States o.....
» 16/11/2018 11:03:57 AM Turnbull from Wentworth Spouts bull of no worth.....
» 14/11/2018 11:17:44 PM Dear OzSpen, The stories in the Bible are only evidence that some humans wrote down the f.....
» 14/11/2018 7:13:19 PM Dear runner, You and I will both die. That will be the end for both of us. There will be .....
» 14/11/2018 4:10:53 PM David f 'You keep accusing me of being corrupt and having other bad qualities' runner, “n.....
» 13/11/2018 6:15:13 PM Dear runner, You keep accusing me of being corrupt and having other bad qualities. I gues.....
» 13/11/2018 5:44:24 PM Batman may need Robin, but an all-powerful, all-knowing God should have no need of Jesus o.....
» 13/11/2018 2:37:53 PM The Bible cites God as the source of both good and evil: Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, a.....
» 13/11/2018 9:37:50 AM If God wanted humans to behave well why forbid them to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Kno.....
» 8/11/2018 4:30:22 PM From “Ignorance” by Robert Graef: Conservatives have been have been more active in censor.....
» 4/11/2018 7:19:40 PM Dear ttbn, You are also human......
» 4/11/2018 5:39:26 PM "The Left. Sounds like The Pox, or The Plague, only more dangerous." Some think.....
» 2/11/2018 8:45:01 AM Dear Belly, We really still don't know for sure what happened. It was a party line vote a.....
» 2/11/2018 8:08:41 AM Dear NNS, You can't seem to let go. You seem compelled to carry on, to express your view .....
» 1/11/2018 10:48:26 PM Dear Aidan, Kavanaugh could have been telling the truth about being a virgin. He still co.....
» 1/11/2018 6:34:42 PM Dear runner, I believe that both Judge Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him were telli.....
» 1/11/2018 9:38:44 AM Dear NNS, We differ so much. You addressed me in a post. You wrote: "If you see miss.....
» 31/10/2018 7:58:39 PM Dear Foxy, My wife is not writing at the moment. Dear runner, Corruption is rampant. Th.....
» 31/10/2018 7:17:38 PM Dear Foxy, As far as I know he is no relation of mine. Capitalism does three things very.....
» 31/10/2018 9:57:52 AM Before the union movement employers could pay what they like. Employers could pay just eno.....
» 30/10/2018 3:22:14 PM Dear Belly, Laws are meant to be observed by everyone. If you insist that everyone wear w.....
» 30/10/2018 12:08:55 PM Dear runner, The Bible is not reliable on many subjects. It is not a scientific textbook,.....
» 30/10/2018 9:12:17 AM Belly wrote: "I would ask that western clothing be warn at all times, no Burka, ever.....
» 30/10/2018 4:38:39 AM Hate is an emotion as is love, hunger, thirst and desire. We satisfy love by being close t.....
» 29/10/2018 5:41:12 PM Continued Rejecting eternal life? Let’s not kid ourselves. You will die. I will die. Whet.....
» 29/10/2018 5:32:37 PM Dear runner, I am not blind. The story of Jesus was written in the New Testament years af.....
» 29/10/2018 4:24:17 PM Dear runner, Maybe you are wicked. I hope not. It seems to me you are a good guy working .....
» 29/10/2018 1:09:11 PM Dear Belly, God condemning his beloved son to torture and death in the New Testament isn'.....
» 29/10/2018 11:29:38 AM Dear runner, Good to hear from you. Stalin’s godless faith of Marxism shares much with t.....
» 29/10/2018 8:20:12 AM Dear NNS, You keep on. You see me as harsh and spiteful. You don't look at yourself. You .....
» 28/10/2018 5:48:09 PM Dear NNS, I will try to resist the urge to communicate further to you. I think we are so .....
» 28/10/2018 4:04:45 PM Dear NNS, You wrote, "Everyone needs redeeming. You might not like that but it's the.....
» 28/10/2018 10:28:27 AM Dear NNS. You wrote: David your counter point is that it's arrogant to try to redeem anot.....
» 28/10/2018 1:48:37 AM Dear Is Mise, There was a Jewish sect which followed Jesus. They were persecuted by Paul......
» 27/10/2018 8:07:34 PM Dear Foxy, I responded to Not_Now.Soon. He addressed me when he wrote: "But as for t.....
» 27/10/2018 6:03:46 PM Dear Is Mise, I have read quite a bit of history. Christ was not a Christian. He was the .....
» 27/10/2018 1:13:33 PM Dear Is Mise, Christianity and Islam are defined by how Christians and Muslims behave - n.....
» 27/10/2018 3:49:40 AM Dear NNS, You also wrote: “At least this helps to try to treat others the way I'd like to.....
» 27/10/2018 3:31:43 AM Dear NNS, I see no necessity to continue to deal with the horrors of Christianity and Isl.....
» 26/10/2018 8:42:11 PM If one feels it's always the people on the other side who are at fault conflict will conti.....
» 26/10/2018 6:52:57 PM Yeats described it well: The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of.....
» 26/10/2018 12:39:09 PM The Bible is not a good source if one is looking for a document that goes against hate. It.....
» 23/10/2018 4:04:32 PM Her sexuality is neither a qualification nor a disqualification. A good person has been el.....
» 23/10/2018 2:34:47 PM The new member from Wentworth is a compassionate, scientifically knowledgeable person with.....
» 23/10/2018 10:29:22 AM The residents of Wentworth have a better economic status than most Australians. That bette.....
» 9/09/2018 8:07:31 PM Dear NNS, You certainly don't have to answer me. You cannot convince me that an imaginary.....
» 9/09/2018 4:10:01 PM Dear NNS, You may be beyond help. You may continue to confuse superstition with truth. I .....
» 6/09/2018 9:23:45 AM Dear NNS, I don't think you investigate the beliefs of others because you have admitted y.....
» 5/09/2018 7:20:21 AM Dear NNS, Since there is no reliable evidence to support your beliefs you may have doubts.....
» 4/09/2018 10:35:25 PM Dear NNS, I would like to help you to be freed from your delusion that there is a superna.....
» 4/09/2018 3:17:28 PM Dear NNS, I haven't looked for gods, vampires, demons, ghosts, devils, sprites, nymphs, m.....
» 3/09/2018 7:03:21 PM I was taught to believe in the God in the Jewish Bible. The God mentioned in the Jewish Bi.....
» 3/09/2018 4:09:00 PM “State schools with monolingual teachers are not capable to teach English to bilingual Mus.....
» 3/09/2018 11:59:30 AM Thank you, Toni Lavis. I should have realised that NNS sees reason as kicking and screamin.....
» 3/09/2018 8:39:42 AM Dear NNS, Again you reveal your bigotry. One only finds God in Christianity. That is abso.....
» 2/09/2018 5:18:31 PM Dear NNS, I was brought up to believe in God. No searching was necessary. After consideri.....
» 2/09/2018 10:14:01 AM Dear NNS, You wrote: “if you've never found God. And I can understand the bias to not not.....
» 1/09/2018 10:44:55 PM Dear NNS, We really don’t know if there is a God. If there is a God we don’t know that th.....
» 31/08/2018 8:48:55 AM Dear NNS, I see no reason why a homosexual person should be celibate any more than a hete.....
» 31/08/2018 8:28:22 AM Dear NNS, To be a tradie, to have a business or to work in many jobs one need not have a .....
» 27/08/2018 8:29:56 AM Dear NNS, Not getting higher education is not an option for many jobs. I could not have h.....
» 26/08/2018 9:07:48 AM Dear NNS, In giving an example of a woman not knowing who had impregnated her you have ma.....
» 25/08/2018 9:59:54 AM Dear NNS, In telling teenagers not to fool around you are ignoring human nature in favour.....
» 24/08/2018 8:57:00 AM Dear NNS, I agree that divorce is not to be taken lightly. However, marriage should not b.....
» 20/08/2018 7:29:05 AM The cause of divorce is marriage. One of the causes of marriage is the push for people to .....
» 17/08/2018 8:36:39 PM Bread was one good thing about the Soviet Union. They had bread stores with possibly 300 d.....
» 17/08/2018 6:43:44 PM I also wrote an article on the Communist Manifesto. It is found at: http://www.onlineopini.....
» 15/08/2018 11:01:39 AM No species including Homo Sapiens can increase indefinitely. We can limit population growt.....
» 14/08/2018 12:26:01 AM Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he tha.....
» 13/08/2018 9:37:13 AM Christianity itself is full of contradictions. It maintains it is a monotheistic faith and.....
» 3/08/2018 9:46:31 PM Dear runner, What do you have against the Catholic Church?.....
» 3/08/2018 3:11:04 PM Dear ALTRAV, It does not come as a surprise to me to hear the Jews backed Hitler. It is c.....
» 3/08/2018 10:20:14 AM Dear ALTRAV, Re Muslim violence, Christian Germans, not Muslims, slaughtered 6,000,000 Je.....
» 2/08/2018 3:48:32 PM Dear runner, Once people believed Thor, Jupiter, Apollo and a lot of other gods existed. .....
» 2/08/2018 2:56:51 PM Dear runner, I don't know whether I am more or less intelligent than Jesus Christ. The th.....
» 2/08/2018 12:30:45 PM People who advocate living by the Bible may not be aware of the questionable passages in t.....
» 2/08/2018 10:17:29 AM Massachusetts did not have separation of church and state until 1833, possibly the last st.....
» 31/07/2018 1:15:25 PM The Baptist mister, Roger Williams, was the first person to use the expression, separation.....
» 31/07/2018 9:10:36 AM Buddhist democracy, Christian democracy, Hindu democracy, Jewish democracy and Muslim demo.....
» 31/07/2018 8:50:36 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, I was referring to the allegation that Winston Churchill in 1924 ord.....
» 30/07/2018 4:41:41 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Winston Churchill said, "The best argument against democracy is.....
» 27/07/2018 8:06:09 AM NNS wrote: "Though you have never had anyone try to convince you of their beliefs, ha.....
» 26/07/2018 8:45:08 PM Dear NNS aka undead human, You are pretty good with the insults calling me a liar. I won'.....
» 26/07/2018 1:21:07 PM Dear Belly, Graham will forward emails. I don't think he will give out email addresses......
» 26/07/2018 8:25:50 AM Dear NNS, I have no vendetta against Christianity. It is a faith that has inspired many p.....
» 25/07/2018 4:47:35 PM Dear Belly, I have an Australian wife. When I retired in 1987 she asked me if I would com.....
» 25/07/2018 1:56:49 PM Dear Belly, Of course it doesn't make it right, and it is part of hill-billy Christian, f.....
» 25/07/2018 9:51:08 AM Dear Belly, The legal, marital age in some states of the US is quite low. https://en.wik.....
» 25/07/2018 3:17:15 AM Dear NNS, It is good advice to try to be respectful. However, can one be respectful to th.....
» 24/07/2018 8:31:01 PM Dear NNS, I don't think you have made any valid points except one. It is good to control .....
» 24/07/2018 6:59:51 PM Dear NNS aka undead human, There is no question that the woman whose body contains the fe.....
» 24/07/2018 9:42:07 AM Dear NNS, I gather that you're a bit upset when others don't see matters the way you woul.....
» 24/07/2018 9:32:22 AM Dear NNS, innocent or guilty does not have meaning to a fetus. I have tried to change the.....
» 24/07/2018 12:51:23 AM The one who knows best how a continuing pregnancy would affect her is the woman who is pre.....
» 23/07/2018 8:55:00 PM Dear MandyMania, You wrote, "If humans continue to legalize abortion in other countr.....
» 23/07/2018 6:28:39 PM Dear NNS, When I worked in the Netherlands there was a man named van Klinken I worked wit.....
» 23/07/2018 4:30:44 AM Dear Toni, Utilitarianism can justify oppression. The greatest good for the greatest numb.....
» 23/07/2018 4:10:44 AM Dear NNS, I am not trying to con you. I think you sincerely believe in your silly, stupid.....
» 23/07/2018 3:25:24 AM Dear NNS, Killing an innocent human being is not murder. Murder is a crime defined by law.....
» 22/07/2018 6:01:43 PM Dear NNS, You are a human being as I am. I believe you are a sincere human being. We are .....
» 22/07/2018 5:21:53 PM Dear NNS, When I wrote of sex as being a normal human drive you wrote: "Anger is al.....
» 22/07/2018 4:49:24 PM Dear NNS, I agree that sex should not promoted as a marketing tool. It is a human drive t.....
» 22/07/2018 4:17:06 PM Dear NNS, You are free to believe in rubbish for which there is no evidence. For ages hum.....
» 22/07/2018 11:13:46 AM Dear NNS, Since all religions are the product of human action it is ridiculous to deny th.....
» 21/07/2018 8:15:45 PM My understanding is that the best countries to live in are the Scandinavian countries and .....
» 21/07/2018 7:55:21 PM Dear NNS, I would rather not have abortions because it is a surgical procedure, and any s.....
» 20/07/2018 7:56:20 PM Dear Foxy, Putin is trained as a KGB. Trump is not a cagy anything. He is a vulgar orange.....
» 20/07/2018 5:10:41 PM Dear Paul1405, There were two revolutions in Russia in 1917. The first was in February an.....
» 20/07/2018 11:08:30 AM Wrong is wrong. Regardless of what was done under the Romanov government the murder of the.....
» 20/07/2018 10:50:20 AM Jesus made some of the fat cats uncomfortable. The religion founded in his name is dominat.....
» 19/07/2018 6:41:49 AM Dear NNS, I do not accuse you of ranting or raving. I think you sincerely have a position.....
» 17/07/2018 8:28:56 PM Dear Yuyutsu, What you say would be legitimate if parents did have a right to indoctrinat.....
» 17/07/2018 6:26:15 PM Dear NNS, We agree that abortion is killing the fetus. I think a woman has a right to kil.....
» 17/07/2018 4:32:28 PM Dear Belly, Islam like any other religion has changed since its invention. Originally Mus.....
» 17/07/2018 4:02:30 PM In the US government funds to religious schools is against the law. There are no chaplains.....
» 16/07/2018 6:04:23 PM Dear NNS, Yes, I think you don't give a damn about women. You're the one who said she sho.....
» 16/07/2018 11:59:55 AM If foreign aid concentrated on education for women, instruction in birth control and popul.....
» 16/07/2018 11:49:15 AM The corruption of property developers is an endemic disease of democracy. It has reached h.....
» 16/07/2018 11:42:00 AM As an American I object to presidential libraries unless it is the private library of a ma.....
» 16/07/2018 8:43:58 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, You wrote: "One would expect that the families of such poor co.....
» 15/07/2018 8:39:37 AM Dear NNS aka undead human, You wrote: "The issue is the death rate to unborn babies .....
» 14/07/2018 6:19:16 AM Dear undead human aka NNS, The right of a woman to have an abortion by a qualified medica.....
» 13/07/2018 8:33:58 PM Dear NNS, To me it is a great social advance that a pregnant woman who does not want the .....
» 13/07/2018 8:30:59 PM Dear NNS, I cannot tell you what was in my cousin’s mind. I know she didn’t tell her moth.....
» 12/07/2018 3:13:38 AM Dear NNS, The problem with my cousin was not the unavailability of adoption. The problem .....
» 12/07/2018 2:24:26 AM Dear NNS, You wrote: "However I am sorry but there are too many occurances of us fig.....
» 12/07/2018 2:12:13 AM Dear NNS, I think you probably are a man who will never will be pregnant and can talk abo.....
» 11/07/2018 9:54:09 PM Dear Joe, It is not his baby, but it is their baby. If pregnancy goes to the end she will.....
» 11/07/2018 8:49:19 PM Dear Mandymania, When one aborts they may be killing another Einstein. They may also be k.....
» 9/07/2018 8:30:49 PM Dear Peter, During WW2 my cousin’s boyfriend went off to war. Two months she got word tha.....
» 9/07/2018 8:48:05 AM Dear Toni Lavis, Thank you for your post of Saturday, 7 July 2018 9:24:42 AM......
» 7/07/2018 3:35:04 PM Dear individual, I do not have monomates as I am an atheist and believe in one fewer god .....
» 7/07/2018 12:17:21 PM Dear Is Mise, Sikhism is monotheistic. My understanding of monotheism is that it is the b.....
» 7/07/2018 9:37:14 AM Dear individual, You wrote: "Just look at Religion, they all say there's only one Go.....
» 7/07/2018 6:40:06 AM Dear NNS, We both feel we are right, and, feeling we are right, makes us heated in speech.....
» 6/07/2018 10:29:00 PM Dear individual, Some fights may be a consequence of the fact that different sides had di.....
» 6/07/2018 9:32:30 AM Dear NNS, A number of years ago I was in Morocco, and a man there told me I was going to .....
» 5/07/2018 9:06:40 PM Dear NNS, You wrote: "If I though you were going to hell and did nothing, wouldn't t.....
» 5/07/2018 6:13:21 PM Dear NNS, You may be a decent fellow, but I feel the missionary effort is in essence evil.....
» 5/07/2018 5:03:55 PM Dear NNS, Probably, that drug addiction is bad is one thing we agree on. I think decrimin.....
» 5/07/2018 4:54:20 PM Dear NNS, Unless my memory is faulty your previous missionary activity did not mention dr.....
» 5/07/2018 3:37:04 PM Social progress has been made by people by people who stood up against oppression and for .....
» 5/07/2018 10:15:07 AM Dear NNS, Should have written: We do not and will not agree on what is good. You can onl.....
» 5/07/2018 10:12:39 AM Dear NNS, We do not and will agree on what is good. You can only do the best that you can.....
» 4/07/2018 8:07:16 PM Dear individual, I never claimed that Eichmann was a nice officer. I wrote that he was no.....
» 4/07/2018 9:46:44 AM Dear Canem Malum, Thank you for your last two posts. I have learned from them......
» 3/07/2018 7:57:25 PM Dear Foxy, The problem is that Eichmann was not a monster. He was an ordinary man who did.....
» 3/07/2018 6:34:02 PM Dear Foxy, As far as I know the four Abrahamic religions are Judaism, Christianity, Islam.....
» 3/07/2018 5:37:52 PM Dear Foxy, You wrote: Anyway, I can assure you not to concern yourself about either my t.....
» 3/07/2018 9:31:01 AM Dear Belly, You wrote: “Our thoughts and opinions about Donald Trump will be measured ri.....
» 2/07/2018 6:48:33 PM Dear o sung wu, You wrote, "They're all the same, wilfully purjured individuals, eve.....
» 2/07/2018 1:02:18 PM Dear Belly, When Labor won under Keating he joyously proclaimed that it was a victory for.....
» 2/07/2018 12:14:15 PM Too many only want to hear from those with the same views that they have. One of the good .....
» 2/07/2018 11:28:15 AM As far as I am concerned gun control was the best thing Howard did. I was an advisor to Se.....
» 1/07/2018 1:29:50 PM Dear o sung wu, The people leaving Trump's staff are all people he appointed. The preside.....
» 1/07/2018 10:41:13 AM Dear runner, Speaking of President Trump: http://fortune.com/2018/02/13/donald-trump-whi.....
» 1/07/2018 10:06:04 AM Dear runner, I feel that Trump is unfit to be president, but I am not angry at him. My an.....
» 1/07/2018 9:42:29 AM Dear runner, You have used the expression, "shake your puny fists at God". I on.....
» 30/06/2018 10:49:06 PM Dear runner, It is not an assumption that your belief system is based on unprovable propo.....
» 30/06/2018 9:11:03 PM Dear runner, All people deserve respect because all people are human beings. No belief sy.....
» 29/06/2018 5:59:10 PM To me it is more reasonable to worship a human than a god. Humans exist. Gods don't. It i.....
» 29/06/2018 12:32:35 AM Dear runner, I have my facts right. The belief that Jesus was born of a virgin is absolut.....
» 28/06/2018 10:19:56 PM Dear runner, The virgin birth prophesy in Isaiah 7:14 is a mistranslation. It came about .....
» 28/06/2018 8:52:17 PM Dear runner, The God of Israel is not the God that Christians worship. The statement of f.....
» 28/06/2018 6:08:12 PM One may have a sincere faith. One may be convinced of the truth of that faith. One may sac.....
» 28/06/2018 3:03:45 PM To the tune of the jazz standard: Six feet two, eyes of blue, Jesus Christ, he was a Jew......
» 26/06/2018 3:47:39 PM Dear runner, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&o.....
» 26/06/2018 3:20:58 PM Dear o sung wu, Could a factor in the different treatment of the Maori and the Australian.....
» 25/06/2018 8:29:08 AM I think Foxy has a beautiful spirit and is capable of seeing the possibilities of somethin.....
» 22/06/2018 7:53:26 PM Leftist? Rightist? I don't think any political grouping is more honest than any other poli.....
» 22/06/2018 6:54:21 PM Dear Loudmouth, In Leviticus, third book of the Jewish Bible, we find the following: Lev.....
» 21/06/2018 4:08:21 PM http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html The Universal Declarati.....
» 20/06/2018 3:31:12 PM Dear o sung wu, That poem was written before Ellis Island was an entry point. There was l.....
» 20/06/2018 11:09:59 AM On the base of the Statue of Liberty is a poem which follows: Not like the brazen giant o.....
» 20/06/2018 7:34:48 AM Trump is a marketing expert. He knows how to sell a product even though the product is sho.....
» 18/06/2018 8:44:19 AM Dear Canem Malum, If supporting Israel makes a group an Israeli front group then the Aust.....
» 17/06/2018 6:05:10 PM Dear Canem Malum, The fact remains that the Anti-Defamation League was founded 35 years b.....
» 17/06/2018 4:51:22 PM Canem Malum: ‘Seems similar to the Anti Defamation League- who appears to be an Israeli f.....
» 17/06/2018 11:46:33 AM Considering that Christian powers were largely responsible for two horrible, destructive W.....
» 17/06/2018 9:47:35 AM Dear runner, Have you read the Koran?.....
» 16/06/2018 8:58:44 PM Dear individual, I guess we see things so differently that further dialog seems pointless.....
» 16/06/2018 6:57:55 PM Dear individual, I agree with Foxy that the site you cited is a hate site. All you are be.....
» 16/06/2018 5:21:03 PM Dear individual, The following is found in the Bible: “Because of this, God greatly exal.....
» 15/06/2018 8:31:40 AM Dear rehctub, You wrote: "but i'm also the first to admit when I get it wrong.".....
» 15/06/2018 1:50:29 AM Dear rehctub, When you prefix a sentence with 'Not that I'm sexist' that's a pretty good .....
» 14/06/2018 5:31:38 PM Dear rehctub, You got your hands dirty and lived an honest life as a butcher. You wrote,.....
» 14/06/2018 5:22:26 PM Dear runner, I can't think of anybody who fits those criteria. It's sometimes a matter of.....
» 14/06/2018 3:38:42 PM Dear runner, Jesus wouldn't qualify as a leader. Jesus told his disciples, "I am the.....
» 14/06/2018 3:13:27 PM Dear Foxy, Qualities for a leader – not necessarily in the order listed: 1. Honesty, cou.....
» 11/06/2018 4:54:32 PM Dear Foxy, You wonder why anyone would vote for Hanson? Sometimes good acts have uninten.....
» 9/06/2018 5:40:43 PM ttbn, I invented nothing. You apparently reject any information which conflicts with your.....
» 9/06/2018 5:08:50 PM Aborigines in Australia and the Americas didn't have the weaponry to keep the European peo.....
» 9/06/2018 5:04:16 PM ttbn, Believe what you will......
» 9/06/2018 2:50:19 PM ttbn, In our society the main opposition to abortion comes from the Catholic Church and f.....
» 9/06/2018 12:46:56 PM Canem Malum wrote: "We're importing irresponsible breeding cultures. People that supp.....
» 8/06/2018 10:17:29 PM I can remember reading in the paper that Pauline Hanson said when first elected that she w.....
» 6/06/2018 7:29:30 PM I don't think we can measure the worth or lack of worth of an idea by the percentage of vo.....
» 6/06/2018 9:14:20 AM Dear Belly, Welcome back. Haven't seen posts from you recently. R u ok?.....
» 24/05/2018 11:49:18 AM Dear ttbn, My point was that it wasn't such a landmark decision since the same decision h.....
» 24/05/2018 11:07:53 AM Catholic officials in the hierarchy have already been convicted of covering up pedophilia......
» 13/04/2018 11:53:01 AM Certainly, all property developers are not corrupt. However, it is true that some citizens.....
» 10/04/2018 10:31:32 AM Turnbull has stated that he wants Australia to be one of the top ten defense (euphemism fo.....
» 6/04/2018 2:42:41 PM Dear o sung wu, WW1 was triggered by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, but the assass.....
» 5/04/2018 9:34:57 PM The book telling the story of German Soviet collaboration is “The Red Army and the Wehrmac.....
» 5/04/2018 8:03:47 PM In 1923 Germany made a deal with the Soviet. Germans trained in panzers and aircraft on Ru.....
» 5/04/2018 3:34:16 PM I was in WW2. My father was in WW1. It is easiest to sell arms when there is a threat of w.....
» 2/04/2018 12:41:29 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, I was not predicting the disappearance of Christianity, I merely sug.....
» 1/04/2018 2:29:25 AM continued I think here, and for the understanding of this problem, we are thrown back upo.....
» 1/04/2018 2:21:21 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Manichaeism extended from Spain to China and lasted from the third t.....
» 27/03/2018 9:50:25 AM continued Many Enlightenment figures such as Voltaire distrusted the common people and th.....
» 27/03/2018 9:48:19 AM continued The man credited with originating the expression, separation of church and stat.....
» 27/03/2018 9:36:00 AM Distrust of monarchy is found in the Bible. In an eloquent passage the prophet Samuel poin.....
» 26/03/2018 10:37:02 PM Dear NNS, You asked for my statement about Jesus incorporating features of the pagan deit.....
» 25/02/2018 12:12:53 PM What is Christianity? The way I see it Christianity is Judaism for goyim. Judaism is a str.....
» 25/02/2018 9:53:05 AM continued I feel no need for any religious belief and can see no point in it, but I am in.....
» 25/02/2018 9:51:37 AM Dear NNS, I did not put words in your mouth. When you saw no difference between the burni.....
» 24/02/2018 8:58:04 AM NNS: "More people like you to say Christianity is the face of evil, will eventually l.....
» 23/02/2018 9:14:33 PM Dear NNS, Regardless of how sincerely you believe in God there is no evidence for its exi.....
» 22/02/2018 9:46:57 AM I spent some time in Salt Lake City, heartland of the Mormons. I was there to work on the .....
» 21/02/2018 11:05:04 PM Dear NNS, You apparently believe that the Christian god is somehow better than the other .....
» 21/02/2018 8:36:44 PM NNS wrote: "You seem to lack experience with Christianity and hate it out of a concep.....
» 21/02/2018 9:58:58 AM Dear Hasbeen, Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp.....
» 20/02/2018 8:56:27 AM Dear NNS, You are absolutely right. I have been a missionary hoping that you would extrac.....
» 20/02/2018 7:31:56 AM Dear NNS, I do not share your delusions. You will not argue me into sharing your delusion.....
» 20/02/2018 5:15:56 AM Dear NNS, That saying attributed to seeing makes him not worthy of me. I can read. I can .....
» 19/02/2018 2:19:59 PM Dear Has been, I gave up my car when I moved into the retirement village - no longer trus.....
» 19/02/2018 9:15:37 AM I was a 7 year old boy at the winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1932. My uncle was the art.....
» 18/02/2018 9:39:03 PM Matthew 10:37 (KJV) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and .....
» 17/02/2018 3:37:51 PM After consideration I am not sure that extraterrestrial life exists......
» 17/02/2018 10:00:39 AM Dear NNS, My wife's parents come from Norway. In Norway there used to be a law that every.....
» 16/02/2018 12:10:39 PM Dear NNS, We live in a world of wonders. and science tells us how wonderful it is. We can.....
» 15/02/2018 9:39:34 PM Dear NNS, I agree with you that all religions are not the same. From what I know Christia.....
» 15/02/2018 7:05:13 PM Dear NNS, I am glad you found God. I was wondering where I put her. She finds the religio.....
» 14/02/2018 10:24:38 PM It is possible to be a believing Christian, even to be a Christian missionary and admit th.....
» 13/02/2018 7:19:00 AM Dear NNS, If you don't like what Christians do they become not real Christians. That is a.....
» 12/02/2018 10:33:01 PM Paul Erdos, the mathematician, called God the Supreme Fascist. The following points to an .....
» 12/02/2018 11:51:00 AM Dear NNS, I don't accept your point. By their fruits shall ye know them. Christianity is .....
» 12/02/2018 10:38:51 AM I wrote: [It has a history of intolerance and violence.] NNS wrote: "So does every n.....
» 12/02/2018 9:45:23 AM Sellick wrote: "This underlines the almost universal divide between the materialist .....
» 11/02/2018 10:04:55 PM Dear Toni Lavis, You may find the following interesting. http://www.greatnewstory.com/th.....
» 11/02/2018 8:22:52 PM Dear NNS, I wanted to sign off, but your remarks get up my nose. You wrote: "Who de.....
» 11/02/2018 10:10:50 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, Enough......
» 11/02/2018 1:47:19 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, Your cant about all being sinners and needing God and Jesus makes me v.....
» 11/02/2018 12:17:57 AM Christianity is evil. It asks people to accept primitive legends when there is a wonderful.....
» 10/02/2018 12:23:18 PM If one has a mild delusion that was does not interfere with their work or make them a thre.....
» 10/02/2018 9:35:54 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, I am not angry with you. I don't know you, and I assume you are a good.....
» 10/02/2018 8:57:48 AM With the technology available to prevent conception the objects of our concern may have be.....
» 9/02/2018 5:14:58 PM Josephus wrote: "Christianity is a personal free choice otherwise it is not Christia.....
» 9/02/2018 12:07:41 PM Dear Josephus, I try to limit what I believe. However, I believe Christianity is evil. If.....
» 9/02/2018 11:22:11 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, You have my email address. I no longer have yours. I inadvertently d.....
» 9/02/2018 9:57:06 AM I don't want to make anybody pregnant, but at 92 I still wish I could do it. I condemn Bar.....
» 9/02/2018 7:52:36 AM Dear All, I am sorry for expressing my anger. It gets me no place and helps nobody else. .....
» 8/02/2018 4:04:53 PM The United States Constitution does not contain the word, God. That is because those who w.....
» 8/02/2018 2:27:45 PM Dear Not_Now.Soon, I posted what Luther wanted done to the Jews. However, he first approa.....
» 7/02/2018 1:22:02 PM continued The practices of taking auspices and witchcraft were punished. Theodosius refus.....
» 7/02/2018 1:06:38 PM Dear Not_Now.Soon, Jesus according to the New Testament said in Matthew 7:16 King James V.....
» 5/02/2018 6:00:50 PM Dear Josephus, Heroic Christians such as Franz Jaegerstatter and Dietrich Bonhoeffer gave.....
» 5/02/2018 3:08:17 PM Dear mhaze, An unpleasant fact about Christianity is that most of the German churches sup.....
» 4/02/2018 10:17:00 PM Dear Josephus, One of the ideas in science is that one must go where evidence leads one. .....
» 4/02/2018 4:15:20 PM Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the earth to an accuracy of better than 99% sev.....
» 4/02/2018 2:37:21 PM Dear Josephus, You wrote: "So in context of life known to humans it is breathing tha.....
» 4/02/2018 9:33:05 AM Josephus wrote: "What is not found in the Earth is life which is defined by breathing.....
» 3/02/2018 9:57:18 AM One of my friends is a Jehovah's Witness and a sweet old lady. She commented one day on wh.....
» 2/02/2018 11:38:51 AM Dear mhaze, One don't have to troll back 1500 years to disparage Christianity. It does a .....
» 1/02/2018 9:23:04 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, You are a missionary and are behaving like other missionaries I have m.....
» 31/01/2018 5:16:43 PM Dear mhaze, Apparently you didn't look up anything about Sharia before you sounded off. Mo.....
» 31/01/2018 10:29:05 AM Josephus wrote: "The nature / character of the divine is right attitudes, behaviours .....
» 30/01/2018 10:37:25 PM Dear Toni, If we are completely selfish the species may not survive. If a mother is not w.....
» 30/01/2018 8:03:09 PM mhaze wrote: <<Yes and then it allowed that society to move to democracy and overthr.....
» 30/01/2018 1:41:40 PM Dear mhaze, Yes, I think the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, the suppression of knowledge and.....
» 30/01/2018 9:48:24 AM In the original post which started this thread there was a comment. <<I want to tel.....
» 29/01/2018 9:49:04 PM There was no supernatural basis for morality in most of the classical world. People worshi.....
» 29/01/2018 5:59:09 PM Manichaeism was a religion which had communicants from Spain to China. It has disappeared .....
» 29/01/2018 1:32:25 PM Toni Lavis: <<Also, did you even bother listening to the podcast?>> With my .....
» 29/01/2018 10:58:02 AM Dear Joe, They are the raisin d'etre. One of the products of western Christian civilisat.....
» 28/01/2018 11:14:03 PM mhaze wrote: Why was it that the only civilisation in the whole history of man to actively.....
» 28/01/2018 6:00:21 PM Dear Toni Lavis, Part of my philosophy is not always to commit oneself to act in a certai.....
» 28/01/2018 10:55:18 AM The French live in Paris. Italians live in Rome. Russians live in Moscow. But English l.....
» 28/01/2018 7:56:32 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, Your message is simple. You claim that what you believe is true and wh.....
» 27/01/2018 9:02:06 PM Dear Josephus, I don't understand your response. I did not mention the immaculate concept.....
» 27/01/2018 3:12:29 PM continued The list of pagan gods born of a virgin can also be found on the net: From htt.....
» 27/01/2018 3:08:56 PM continued Why does the King James Version refer to a virgin when the Hebrew does not refe.....
» 27/01/2018 3:02:27 PM Dear Josephus, A friend is a former Lutheran pastor. Part of his training was in St. Olaf.....
» 26/01/2018 9:36:31 PM Dear Josephus, Pointing out that Buddhism is a religion without a God does not make me a .....
» 26/01/2018 9:00:14 PM Dear Josephus, I have mentioned three ancient philosophies Epicureanism, Stoicism and Cyn.....
» 26/01/2018 6:30:47 PM continued One of the works I have read on Christianity is MacCulloch’s “A History of Chri.....
» 26/01/2018 6:23:45 PM Continued However, that is not the same as what Not_Now.Soon has done. He has assumed tha.....
» 26/01/2018 6:18:32 PM mhaze wrote: “In this regard I was talking about individuals such as NNS, not the various.....
» 25/01/2018 10:06:22 PM continued Another martyr to reason was Galileo who spent his last years under house arres.....
» 25/01/2018 9:38:19 PM Dear o sung wu, I am sorry to disappoint you about me. There are some things I feel passi.....
» 24/01/2018 10:38:05 PM Toni Lavis appeals to humour. AJ Philips has an arsenal of appeals – logic, evidence, hist.....
» 24/01/2018 7:26:04 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I do not enjoy discussing matters with you so I will not continue this disc.....
» 24/01/2018 4:52:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote, Well, if believing in some mumbo-jumbo could help me improve my.....
» 24/01/2018 1:16:21 PM Dear Josephus, Apparently your life is based on superstition. Can you really believe huma.....
» 24/01/2018 8:26:09 AM Dear Not_Now.Soon, Many people have the idea that it would be a better world if all peopl.....
» 16/01/2018 10:07:04 AM Amen.....
» 27/12/2017 1:01:39 PM Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein were all abnormal. They all deviated sign.....
» 27/12/2017 8:53:42 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, I appreciate your erudition, logic and compassion......
» 23/12/2017 10:36:36 PM Dear runner, That was not a good comment on my part. My moral conscience compels me to ap.....
» 23/12/2017 9:12:19 PM Dear runner, It is not amazing that I found a moral conscience since I never lost my mora.....
» 23/12/2017 4:11:30 PM Dear Tristin Ewins, You wrote, “and true Christians find God and Christ in their own way......
» 22/12/2017 8:00:25 PM Dear Alan B, As long as I don't attack anybody or am rude I don't feel I have to keep any.....
» 22/12/2017 6:12:51 PM May all the contributors on this list and people everywhere have a good year, enjoy the wo.....
» 22/12/2017 3:21:13 PM Dear runner, There is good evidence for evolution and other scientific theories. There is.....
» 22/12/2017 12:36:31 PM How can one take seriously a religion that claims virgins can become pregnant and corpses .....
» 4/12/2017 8:42:52 PM Given an infinite number of universes with varying physical parameters any of the universe.....
» 4/12/2017 4:52:49 PM Two horrible World Wars last century, European and other imperialisms, enslavement of nati.....
» 28/11/2017 7:48:51 PM Dear JP, I think you are correct. Free will/Determinism is irrelevant to the laws of phys.....
» 28/11/2017 3:22:46 PM Dear JP, I don't know whether Determinism or Free Will is valid. However, the laws of phy.....
» 28/11/2017 12:19:20 PM Dear Yuyutsu, None of your arguments are based on evidence. They are just assertions of b.....
» 28/11/2017 9:37:27 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Your argument which you keep repeating is: "It's so because I say it's.....
» 27/11/2017 7:40:08 PM Humans have been inventing gods for a long time. They invented Zeus, Jupiter, Thor and the.....
» 9/11/2017 4:26:39 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We both want decency. Let's leave it there......
» 9/11/2017 3:12:00 PM Dear Yutsutsu, A Constitution by itself means nothing. The Soviet Union had and the Repub.....
» 9/11/2017 3:12:58 AM Yuyutsu wrote: "Each enclave should have some constitution (or equivalent) which is .....
» 8/11/2017 7:04:07 PM Dear Yuyutsu, How do you keep states small? Is there an empire that didn't start out as a.....
» 6/11/2017 5:53:32 PM Democracy relies on making no distinctions among citizens on the basis of their race, reli.....
» 9/08/2017 8:51:53 AM Of course one may immediately ask when the question of ethics is raised - ethics according.....
» 2/06/2017 9:31:20 AM Self-determination is inconsistent with Kantian morality if one believes that a citizen of.....
» 24/05/2017 8:41:48 PM Dear Josephus, I believe anyone, even a Christian, no matter what nonsense they are suppo.....
» 23/05/2017 6:57:57 PM Dear Josephus, The Southern Baptists that I mentioned in my last post broke off the other.....
» 23/05/2017 6:46:49 PM Dear Josephus, You sound prejudiced against the Church of England and Roman Catholicism. .....
» 23/05/2017 11:13:30 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: "To be killing children is equivalent to ancient paganism .....
» 21/05/2017 4:52:30 AM One could cut down on the number of abortions by having obligatory sex education in school.....
» 20/05/2017 8:28:49 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Scripture does not get revised whether or not it reflects reality. The Bibl.....
» 19/05/2017 6:29:18 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You made three erroneous statements in your post of Friday, 19 May 2017 4:3.....
» 19/05/2017 2:43:00 PM Dear Josephus, There is no such thing as my reality and other's reality. There is only on.....
» 19/05/2017 11:20:22 AM Dear Josephus, The change from polytheism to monotheism is the replacement of several ima.....
» 19/05/2017 10:54:14 AM Dear runner, Exactly how did AJ distort the account of the Biblical Abraham? Abraham acco.....
» 16/05/2017 7:35:03 PM Dear Josephus, I looked up the links you mentioned and saw absolutely nothing to substant.....
» 15/05/2017 6:27:58 PM Dear Josephus, You wrote "unlike a natural abortion, a surgical abortion causes trau.....
» 6/05/2017 11:58:09 AM Dear Aidan, I went to the article. There is nothing in the article that contradicts what .....
» 5/05/2017 12:05:44 PM Dear Graham, Your religion did not create the modern world. Your religion created the Dar.....
» 5/05/2017 11:04:18 AM Dear Graham Y, You said that tribal religion has to give way to modernity. Shouldn't that.....
» 3/05/2017 9:10:01 PM Dear Loudmouth, Are you sure there's enough bullsh!t in this world? What is your basis fo.....
» 3/05/2017 6:26:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "But "rights" always come hand-in-hand with oblig.....
» 3/05/2017 3:38:16 PM If attending an event or giving an award is important enough the prime minister can do it......
» 3/05/2017 11:33:51 AM Spinoza believed in God, but it was not the God of what he called the narrative religions .....
» 1/05/2017 7:55:28 PM Dear Is Mise, Church, like many other words, has more than one meaning. Of course one can.....
» 1/05/2017 1:44:07 PM Dear Yuyutsu, With her being more concerned with conversion than with treatment, her hobn.....
» 30/04/2017 2:15:19 PM Dear Josephus, Ebenezer Church is not Australia's oldest church. It is Australia's oldest.....
» 30/04/2017 1:25:29 PM Dear Loudmouth, South Australia was settled later. During the first 25 years of settlemen.....
» 30/04/2017 12:58:53 PM Dear leoj, I see no need to cosy up to Islam nor do many others. One can set up a straw m.....
» 30/04/2017 11:51:58 AM Dear leoj, There is much wisdom in Christianity. However, there is intolerance and arroga.....
» 30/04/2017 9:25:43 AM Dear Paul1405, You may be interested in Kirsch’s “God against the gods”. It tells about t.....
» 30/04/2017 8:33:31 AM Dear Paul1405, You may be interested in Kirsch’s “God against the gods”. It tells about t.....
» 28/04/2017 6:27:12 PM Dear Joe, I respect your intelligence and sceptical attitude and have no doubt that you k.....
» 28/04/2017 5:51:00 PM Dear Loudmouth, You refer to Job as though he was a real person. He is no more real than .....
» 28/04/2017 9:19:16 AM Dear Josephus, There simply is no evidence that Jesus spoke against slavery. You may twis.....
» 27/04/2017 4:53:22 PM continued The ancient Greeks were an early literate people who apparently contained both .....
» 27/04/2017 4:48:34 PM Dear Joe, You wrote of the need for religion in semi-civilized societies. People in semi.....
» 27/04/2017 10:15:29 AM Paul wrote: When I say Judaism is an exclusive religion, it certainly was/is when compared.....
» 26/04/2017 3:14:27 PM Joe wrote: “And by the way, the Muslims pinched a lot of their ideas about maths from the .....
» 26/04/2017 10:21:33 AM Dear Josephus, Please cite any place where Jesus spoke against slavery......
» 26/04/2017 9:05:17 AM Dear Paul, You wrote: "Judaism was, and still is an exclusive religion, it did not a.....
» 26/04/2017 5:26:40 AM Dear Josephus, I think reason is a better guide to behaviour than mumbojumbo. In none of .....
» 26/04/2017 4:03:35 AM Dear Josephus, By their fruits shall ye know them. Where do Christians get their bloodine.....
» 26/04/2017 3:27:33 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: “The only way one can compare Islam and Christianity is to look.....
» 24/04/2017 11:29:30 PM Dear ttbn, All religions change with time, and Islam is no exception. At first Islam refu.....
» 24/04/2017 9:02:05 PM Dear o sung wu, I agree that outside of the violent, intolerant minority most Christians,.....
» 24/04/2017 8:51:41 PM Dear o sung wu, The secular western states have tamed Christianity. However, outside of t.....
» 24/04/2017 1:31:44 PM The author wrote: "Geoff Thomson in his "Disturbing Much, Disturbing Many" .....
» 24/04/2017 11:56:56 AM continued Christianity has a horrible record of massacring Jews. One of the many examples.....
» 24/04/2017 11:42:41 AM Dear ttbn, Christianity has a history of forced conversions, massacring those who refused.....
» 21/04/2017 9:09:00 AM We are engaging in environmental destruction which is destroying our economic base, our bi.....
» 15/04/2017 5:18:27 PM Dear Foxy, I agree that wars and conflicts exacerbated by religion are not necessarily ca.....
» 15/04/2017 3:21:45 PM Dear Foxy, It may be a fact that religion exists in every society. However, it is an assu.....
» 14/04/2017 8:00:48 PM Dear Foxy, The title of the article puts me off. Can we believe in God and science? The.....
» 14/04/2017 6:55:43 PM Dear Foxy, It is difficult to get statistics on the number of citizens of modern societie.....
» 14/04/2017 2:40:38 PM Continued Open sceptics toward Christianity or Christian doctrines have attracted the att.....
» 14/04/2017 3:07:02 AM Continued The classicist John Burnet doubts this account, however, as both Diogenes Laërt.....
» 13/04/2017 6:50:21 PM continued The anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon wrote “Yanomamo, The Fierce People.” The Ya.....
» 13/04/2017 6:47:42 PM Dear Foxy, I am familiar with Durkheim, and I accept his thesis that the origins of relig.....
» 13/04/2017 11:17:24 AM Dear Foxy, I am 91. The only health problem I have is occasional hay fever. I am not awar.....
» 13/04/2017 3:00:54 AM Dear Foxy, American theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg won the Nobel laureate in physi.....
» 12/04/2017 12:11:20 PM continued http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10725 points to my article on .....
» 12/04/2017 12:06:15 PM Dear Foxy, You wrote, "In contrast to Christianity, the other monotheistic religions.....
» 11/04/2017 9:28:00 AM Forgiving can redeem oneself. The author of the article referred to Christ. Gandhi said so.....
» 2/04/2017 3:41:03 PM Dear AJ, You wrote: Apparently police who try to move them on are threatened with lawsui.....
» 1/04/2017 3:06:46 PM Dear AJ, No special legislation is necessary. All Australia and the US except for Louisia.....
» 1/04/2017 1:18:48 PM I see no need to legislate against the offensive, disrespectful, and disrupting actions of.....
» 1/04/2017 11:49:34 AM Dear Foxy, Sophisticated racists can cloak their prejudices in polite language or produce.....
» 29/03/2017 6:17:53 PM Justice Holmes of the United States Supreme Court granted no one the right of speech which.....
» 6/03/2017 5:48:06 PM continued When Europe’s overseas colonies sought independence, the only rhetoric to hand .....
» 6/03/2017 5:46:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Grayling in "The Meaning of Things" "Nationalism is an evil.....
» 5/03/2017 3:45:15 PM continued Even though the Arab states gained formal independence in reality they remained.....
» 5/03/2017 4:25:23 AM Dear David, We disagree, but you can argue politely rather than use words like ‘pathetic .....
» 4/03/2017 5:42:15 PM Dear David, You want to assert that resentment was not a factor in the expulsion of the J.....
» 4/03/2017 3:58:24 PM continued In the case of Egypt many Jews had passports of other countries and used the co.....
» 4/03/2017 3:39:40 PM Dear David, Jews were separated from Muslims in some cases by the colonial powers. In th.....
» 2/03/2017 11:06:52 AM Dear David, You wrote: “Every one of your posts ignores that there were three refugee pr.....
» 1/03/2017 6:32:00 PM Continued The most accomplished philosophers held forth in the academies, the houses of w.....
» 1/03/2017 5:43:45 PM continued But the philosophers of pagan antiquity were the functional equivalent of what .....
» 1/03/2017 5:42:34 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Alternatives are continue the present situation or form two states. If two .....
» 1/03/2017 10:57:33 AM Dear David, I once believed that all Arabs left of their own volition. Then I heard that .....
» 28/02/2017 4:31:53 PM Dear David Singer, I repeat. Whether or not most fled of their own volition I cannot say .....
» 28/02/2017 3:59:36 PM Dear David, I know some of the Arabs who fled, Morris thinks most, hoped to return with v.....
» 28/02/2017 8:59:19 AM Dear David, As Benny Morris has written some were driven from their homes. I don't know h.....
» 27/02/2017 8:18:51 PM David Singer wrote “You continue to argue - without any substantiation and totally disrega.....
» 27/02/2017 4:46:05 AM continued One could go back to the Alien Exclusion Act of 1905 in Great Britain and the 1.....
» 27/02/2017 4:34:14 AM Dear David, I don't deny that some Arabs left of their own volition. You keep wanting me .....
» 26/02/2017 8:31:39 PM Dear EmperorJulian, There were many outbreaks of violence in the area of Palestine before.....
» 26/02/2017 7:51:51 PM Dear David, You posted on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:54:46 PM “Beware anyone who see.....
» 25/02/2017 10:10:54 PM Dear David, I have already answered your question. Some Arabs left of their own volition......
» 25/02/2017 8:22:27 PM Dear David, Are you prepared to agree that the new State of Israel should have allowed pe.....
» 25/02/2017 7:49:40 PM I am prepared to say some Arabs fled on their own volition. I do not have the evidence to .....
» 25/02/2017 7:47:22 PM Dear David, I am not prepared to say most Arabs fleeing did that on their own volition be.....
» 23/02/2017 2:39:02 AM ear David, I am not prepared to follow your line which is simply that Arabs lie. Israelis.....
» 22/02/2017 7:54:10 PM Dear David, You wrote: “This lie is but one of the many lies perpetrated over the years b.....
» 22/02/2017 2:47:32 PM Dear David Singer, In the Arab-Israeli conflict both sides lie. I was told and I believed.....
» 22/02/2017 11:40:39 AM Dear David, I read the reference you suggested. In it was the following: "If to-day.....
» 21/02/2017 7:05:08 PM Dear David, Let me try once more. There are 22 Arab states. None of them are democracies......
» 21/02/2017 6:23:56 PM Dear David, We have been holding a civil conversation. It seems not to be that any more. .....
» 21/02/2017 5:11:16 AM Dear David, Israel is not democratic since a Jewish state only represents part of the pop.....
» 20/02/2017 1:24:15 PM Dear David, We can set the law up as an idol. Sometimes it serves justice. Sometimes it d.....
» 20/02/2017 10:50:03 AM Dear David, One can cite past precedents, but often all it does is enshrine the injustice.....
» 20/02/2017 9:03:02 AM Dear David, You appeal to legal precedents. That is what a lawyer could be expected to do.....
» 19/02/2017 10:58:12 PM Dear David, The area that is now Israel is the Jewish National Home because supposedly th.....
» 16/02/2017 9:20:49 PM Dear David Singer, It is part of politics to say or avoid making statements that would hu.....
» 14/02/2017 3:18:22 PM Resolution 2334 sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Obama could not betray Israel since he .....
» 3/02/2017 9:21:27 AM The author writes: In accordance with the UN doctrine, there are five imperative objective.....
» 1/02/2017 9:25:31 AM Has a paper based on your ideas been submitted to a peer-reviewed journal devoted to those.....
» 30/01/2017 3:31:01 PM "The widespread protests against Trump are unprecedented." is nonsense. There ha.....
» 9/01/2017 10:44:20 PM Apropos of Yuyutsu, Monday, 9 January 2017 10:16:57 PM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This.....
» 9/01/2017 5:52:10 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I remarked that you are the mirror image of Emperor Julian. He seem.....
» 7/01/2017 4:46:42 PM Dear EJ, Thanks for the reference to the article on self-determination. Self-determinatio.....
» 7/01/2017 4:20:07 PM The Aborigines feel a unity with each other because they are a people. It's the fact that .....
» 7/01/2017 2:27:12 PM Dear EJ, The difference is that self-determination is not defined by a common territory. .....
» 7/01/2017 12:15:21 PM Continued Zionism originated as a nineteenth century romantic nationalist movement. Many .....
» 7/01/2017 12:08:03 PM Continued I feel there is some good in the worst individual and some bad in the best indi.....
» 7/01/2017 12:03:40 PM Dear EJ and Shadow Minister, I see self-determination as defined by Wilson in action – a .....
» 5/01/2017 7:39:42 PM Dear EJ, Self-determination is not the same as political independence. It's that simple. .....
» 5/01/2017 3:11:50 PM Dear EJ, Political independence is not the same as self-determination. Self-determination.....
» 5/01/2017 10:19:32 AM I posted the following to the wrong thread. I should have posted it to this thread. Self-.....
» 5/01/2017 8:58:01 AM Self-determination is unfair, undemocratic and an instrument of oppression. It has come to.....
» 3/01/2017 6:48:48 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "Look at the tragedy of the Scots: had Scotland been indepe.....
» 3/01/2017 3:11:27 PM Dear Emperor Julian, I refer you to the last two sentences of my post: "It would be.....
» 3/01/2017 2:49:23 PM Yuyutsu wrote: “Scientists can go wrong. The mechanics of Newton was replaced by Einstein.....
» 3/01/2017 10:29:58 AM Dear Graham, Thank you for conducting this forum and for remarking that 2017 is a prime n.....
» 3/01/2017 9:57:09 AM continued The most accomplished philosophers held forth in the academies, the houses of .....
» 3/01/2017 9:54:27 AM continued Philosophy was fully as diverse as any other expression of paganism. Just as on.....
» 3/01/2017 9:51:26 AM The problem is deeper than Islam. It began with the failure of the Aborigines to keep the .....
» 3/01/2017 8:50:31 AM Dear Yuyutsu, When did I maintain that the Israeli diplomats that connected with Pollard .....
» 1/01/2017 3:15:01 PM Dear Yuyutsu, If a man decides to betray his country by spying for a foreign power, is ca.....
» 1/01/2017 6:12:29 AM continued The US government allows some leeway to those whose religious principles confli.....
» 1/01/2017 5:58:35 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You apparently want a nation to be other than a nation. A citizen of any na.....
» 31/12/2016 10:31:33 PM According to the following: http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/blogs/jay-elwes/the-un-isra.....
» 30/12/2016 5:36:12 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Another area of disagreement between us that you mentioned in your post is .....
» 30/12/2016 3:18:22 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I think I will have to be satisfied that we are so far apart in our views t.....
» 29/12/2016 5:10:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There are many varieties of Jews and many degrees of religious observance a.....
» 29/12/2016 9:38:17 AM Dear Josephus, Netanyahu said that Jews and Arabs should live together in peace. One way .....
» 28/12/2016 8:14:28 AM If there is an exchange of territories to make two states some Israelis will find their ho.....
» 19/12/2016 11:16:00 AM I am 91, and my interest in sex has not diminished in the least. George Washington said, &.....
» 15/12/2016 5:53:57 PM Dear Foxy, Thanks for telling me about Al Zolynas. I love the poem you cited. I relate to.....
» 15/12/2016 1:34:33 PM Dear Foxy, In the fourteenth century Lithuanian Grand Duke, Prince Gedimas, like his ance.....
» 14/12/2016 6:03:36 PM Happy solstice to all......
» 14/12/2016 6:02:23 PM Dear Foxy, Whether one sees god as white and male or black and female one sees god genera.....
» 14/12/2016 9:02:26 AM Dear Foxy and Paul1405, It is not just Christianity that bothers me but monotheism itself.....
» 11/12/2016 4:27:24 PM Attitudes towards voluntary euthanasia may have a great deal to do with religion. Most rel.....
» 10/12/2016 8:53:57 PM Dear T800, Nobody can ram anybody's belief or disbelief down anybody's throat. We can onl.....
» 10/12/2016 2:49:27 PM Dear Foxy, You wrote: "Barbara Thiering wrote the book, "Jesus The Man: A new i.....
» 10/12/2016 12:56:43 PM Dear ttbn, I don't deny the existence of Jesus. He certainly may have existed. However, h.....
» 10/12/2016 10:35:15 AM Dear runner, I think you confuse your beliefs with knowledge......
» 10/12/2016 7:17:17 AM Dear runner, I believe that if Jesus existed and is not a complete myth that he had both .....
» 9/12/2016 9:18:33 PM Dear runner, I feel there is a spark of decency and compassion in every human being. It m.....
» 9/12/2016 4:52:40 PM continued She hadn't worn glasses for so long that the little dents on the sides of the b.....
» 9/12/2016 4:43:03 PM Dear Foxy, My mother went into a nursing home when my father was unable to care for her. .....
» 7/12/2016 11:11:32 AM Dear Paul1405, If you wish to play games with words you can call any ruler a dictator. I .....
» 7/12/2016 10:06:25 AM Dear rache, Jordan and many other countries are monarchies. Monarchies may have freedom o.....
» 5/12/2016 11:13:56 AM Dear Paul1405, In nothing I have said have I criticised Cuba for not being a democracy. D.....
» 4/12/2016 8:54:44 PM Dear Billyd, Anarchy may be good or bad. "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell.....
» 28/11/2016 10:37:22 PM Dear Paul1405, When Castro came to power the firing squads started to operate. They slaug.....
» 28/11/2016 6:36:22 PM Dear Paul1405, Dictators don't come to power generally unless they are loved and give peo.....
» 28/11/2016 5:25:21 PM Dear Paul1405, Adolph Hitler, love him or hate him. Germany's strong man and leader for t.....
» 16/11/2016 10:27:09 AM The author concludes the article with: "As the USA is the world's second largest CO2 .....
» 16/11/2016 10:12:10 AM The article is incoherent nonsense and expressive of the author's prejudices. The author w.....
» 16/11/2016 10:01:28 AM It is a false argument. There is no reason that the Greens should refuse to employ a clima.....
» 21/10/2016 10:37:57 AM Dear Armchair Critic, If you want to believe Jews brought the US into WW1 you will believ.....
» 21/10/2016 3:34:00 AM Dear Armchair Critic, You wrote: "The point I was making to all the pro-Israel peopl.....
» 20/10/2016 4:30:47 AM Dear Armchair Critic, Supporter of Israel? Who on this net has made any mention of Israel.....
» 19/10/2016 3:10:06 PM Dear Armchair Critic, If you want to apply my last post to yourself feel free to do so......
» 19/10/2016 12:00:41 PM In this world there are prejudiced people who hate people as a group. They may hate Jews, .....
» 19/10/2016 10:45:42 AM Armchair Critic wrote: "Until I find the video you can believe me or not believe me; .....
» 18/10/2016 2:56:25 PM Armchair Critic wrote: "The Jews / Zionists (whatever the preferred term) told Engla.....
» 8/09/2016 7:35:04 PM Trump is anti-science: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/trumps-anti-science-campai.....
» 25/08/2016 8:38:17 AM The author wrote: "Issues, like capital punishment, corruption and religious hatred n.....
» 16/08/2016 9:06:24 AM Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for someone to act in a man.....
» 4/08/2016 5:33:54 AM Dear George, Of course education cannot be worldview free. However, the public schools sh.....
» 2/08/2016 8:57:35 AM Dear George, I have never opposed making any worldview available and telling children and.....
» 1/08/2016 10:41:03 AM Dear George, We neither have to agree nor disagree. Perhaps we differ in the notion of th.....
» 31/07/2016 12:36:53 PM Dear George, I should like to repeat my post of Wednesday, 27 July 2016 9:05:11 AM. I se.....
» 31/07/2016 9:47:33 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Maybe so. Since your English is better than mine you know b.....
» 30/07/2016 12:11:18 PM Dear George, It is not pejorative to describe teaching religion as something one must fol.....
» 29/07/2016 10:11:33 AM Dear George. You wrote: "So I agree that a particular worldview should not be taught.....
» 28/07/2016 11:22:07 AM Rudd is an intelligent man who is capable of recognising the issues of the day. He is also.....
» 28/07/2016 10:16:44 AM Dear George, You wrote: "There are totalitarian and tolerant versions of Christian e.....
» 27/07/2016 6:10:10 PM Dear ttbn, The following site tells about a number of current Christian terrorist organis.....
» 27/07/2016 11:36:29 AM Dear Bashir Goth, What name would you give to the enemy? Leaving the enemy nameless allo.....
» 27/07/2016 11:10:03 AM Possibly for the first time I agree with all of you......
» 27/07/2016 9:05:11 AM Dear George, I see no difference between a Marxist state pushing atheism on students in a.....
» 26/07/2016 9:28:38 AM Dear George, The chaplaincy program and homophobia: http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/na.....
» 25/07/2016 2:01:35 PM Dear Joe, If a child is sent to a sectarian school one can expect that the child will rec.....
» 25/07/2016 12:14:00 PM Catholic schools are now subsidised from the public purse. The Catholic Church gets its ma.....
» 25/07/2016 12:05:37 PM Dear George, Parents who want their children to be religiously indoctrinated can send the.....
» 25/07/2016 10:54:00 AM It is not unheard of for a country to embark on military adventures as a distraction from .....
» 25/07/2016 3:46:06 AM I looked up the Safe Schools program. It is a national program to protect homosexual stude.....
» 23/07/2016 1:18:07 PM Dear Poirot, Why are you so sensitive about Marxism? Capitalism can be horrible and rapac.....
» 23/07/2016 11:33:29 AM continued One problem with predicting the future from current trends is that current tren.....
» 23/07/2016 11:17:52 AM Dear Poirot, I have not patronised you. 'Late capitalism' is Marxist jargon, and I called.....
» 22/07/2016 9:23:06 PM Poirot wrote: However, we've reached a point in late capitalism ... Dear Poirot, The phr.....
» 22/07/2016 8:01:41 PM continued Dear Steele Redux: The percentage of citizens behind bars marks a deep flaw in .....
» 22/07/2016 7:49:24 PM Steele Redux wrote: “While I certainly wouldn't want to see all media and communication in.....
» 22/07/2016 6:12:39 PM Dear runner, Both Christianity and Islam are delusional systems postulating a deity and a.....
» 22/07/2016 12:04:52 PM Josephus wrote: Islam is equally totalitarian in its political world view. Islam does not.....
» 22/07/2016 11:09:53 AM Paul1405 wrote: “Ms Ward, always controversial, a Marxists yes, but does that in itself ex.....
» 21/07/2016 2:31:28 PM Dear onthebeach, I looked up Roz Ward who I don't remember hearing of before. She is inde.....
» 21/07/2016 10:32:26 AM Dear Paul1405, I do not appreciate you explaining to me what onthebeach meant by his rema.....
» 21/07/2016 8:52:39 AM onthebeach wrote: "With the Marxist-oriented Safe Schools Program anything is possibl.....
» 20/07/2016 4:53:45 AM Dear AJ and Banjo Paterson, There has been an attempt, sometimes successful, of religious.....
» 15/07/2016 8:37:24 PM Dear AJ, Thanks for the Pinker quote. I have circulated it. From my limited view of the w.....
» 8/07/2016 9:00:22 AM Dear Foxy, You wrote: "However, I believe in the Olympic Games." Against belie.....
» 7/07/2016 8:24:47 PM Dear Foxy, I think it is a trivial exercise to train a person to jump higher, run faster .....
» 7/07/2016 4:34:01 PM Dear o sung wu, It would be fine if they could go back to a purely amateur contest, but I.....
» 7/07/2016 6:24:09 AM http://www.eurasiareview.com/05072016-the-not-so-beautiful-game-the-corruption-that-dogs-t.....
» 1/07/2016 2:42:39 PM Islam is not unique in commanding its followers to kill the infidel. The Bible clearly com.....
» 30/06/2016 9:28:15 PM As to being irrational the philosopher David Hume said, "Reason is the slave of the p.....
» 28/06/2016 9:50:23 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You are twisting yourself into knots. We may be able to deal with ‘disease/.....
» 27/06/2016 1:16:51 PM Yuyutsu’s reaction is reminiscent of Boswell “Flesh in the Age of Reason” by Roy Porter h.....
» 27/06/2016 6:40:20 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You are right. I value the ephemeral because that is all we have. I hope to.....
» 26/06/2016 9:25:05 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Religion is made up of primitive social attributes. It is mumbojumbo that i.....
» 26/06/2016 7:57:49 PM Yuyutsu wrote: "I agree with Al Ghazali there: science is not equipped to understand .....
» 26/06/2016 1:11:53 PM H I Matar in “Islam for Beginners” wrote about Al Ghazali and ijtihad. Ijtihad means a spi.....
» 21/06/2016 10:46:04 PM Dear Dan S de Merengue, You wrote: "The modern day hero of God-haters, Richard Dawki.....
» 20/06/2016 6:28:54 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Neither you nor I have any say in what will happen in Israel/Palestine. We .....
» 20/06/2016 4:05:38 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The utilitarian philosophy which aspires to the greatest good for the great.....
» 20/06/2016 1:13:21 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "Some of the Jews that came to Israel simply looked for ref.....
» 20/06/2016 1:00:55 PM Dear Yuyutsu, my response in the right place. Neither Palestinians nor Israelis are stup.....
» 20/06/2016 6:57:02 AM Dear rehctub, You wrote: I honestly thought you would be clever enough to have worked tha.....
» 19/06/2016 5:03:01 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Neither the Palestinians nor the Israelis are stupid. However, they are for.....
» 19/06/2016 2:31:06 PM Dear rehctub, I am not protecting anybody. Calling refugees freeloaders and calling peopl.....
» 19/06/2016 11:02:59 AM Dear rehctub, Perhaps we can clear up another thing. The boat people have done nothing il.....
» 17/06/2016 6:19:59 PM rehctub wrote: "David, a refugee is someone fleeing persecution. If this is the case,.....
» 17/06/2016 5:48:36 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It is moot that the British evacuated India because of Gandhi. The feelings.....
» 17/06/2016 3:44:33 PM DreamOn wrote: "I am wondering *David F* how is it that you are happy to live among t.....
» 17/06/2016 3:01:19 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You are recommending coercion. I thought Ahimsa condemns coercion......
» 16/06/2016 2:54:31 PM Dear rehctub, I am glad you have contributed to charity. You wrote: “So David, I respect.....
» 16/06/2016 10:33:16 AM Dear rehctub, You have used the expression ‘our own’ many times. However, I get the feeli.....
» 16/06/2016 9:12:47 AM Thank you, Poirot. I feel like giving rehctub the Dickens. His statement about overgenerou.....
» 15/06/2016 9:46:59 PM Leaving the West Bank by itself will probably be no more effective at bringing peace than .....
» 15/06/2016 9:41:00 PM Dear Yuyutsu, It would more complicated to have elections for the different bodies. I thi.....
» 15/06/2016 8:51:24 PM Yuyutsu wrote: "The function of security is essential and security forces (internal a.....
» 15/06/2016 2:35:18 PM Dear rehctub, I also pay taxes. We give too many subsidies to tax-exempt churches, rich p.....
» 15/06/2016 11:31:19 AM Yuyutsu wrote: “If it's all about forming enclaves of like-minded people rather than about.....
» 15/06/2016 10:42:49 AM If a university is a place which encourages a free flow of knowledge and following an idea.....
» 15/06/2016 9:30:51 AM Dear Dan S de Merengue, May your wife continue to have difficulty growing hair on her chi.....
» 15/06/2016 9:10:08 AM Dear rehctub, You wrote: "the world you live has moved on my friend, as for every si.....
» 15/06/2016 4:51:37 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “Allow ordinary Australians to compassionately vote with our own.....
» 14/06/2016 9:43:36 PM Dear rehctub, I am glad that I live in a country where the government shows compassion by.....
» 14/06/2016 6:20:16 PM Dear rehctub, In denying we have a water problem you are sticking your head in the sand. .....
» 14/06/2016 6:06:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, One can enjoy BOTH peace AND the ability to conveniently follow their chose.....
» 14/06/2016 4:03:52 PM Yuyutsu wrote: "We have been discussing religious beliefs before and we could well al.....
» 14/06/2016 2:51:53 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Jews and Muslims have chosen to come to both Australia and the United State.....
» 14/06/2016 2:32:31 PM Dear runner, Apparently you didn't even read my post before you ranted on. I wrote: &quo.....
» 14/06/2016 12:28:07 PM rehctub wrote: “numbers are not a problem, nor is water because what we consume is miniscu.....
» 14/06/2016 11:18:18 AM Why not one democratic state with separation of religion and state? Jews and non-Jews live.....
» 14/06/2016 6:32:42 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Sexual pleasures do not have to result in procreation. Part of the nonsense.....
» 14/06/2016 6:11:39 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "Religion teaches that one should restrain their sexual ene.....
» 13/06/2016 9:05:40 PM continued Perhaps Australia has already reached the limit of people it can hold and keep .....
» 13/06/2016 9:02:09 PM Dear rehctub, There is no need to have respect for my extreme age. I just didn't die when.....
» 13/06/2016 3:40:38 PM The article told about money going to the Clinton Foundation. There was nothing in the art.....
» 13/06/2016 10:58:59 AM Where is the proof that any money given to the Clinton Foundation went to a US election ca.....
» 12/06/2016 3:22:10 PM continued I just read “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was a Muslim from some of the wor.....
» 12/06/2016 3:18:39 PM continued The Humanitarian Program is "for people who are subject to persecution in .....
» 12/06/2016 3:10:47 PM Dear rehctub, I will be 91 in October. You wrote: “I am sure you will agree that those b.....
» 11/06/2016 5:01:37 PM Dear rehctub, People who have been brought in as refugees can become productive citizens......
» 11/06/2016 2:48:25 PM Rather than worrying about a surplus it should be the concern of government to see that al.....
» 10/06/2016 12:19:35 PM We do better with a small deficit. When there is a surplus the party in power directs mone.....
» 9/06/2016 6:33:00 PM Dear Grateful, Mathematical theorems can be proven with a probability of 1 if every step .....
» 8/06/2016 3:12:18 PM Around 9000 BC the ancestors of all of us alive today were producing descendants. Glad we .....
» 8/06/2016 2:22:33 PM Leo Lane wrote: "Just further exposition of your addle- brained, pernicious state of .....
» 8/06/2016 11:13:25 AM Dear runner, I appreciate some of Christ’s teaching very much and understand the Gospels......
» 8/06/2016 10:17:23 AM Leo Lane wrote: “As I have mentioned more than once, david, their background is a religion.....
» 6/06/2016 1:41:59 PM Dear Leo Lane, I remind you that the first settlers of Australia were Protestant, Catholi.....
» 6/06/2016 9:11:21 AM Dan S de Merengue wrote: "What else could we add to the list? Maybe, be a witness to .....
» 5/06/2016 10:32:32 PM Dear Leo Lane, You wrote: "We do not need or want this diversity." Who is incl.....
» 5/06/2016 8:58:36 PM Dear Leo Lane, I live a little bit north of Brisbane in a suburb called Cashmere. However.....
» 5/06/2016 10:36:47 AM Dan S de Merengue, If the God of Genesis were good it would not destroy almost all life o.....
» 4/06/2016 12:55:28 PM Dear Referundemdrivensocienty, You wrote: "Funny how we never hear the word diversit.....
» 3/06/2016 3:48:34 PM Can't we just care for each other without believing in such a concept as a divine source?.....
» 3/06/2016 8:47:15 AM One needs no justification to read or not to read any written material. However, if we don.....
» 1/06/2016 9:20:47 AM Dan S de Merengue wrote: "Has it never occurred to you that God may wish to act more.....
» 30/05/2016 3:40:23 PM Dear A J, Knowledge does not equate with intelligence. My computer has stored in it much .....
» 29/05/2016 6:35:15 PM Dear AJ, It is possible for a God to be all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good and, in ad.....
» 24/05/2016 5:13:19 PM Dear Grateful, Is a brain any more or less an accident than a brain after a brain injury?.....
» 24/05/2016 10:23:59 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Good quote. Tom Reed was speaker of the US House of Representatives. https.....
» 23/05/2016 8:58:04 AM Dear Grateful. I don't know if there is a way to tell if there is such a thing as free wi.....
» 21/05/2016 6:47:14 PM Dear Grateful, How do you know an ant or an elephant has no choice or responsibility?.....
» 18/05/2016 1:22:44 AM We would not be alive without oxygen. On the earth initially there was no free oxygen in t.....
» 15/05/2016 4:37:28 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote, "Whether or not a belief corresponds, or even is consistent.....
» 14/05/2016 8:52:58 AM The Bible is mostly non-Christian since most of it was written by Jews. The Bhagavad Gita .....
» 10/05/2016 6:45:28 PM The pendulum swings back and forth, and religions become less or more oppressive. The diff.....
» 10/05/2016 11:49:34 AM I regard both family relations and religion as matters which should be no business of gove.....
» 10/05/2016 11:20:48 AM Yuyutsu wrote: “But if I were to believe in the gospel narratives, then my answer would be.....
» 10/05/2016 9:02:28 AM Dear AJ Philips, You wrote: "The only rational reason to believe something is becaus.....
» 9/05/2016 6:28:01 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I have another way to define a Christian and a Muslim. Christians are defi.....
» 6/05/2016 1:40:15 AM Dear Rhian, You wrote: "Your statement “I don't think one can be greatly above avera.....
» 5/05/2016 12:37:59 PM Dear Rhian, You wrote: "Your statement “I don't think one can be greatly above avera.....
» 5/05/2016 10:11:14 AM Jayb wrote: "The Devine Revelations is only there to potray some sort of legitimacy t.....
» 5/05/2016 9:50:41 AM Dan S de Merengue wrote: "There are Catholic theologians who see the obvious difficul.....
» 5/05/2016 8:21:44 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I agree with you. However, neither side will abandon ridiculous pre.....
» 5/05/2016 1:01:50 AM Possibly the three persons responsible for the greatest scientific discoveries were Newton.....
» 4/05/2016 9:07:30 PM Referundemdrivensocienty wrote "Jewish people do not use the word human when referrin.....
» 4/05/2016 9:04:54 PM "Jewish people do not use the word human when referring to non Jews, they use the wor.....
» 4/05/2016 6:32:06 PM One thing that might help is to try to make one people of the Israelis. Schools are segreg.....
» 3/05/2016 10:29:05 AM Dear SteeleRedux, You wrote: "Why not take the bull by the horns and commit properly.....
» 2/05/2016 10:16:08 AM The article contains: "This is not magic, because God, who is eternal and omnipotent,.....
» 25/04/2016 4:36:42 PM Dear Luciferase, I think it's fine to defend Australia and all Australians able to do so .....
» 25/04/2016 4:00:54 PM Dear Foxy, With my increasing deafness I avoid movies without subtitles. I would love to .....
» 23/03/2016 2:34:10 PM Dear ttbn, Everyone who posts including you is a part of our online community. We have ma.....
» 23/03/2016 8:21:10 AM Dear Foxy, I missed you, and I wasn't even aiming......
» 16/03/2016 5:53:01 PM Dear runner, You don't seem to give a fig whether a woman who doesn't want to carry a pre.....
» 15/03/2016 5:44:46 PM Dear runner, Some people find their moral base as you do in superstition - big daddy mumb.....
» 15/03/2016 11:26:49 AM Tax money to independent schools is in general a government subsidy to religious indoctrin.....
» 10/03/2016 2:02:35 PM Dear sonofgloin, I remember very well what she said at the time of her election and remem.....
» 10/03/2016 10:56:48 AM When my wife went to University the only professions available for educated woman were lib.....
» 10/03/2016 10:39:46 AM I remember Pauline Hanson's statement when she was first elected to parliament. She promis.....
» 9/03/2016 9:39:01 AM Dear rehctub, I appreciate your passion for the skills involved and the pride in your tra.....
» 19/02/2016 9:28:33 AM Dear Josephus, I keep harping on about pagan deities because that is what Jesus is. As I .....
» 19/02/2016 8:46:16 AM Dear Josephus, The prophesy of the virgin birth is also a mistranslation. In the original.....
» 19/02/2016 3:53:48 AM The Bible uses the word, truth, in a way different from ordinary usage. Bible: Ye shall k.....
» 19/02/2016 3:29:21 AM Yuyutsu wrote on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 6:42:46 PM: "I have withdrawn from this di.....
» 18/02/2016 9:42:52 PM Dear Josephus, You have succeeded in trivialising miracle. Your definition "A mira.....
» 18/02/2016 10:16:18 AM Dear George, I was motivated by emotion. Josephus does not treat the pronouncements of th.....
» 17/02/2016 11:21:59 AM Dear Josephus, If you want to believe in nonsense you will believe in nonsense. It is unr.....
» 17/02/2016 11:14:17 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, I object to banning of any sort of book. However, I think restrictio.....
» 17/02/2016 3:17:25 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, The Bible has been banned. http://aloha.net/~mikesch/banned.htm tel.....
» 17/02/2016 2:00:08 AM Dear Josephus, I know you never stated the Roman Church invented virgin birth. The point .....
» 17/02/2016 1:47:34 AM Roger Williams, a Baptist minister in the English colonies in North America, was the first.....
» 17/02/2016 1:41:16 AM Dear Loudmouth, From Gernet’s “A History of Chinese Civilization”. “However, it could be.....
» 16/02/2016 4:27:30 PM Dear Loudmouth, The Manichaeans had their fling and disappeared. That's what they did for.....
» 16/02/2016 4:24:47 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Of course, you're right. Wikipedia is not always reliable and can be mos.....
» 16/02/2016 3:40:32 PM Dear Josephus, The point is that Jesus is in the mould of the pagan gods and incorporates.....
» 16/02/2016 11:04:34 AM Dear Peter, I can find nothing to disagree with in your article. That is a first for me. .....
» 16/02/2016 10:13:54 AM continued However, blaming the flaws of Christianity on Catholicism and referring to my v.....
» 16/02/2016 10:11:15 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: “You spouting your negative comparative nonsense does nothing t.....
» 15/02/2016 11:02:24 PM Dear George, It is my understanding that Jesus was not the founder of any religion. He wa.....
» 15/02/2016 9:43:20 PM continued https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_of_Isaac_Newton tells about the r.....
» 15/02/2016 9:39:40 PM Dear Josephus, Of course I can't offer genuine research into the life of Christ. He is a .....
» 15/02/2016 4:00:10 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Jesus stood on the shoulders of others. He was a Jew, and took his sayin.....
» 15/02/2016 12:03:17 PM George wrote: “Whether Jesus is trivial or not compared to another Jew, e.g. Einstein, it .....
» 15/02/2016 10:50:29 AM Mr Opinion wrote: "Jesus was one of the greatest figures - if not the greatest in hum.....
» 15/02/2016 10:00:38 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I said nothing about Christianity. I referred to Jesus. A religion was m.....
» 15/02/2016 9:03:34 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I share your sense of wonder. I appreciate what some humans have do.....
» 14/02/2016 9:25:56 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I have read your post......
» 14/02/2016 4:47:21 PM Dear o sung wu, Australians have been involved in many wars. Some of the speeches made on.....
» 14/02/2016 8:45:24 AM Dear sonofgloin, You wrote: “So “wise” people have realized the folly of religion David......
» 14/02/2016 8:28:03 AM Dear sonofgloin, When you wrote, "Runner I respect your view, although evolution or .....
» 14/02/2016 4:21:54 AM Dear Yuyutsu, What Darwin did is a very big deal. By acquainting us with our origins we c.....
» 13/02/2016 4:15:45 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Where will it stop? If one thinks that Karl Marx and Steven Spielberg ar.....
» 13/02/2016 12:57:19 PM To use the word, flawed, to describe Darwinian theory is flawed. The word, incomplete woul.....
» 13/02/2016 11:01:25 AM Dear thinkabit, Of course you are right. Darwin is not the be-all and end-all nor is natu.....
» 13/02/2016 9:30:12 AM Dear sonofgloin, Darwin published no speculations or judgement on how life on earth origi.....
» 12/02/2016 10:51:21 AM Today, February 12, is the birth date of Charles Darwin born in 1809. Although he was not .....
» 10/02/2016 10:31:51 AM The English had a treaty with the American Indians which did not allow European settlement.....
» 9/02/2016 10:35:57 AM Dear Old Man, Perhaps the country would be better at times to have a non-functioning parl.....
» 9/02/2016 9:26:47 AM The Republican movement cites the need for an Australian head of state. There is no need f.....
» 1/02/2016 7:32:31 PM Dear JDavis89, What may seem a negligible and stupid reason to you may seem reasonable to.....
» 31/01/2016 10:09:12 PM My beloved grandmother also had a goitre operation and died two days later. She lived in a.....
» 29/01/2016 11:24:27 AM I am a dual citizen of the USA and Australia. Because of John Howard's actions in restrict.....
» 29/01/2016 10:01:34 AM Such arrogance! He doesn't think other people should have a choice because he declares suc.....
» 26/01/2016 11:56:35 PM Continued https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance "The Renaissance's intellectual.....
» 26/01/2016 11:52:48 PM Dear Is Mise, Matthew 7: 16 (KJV) Ye shall know them by their fruits. That’s in the Bible.....
» 26/01/2016 7:34:31 PM The fact is that the US Constitution forbids legislation aimed at a particular religion. I.....
» 26/01/2016 6:50:24 PM Dear Foxy, I read your reference. The first sentence: "Becoming a republic will com.....
» 26/01/2016 5:55:26 PM Trump is a very intelligent and unscrupulous person. He is not a racist or a xenophobe, bu.....
» 26/01/2016 10:44:19 AM Dear Foxy, Why do we need a head of state of any description? We have a governor-general .....
» 26/01/2016 10:20:20 AM Dear Foxy, Why do we need a head of state? It is important that we live in a just land. I.....
» 26/01/2016 8:37:49 AM Dear onthebeach, I am a Green and do not prefer Marxism. http://www.onlineopinion.com.au.....
» 25/01/2016 4:58:37 PM In referring to the drive for a republic “We need an Australian head of state” is a remark.....
» 25/01/2016 5:28:35 AM Dear George, I agree. Matthew 7:16 is about judgment not definition. I should not have sa.....
» 24/01/2016 4:50:18 PM Dear George, The reason I brought in the example of the study of the dunes cited by Poppe.....
» 24/01/2016 4:30:32 PM Dear George, The reason I brought in the example of the study of the dunes cited by Poppe.....
» 23/01/2016 8:53:20 PM Dear George, It is even difficult to speak of a particular religion. Religions change wit.....
» 23/01/2016 8:10:55 PM There is no definition of religion we can all agree on. We can’t even agree on whether a p.....
» 23/01/2016 2:38:42 AM Dear George, I am arguing with Yuyutsu not you. Yuyutsu wrote: "What you are referr.....
» 22/01/2016 4:38:25 PM Dear Yuyutsu, God only exists in the human mind. When humans discard the concept or treat.....
» 22/01/2016 3:33:59 PM Dear Yuyutsu, God was created by the human imagination at one point in time and will be d.....
» 22/01/2016 1:06:03 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no sense in talking about God in relation to religion as that crea.....
» 22/01/2016 11:42:00 AM Dear Divergence, The article you referred to was fascinating - the four classes, investme.....
» 21/01/2016 10:53:33 AM Trust me! I'm smart enough to make 9 billion dollars, and I'm smart enough to fix what's w.....
» 19/01/2016 11:36:40 AM Dear Joe, You wrote: " the rights of Aboriginal hunter-gatherers to use the land as .....
» 19/01/2016 10:48:36 AM I lived in New York City in an apartment house many years ago. Often sharing the elevator .....
» 19/01/2016 10:28:29 AM Dear Joe, Not missionaries but government. My mother was a teacher at the St. Regis India.....
» 19/01/2016 9:10:57 AM Dear George, One reason Matteo Ricci was successful in converting the Chinese was in the .....
» 18/01/2016 9:51:20 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I omitted mentioning about the "state-religious" because I didn't.....
» 18/01/2016 6:00:03 PM Dear George, I think we agree that the union of church and state promoted by Constantine .....
» 18/01/2016 5:46:06 PM Dear Joe, No special tax for not being Jewish. The law of return specifies that Jews whe.....
» 17/01/2016 9:34:21 PM Dear George: I used the word, culture, in the three following sentences: “Christianity n.....
» 17/01/2016 5:07:45 PM Dear George, I was responding to Sellick and using the word, culture, the way I think he .....
» 17/01/2016 4:57:27 AM Continued The Renaissance reconnected Europe with its pre-Christian past and culture whic.....
» 17/01/2016 4:52:46 AM Peter Sellick writes: "The main problem with programmatic secularisation is that it i.....
» 16/01/2016 5:28:17 PM Dear Loudmouth, You wrote: "Perhaps, when the Saudis abandon their exclusionary nati.....
» 16/01/2016 2:29:24 AM AJ wrote: “How is it possible to have a "greatest" in a discipline in which ever.....
» 16/01/2016 12:23:24 AM Dear David Singer, There is a more important attachment than an attachment to a land. Tha.....
» 15/01/2016 10:15:43 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I confuse nothing. The concept of God exists. However, there is no reason t.....
» 15/01/2016 10:34:56 AM Dear David, I can see nothing wrong with Obama's remarks. You didn't point out any error .....
» 15/01/2016 9:44:12 AM Isn't there a comprehensive list of skills a butcher should have?.....
» 15/01/2016 6:52:32 AM Dear Yuyutsu, God is nothing but a human construct. Humans invented God. Humans did not i.....
» 15/01/2016 6:44:52 AM Peter Sellick wrote: "Given all, this my criticism of the rationalists, the humanists.....
» 12/01/2016 4:17:12 PM Dear Waverley, In the twentieth century the challengers to the USA for superpower status .....
» 12/01/2016 8:40:19 AM Dear nicknamenick, If we wanted to be consistent about not buying products of countries t.....
» 11/01/2016 11:01:04 PM runner wrote: "david f you are living proof that wisdom does not necessarily come wit.....
» 11/01/2016 5:51:34 PM Dear Waverley, The number of people who believe in an idea or who advocate a course of ac.....
» 10/01/2016 11:07:56 PM Dear runner, You really are good with the unkind quip. Maybe try a little love and kindne.....
» 10/01/2016 10:44:04 PM Dear runner, The creator is also myth. All gods are just creations of the human imaginati.....
» 10/01/2016 4:43:28 PM Dear runner, I doubt if you have investigated any of the evidence for evolution. The tale.....
» 9/01/2016 5:46:55 PM Dear Waverley, George Washington freed his slaves and replaced them with white servants. .....
» 8/01/2016 11:19:25 AM Dear runner, Matthew 7: 16 (KJV) Ye shall know them by their fruits. That’s in the Bible,.....
» 8/01/2016 9:14:56 AM As far as remembering past wrongs go Christians remember the sufferings of a Jew 2,000 yea.....
» 7/01/2016 9:33:32 AM Have you noticed? Although there is still great racism in the United States the country ha.....
» 5/01/2016 4:19:11 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You do not have to live in fear of fire. Where building a house is in a fir.....
» 5/01/2016 9:39:53 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I am asking people to think of the consequences resulting from where they p.....
» 4/01/2016 6:08:15 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Eucalypts are the base of many Australian ecosystems. Other plants and anim.....
» 4/01/2016 10:40:26 AM Perhaps people might avoid building houses on flood plains, among eucalypts or on prime ag.....
» 26/12/2015 11:29:15 AM continued As the Reformation swept through Europe there was no room for freedom of religi.....
» 26/12/2015 11:22:49 AM Dear Joe, Fascism was a form of national organisation in the first part of the twentieth .....
» 22/12/2015 11:03:56 AM Dear Sells, The understanding of the nature of God is not really a real question. In &quo.....
» 22/12/2015 5:36:24 AM I also had an encounter with a Green Left Weekly salesman. He told me that if he had the p.....
» 21/12/2015 7:36:40 PM Dear runner, It was you who claimed that Jesus invented the Golden Rule. That was complet.....
» 21/12/2015 6:50:00 PM runner wrote: "What you seem to be saying Loudmouth is that you agree with the golden.....
» 21/12/2015 11:18:52 AM Another article which shows how some creations of the human mind differ from other creatio.....
» 18/12/2015 6:05:36 PM continued About a hundred years ago my father lived in an anarchist commune in northern M.....
» 18/12/2015 6:03:33 PM continued Contempt for theory, art, history, and for man as an end in himself, which is c.....
» 18/12/2015 6:00:19 PM Dear Loudmouth, I regard Marx as a noxious bigot. Some converts try to get in good with t.....
» 17/12/2015 3:48:08 PM Dear onthebeach, I think you are a kind and generous person. If you prefer one form of re.....
» 17/12/2015 3:18:41 PM Dear Loudmouth , You wrote: “But now, no, there is no more Left left. They couldn't surviv.....
» 17/12/2015 3:11:06 PM There’s a Chinese saying: “Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice. Shame on me.” It wa.....
» 16/12/2015 3:40:16 PM Loudmouth wrote: "Have you lost all sense of decency, Mr. f ?" Please curb your.....
» 16/12/2015 3:31:10 PM Dear Bazz, It may be hard to tie down a statement. However, when you ascribe to someone o.....
» 16/12/2015 2:45:13 PM Is Mise wrote: "It’s easier to concentrate on those evil Muslim terrorists." P.....
» 16/12/2015 10:34:11 AM Dear Bazz, Please cite your source for Islamists calling anyone ‘useful idiots.’ https:.....
» 15/12/2015 10:50:27 AM Makes perfectly good sense to me. Much learning was preserved in the monasteries. However,.....
» 10/12/2015 5:47:49 PM Dear Paul, http://www.amazon.com/History-Begins-Sumer-Thirty-Nine-Recorded/dp/0812212762 .....
» 9/12/2015 3:26:11 PM Josephus wrote: "The fact is when the view first began, not whether it was true or no.....
» 9/12/2015 1:05:47 PM Dear Josephus, It might be good if you would check the validity of a statement before you.....
» 9/12/2015 9:53:07 AM Dear Josephus, To claim that something is true because millions of people believe it is t.....
» 9/12/2015 8:06:22 AM Dear Josephus, No matter how assured you are that something is true, without any evidence.....
» 8/12/2015 5:32:37 PM Dear Josephus, What historical research shows that Abraham was the first monotheist? Plea.....
» 8/12/2015 8:34:59 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: “David prefers to have bling faith in his view of the world, an.....
» 7/12/2015 10:47:41 PM Josephus wrote: Humanity would never have advanced without faith and risk. A farmer sows a.....
» 7/12/2015 6:01:59 PM on the beach wrote: "Obviously the OP did what it was intended to do, to divert the .....
» 5/12/2015 9:17:56 PM Dear Josephus, I don't go to such movies. However, what does that have to do with the dis.....
» 5/12/2015 4:47:46 PM Dear Paul1405, I don’t think matters would be noticeably different if all religions were .....
» 5/12/2015 8:39:32 AM Paul wrote: "The one thing that all religions have in common is the requirement that.....
» 5/12/2015 8:28:36 AM Dear Josephus, Whatever the culture of the past was it is an ugly story in the light of t.....
» 4/12/2015 11:31:35 AM continued H6. Humans do not have a right of dominion over animals and the environment, it.....
» 4/12/2015 11:21:05 AM The myth of Abraham and Isaac encapsulates the evil of Bahai’i, Christianity, Islam and Ju.....
» 4/12/2015 8:46:20 AM Dear Josephus, Abraham should have said "No" when he was told by the evil God o.....
» 3/12/2015 9:22:11 AM Josephus wrote: "Give them from Infancy strong personal and moral values that direct .....
» 2/12/2015 3:38:19 PM Dear Anti-Abortionists, I think it is a great forward step that abortion is now legal, an.....
» 2/12/2015 10:06:07 AM Dear Josephus, I heard that story as a little child and was badly frightened. The Bible i.....
» 2/12/2015 4:02:24 AM Dear Aidan, You are free to call a foetus whatever you wish. From https://en.wikipedia.o.....
» 1/12/2015 11:06:36 PM Dear Is Mise, One of the benefits of a good sex education is the knowledge of how to less.....
» 1/12/2015 4:48:28 PM continued I see nothing wrong in being sexually promiscuous before marriage. I think it i.....
» 1/12/2015 4:40:57 PM Dear Josephus, You wrote: “Galileo, and Newton were men of Christian faith it did not see.....
» 1/12/2015 2:41:53 PM Dear Is Mise, You wrote: "Faith exists therefore it can be an inspiration for good o.....
» 1/12/2015 11:15:47 AM Dear Is Mise, Both the reformed criminal and Father Damien are examples of men who either.....
» 1/12/2015 10:52:37 AM Dear Josephus, Christianity did not invent hope. Hope was one of the items in Pandora’s B.....
» 30/11/2015 11:12:45 AM Gallipoli as implemented was a cockup. However, the idea behind Gallipoli was sound. It wa.....
» 30/11/2015 8:38:48 AM Armchair Critic wrote: "You cant start with something, add nothing, and have a total.....
» 30/11/2015 7:28:30 AM One person's faith is another person's gullibility. Is there any difference between faith .....
» 30/11/2015 6:35:04 AM Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems established that there is uncertainty in mathematics......
» 29/11/2015 10:44:57 PM Dear Geoff of Perth, You claim to be a realist. Do you think it realistic to expect a per.....
» 29/11/2015 9:00:39 PM Dear Josephus, It may be a fact that the Apostle Paul said what you quoted him as saying......
» 29/11/2015 5:06:09 PM Geoff of Perth on Saturday, 28 November 2015 6:03:55 PM referred to runner as mentally dis.....
» 29/11/2015 8:36:47 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I appreciate your polite response to my criticism. It makes it pleasant .....
» 29/11/2015 8:25:11 AM Dear Josephus, The Scripture does not make sense. You may believe it if you wish, but I d.....
» 28/11/2015 10:17:34 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You wrote "I'll stick with my definition of mathematics. It may be .....
» 28/11/2015 9:59:03 PM Dear Josephus, Please use your common sense. A human being that could be killed by other .....
» 28/11/2015 9:40:49 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You defined mathematics as 'the system used to calculate and measure our.....
» 28/11/2015 8:56:30 PM Dear Josephus, If there is a God, and that God is really God no human could kill he/she/i.....
» 28/11/2015 3:44:49 PM Dear Loudmouth, I don’t have to go back thousands of years, to find atrocities in other s.....
» 28/11/2015 2:49:31 PM Dear Mr Opinion, You didn't say anything about having inadequate teachers. I assumed that.....
» 27/11/2015 4:55:46 PM continued Recent events have featured Muslim atrocities, but Islam also talks about love......
» 27/11/2015 4:53:01 PM Loud mouth wrote: “Can you cite any religion that does that ? Which 'condones the most bar.....
» 27/11/2015 2:27:13 PM Dear Loudmouth, You wrote: “Yes, let's both condemn all idiotic religions, especially tho.....
» 27/11/2015 11:57:35 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I'm sorry your math teachers were inadequate. Mathematics is much more t.....
» 27/11/2015 11:07:08 AM It has been suggested that no one who appreciates sausage or law should ever see either of.....
» 27/11/2015 10:19:20 AM Mathematics is a creation of the human mind. As one studies the relationship of mathematic.....
» 26/11/2015 9:28:28 PM Dear Josephus, Thank you for telling your source. I regard it and the Bible as most unrel.....
» 26/11/2015 7:40:13 PM Dear Josephus, What is your evidence for the statement about Abraham selecting a God? Why.....
» 26/11/2015 2:48:40 PM Dear Josephus, The polytheistic gods were more tolerant than the monotheistic God. One co.....
» 23/11/2015 11:08:04 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “Now if you are looking for evidence, then don't look at the con.....
» 23/11/2015 6:42:01 PM Dear o sung wu, If you find what you think is wisdom, accept it wherever it may be found......
» 23/11/2015 3:33:49 PM Dear o sung wu, But, what would happen if we're both completely wrong, and the Jewish/Chr.....
» 23/11/2015 2:41:36 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Some Muslims were slavers, but American black attitudes toward slavery .....
» 22/11/2015 6:04:13 PM continued However, in twentieth century US Islam offered two things that Christianity did.....
» 22/11/2015 5:57:39 PM continued To me a martyr is one who will not submit, will not deny his or her faith and i.....
» 22/11/2015 5:50:12 PM Perhaps I can offer my perspective. During WW2 I was a soldier in the US army. We were sho.....
» 22/11/2015 5:46:45 PM Dear Is Mise, Pope Pius XII did much to help save the Jews from the Nazis. Mons. Hugh O'F.....
» 21/11/2015 9:58:57 PM Continued How Christianity was the catalyst of the Holocaust: Hitler’s anti-Semitism gre.....
» 21/11/2015 9:53:09 PM Continued This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion .....
» 21/11/2015 9:47:56 PM Continued He anonymously published poetry in Georgian in the local press and engaged in s.....
» 21/11/2015 9:42:26 PM Dear 579, I think it’s a bad idea to burn books because we don’t like them or disagree wi.....
» 20/11/2015 9:41:17 PM Dear ttbn, My initial post said nothing about Christianity at all. The story of Abraham a.....
» 20/11/2015 8:47:53 PM continued This day is call’d the feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes .....
» 20/11/2015 8:44:51 PM Dear runner, Thanks for reading my post. Had you been born of Muslim parents in Saudi Ara.....
» 20/11/2015 10:53:31 AM The Paris atrocities are a display of faith. The murderers had faith in the righteousness .....
» 8/11/2015 2:11:13 PM Dear Banjo, Just finished Schama’s “A History of Britain 2 1603-1776 The British Wars” Go.....
» 8/11/2015 8:44:09 AM Dear Poirot, Shadow Minister did not write: "....A civil discussion must be conduct.....
» 8/11/2015 3:09:12 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I have made no error. You have an idiosyncratic definition of religion whic.....
» 7/11/2015 11:35:18 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Certainly I recognise that religion exists. It belongs to that class of men.....
» 7/11/2015 7:21:54 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We are quits. You are apparently not interested in a serious discus.....
» 7/11/2015 5:53:22 PM Dear SM, You wrote "If facts are important, then why say quite the opposite?" .....
» 7/11/2015 5:24:41 PM Dear SM, You wrote "If facts are important, then why say quite the opposite?" .....
» 7/11/2015 3:25:11 PM Dear Shadow Minister, There is no need to call names or act other than politely. Facts ar.....
» 7/11/2015 11:29:32 AM Dear Banjo and George, A Queensland woman had three sons who were going to establish a ca.....
» 7/11/2015 11:05:17 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Economics is a disciple notable for the lack of agreement among eco.....
» 6/11/2015 7:03:19 PM Swami Vivekananda can also mouth religious nonsense. Religious nonsense is not limited to .....
» 6/11/2015 6:13:36 PM From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War Tangible/intangible aims: Tangible war aims may in.....
» 6/11/2015 6:03:42 PM Dear SM, That's quite a claim. Anybody familiar with economics or history would disagree .....
» 6/11/2015 4:33:01 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no real God. All are invented. Humans invent explanations where th.....
» 6/11/2015 11:56:21 AM Dear Poirot and Yuyutsu, onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10065&page=1 points to my .....
» 6/11/2015 7:51:09 AM SM wrote: "Your version of economics and the causes of war are simplistic and wrong .....
» 5/11/2015 6:06:58 PM "Indeed, no knowledge of philosophy, sociology, anthropology or history is required i.....
» 5/11/2015 9:07:14 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I have also spent time in Scandinavia. My wife was living in Norway.....
» 4/11/2015 5:10:51 PM Dear Bazz, You are correct. Governments in a capitalist society do not have control of th.....
» 4/11/2015 4:45:48 PM In an advanced western country every citizen should have access to an adequate education, .....
» 4/11/2015 8:39:35 AM Dear George and Banjo, I am happy that the 90th anniversary of my birth has given both of.....
» 4/11/2015 8:34:27 AM Dear Paul1405, I agree that religion does more harm than good. However, religion maintain.....
» 4/11/2015 2:26:43 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Have a nice day......
» 4/11/2015 12:10:55 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "What you cannot do however, is on the one hand to complain.....
» 3/11/2015 3:47:21 PM Dear Mr Opinion, I see no point in discussing anything further w you. Dear o sung wu, I.....
» 3/11/2015 10:19:21 AM The list is partially based on trivial accomplishments. Winning a sporting title does noth.....
» 3/11/2015 8:49:21 AM Dear Yuyutsu, If the sayings of Jesus as reported in the New Testament are accurate he wa.....
» 3/11/2015 6:19:54 AM Dear Mr Opinion, I do give two hoots about Australia. An Australian whose ancestors come .....
» 3/11/2015 12:01:10 AM Dear Yuyutsu, We define 'religious' differently and talk past each other......
» 2/11/2015 10:53:16 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You like what I said. Apparently you thought it was good. I think you have .....
» 2/11/2015 9:14:33 PM Dear Mr Opinion, Do you consider your age the most important thing about yourself? Have y.....
» 2/11/2015 8:31:11 PM I have read what Corbyn advocates. It appears to me as though he is for a fairer, more com.....
» 2/11/2015 11:45:49 AM It is democratic for the rank and file of a party to select its leaders. The general popul.....
» 2/11/2015 11:38:15 AM I am not a senior since I am not in a hierarchy. I am an old man of 90. I am concerned wit.....
» 1/11/2015 8:18:44 AM Dear George, You wrote: “I think the Toynbee quote is not about biblical exegesis, how to.....
» 31/10/2015 11:08:23 PM Dear George, If we go by the Bible there are many Gods. There is the insecure God who kee.....
» 31/10/2015 9:56:52 PM Dear Banjo, There is both cohesion and intolerance. Without cohesion in a group we are ju.....
» 31/10/2015 10:01:16 AM Dear All, Thank you very much for your birthday wishes. You have made me very happy. Tha.....
» 30/10/2015 2:07:39 PM continued My wife’s birthday is a week before mine so we celebrated them by staying at Ja.....
» 30/10/2015 2:03:51 PM Dear Wm Trevor, That photo means very much to me as I think about my wonderful grandmothe.....
» 30/10/2015 12:04:40 PM When I first came to Australia I missed the change in seasons when the deciduous trees eru.....
» 30/10/2015 11:04:34 AM Dear Yuyutsu, If one shares a loving relationship with another person one can continue di.....
» 29/10/2015 10:52:51 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I disagree that 'agree to disagree' is better than 'disagree'. I see nothin.....
» 29/10/2015 7:06:04 PM The Oxford Companion to American History defines Deism thus: Deism is the term applied to.....
» 27/10/2015 8:53:36 PM Dear runner, You have said nothing about my behaviour. Apparently you are bothered becaus.....
» 27/10/2015 5:07:41 PM Dear runner, I am not made in the image of an imaginary entity. What aspect of my behavio.....
» 27/10/2015 4:23:44 PM I agree with Yuyutsu. Everyone including paedophiles, murderers and religious fanatics sho.....
» 26/10/2015 4:32:43 AM Dear Toni Lavis, There have been Protestant theocracies in the past. There was one in Bas.....
» 25/10/2015 12:21:56 PM Dear Joe, That is so, but it is irrelevant. I was responding to a statement mentioning C.....
» 25/10/2015 10:47:29 AM The following assertion was made: "As far as I know, there are no Christian theocrac.....
» 25/10/2015 8:29:03 AM Dear Toni Lavis, "As far as I know, there are no Christian theocracies in the world......
» 24/10/2015 9:35:21 AM Dear Loudmouth, I wish we had separation of church and state in Australia, but the fact i.....
» 23/10/2015 9:34:53 AM Dear imacentristmoderate, Nobody including Jesus is or was perfect. That a perfect indivi.....
» 22/10/2015 6:39:19 PM Dear LesP, The pastor is quoted as saying: ""The God who we worship and serve .....
» 22/10/2015 12:40:21 PM Dear JBowyer, There is no more reason to respect a Christian, Jewish, Buddhist or Hindu a.....
» 22/10/2015 11:43:01 AM <<It is therefore important that those who speak from a religious position need to n.....
» 22/10/2015 8:43:29 AM Agree......
» 22/10/2015 3:10:18 AM Dear imacentristmoderate, An atrocity is not a wonderful idea. I would not like to be exp.....
» 21/10/2015 10:13:48 AM Israel cannot exist as a Jewish and a democratic state as the current definition of a demo.....
» 16/10/2015 2:46:33 PM We don't know that the children could have had worthwhile lives. We don't know how badly t.....
» 9/10/2015 4:51:49 PM Dear Sells, I would appreciate an apology from you for labeling me prejudiced......
» 9/10/2015 9:42:30 AM continued I have interpreted nothing to support a prejudice. The Christian heritage inclu.....
» 8/10/2015 4:05:20 PM continued MacCulloch’s “A History of Christianity” On the cover is: “Encompassing wars, .....
» 8/10/2015 4:00:14 PM continued MacCulloch’s “A History of Christianity” On the cover is: “Encompassing wars, .....
» 8/10/2015 3:55:51 PM Dear Sells, My prejudice? Have you considered your prejudice? Are you objective about Chr.....
» 8/10/2015 9:40:16 AM Dear JKUU, I appreciate your thanks......
» 7/10/2015 3:56:07 PM Continued The twentieth century saw a further regression. The two prominent western natio.....
» 7/10/2015 3:49:47 PM continued The Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th century started as a cultural movemen.....
» 7/10/2015 3:45:26 PM My reading of history leads me to the conclusion that Christianity was a roadblock to the .....
» 6/10/2015 3:49:46 PM Continued The executions of Servetus and of Giordano Bruno who speculated that there were.....
» 6/10/2015 3:08:37 PM continued https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Baptist_Convention The Southern Baptist.....
» 6/10/2015 3:02:33 PM continued http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10725 is an article I wrote on.....
» 6/10/2015 2:59:57 PM “The theme that runs through the book and gives it its coherence is the transition between.....
» 6/10/2015 6:20:20 AM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Fredrick_T%C3%B6ben is an article about Frederick Tob.....
» 6/10/2015 5:07:56 AM Dear Armchair Critic, Jews like other people are a diverse bunch. Some people favour free.....
» 5/10/2015 3:06:20 PM continued Videos of both of these statements are available here, as is the complete video.....
» 5/10/2015 3:02:36 PM CFI [Center for Inquiry] Marks International Blasphemy Rights Day 2015 This Wednesday was .....
» 4/10/2015 5:16:38 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote, "The impact of your having lived lives on." Does the.....
» 3/10/2015 6:30:16 PM If we are sincere in stamping out human cruelty to animals we would have to become vegetar.....
» 3/10/2015 12:10:28 PM Dear Josephus, No matter how many times you repeat nonsense it remains nonsense......
» 3/10/2015 6:20:31 AM Dear Josephus, "The life of the body is the soul." is a statement without meani.....
» 2/10/2015 11:34:24 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Nevertheless, spirituality is nonsense......
» 2/10/2015 8:33:47 AM Dear Yuyusu, You wrote, "Spirituality counters that approach and teaches that we are.....
» 30/09/2015 9:04:35 PM Dear Josephus, If you want to believe in nonsense, you will believe in nonsense. The rea.....
» 30/09/2015 8:18:50 PM Dear Josephus, There is a continuity even though all the cells may be replaced. Our chara.....
» 30/09/2015 5:07:05 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We are our body. There is nothing of us outside of our body. Our mind and w.....
» 30/09/2015 4:47:24 PM Percival Blake, welcome to olo. You sound like a sensible person......
» 30/09/2015 10:26:56 AM josephus wrote: "This can deny them happiness in later life as they have missed out .....
» 29/09/2015 6:05:13 AM continued As a teenager I often disliked my parents and felt very guilty about disliking .....
» 29/09/2015 6:02:00 AM I think the website is great. It tells teenagers that whatever they feel they are not the .....
» 28/09/2015 4:20:42 PM Dear Josephus, I read the link you referred to. It just informed people about the differe.....
» 28/09/2015 3:35:26 PM David Leyonhjelm has an illusion common to those with his ideology. Libertarians have the .....
» 21/09/2015 10:40:33 AM Dear David Singer, Since I am not an Israeli the law of that land does not apply to me un.....
» 15/09/2015 9:05:12 AM Dear Peter, I do not accept any religion or philosophy that depends on faith. That requir.....
» 14/09/2015 9:36:58 AM Dear George, I was trying to use your terminology which was wrong of me. One definition o.....
» 14/09/2015 5:50:33 AM Dear George, Christianity is a belief system that has brought comfort and meaning to many.....
» 13/09/2015 7:03:54 PM The problem with Christianity is not that evil men have perverted the message of Jesus. To.....
» 13/09/2015 3:24:59 PM Dear onthebeach, You sound very decent. I think everybody deserves decency and compassion.....
» 13/09/2015 2:50:00 PM Dear David Singer, You are not in a law court cross-examining a witness. Those answering .....
» 13/09/2015 9:04:48 AM Dear Peter, Rather than be angry with me for pointing out the horrors caused by and assoc.....
» 12/09/2015 1:29:22 PM Dear o sung wu, It is a great loss when anyone you are close to dies. Suicide can be a se.....
» 12/09/2015 3:34:15 AM Dear Sells, The Inquisition, the Wars of the Reformation, the Crusades and the Holocaust .....
» 12/09/2015 3:24:59 AM There are different definitions of democracy. The definitions vary with time and the condi.....
» 11/09/2015 3:43:59 PM Dear Sells, I don't think I have a rabid hatred of the church. I think you prefer to call.....
» 11/09/2015 5:15:12 AM Dear Sells, Christian culture has produced the towering figures of Bach and Michelangelo .....
» 10/09/2015 1:35:06 PM Dear Sells, I have not denied that the culture of Europe is essentially Christian. I thin.....
» 10/09/2015 12:33:42 PM Sells wrote: The consistent bias in this thread against anything to do with Christianity a.....
» 10/09/2015 11:52:40 AM Dear Foxy, Religionists may use the phrase, true religion, to refer to the particular ver.....
» 10/09/2015 10:36:04 AM I don't like prostitution. I don't like drinking alcohol either. However, I am against ban.....
» 10/09/2015 9:51:26 AM We do not have to be born. However, we do have a right to decide we no longer wish to live.....
» 10/09/2015 9:27:34 AM Sells wrote: David, Why do you continue to miss the point? The statement by Paul is a sta.....
» 9/09/2015 1:15:27 PM Dear Sells, We see things very differently. I find Paul's statement, "There is no lo.....
» 9/09/2015 12:26:13 PM Dear Sells, We find a map of the human heart in many sources. I read scripture and find m.....
» 9/09/2015 11:26:30 AM Dear Sells, Scripture humanises us? Parts of Scripture inculcate hatred and prejudice. Th.....
» 8/09/2015 11:58:39 PM Dear Foxy, Ethnic and religious nationalism is toxic. There should be no Jewish, Christia.....
» 8/09/2015 9:48:03 PM Dear Foxy, You wrote: “The words used by Ismail al Wahwah are hateful and disturbing but .....
» 8/09/2015 9:23:55 PM Dear Sells, You make it sound as though the scriptures were purposely put together to tea.....
» 8/09/2015 10:01:22 AM Dear George, Catholic Encyclopaedia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11312a.htm “Origina.....
» 8/09/2015 8:38:47 AM The comments cited were scurrilous, bigoted and hateful. Nevertheless, in a free society s.....
» 8/09/2015 8:09:20 AM One thing that is usually lacking in discussions of this sort is conservation of energy - .....
» 8/09/2015 7:27:27 AM Dear George, I only commented on the obvious bigotry in Warfield’s statement that you cit.....
» 7/09/2015 2:37:16 PM Dear George, How can one follow anything other than one’s own conscience? One can ignore .....
» 7/09/2015 10:42:35 AM The last sentence. "Who has Obama conned - the Rabbis or the Generals? Congress – and.....
» 7/09/2015 9:12:05 AM Dear Sells, I have also read Augustine's Confessions. His speculations on time are sublim.....
» 7/09/2015 6:21:21 AM When young off to Niagara. When old take to Viagra When very old no manna Enjoy view of po.....
» 3/09/2015 5:29:11 AM Dear Toni Lavis, Onanism is not masturbation. Onanism is coitus interruptus. Onan, accord.....
» 2/09/2015 11:12:26 AM Dear Sells, It was you who started an argument about who killed more people. I just resp.....
» 2/09/2015 10:16:05 AM Masturbation is a pleasurable activity which can be enjoyed alone or in company. It reliev.....
» 1/09/2015 9:58:23 PM Dear Hasbeen, When the Australian system produces a surplus and even when it doesn't the .....
» 1/09/2015 9:50:48 PM Dear Sells, You are the who posted, ""Not all religious narratives have the his.....
» 1/09/2015 8:03:51 PM Dear Sells, You cannot explain away the cruelties of the culture you espouse. To maintain.....
» 1/09/2015 7:04:01 PM Dear Rhrosty, Sometimes gridlock prevents government from doing things which shouldn't be.....
» 1/09/2015 6:33:17 PM Sells wrote: "Not all religious narratives have the historical property of the Judeo-.....
» 1/09/2015 1:17:02 PM The author wrote, "Many bills are voted negative or positive by members of both Democ.....
» 1/09/2015 1:04:53 PM Many people believe that there exists an all-wise, all-benevolent and all-powerful deity. .....
» 1/09/2015 9:02:07 AM Dear Sells, One can get great enjoyment from reading about imaginary worlds. Plato, Shake.....
» 31/08/2015 4:45:20 PM Time and space were independent in the Newtonian view. Special relativity relates the two .....
» 31/08/2015 4:14:54 PM Dear Valerie, We used to have double barred finches and fairy wrens visit our back yard b.....
» 18/08/2015 12:42:53 PM I am for separation of religion and state. To me that means that the state should not serv.....
» 16/08/2015 9:36:19 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Another simplifying view (that is becoming very relevant he.....
» 15/08/2015 11:16:09 AM Dear George, I was reacting to some of Selleck's statements in the past with my mention o.....
» 14/08/2015 10:37:40 PM Dear George, You are correct. The use of the word, mumbojumbo, indicates an emotional rat.....
» 14/08/2015 10:23:19 AM If Sellick chooses to put his sermons on olo he has every right to do so. He is willing to.....
» 14/08/2015 10:01:55 AM Dear George, Mumbo Jumbo has the following definitions on the net: 1. Unintelligible or .....
» 13/08/2015 4:43:48 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I also think you are a good person, but, in addition, I think that God is n.....
» 13/08/2015 12:12:12 PM Dear Sells, False gods (There are no true ones.) are worshiped by many. The Soviet Union .....
» 13/08/2015 8:58:42 AM Sellick's message is unequivocal. We must believe in mumbojumbo. Secular humanists are con.....
» 10/08/2015 11:24:43 AM Singer's argument is logical, and Turkey does not apply the same standards to the Kurds as.....
» 10/08/2015 10:57:06 AM In order for the nuclear deterrent to have any meaning someone in the command structure of.....
» 2/08/2015 9:00:16 AM Dear George, Nevertheless, the pope still caricatures those concerned with population gro.....
» 1/08/2015 8:09:58 PM Dear George, It is good that the Catholic Church accommodates a variety of views and does.....
» 1/08/2015 12:37:45 PM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/30/1407166/-Catholic-Nun-Explains-Pro-Life-In-A-Way-.....
» 31/07/2015 11:25:23 PM What is needed is a metamorality. That is a morality that transcends all the different mor.....
» 31/07/2015 11:20:02 PM There is not and cannot be an objective morality. It used to be a simple matter for our re.....
» 31/07/2015 3:51:39 PM Dear JP, Atheism does not logically imply amorality. you ignore the evidence that it does.....
» 31/07/2015 11:27:43 AM Dear JP, You wrote: “My point is that in a godless universe it is meaningless to talk abo.....
» 30/07/2015 7:40:35 PM Dear JP, Your points are well taken. Of course democracy does not imply universal values.....
» 30/07/2015 4:13:17 PM Dear JP, I think our worldview should be determined by what best fits the evidence not wh.....
» 30/07/2015 12:45:58 PM Dear Sells, You wrote, "The problem from a Christian perspective is that this god wh.....
» 30/07/2015 5:10:14 AM Dear Yuyutsu, This conversation is silly. You are nothing but your body. You may lose pa.....
» 29/07/2015 7:26:56 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: Deep down we all know that we are not a car, yet we tend to forg.....
» 29/07/2015 7:34:30 AM Dear Yuyutsu, We are part of nature. We are not a separate entity. Like any other species.....
» 28/07/2015 8:32:56 PM Dear JP, I don't think you understand that opinions and morals do not have to come from r.....
» 28/07/2015 7:06:49 PM JP wrote: davidf - why do you evade the main point of my comment? In an atheistic univers.....
» 28/07/2015 1:57:47 PM Dear JP, It is hard for me to see why it is necessary to believe religious myths in order.....
» 27/07/2015 9:39:30 AM Dear Sells, I don’t think you are a bad person. I don’t put people into such classificati.....
» 26/07/2015 8:37:04 PM continued When my current wife went to university women could choose only nursing, teachi.....
» 26/07/2015 5:45:52 PM continued My mother was a bright and frustrated alcoholic. Her arbitrary and sometimes se.....
» 26/07/2015 5:36:44 PM What kind of society is it that makes medically safe abortion illegal? What kind of societ.....
» 25/07/2015 9:05:18 PM Sells wrote: “The eclipse of the understanding of God as truth is the reason we find talk .....
» 25/07/2015 8:31:22 PM Dear phanto, We agree that there is a drive to have sex. There is also a drive to be a mo.....
» 25/07/2015 10:10:21 AM Sells wrote: “There are circumstances in which abortion should be condoned. But most abort.....
» 24/07/2015 11:05:15 AM Dear Sells, A change from one stage of human life to another is natural - not magical. We.....
» 24/07/2015 10:32:32 AM Dear JP, I never wrote about what people can say or can't say. I objected to Sellick writ.....
» 24/07/2015 10:15:44 AM Any man's death diminishes me. The ultimate 'human' sacrifice is not that of Jesus Christ .....
» 24/07/2015 9:39:34 AM Sellick writes: "You will notice that pro-abortionists will always use the term ".....
» 20/07/2015 5:01:18 PM President Obama has shown himself a person who values peace over war. There has been too m.....
» 20/07/2015 4:39:58 PM The article in my opinion was an eloquent defense of free speech. Free speech must be exte.....
» 20/07/2015 12:02:41 PM Dear ttbn, I call it as I see it. When we start to worry about what we say because of how.....
» 18/07/2015 5:44:58 PM Dear misanthrope, Thanks for your post. I shall try to be more respectful of the feelings.....
» 18/07/2015 4:58:43 PM Dear ttbn, How dreary - seditious, lefty etc. You end up with threats of the law. You cal.....
» 17/07/2015 9:27:46 PM Toni Lavis, You have appealed to logic, reason and common sense. You do not belong on olo.....
» 17/07/2015 6:15:55 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You apparently are stuck with arguing right winger - left winger. Y.....
» 17/07/2015 4:36:38 PM There have been abuses of entitlements by people in all the major parties. However, since .....
» 17/07/2015 4:22:35 PM Dear misanthrope, I appreciate your compliments. Although we are a big country our resour.....
» 17/07/2015 2:46:28 PM Abbott knights people, and Bishop thinks she's a Queen. However, Bishop is a pawn for Abbo.....
» 17/07/2015 1:37:58 PM Dear ttbn, Australia bashing? In Australia we have a great degree of freedom of speech. .....
» 17/07/2015 11:41:40 AM Dear runner, You are concerned about the "illegal boat trade." I am concerned .....
» 17/07/2015 10:08:21 AM To call people who have fled their homes ‘arrogant invaders’ reveals meanness and a lack o.....
» 16/07/2015 10:09:35 AM In his statement, "Suicide is suicide" the author equates all suicides. All suic.....
» 16/07/2015 9:22:25 AM It's partially a matter of demography. The death rate has been reduced by modern western m.....
» 12/07/2015 3:35:37 PM Dear Yuyutsu, If the only reason one doesn't commit a crime is that they either don't thi.....
» 12/07/2015 1:53:52 PM Yuyutsu wrote to me: "So should we commit all manner of crimes when our death comes n.....
» 10/07/2015 10:17:11 PM My wife had a good friend who was a god-botherer. When her husband died she was happy as h.....
» 10/07/2015 7:37:15 PM The article ends with the statement "Given that this is the case, it would not only b.....
» 10/07/2015 7:26:33 PM Jesus lives - the sun never sets on the Jewish vampire......
» 7/07/2015 9:03:10 AM Dear Is Mise, The horse was important not only for transport but for food. My father was .....
» 6/07/2015 5:06:23 PM Dear Foxy and Sense, I am wrong. I hadn't realised that at that time the powers-that-be w.....
» 6/07/2015 4:20:41 PM Dear runner, A teacher may do his or her best to teach, but a student has to learn. I tre.....
» 6/07/2015 3:57:18 PM Dear Foxy, I don't believe the ultimate objective of the Gallipoli campaign was to captur.....
» 6/07/2015 10:44:15 AM Private schools in Australia are generally aimed at indoctrination of some belief system. .....
» 6/07/2015 10:16:23 AM Dear David Singer, For once I agree with you. Unfortunately diplomatic recognition is no .....
» 3/07/2015 9:25:26 AM Occasionally I fall into the trap of unreasoning belief in accepting a news report, a publ.....
» 3/07/2015 8:04:16 AM Dear George, May other believers combine their beliefs with common sense the way you do......
» 2/07/2015 3:53:25 PM Some tribal people favour marriages with a disparity of age in both directions. Young men .....
» 2/07/2015 3:39:49 PM Sells wrote: “There is no doubt that Israel stood out among the nations in their attitude .....
» 2/07/2015 10:50:02 AM I am married because of US law. My wife came from Norway to the US to be with me. In order.....
» 2/07/2015 8:32:34 AM I hadn't thought of the incident with the pothole and the child for years. At the time it .....
» 1/07/2015 8:18:28 PM ConservativeHippie made the statement: "AJ, the conclusion I draw from such an experi.....
» 1/07/2015 12:19:19 PM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Kekulé tells of two of Kekulé's scientific dreams: T.....
» 1/07/2015 11:56:44 AM It's easier for oldies to pursue their passions. Don't have to run very fast......
» 1/07/2015 10:28:10 AM Grecko feels the inexorable passage of time as old age creeps up on her......
» 1/07/2015 10:20:32 AM Dear Craig, I looked up the meaning of spirituality in Wikipedia. There are many meanings.....
» 1/07/2015 8:49:34 AM Dear Paul1405, Possibly some of your ancestors thought the world was flat. That is no ref.....
» 1/07/2015 2:32:47 AM Dear Paul1405, The genesis of wars can be as you say in events that take place long befor.....
» 30/06/2015 5:32:25 PM In my initial post I advocated continuing the dawn services and parades. I suggested 5 que.....
» 30/06/2015 11:03:58 AM We received a newsletter which told about an observance of ANZAC Day. We can mourn the d.....
» 29/06/2015 7:04:48 PM Dear Craig, Let’s back up a bit. You wrote: “Spirituality is a quintessential part of th.....
» 29/06/2015 4:47:20 PM Dear Craig, I am a bleeding heart appalled by the cruelty of humans to humans. In Austra.....
» 29/06/2015 9:57:45 AM Dear ConservatiseHippie, I have avoided calling you names. You have a different opinion f.....
» 29/06/2015 7:30:37 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I complain about religion because religion claims that delusions actually e.....
» 28/06/2015 6:48:49 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, My opinion is offensive to you. Demonstrate that it is inaccurat.....
» 28/06/2015 4:40:57 PM Dear Craig, I don’t feel that the alternative to believing in spiritual mumbojumbo is a c.....
» 28/06/2015 9:02:24 AM Craig Minns wrote: “a story of the enormous power of belief in the capacity of a group wit.....
» 25/06/2015 9:53:24 AM continued Some of the above found its way into the Jewish Bible. Christianity and Judais.....
» 25/06/2015 9:44:44 AM continued http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/toc/1059.html contains chapter headings of .....
» 25/06/2015 9:38:21 AM continued And an extraordinarily interesting fact, for us, is that notwithstanding great .....
» 25/06/2015 9:35:03 AM Peter is trying to make the Christian and Jewish myths somehow different from the pagan my.....
» 24/06/2015 8:05:36 PM Jesus did not found Christianity. He was not a Christian regardless of how hard you try to.....
» 24/06/2015 1:33:22 PM I cannot decide who is the worst person simply by their label. To make a judgment on a per.....
» 24/06/2015 12:50:29 PM Dear runner, Jesus Christ lived and died a Jew. He was not a Christian......
» 18/06/2015 7:45:15 PM Dear Toni Lavis, It is no crime to claim asylum. If the claim for asylum is denied they s.....
» 18/06/2015 6:59:24 PM Dear rehctub, You may make any assumption you like. Exactly which law are they violating?.....
» 18/06/2015 11:53:31 AM Dear onthebeach, If the alternative doesn't exist one cannot predict what people will do .....
» 18/06/2015 10:31:40 AM continued She knows about the different places in the LA area and can direct them to the.....
» 18/06/2015 10:25:58 AM Dear Josephus, Thank you for your answer. It shows that you are a caring person. You wrot.....
» 17/06/2015 7:04:41 PM Homosexuality is not a denial at all. It would be a denial if somebody with predominantly .....
» 17/06/2015 11:31:31 AM Josephus wrote: "Homosexuals suppress guilt of the unnatural that is why they identif.....
» 17/06/2015 9:59:22 AM Josephus wrote: "In the new World the definition does away with guilt from adultery, .....
» 16/06/2015 9:16:00 PM onthebeach: "Regarding the Christian religion, the old lefties would never have been .....
» 16/06/2015 6:38:47 PM Dear rehctub, If one has committed an illegal act charges can be brought and after a tria.....
» 16/06/2015 1:22:03 PM Dear Craig, I have no Erdos number. My dinner with Erdos was when I was a student at Syra.....
» 16/06/2015 12:26:34 PM Dear Aidan, My wife is not a JW. She told me that in her Protestant Sunday School they we.....
» 16/06/2015 9:37:16 AM Dear rehctub, You wrote: "David, you are forgetting the most important fact about th.....
» 16/06/2015 9:29:32 AM Dear Craig and Toni, Thank you. I have three of Knuth's books and am delighted to hear ab.....
» 15/06/2015 11:22:29 PM Shorten is short on ideas. That is not as bad as having the ideas of Tony Abbott. Since Ab.....
» 15/06/2015 11:04:54 PM Dear Aidan, Unfortunately the reality is that what you call proper Bible study is not wha.....
» 15/06/2015 10:04:13 AM One can gain great joy from being a nerd. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_theory ht.....
» 15/06/2015 9:56:16 AM Dear Paul1405, I am for the legality of same-sex marriage. However, if the polls showed t.....
» 15/06/2015 9:38:00 AM Dear Paul1204, Hockey has not told others that they should not grab what they can. If he .....
» 15/06/2015 8:49:38 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You have the right to your superstition. Be well......
» 14/06/2015 7:59:17 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Religious faith breeds ignorance of science, history and philosophy. It dis.....
» 14/06/2015 9:54:00 AM Dear Paul, Who defines what the good and bad things of our society are? My definition of .....
» 14/06/2015 5:56:43 AM Dear Yuyutsu, We disagree. In general religion closes the mind. In accepting religion we .....
» 13/06/2015 8:05:11 PM Dear Paul1405, I see a desirable life the same way you do. However, the 'health' of our e.....
» 13/06/2015 6:44:56 PM Our denigration of others only reflects on ourselves. This is a list where, in general, we.....
» 13/06/2015 1:08:42 PM Rhrosty wrote: What you say is correct for already overpopulated countries david f! Dear .....
» 13/06/2015 11:26:22 AM There is a conflict. The social justice issues of the Greens are at odds with the environm.....
» 12/06/2015 10:05:13 PM Dear Toni Lavis, Bible study the way I understand it takes a short piece from the Bible o.....
» 12/06/2015 5:31:32 PM Yuyutsu pointed out that many of our jobs contribute nothing to our well-being. In fact ad.....
» 12/06/2015 3:50:51 PM Australia is an old, dry continent. At approximately 30 million people we then can no long.....
» 12/06/2015 2:35:51 PM With the knowledge that no species can increase indefinitely and the earth's ecological fo.....
» 12/06/2015 2:22:07 PM Nerds like: 1. Processing information about science, nature, history and philosophy 2. Do.....
» 12/06/2015 2:02:37 PM Toward the end of the ABC news the announcer will say, "now to sport". At that p.....
» 12/06/2015 1:38:49 PM If two or more people of varied sexes want to have sex with each other it is none of my bu.....
» 11/06/2015 10:14:52 AM Most jobs in Australia come from business not trickle down money from the rich. The rich c.....
» 11/06/2015 9:46:51 AM continued Unfortunately a religious group defines itself foremost by its creation story, .....
» 11/06/2015 6:40:27 AM Dear Hasbeen, I accept that you regard disagreement with you as total foolishness. That .....
» 11/06/2015 6:34:54 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I think you said it all when you said that it's your gut feeling. There wa.....
» 10/06/2015 11:08:31 PM Hasbeen wrote: "Why am I not surprised at your ignorance of financial matters david f.....
» 10/06/2015 9:27:34 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "Most of those who advocate gay-marriage today do it purpos.....
» 10/06/2015 8:49:42 PM Uncontrolled population growth is a tremendous problem. Sustainable growth is nonsense. Th.....
» 10/06/2015 8:39:41 PM ttbn wrote: "Without the wealth of the few, the rest of us would be much, much worse .....
» 10/06/2015 8:21:26 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Supposedly it was by Paganini, but it appeared on paga 10 not nini......
» 10/06/2015 9:25:42 AM Some people interpret religious freedom as their right to prescribe that other people live.....
» 10/06/2015 9:06:41 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, Sarah Hanson-Young's wealth distribution ideas should be adopted.....
» 9/06/2015 9:50:50 PM Dear Joe, I could not find the source for my statement of 17 hours a week. I will ask my .....
» 9/06/2015 9:33:58 PM Dear Joe, The figure of 17 hours a week is pertinent whether the tribal people live in a .....
» 9/06/2015 3:40:20 PM Dear Foxy, Although I am old and crotchety I am not an athletic supporter......
» 9/06/2015 3:32:43 PM The fact is that missionaries saved lives. Before Darwin it was the predominant scientific.....
» 9/06/2015 1:42:24 PM Dear Foxy, The saying, "the exception that proves the rule," has an interesting.....
» 9/06/2015 12:01:42 PM Dear Joe, The English government made treaties with the American Indians banning settlers.....
» 9/06/2015 11:18:44 AM I doubt that most Americans are even aware of the Americas Cup. I am an American who now l.....
» 9/06/2015 10:40:41 AM I don't agree that the Constitution should be modified to recognise the Aborigines as the .....
» 7/06/2015 10:59:31 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank you so much. Galluppi is playing while I am keying this in. Su.....
» 5/06/2015 8:15:10 AM Dear onthebeach and o sung wu, You both have had more contact with Aborigines than I have.....
» 5/06/2015 7:16:35 AM Dear Conservative Hippie, Organised religion is one of the few social organisations in th.....
» 4/06/2015 1:02:48 PM Dear Conservative Hippie, Of course I don’t have proof that there is no God, and I never .....
» 4/06/2015 9:08:36 AM Dear Paul1405, My daughter also collects religions. On Sunday afternoon she goes to a Bud.....
» 4/06/2015 3:10:39 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I can think of no reason why, if one decides to believe in God, one should .....
» 3/06/2015 7:46:11 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I know you wrote God. God is not the only imaginary entity. It is not my im.....
» 3/06/2015 3:58:33 PM Yuyutsu wrote: "Now that their time has finally arrived to be free of the shackles of.....
» 3/06/2015 2:19:55 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Thank you for your clarification......
» 3/06/2015 1:32:06 PM Dear Loudmouth, I note your comments......
» 3/06/2015 12:54:28 PM One meaning of the word, sport, is fun. Why can't people who enjoy the game play it and th.....
» 3/06/2015 12:44:23 PM Calling old people seniors makes it sound as though they are in a hierarchy. I am 89 years.....
» 3/06/2015 12:26:24 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I think the state has a right to demand that employers not discriminate on .....
» 3/06/2015 12:20:31 PM Dear Paul1405, Basic to a people's culture is their worldview. Emil Durkheim wrote ".....
» 3/06/2015 9:34:32 AM Paul1405 wrote; "I also strongly believe, and I have seen this myself, there is an im.....
» 3/06/2015 9:19:14 AM Dear George, We can disagree in good faith or we can disagree by denigrating those who di.....
» 3/06/2015 8:22:35 AM Dear George, I was writing about the article not the obligation of a business owner to se.....
» 2/06/2015 12:35:39 PM runner wrote: "Look at the number of people practicing homosexuality employed by the .....
» 2/06/2015 9:48:00 AM If a person has committed a crime and that can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a co.....
» 2/06/2015 9:38:42 AM The article smells the same to me as the former opposition to equal pay for equal work for.....
» 1/06/2015 9:36:25 AM Dear Aussieboy, Christianity was the religion of the invaders. They have imposed it to a .....
» 30/05/2015 10:25:31 AM Marriage is not merely a matter of living together. Two people rcognised as a couple legal.....
» 29/05/2015 10:17:27 AM I almost agree with Outrider. He wrote: "Western foreign aid should be exclusively d.....
» 29/05/2015 10:09:23 AM The article contains: "In many countries including Australia, religion is privatised......
» 28/05/2015 6:40:10 PM Eric G wrote: "Try intersex instead of gay on top of the cake." A visit to http.....
» 28/05/2015 4:04:03 PM Ordinarily we have the presumption of innocence. We put the burden on the prosecution to p.....
» 27/05/2015 1:38:29 PM I am in favour of same-sex marriage, but I think it unfair to fine the bakers for refusing.....
» 27/05/2015 12:58:34 PM I plan not to have a funeral but to have my body parts distributed to anyone who can use t.....
» 21/05/2015 3:03:28 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, I was writing about practice not what it says in religious texts. T.....
» 20/05/2015 11:43:35 PM Dear George, The difference between sin and crime is blurred when a sin is treated as a c.....
» 20/05/2015 10:08:30 PM Dear SteeleRedux, Everyone may know that Descartes doesn't go before the horse, but Selli.....
» 20/05/2015 9:21:50 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You are quite right. Covetousness is a sin, and it is a sin of thought. Pos.....
» 20/05/2015 10:01:48 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, I wrote: ”Thought-crimes are instruments of control used by totalita.....
» 19/05/2015 5:44:40 PM The article contains: "Yes they were drug runners but that was ten years ago." .....
» 19/05/2015 8:41:02 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Many of our arguments or discussions in olo seem to me rather pointl.....
» 19/05/2015 12:08:26 AM Dear Peter, You wrote: "We imagine that religion can be reduced to whether or not we.....
» 18/05/2015 11:43:00 PM Dear CHERFUL, You wrote: "Oh look, it's the big white elephant. Can't you see it.&qu.....
» 18/05/2015 11:28:24 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, One of the things that I have observed on olo and other places that .....
» 18/05/2015 8:17:06 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, There's a saying - The road to hell is paved with good intentions. .....
» 17/05/2015 10:13:50 PM Dear Banjo, I agree. Marx never killed anyone or had anyone killed as far as I know. Howe.....
» 16/05/2015 9:18:48 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, Marx was not only an political thinker and philosopher but was also .....
» 16/05/2015 7:59:14 PM Dear Josephus, http://members.tripod.com/~berdache_two/twospirit.htm tells about the cult.....
» 16/05/2015 7:18:44 AM Dear Banjo, One is guiltless if one's intentions were noble is one moral rule. Another is.....
» 15/05/2015 8:58:36 PM Dear Josephus, I am married to a woman, but we have no children. We did not intend to hav.....
» 15/05/2015 11:06:04 AM Dear Graham Y, I think it is a matter of perception rather than reality that the left is .....
» 15/05/2015 10:50:36 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thank you putting me in the illustrious company of Leonardo da Vinci.....
» 14/05/2015 8:38:19 PM Dear Josephus, If a marriage is registered by the state it means whatever the state choos.....
» 14/05/2015 8:29:10 PM IMHO where one should start in fighting poverty is to promote zero or negative population .....
» 14/05/2015 6:45:39 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, Hitler was a full-blown socialist? What absolute rubbish!.....
» 14/05/2015 5:17:40 PM Jay of Melbourne wrote: “Locking people up for saying words really is a left wing thing, I.....
» 14/05/2015 3:10:38 PM Dear Phanto, In doing scientific experiments one is not always aware of the risks. Marie.....
» 14/05/2015 11:12:34 AM From the article: "Poverty is not merely a policy issue, but a multifarious discourse.....
» 14/05/2015 10:41:26 AM The first comment referred to those on the left as being against free speech. Free speech .....
» 14/05/2015 10:15:32 AM The reason there is a deficit is simple. Government cannot completely avoid meeting social.....
» 14/05/2015 10:02:10 AM I have lived in Australia since 1987. From my observation it is better for Australia not t.....
» 14/05/2015 9:36:29 AM George wrote : “I agree that a society calling itself free is something like a person call.....
» 13/05/2015 11:58:24 PM Dear chrisgaff1000, I can't imagine any thinking person playing the pokies......
» 13/05/2015 5:03:08 PM Dear runner, That is merely a wisecrack which you are good at. It is not an answer......
» 13/05/2015 11:39:53 AM Dear George, Although I am not religious I think there is wisdom in the Bible. Luke 6:42.....
» 13/05/2015 9:35:39 AM Dear George, I lived in the US during most of the Cold War and found the term Free World .....
» 12/05/2015 6:56:25 PM runner wrote: "the idiotic communist/socialist dogma ignored the very easy observatio.....
» 12/05/2015 3:43:47 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, The defining characteristic of capitalism is that the means of pro.....
» 12/05/2015 9:38:25 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, You wrote: "At least in the capitalist societies we can ope.....
» 12/05/2015 7:25:13 AM I used to have arguments with my mother who, like me, could be difficult to deal with. Sh.....
» 12/05/2015 7:04:28 AM Nick Hanauer, a capitalist, wrote: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pit.....
» 10/05/2015 11:05:29 PM Revenge served hot or cold is not a pleasant dish. Murderers who are locked up and not all.....
» 10/05/2015 8:59:47 AM Dear Suseonline, I had a lovely cousin. During World War 2 she said goodbye to her boyfri.....
» 9/05/2015 5:35:28 PM Runner wrote: ok David f so you are fine with the executions in Indonesia for they were le.....
» 9/05/2015 10:06:18 AM Questioning the mental capacity of those one disagrees with, insults, name-calling and per.....
» 8/05/2015 9:35:07 PM Murder is a crime defined by the state. Abortion is not murder under Australian law. As a .....
» 8/05/2015 8:11:02 PM I call them fetuses because that's what they are. As long as they are in a woman's body sh.....
» 8/05/2015 5:23:20 PM Dear runner, Truth is apparently defined as what you agree with. Please cite any statisti.....
» 8/05/2015 4:36:55 PM Dear Denny, Don't forget the impregnated women who for one reason or another would not wa.....
» 8/05/2015 9:03:44 AM No system of law is perfect. A person on trial is convicted when the evidence shows that h.....
» 7/05/2015 11:32:02 AM Apparently the Greens evoke hate and general nastiness from some of the posters to olo. La.....
» 7/05/2015 10:50:05 AM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/06/1382913/-Massachusetts-police-chief-We-re-going-t.....
» 7/05/2015 3:48:00 AM Dear Jayb, I am sorry I misunderstood. My mother was an addict. Your wife was not. Drug .....
» 6/05/2015 7:44:23 PM Dear Jayb, I sympathise with you. It is tough to have a member of your family who is an a.....
» 6/05/2015 7:32:15 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, I do live in Australia. Australia has never prohibited alcohol s.....
» 6/05/2015 4:30:16 PM Dear Jayb, Sure I mind somebody next to me all juiced up on drugs. That is a very common .....
» 6/05/2015 10:57:47 AM Dear onthebeach, Your recent posts regarding drugs make sense. Australia, the US and othe.....
» 6/05/2015 6:28:02 AM Dear Paul1405, Some Americans don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. On.....
» 5/05/2015 3:45:36 PM hadn't finished... and his possession of WMD. Blair lied about WMD going off in 45 minute.....
» 5/05/2015 3:38:27 PM Dear o sung wu, I have the idea that police power is very limited in one respect. If you .....
» 4/05/2015 11:39:24 PM Dear o sung wu, J. Edgar Hoover was a very mixed bag. He had little regard for civil libe.....
» 4/05/2015 7:54:30 PM Dear Is Mise, I have no objection to a referendum. I have already stated that I object to.....
» 4/05/2015 5:34:35 PM Dear Foxy, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in two ways was an advance on what h.....
» 4/05/2015 4:15:21 PM Banning a substance that many people want does not work. A post earlier mentioned that the.....
» 3/05/2015 11:27:44 PM rehctub wrote: "however, a relationship that involves sex when talking normal is one .....
» 3/05/2015 9:04:57 PM Dear Is Mise, Homosexuals are a minority in Australia. So are Aborigines. Whether or not .....
» 3/05/2015 3:56:07 PM Dear Is Mise, I am in a stable heterosexual marriage. I cannot see how allowing same sex .....
» 3/05/2015 10:31:01 AM Dear Is Mise, I wish you would read my posts carefully. My first sentence: "Of cour.....
» 3/05/2015 9:11:38 AM Dear Is Mise, Of course a sexual practice should only be carried on if all parties are in.....
» 2/05/2015 10:17:31 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, I appreciate the comparison you made. "Marriage Equality is .....
» 2/05/2015 9:07:39 PM Dear Josephus, My wife and I have a good relationship. I don't see why people of the same.....
» 2/05/2015 6:13:04 PM English common law recognises the importance of urine. It specifies that one should be tri.....
» 2/05/2015 9:29:17 AM Dear Is Mise, Just a case of a loose canon running a muck......
» 1/05/2015 4:58:49 PM War kills many who have committed no crime. They were killed because they lived in a count.....
» 1/05/2015 4:36:11 PM Dear Loudmouth, Abbott's daughter got a $68,000 scholarship. I don't believe any other qu.....
» 1/05/2015 1:54:16 PM Dear otb, Perhaps the criminals didn't identify their co-conspirators because they could .....
» 1/05/2015 12:49:04 PM Dear Foxy, I read the article. I am wrong. Since they have been identified as Aborigines .....
» 1/05/2015 12:24:23 PM Dear Foxy, The article reveals that Australia has signed treaties with Indonesia which ha.....
» 1/05/2015 4:31:32 AM Dear Foxy, I think capital punishment is state-sanctioned murder. I think no one is execu.....
» 1/05/2015 3:50:57 AM Dear Foxy, Do you maintain as Green did that people apparently cannot be against both the.....
» 30/04/2015 8:02:51 PM Dear Foxy, I doubt that protecting Australian citizens, unless it is protecting them from.....
» 30/04/2015 6:59:01 PM Dear Foxy, I read http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015/04-30/green-weve-nothing-to-fear-but-ou.....
» 30/04/2015 6:16:52 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, People usually respond to the way they are treated. Treat homosexu.....
» 30/04/2015 4:31:43 PM Dear Foxy, By sealing their fate the AFP knew they would not have to deal with them in th.....
» 30/04/2015 3:29:51 PM Three of the reasons I favour same sex marriage: 1. I am a man worried to a woman I love .....
» 30/04/2015 12:49:31 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Members of a group are free to tell such jokes on one another. Outsiders ar.....
» 30/04/2015 9:11:12 AM The two have been labelled rehabilitated. If a criminal is rehabilitated that means to me .....
» 30/04/2015 9:07:32 AM I think onthebeach, hasbeen and Is Mise have it right. That means I agree with them......
» 30/04/2015 4:04:31 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Jokes based on stereotypes may be funny to those who share those stereotype.....
» 28/04/2015 8:18:01 PM Dear Hasbeen, If one does not vote for the individual but the party why have representati.....
» 28/04/2015 6:39:08 PM Dear Loudmouth, Different species can sometimes interbreed. The offspring of a horse and .....
» 28/04/2015 12:27:04 PM Dear Is Mise, For want of a comma the meaning was ambiguous. Point taken. Thank you......
» 28/04/2015 12:18:33 PM Dear Paul1405, We disagree. I don't think a parliamentarian should ever be forced to vote.....
» 28/04/2015 12:01:23 PM Dear Loudmouth, I haven't confused anything. Darwin recognised all humans as belonging to.....
» 28/04/2015 11:54:29 AM Except for items which have appeared in the party platform there should be no compulsory v.....
» 28/04/2015 11:30:59 AM Dear Is Mise, Governor Arthur Phillip left in 1792 four years after the First Fleet. No d.....
» 28/04/2015 10:23:16 AM Dear Loudmouth, Like you I am an atheist. However, I also recognise the part that mission.....
» 28/04/2015 10:13:47 AM Dear Is Mise, The religious freedom that is celebrated is freedom for everyone to believe.....
» 28/04/2015 9:31:59 AM Continued IMHO one measure of the worth of a society is how it treats those at the bottom.....
» 28/04/2015 9:27:12 AM Dear Banjo, The Westminster system violates Montesquieu’s checks and balances. He propose.....
» 28/04/2015 5:18:03 AM Dear Is Mise, You are right. Not all of them went to Holland. However, if all they wanted.....
» 27/04/2015 4:56:11 PM Dear Is Mise, The first successful English settlement was in Virginia in 1607. They were .....
» 27/04/2015 12:03:23 PM Banjo Paterson wrote: "The fact that the rights of each individual happen to be “para.....
» 27/04/2015 9:28:49 AM A person can be highly intelligent, reasonable in most areas and still be a lune or nutter.....
» 27/04/2015 9:19:12 AM In "The Enemies of an Open Society" Karl Popper recommends not taking up time di.....
» 26/04/2015 8:21:48 PM If the rights of the individual are paramount we have a fragmented atomised society. If th.....
» 26/04/2015 9:56:04 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Thomas Jefferson wrote: "We hold these truths to be self-evide.....
» 25/04/2015 9:28:29 PM Dear Banjo, "Life and death" are fundamental human rights." Death is the .....
» 25/04/2015 1:53:09 PM Dear Is Mise, I saw a movie a few years ago about a young Chinese boy. He wanted to leave.....
» 25/04/2015 9:30:34 AM http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/27/1265498/-The-slaves-that-time-forgot?detail=email.....
» 25/04/2015 8:48:45 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Sometimes kamikaze operations are necessary. In the Battle of Midway.....
» 21/04/2015 2:44:37 PM Nobody can blame the present Turkish people for the Armenian genocide. However, the Turkis.....
» 20/04/2015 8:24:54 AM The public schools are for the public. Non-public schools are for those who wish to avoid .....
» 30/03/2015 1:23:18 PM Dear runner, You probably want the public schools to teach your religion - not the Muslim.....
» 30/03/2015 11:19:48 AM Religious indoctrination of any kind should not be the job of the public schools. Any teac.....
» 29/03/2015 3:30:47 AM Dear Paul1405, Thanks for the news. I am in NZ until the end of the month, and your post .....
» 28/03/2015 7:35:00 PM Dear Paul1405, When an appeal to reason doesn't work one uses the hat argument. The hat .....
» 28/03/2015 8:38:30 AM Dear Is Mise, Although I am a Green I do not support everything the Greens do. There is n.....
» 27/03/2015 10:27:20 PM Dear Is Mise, Law is an imperfect instrument. Special cases may be cited where almost any.....
» 24/03/2015 12:54:18 AM My mother was an alcoholic given to arbitrary changes of mood which made her harrowing to .....
» 24/03/2015 12:32:57 AM To knowingly have a child who will depend on the care of others when one dies is a selfish.....
» 17/03/2015 6:11:13 AM ConservativeHippie wrote: "All teachings are there for the taking but not all are su.....
» 13/03/2015 5:18:56 PM Dear ConservativeHippie, A hierarchy means having a ruling person on top who directs a se.....
» 13/03/2015 2:13:05 PM The author wrote: Another way that it differs significantly from religions is that Buddhis.....
» 10/03/2015 4:06:03 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no agreed definition of religion. We are also on shaky ground to h.....
» 10/03/2015 2:38:35 PM Rehctub wrote: “My opinion is we need to ban the religion/faith, call it what you like and.....
» 9/03/2015 1:38:37 PM We live a bit north of Brisbane. When we get up we put out seed for the seed eating birds......
» 9/03/2015 10:17:30 AM Dear Paul1405, I hope voting will not be putting faith in anybody. Defining faith as beli.....
» 9/03/2015 10:10:46 AM If you accept what is and make the best of it whatever it is you'll be probably be happy i.....
» 8/03/2015 3:22:59 PM I have consulted to John Woodley, Queensland Senator and a very good individual......
» 4/03/2015 8:40:59 AM Dear Vic, Expressions of bigotry and hatred are unpleasant and obnoxious. However, unless.....
» 2/03/2015 3:27:22 PM In the American system there is not the rigid party discipline that there is in both Labor.....
» 2/03/2015 10:22:24 AM I don't know what god the author of the article is talking about. Surely it is not the god.....
» 2/03/2015 9:42:04 AM At present the prime minister must select his cabinet from members of parliament. There ma.....
» 25/02/2015 3:33:11 AM At the end of WW1 Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland all became independent st.....
» 25/02/2015 3:26:01 AM Well into the fourteenth century the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Prince Gediminas still put h.....
» 25/02/2015 3:20:16 AM Foxy wrote: “Russian has been stealing land for centuries. It originally started off as a .....
» 23/02/2015 9:53:08 AM Dear Foxy, Kaliningrad was not part of the Baltic states. It was part of East Prussia. Pr.....
» 20/02/2015 11:28:34 AM http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/p/policemanssong.shtml POLICEMAN'S SONG From the .....
» 19/02/2015 2:44:43 PM Dear o sung wu, I agree. Justice should always be done. Unfortunately, it isn't always ei.....
» 18/02/2015 12:07:21 PM All we need is love. Can we hug Constance, Sells and David Singer? Would they want to be h.....
» 18/02/2015 9:05:04 AM Dear o sung wu, If we had a chance to choose between good and bad the choice would be eas.....
» 16/02/2015 10:16:27 AM Dear George, Mea culpa. I was implicitly defining faith as credulous belief. Some believe.....
» 16/02/2015 6:00:38 AM Dear Constance, I don’t feel like discussing anything with someone who starts off a post .....
» 15/02/2015 8:37:40 AM Dear Craig, You can't resist calling names. Now I'm absolutist. That's a way of saying yo.....
» 15/02/2015 5:48:01 AM Dear Craig, I don’t think it is bitterness to bring in the past. It remains with us. Reme.....
» 15/02/2015 5:17:26 AM Continued Compulsion in religion still happens. I worked with a Korean technician in sett.....
» 15/02/2015 5:10:14 AM Dear George, Please forgive me for representing a vector as an imaginary number. I find .....
» 13/02/2015 11:30:47 PM Dear Craig Minns, An adaptive function in one environment may be deleterious in another. .....
» 13/02/2015 1:16:44 PM Dear George, My last sentence in my previous post should be: I believe in one fewer God t.....
» 13/02/2015 12:50:09 PM Dear George, I was representing vectors as numbers. Of course there are quaternions, octo.....
» 12/02/2015 10:30:13 PM correction: 1.You must supply evidence for your assertions by observation and experiment......
» 12/02/2015 10:21:21 PM Dear AJ Philips, The definition of number has differed with society. The ancient Greeks r.....
» 12/02/2015 11:58:39 AM Continued I am also horrified and fascinated by science and its applications. I was part.....
» 12/02/2015 11:45:43 AM Dear George and Craig Minns, Thank you for taking the trouble to read my posts. In my op.....
» 12/02/2015 10:09:14 AM Speaking of Tony Abbott, I think of my father. Not that my father was like Tony Abbott but.....
» 11/02/2015 3:04:10 PM continued I read Diarmaid MacCulloch’s “A History of Christianity”. In it he wrote: “I s.....
» 11/02/2015 12:47:29 AM continued One can wear the glasses of natural science and still appreciate poetry, myster.....
» 11/02/2015 12:26:39 AM continued Not only should you love your neighbour as yourself, but should not vex a stran.....
» 10/02/2015 6:07:08 PM Dear onthebeach, We give to charities now. If I had more money I would give more to the s.....
» 10/02/2015 3:00:04 PM onthebeach wrote: You are jealous of his wealth and business acumen I suggest. Dear onthe.....
» 10/02/2015 2:03:55 PM continued From “Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning” by Edward Carpenter .....
» 10/02/2015 2:01:48 PM Dear Sells, I am not cross with you at all. I am fairly sure we could have a pleasant mee.....
» 9/02/2015 10:00:10 PM Dear Sells, Do you have any problem with the virgin birth, transferability of sin, the tr.....
» 9/02/2015 8:39:49 PM Science certainly does have its limitations. I believe that there are things we cannot and.....
» 9/02/2015 4:43:27 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I appreciate your politeness and the courtesy which you have shown .....
» 9/02/2015 4:25:17 PM runner wrote: "'Private schools are better funded. I never contended they get more fr.....
» 9/02/2015 3:21:37 PM Dear runner. You wrote, 'You get what you pay for, and private schools are better funded......
» 9/02/2015 2:52:28 PM Dear runner, Shadow Minister and I have been having a vigourous discussion. However, neit.....
» 9/02/2015 1:39:54 PM Dear runner, Please supply the statistics to back up your statement along with the source.....
» 9/02/2015 1:14:09 PM continued If the so-called independent schools of Australia were like the religious schoo.....
» 9/02/2015 1:09:50 PM Dear Shadow Minister, S. 116 of the Australian Constitution states: The Commonwealth shal.....
» 9/02/2015 8:59:45 AM o sung wu wrote: "I do not consider anything that Mr PACKER does, as anywhere near to.....
» 9/02/2015 8:36:34 AM Dear David Singer, You are a propagandist for the state of Israel. That is a legal activi.....
» 9/02/2015 5:50:45 AM Dear David Singer, You wrote: <<You continue to express legal opinions which have .....
» 9/02/2015 4:58:35 AM Dear David Singer, You defend keeping a commitment to continuing an illegal activity and .....
» 8/02/2015 6:28:14 PM Dear Shadow Minister, It is not socialist to fund only public schools. The US is more of .....
» 8/02/2015 10:43:48 AM Dear Shadow Minister. If funds provided for private schools are devoted to public schools.....
» 7/02/2015 3:15:37 PM Dear Hasbeen, I’m sure your experience is as you described, and many teachers were lazy d.....
» 7/02/2015 3:09:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Of course I’m ideologically motivated. I want every Australian to g.....
» 7/02/2015 1:10:31 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You wrote: "That 80% of university places are filled by pupils.....
» 7/02/2015 12:33:57 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Students who go to private schools in general have parents who are .....
» 7/02/2015 11:23:29 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Please stop calling schools subsidised by the government independen.....
» 7/02/2015 10:43:09 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I am not attacking the ‘independent’ schools. I do not question the.....
» 7/02/2015 7:47:29 AM Shadow Minister wrote: "The reason that even Labor does not touch independent school.....
» 7/02/2015 7:24:05 AM onthebeach is right. Chan and Sukumaran are vicious ruthless criminals. AJ Philips is also.....
» 6/02/2015 10:05:31 PM o sung wu wrote: "I'm not sure that comparing James PACKER with Messrs CHAN & SUKUMAR.....
» 6/02/2015 8:24:23 PM A thought to consider. The two criminals who are slated to be executed in Indonesia engage.....
» 6/02/2015 3:01:57 PM Houellebecq wrote: Me - 3. Sporting clubs... should be financed by those who use them. .....
» 6/02/2015 12:53:20 PM Dear Shadow Minister, The funding of private schools should be eliminated – not merely re.....
» 6/02/2015 10:19:10 AM Foxy wrote: "I think that most people would willingly pay higher taxes if it meant th.....
» 5/02/2015 10:07:03 PM Dear David Singer, I raised issues that have nothing with to do with your article. That i.....
» 5/02/2015 8:09:27 PM sonofgloin wrote: "The two men they are going to shoot are not the two boys who plann.....
» 5/02/2015 7:58:15 PM Dear David Singer, <<There has been no binding Court decision ruling that Jews do n.....
» 5/02/2015 6:25:27 PM Dear runner, If it can be shown to me that my worldview is a fraud I will gladly admit it.....
» 5/02/2015 6:12:58 PM Dear David Singer, Thank you for information. A treaty or agreement binds all parties to .....
» 5/02/2015 5:34:03 PM Dear runner, You have your own superstition and would like everybody else to follow it. T.....
» 5/02/2015 4:41:54 PM Back to the question: "Impending Execution of Messre CHAN & SUKUMARAN: Morally right,.....
» 5/02/2015 1:26:08 PM Dear o sung wu, I bow to your superior knowledge. Of course one would know whether one fi.....
» 5/02/2015 11:47:36 AM Dear Is Mise, Blanks are customarily fired in executions by firing squads so that those f.....
» 5/02/2015 11:30:51 AM Dear Aidan, Darwin wrote nothing about genes or viruses as he didn't know of their existe.....
» 5/02/2015 5:42:42 AM Aidan wrote: "david f, that really depends on what you mean by "theory". D.....
» 4/02/2015 10:25:45 PM Dear runner, I had an excellent education in the public schools of the United States. One.....
» 4/02/2015 12:28:57 PM Dear Hasbeen, I taught mathematics, and my sense of number is quite good. Apparently an i.....
» 4/02/2015 11:11:11 AM Written commitments are not treaties. Most nations of the world agree that the settlements.....
» 4/02/2015 10:49:03 AM Both major parties promise a level of public services – Labor more than the Libs. However,.....
» 4/02/2015 10:02:59 AM Dear o sung wu, I think they should have a life sentence ended by their death from natura.....
» 30/01/2015 9:58:05 AM Dear ConservativeHippie, 's as an ending on a word indicates the possessive case. It is i.....
» 27/01/2015 8:32:14 AM The award to Philip is appropriate for a country that elected Tony Abbott as prime ministe.....
» 26/01/2015 10:47:20 AM Dear George, I was in Lubeck around 1985. In a restaurant I ordered in my Yiddish-accente.....
» 26/01/2015 4:15:22 AM Dear George, You wrote: “May I repeat that we have deviated very far from the original to.....
» 24/01/2015 8:58:34 PM Josephus wrote: "In the Muslim rally in Sydney last night the speakers were denounci.....
» 24/01/2015 11:08:40 AM Continued Government archives are usually reliable as most governments want to base their.....
» 24/01/2015 11:01:46 AM Dear George, I would like to take back what I said about people taking their religion ser.....
» 24/01/2015 7:05:12 AM Dear Banjo, Incitement is illegal under English common law, and government must allow fre.....
» 23/01/2015 10:18:30 PM <<But religion has no right to promote hatred, violence and terrorism.>> Dear.....
» 23/01/2015 10:43:02 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, You wrote: "Having Islam in France made autocephalous is one of.....
» 23/01/2015 9:49:58 AM Dear George, Views of history are not equivalent to views on superstring theory. Most phy.....
» 22/01/2015 9:39:48 PM Dear Banjo Paterson, The fact that many Muslims do not approve of what some Salafists do .....
» 22/01/2015 11:09:55 AM <<I am not a historian>> Dear George, You have repeated that disclaimer seve.....
» 22/01/2015 9:53:46 AM Dear Banjo, <<Though I have not seen the report, its author was interviewed by “Le .....
» 21/01/2015 11:07:43 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, Other civilisations have disappeared. Over four thousand years ago t.....
» 20/01/2015 11:29:39 AM Dear runner, I'm glad you weren't beat up......
» 20/01/2015 11:24:57 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, The knowledge wasn't wasted. The advances made during early Islam fo.....
» 20/01/2015 8:55:40 AM Dear George, Hungary has a different history from what was Yugoslavia. There the Muslims,.....
» 20/01/2015 5:10:08 AM Banjo Paterson wrote: "The Muslims continued their advance and reached Lyon in 726. I.....
» 19/01/2015 11:33:33 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Islam came to post-Christian Europe from a culture hitherto.....
» 18/01/2015 10:02:45 PM continued It is true as the article says that “The love for the place you were born, the .....
» 18/01/2015 10:02:01 PM Dear George, I read Freedman's article. It contained: “Europe traditionally has been a c.....
» 18/01/2015 8:18:00 AM The problem that Europe is having with its Muslims seems to me in some respects similar to.....
» 17/01/2015 9:47:49 PM Dear Josephus, I oppose the antivilification legislation because it confuses words and ac.....
» 17/01/2015 9:32:07 PM Dear Josephus, You are correct about the biblical saying 'those who live by the sword wil.....
» 17/01/2015 9:19:55 PM Dear Josephus, You have it precisely right. The New Testament is based on conditions and .....
» 17/01/2015 6:50:57 PM Dear o sung wu, I am horrified by the account of McCafferty. I appreciate that you and ot.....
» 17/01/2015 4:22:08 PM Dear Crowie, It is not the western media that is the most insulting to religion. It is al.....
» 17/01/2015 1:38:24 PM Dear o sung wu, I suspect that Josephus and I might find out we were very similar in some.....
» 17/01/2015 1:01:36 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, I agree with you. A while back I was on the editorial board of Soc.....
» 17/01/2015 12:07:51 PM continued The dear object of my attention was living in Norway and I was living in Conne.....
» 17/01/2015 12:04:27 PM Dear Foxy, Your reference on Australian identity is a long read which I haven't finished......
» 17/01/2015 8:17:07 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, The Australian parliament is more authoritarian than the US Congress.....
» 17/01/2015 2:55:14 AM <<Sin is a violation of the law. Law is there to protect each other in society.>&.....
» 17/01/2015 2:44:27 AM Josephus wrote: <<Jesus upped the conditions and said, "those that harbor hate .....
» 17/01/2015 2:35:20 AM Josephus wrote: <<So you think if a society accepts evil behaviour it is OK?>>.....
» 16/01/2015 10:12:18 PM Continued In the recent Charlie Hebdo killings the cartoonists were acting as though they.....
» 16/01/2015 9:54:28 PM Dear o sung wu, I’m afraid you are several centuries too late. Evil is a theological term.....
» 16/01/2015 1:43:12 PM Voting records under the Westminster system mean little. Because of party discipline parli.....
» 15/01/2015 4:37:00 PM A distinction should be made between words and action. Blasphemy, ridicule and criticism .....
» 15/01/2015 3:24:20 PM <<.its all nothing but lies and deception>> Not always. Occasionally, its all.....
» 14/01/2015 8:47:36 AM Dear Banjo, A Japanese friend visited me in Australia. He thought Australia had much in c.....
» 13/01/2015 10:22:25 PM It ain't no sin To take off your skin And dance around in your bones.....
» 13/01/2015 1:38:02 PM Dear Poirot, I am reading "Endless Forms so Beautiful." It deals with the patte.....
» 13/01/2015 12:54:02 PM Dear runner, Certainly there are no contemporary examples of death as an alternate to con.....
» 13/01/2015 5:20:43 AM Dear George, Thank you for that. I look forward to reading your other articles. I regret .....
» 12/01/2015 11:06:17 PM Dear runner, Adoption of Christianity or death has been a choice offered to many non-chri.....
» 12/01/2015 10:27:44 PM Dear Arjay, Where did I say that Obama looks like a good guy? The Constitution has been .....
» 12/01/2015 3:05:08 PM Dear o sung wu, You mention Archie's girl friend. Apparently some women are attracted to .....
» 12/01/2015 2:38:55 PM Dear Arjay, During the US Civil War that great traitor, Robert E. Lee, led an army agains.....
» 12/01/2015 2:24:20 PM Dear George, You wrote “Why are the cartoonists who provoked and knowingly offended all M.....
» 12/01/2015 1:39:40 PM Dear George, You wrote: “You cannot define the concept of God, for instance, you cannot d.....
» 11/01/2015 7:24:46 AM Dear George, I think the word, irrational, at the time the Greek used it to refer to the .....
» 10/01/2015 6:39:43 PM Dear Foxy, As I wrote in my post of Saturday, 10 January 2015 12:48:45 PM. "During .....
» 10/01/2015 4:26:33 PM runner wrote: "The demonising of those who oppose on tap baby murder is really very d.....
» 10/01/2015 3:34:06 PM Dear Foxy, http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=10790 is an essay which deals.....
» 10/01/2015 12:48:45 PM Dear Foxy, The Star Spangled Banner contains the words: “And this be our motto: "In .....
» 10/01/2015 12:08:15 PM Dear George, The ancient Greeks called the square root of two irrational. Although they c.....
» 10/01/2015 10:16:57 AM Dear Foxy, Sometimes there is a fear of other people dying. As a child I would spend sum.....
» 10/01/2015 9:19:05 AM Dear Constance, Anger and invective are poor substitutes for reasoned arguments and civil.....
» 10/01/2015 9:13:40 AM Dear George, You wrote: "I am an atheist, and all those who believe in the divine or.....
» 10/01/2015 8:17:29 AM Dear Josephus, There are many non-Christian groups in Australia. How many of their gather.....
» 10/01/2015 7:46:31 AM Dear Lego, Persecuting the Americans? I am one and am glad to be one. I love my country. .....
» 9/01/2015 12:44:28 PM Campbell Newman in calling an election at a time he thinks is most favourable to him is do.....
» 9/01/2015 10:46:07 AM Foxy asked: Would any of you turn to religion if you felt that you were going to die? How.....
» 9/01/2015 10:18:33 AM http://www.thenation.com/blog/194465/whats-real-reason-al-qaeda-attacked-charlie-hebdo?utm.....
» 9/01/2015 4:14:54 AM continued Recent and current conflicts have often fallen on religious lines. The conflict.....
» 9/01/2015 4:07:01 AM Jonathon Swift wrote. “Criminals should be persecuted, innocent people should not be perse.....
» 8/01/2015 12:20:11 PM runner would rather attack me than own up to the fact that he makes statements which do no.....
» 8/01/2015 9:49:51 AM The article is well-written, but it doesn't seem worthwhile to give the nonsense in the bo.....
» 8/01/2015 9:44:03 AM The murders were a barbarous assault on freedom. However, to term them fascism is a misuse.....
» 7/01/2015 2:22:53 PM Dear Constance, Thank you for that. Interesting lyrics. Could concentrate on them since I.....
» 6/01/2015 9:11:13 AM Dear Josephus, I have attended Baptist, Catholic, Unitarian, Presbyterian, Russian Orthod.....
» 6/01/2015 9:07:47 AM Please forgive me again. My last post addressed to Josephus was meant to be on another str.....
» 5/01/2015 9:10:36 PM Dear Josephus, I have attended Baptist, Catholic, Unitarian, Presbyterian, Russian Orthod.....
» 5/01/2015 7:07:08 PM Dear runner, Rather than back up your unfounded statements you prefer to attack me. That'.....
» 5/01/2015 7:03:08 PM Dear Josephus, Insults are unnecessary. One can disagree and be civil. One can disagree a.....
» 5/01/2015 6:59:06 PM Please forgive me. My remarks about osteopathy really referred to homeopathy......
» 5/01/2015 2:31:26 PM My wife went to a chiropractor who I admit seemed to help her. However, his statements cau.....
» 5/01/2015 12:27:58 PM Dear Foxy, You have lumped three disparate disciplines together. Physiotherapists have a .....
» 5/01/2015 12:04:45 PM continued We have 0.8% Muslims in the US. Compare that to the UK at almost 5%, France at .....
» 5/01/2015 12:03:34 PM This is from an email from a US resident who posts under the name of The Atheist Camel. &.....
» 5/01/2015 9:07:17 AM Dear Dream On, I don't think a remedy which has no proven efficacy should be subsidised b.....
» 4/01/2015 10:29:29 PM Dear runner, Secularists want separation of religion and state. Having chaplains in the p.....
» 4/01/2015 9:32:44 PM Dear runner, You made a statement which, as far as I know, has no basis in fact and then .....
» 4/01/2015 8:24:25 PM Dear Dream On, I have no objection to support for any therapy as long as there is reliabl.....
» 4/01/2015 6:47:29 PM rehctub wrote: Multiculturalised, yes, muslimised, No! Exactly how are we going to become.....
» 4/01/2015 2:32:06 PM Dear runner, You wrote: "Secularist have made such a mess of the education system th.....
» 4/01/2015 12:59:14 PM Dear rehctub, You wrote: "...we are a christian country, you either accept that, or .....
» 3/01/2015 11:56:26 AM http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phi-natural-therapies tells .....
» 3/01/2015 10:44:59 AM Dear Josephus, By giving funds to religious schools the state does discriminate on religi.....
» 3/01/2015 9:49:11 AM A discussion of serapistemology......
» 3/01/2015 9:28:46 AM Dear Josephus, Paying taxes is no reason that the religion of the taxpayer should be subs.....
» 2/01/2015 11:17:47 PM Is Mise wrote: Maybe the Government should finance only public schools but the truth of th.....
» 2/01/2015 8:27:03 PM Dear Dream On, We don't reconcile it. The Australian Constitution may be violated with im.....
» 2/01/2015 1:37:01 PM The only schools the government should finance are public schools which are open to all st.....
» 1/01/2015 8:44:53 PM Dear o sung wu, I don't know that we are philosophically divergent. We probably agree tha.....
» 1/01/2015 7:02:29 PM Dear Dream On, The legend of the Messiah originated in Jewish history when the Kingdom of.....
» 1/01/2015 4:38:06 PM Dear o sung wu, The Australian military has fought bravely and well. I appreciate what th.....
» 1/01/2015 11:14:48 AM I sometimes get the idea that to some people left-wing means being for a lot of decent thi.....
» 31/12/2014 3:50:43 PM The simple fact is that soldiers have not given us freedom. In some of Australia's wars Au.....
» 31/12/2014 3:28:11 PM An important fact that has not been mentioned in this discussion is that Jesus whether rea.....
» 31/12/2014 3:17:27 AM Dear runner, I deal with facts. You don't. Your beliefs are not based on fact. Belief tha.....
» 30/12/2014 10:10:16 PM Dear Foxy, My English teacher caused me to love Shakespeare. When we went through a Shake.....
» 30/12/2014 9:56:07 PM Dear runner, You make statements which are at variance with the facts. The secular world .....
» 30/12/2014 6:53:34 PM Dear runner, The faults associated with most religions are: 1. The belief that there is .....
» 30/12/2014 1:54:20 PM Some of those posters who have disappeared have been removed by Graham Young who has tried.....
» 30/12/2014 1:08:59 PM The emphasis on belief is itself questionable. If one believes in a set of unprovable prop.....
» 30/12/2014 9:37:54 AM Dear Foxy, We have different problems. I don't believe I have been concerned enough about.....
» 22/12/2014 9:20:08 AM Indonesians doing the dirty in Australia should be subject to Australian law. Australians .....
» 19/12/2014 3:08:12 PM Dear o sung wu, We don't have to part at all. We can continue to interact with each other.....
» 19/12/2014 11:46:18 AM Dear o sung wu, The remark was indeed stupid and pointless. However, you made a bunch of .....
» 18/12/2014 7:13:40 PM Dear o sung wu, You wrote: “I realise academics play an important part in our lives. I gu.....
» 18/12/2014 4:14:10 PM Dear o sung wu, < No academic, would ever experience such emotions !>? My oldest s.....
» 18/12/2014 12:28:54 PM Dear runner, Thank you for that. Newton subscribed to the superstition of his time. Some .....
» 18/12/2014 10:58:29 AM Rather than celebrate the birth of a semi-mythical entity on Dec. 25 I would prefer to cel.....
» 17/12/2014 7:34:14 PM Dear SteeleRedux, The Gettysburg Address: “The world will little note nor long remember w.....
» 17/12/2014 3:44:00 AM continued Jay of Melbourne wrote: “Back in the days when gun ownership was common we also.....
» 17/12/2014 3:36:37 AM Dear SteeleRedux, How does one argue with a person who one basically disagrees with. The .....
» 16/12/2014 10:54:22 PM Dear Loudmouth, The article complained that 2014 was referred to when the year was not ov.....
» 16/12/2014 8:52:28 PM Dear Is Mise, Most laws have an upside and a downside. If we maintain double jeopardy it .....
» 16/12/2014 6:11:00 PM Dear Loudmouth, Apparently you didn't understnd what I wrote. I want 365 consecutive days.....
» 16/12/2014 5:07:23 PM continued I believe that torture is horrible and should be avoided. If we make it legal t.....
» 16/12/2014 5:02:09 PM continued I believe that torture is horrible and should be avoided. If we make it legal t.....
» 16/12/2014 4:55:56 PM Calling each other monsters, cowards, liars, etc. serves no purpose at all. Let’s assume t.....
» 16/12/2014 10:50:15 AM All one has to do to get 365 days of data is to pick a date in 2014 and take the data for .....
» 16/12/2014 9:12:36 AM If industries that produce potentially harmful products suffer economically and find it mo.....
» 14/12/2014 5:50:39 PM Dear Foxy, I have lived in Oxford, CT, but I have never been an Oxford Professor. I have .....
» 14/12/2014 8:27:58 AM Dear o sung wu, Thank you for that. I have only known one policeman on a personal level. .....
» 13/12/2014 5:55:07 PM Dear o sung wu, How many different holds are usually in a policeman's repertoire? If ther.....
» 13/12/2014 2:10:11 PM Dear o sung wu, There are unskilled repetitive jobs that the undocumented aliens take in .....
» 13/12/2014 1:34:41 PM Dear Paul1405, There is an ugly exploitive side to the US economy. However, we usually ge.....
» 13/12/2014 10:17:20 AM Dear o sung wu, I don’t think Hansen-Young is flaky. The US has millions of undocumented .....
» 12/12/2014 6:28:26 PM ConservativeHippie wrote: It appears to me that feminism, gay rights/marriage, refugees, i.....
» 12/12/2014 4:14:39 PM Dear o sung wu, Please cite the statements you think are loopy. Maybe I will agree. Maybe.....
» 12/12/2014 3:07:23 PM Dear onthebeach, I was not telling porkies. What I said about my experience with the Gree.....
» 12/12/2014 2:44:45 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, Thank you for that. I think Faurisson is a doubtful source, but th.....
» 12/12/2014 2:35:15 PM Dear o sung wu, I haven't met her. However, I think she has legitimate questions about as.....
» 12/12/2014 1:57:55 PM Dear onthebeach, I have been a Green for several years and have not witnessed any of the .....
» 12/12/2014 1:13:50 PM Like Paul I am also a Green but have a great admiration for the US. I have never heard any.....
» 12/12/2014 10:14:15 AM Dear Paul, We can never be sure that any entity or any government always does right. Howe.....
» 8/12/2014 9:25:50 AM It is rare to hear an apology from a politician, but it has happened. Kennedy apologised .....
» 5/12/2014 4:36:48 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I wrote: <<As inadequate as Abbott and Shorten are I prefer either of.....
» 5/12/2014 2:22:37 PM Whatever criticism you choose to make of Lambie should go to Clive Palmer. He is a knowled.....
» 5/12/2014 11:02:47 AM Indonesia is actually the Javanese empire. Javanese have moved out of the island into othe.....
» 26/11/2014 5:15:41 PM My son as a teenager in the US demonstrated against the Vietnamese War. In spite of that h.....
» 25/11/2014 10:23:52 AM Great article! The Anzac Spirit promotes future wars. I worship no God and am glad that Pe.....
» 21/11/2014 8:29:37 AM Like the Jewish Bible and the New Testament the Koran is a collection of texts gathered at.....
» 18/11/2014 9:13:21 AM Henny penny, the sky is falling!.....
» 3/11/2014 1:14:40 PM Dear Pericles, I thank you for the information and writhe at your feet in an agony of hum.....
» 3/11/2014 12:31:39 PM Dear Poirot, As far as destruction of the environment we do it because we can do it. The .....
» 3/11/2014 10:28:56 AM Dear Josephus, How do you know that those monsters 'in their mind believed in a better wo.....
» 3/11/2014 8:36:05 AM Dear spindoc, Generally, a statute of limitations does not apply to murder......
» 2/11/2014 4:11:45 PM There is glorification of those who have been ‘great’ in their capacity to organise groups.....
» 30/10/2014 11:29:18 PM Dear A J Philips, Educated people have the tools at their command to rationalise the irra.....
» 30/10/2014 6:53:15 PM Dear Pericles, If logic were the driving force of human activity religion would have disa.....
» 29/10/2014 10:33:46 AM Dear Foxy, I read the references and think from reading them that Professor Spurr is unfi.....
» 29/10/2014 9:14:47 AM Dear Pericles, I saw nothing in the article to indicate that Spurr's comments were made o.....
» 29/10/2014 8:21:09 AM The article referred to in Foxy's post contains: “Racist, sexist or offensive language is .....
» 28/10/2014 9:19:02 AM A most important animal to the Australian identity is the humble mossie. Hats with swingin.....
» 28/10/2014 9:03:42 AM The article is a triumph of bafflegab language from the beginning. The first sentence is &.....
» 16/10/2014 5:50:45 PM There are a number of questions concerning organisations which solicit money to fight dise.....
» 16/10/2014 10:00:32 AM Dear Peter, You have done it. First time you have written an article that I completely ag.....
» 14/10/2014 3:57:26 AM Dear Jardine K. Jardine, I think the reality is that whether the government is called dem.....
» 10/10/2014 10:08:43 AM Kissinger and other Americans along with many other people from many other countries on ou.....
» 6/10/2014 10:04:49 AM The author wrote: "Democracy merely stipulates that the will of the people should be .....
» 2/10/2014 9:16:59 AM Dear Loudmouth, As an American for most of my life I have unequivocally supported the Ame.....
» 2/10/2014 8:52:31 AM Dear Loudmouth, I can't distinguish. I have changed my mind on learning more. One exampl.....
» 2/10/2014 1:31:31 AM Loudmouth wrote: "For example, the distinction between 'unjust wars', wars thrust on .....
» 30/09/2014 6:56:57 PM A fetus is not a child so the rights of the child do not apply. Those who oppose a woman's.....
» 30/09/2014 1:40:20 PM Dear Peter D, The accusation I made was that GP wants the freedom to harass women who go .....
» 30/09/2014 4:22:40 AM Religion unchecked has a deadening effect on thought and reason. With the adoption of Chri.....
» 30/09/2014 3:23:12 AM Dear Peter D, I didn't write that Graham was charged with incitement and harassment. I ma.....
» 26/09/2014 11:20:03 PM Dear Loudmouth, Whether a war is just depends on definition. Some just war theorists will.....
» 26/09/2014 10:08:31 PM Dear Nathan, I take back what I said that no one on this string made the statement that t.....
» 26/09/2014 9:33:12 PM Dear Nathsn, You wrote: "So to suggest there is no form of violence in Australia or .....
» 26/09/2014 1:35:13 AM Dear Nathan, You wrote: "However my point is that 'violence' has become so embedded .....
» 26/09/2014 12:12:16 AM War is not always seen as the solution. The 49th parallel which makes up most of the bound.....
» 25/09/2014 10:17:43 AM Dear Is Mise, I agree......
» 25/09/2014 7:01:54 AM Dear Graham, In English common law, incitement and harassment are illegal. Your group an.....
» 25/09/2014 1:29:05 AM Jane Fonda is a very flawed individual. She is the product of wealth and privilege and qui.....
» 24/09/2014 10:42:54 PM Dear o sung wu, You wrote: "When people like DAVID F. declare the Vietnam war was no.....
» 24/09/2014 12:14:50 PM One can compare Marlene Dietrich and Jane Fonda. Marlene Dietrich is hated by many Germans.....
» 24/09/2014 12:29:41 AM Dear o sung wu, Soldiers and civilians suffer in wars regardless of what side they were o.....
» 23/09/2014 10:44:44 PM Dear o sung wu, To call a person a traitor means you are charging the person with giving .....
» 23/09/2014 7:44:31 AM Since the main way both Islam and Christianity spread is by violence it is ridiculous to c.....
» 23/09/2014 12:46:13 AM Dear o sung wu, The US Constitution in Article 1 Section 8 specifies that the decision to.....
» 22/09/2014 4:00:56 PM Dear Foxy, I have no argument with you......
» 22/09/2014 12:08:19 PM Dear Foxy, You are quite right. The Communist criminals have been allowed to go free. Alt.....
» 22/09/2014 8:47:03 AM I hate war. Worse than war would have been a Nazi victory in WW2......
» 12/09/2014 8:13:43 AM Dear o sung wu, Should we model ourselves on Saudi Arabia? It is not relevant to our prac.....
» 11/08/2014 2:42:14 AM Dear JP, You keep repeating the same nonsense - "If atheism is true" Atheism me.....
» 10/08/2014 8:35:46 PM Dear JP, Atheism merely maintains there is no evidence that there is a God, and therefore.....
» 9/08/2014 11:58:31 PM Dear runner, I doubt that there are many two year olds who could understand how evolution.....
» 9/08/2014 7:16:53 PM Dear JP, Please listen to George. He believes in God but does not need to deny scientific.....
» 9/08/2014 7:01:08 PM Dear JP, I am quite aware that the Miller experiment does not show how life spontaneously.....
» 9/08/2014 10:37:34 AM Dear JP, Religionists play with words and make it seem as though other people are talking.....
» 8/08/2014 8:54:49 PM Dear JP, The fact is that there are no objective moral standards whether atheistic or rel.....
» 8/08/2014 8:36:35 AM Dear Graham, I assume you and JP are the same person. We probably both agree to condemn m.....
» 7/08/2014 11:39:41 PM Dear JP, Your assumption that ethical standards are incompatible with atheism is simply n.....
» 7/08/2014 12:22:59 PM Dear Graham, Christian beliefs are no more a standard by which a person's position can be.....
» 7/08/2014 11:56:55 AM Dear JP, What a person believes can be an indication of what a person does or possibly no.....
» 6/08/2014 8:55:06 AM We can limit breeding by giving preference to unbearable women......
» 6/08/2014 8:46:48 AM What a politician, business leader, university lecturer, school teacher, military leader, .....
» 5/08/2014 6:52:21 PM Dear willies, Thank you for that. The small contribution of the mitochondria is enough to.....
» 5/08/2014 8:22:52 AM Quite possibly young Australians have found there are better things to do like playing spo.....
» 5/08/2014 12:28:02 AM Dear willies, I am traveling so my books are at home. However, Gray's Anatomy which medic.....
» 4/08/2014 11:43:25 PM Dear willies, Jardine K. Jardine is right. All those quotes you cite ignore the fact that.....
» 28/07/2014 6:23:26 PM More sinful than atheists? It is not sinful to see the mumbojumbo for what it is. It might.....
» 27/07/2014 1:45:03 AM What all that has to do with me is that my body is me......
» 26/07/2014 11:42:48 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We are all of a piece. We are like the other animals in our biology. Our bo.....
» 26/07/2014 10:24:03 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Quite simply it means my mind is part of my body. I am not a machine with a.....
» 26/07/2014 3:16:28 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The idea that the human body is a unconscious biological machine and the mi.....
» 26/07/2014 2:50:24 PM Dear Josephus, You have set up a straw man. That is to argue against something I never cl.....
» 25/07/2014 8:46:25 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "If however you are happy just being who you are (which is .....
» 24/07/2014 7:32:42 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Happiness must be temporary. If we did not know sorrow we would not know ha.....
» 24/07/2014 4:34:24 PM The author wrote: "The intuitive assessment that suicide should be shunned and is ne.....
» 24/07/2014 1:54:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, There is no evidence for anything existing other than this physical univers.....
» 23/07/2014 5:09:37 PM There is always hope? Nonsense. The demand that every action be completely rational if sa.....
» 23/07/2014 4:08:14 PM Dear chrisgaff1000, A protagonist (from Ancient Greek, protagonistes, meaning "one w.....
» 22/07/2014 10:47:09 AM Dear oug, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Protocols_of_the_Elders_of_Zion tells about on.....
» 20/07/2014 9:25:10 PM Dear oug, Your insults are not appreciated, and I have no desire to insult you. There are.....
» 20/07/2014 7:51:22 PM Dear oug, If you want to accept garbage as truth you will accept garbage as truth. Rather.....
» 20/07/2014 4:51:52 PM Dear oug, You are not quoting from any edition of the Talmud. You are quoting from an ant.....
» 19/07/2014 11:37:23 AM Dear Rhrosty, Your post was interesting. I looked up cerebral cortex. http://en.wikipedi.....
» 19/07/2014 9:54:27 AM Dear chrisgaff1000, You wrote, "What happens when your role model turns out to be ga.....
» 18/07/2014 3:38:31 PM I am heterosexual, married to a woman and feel great sympathy for those who cannot be open.....
» 15/07/2014 11:59:06 AM Where churches can show that an activity serves a genuine charitable purpose they should g.....
» 14/07/2014 7:08:03 PM Dear o sung wu, I have three children. The first two were boys. When they misbehaved I wo.....
» 14/07/2014 10:11:12 AM o sung wu wrote: "Corporal punishment has all but vanished. Therefore many parents a.....
» 13/07/2014 12:13:56 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Your views are more consistent than the views of any other person on this l.....
» 11/07/2014 9:39:54 AM Perhaps the decline in Australia's ranking in sports is due to the fact that Australians a.....
» 11/07/2014 9:28:45 AM Dear runner, You can insult me as you appear to take pleasure doing. However, you apparen.....
» 10/07/2014 4:32:38 PM Dear runner, There is no other scientific explanation for the diversity of life besides e.....
» 10/07/2014 3:54:07 PM Dear runner, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_humanism tells about secular humanism. .....
» 10/07/2014 10:25:21 AM The author wrote: "Indeed, the issue of same sex marriage and the campaign to promote.....
» 7/07/2014 9:06:02 AM Scare stuff. Where is the evidence that coffee is harmful or that cell phone use is linked.....
» 30/06/2014 1:34:57 PM The author of the article, Leyonhjelm, is not a member of the Liberal Party. The Liberal P.....
» 30/06/2014 9:36:30 AM If I want a new road or school I should get together with my neighbours and organise it? S.....
» 19/06/2014 10:00:56 AM As an atheist I favour toleration of religious belief. Toleration of religious belief has .....
» 17/06/2014 10:28:16 AM The author concludes: "To conclude, sport is now politically important: it brings cou.....
» 20/05/2014 6:06:35 PM continued I read about Michael Voris. He maintained that the Nazis got much of the ideolo.....
» 20/05/2014 2:03:37 PM George wrote: Not every religion, not even Marxism, are frightening only their extreme for.....
» 20/05/2014 1:37:20 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You started out apologising to me, but you ended up bragging how clever you.....
» 19/05/2014 7:33:25 PM Yuyutsu wrote: [quoting me] <<Since a part of humanity is apparently tied to a wors.....
» 19/05/2014 1:12:14 PM continued Peter Kennedy was a Catholic priest in Brisbane. He was somewhat unorthodox hav.....
» 19/05/2014 11:41:44 AM continued I think most humans have a great capacity for understanding mathematics. In eve.....
» 19/05/2014 11:00:25 AM George wrote: “Indeed, if “having survived and reproduced” is the only criterion, then the.....
» 18/05/2014 6:29:03 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Someday mathematics will be forgotten. Until that day let us glory in the b.....
» 18/05/2014 10:09:34 AM continued I would not say that the Enlightenment came from Christianity. In my view of hi.....
» 17/05/2014 11:46:28 PM Dear George, I have a different view of evolution from the one you have. I do not think o.....
» 17/05/2014 8:57:13 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “In any case, the less distractions there are, religion has bett.....
» 17/05/2014 5:39:09 PM Continued However, there is an intimate connection between the Abrahamic religions and se.....
» 17/05/2014 10:06:49 AM Dear George, There were five great extinctions of species according to the fossil record......
» 16/05/2014 5:40:36 PM Religion is not defined by its injunctions. It is defined by what its practitioners do. Ga.....
» 16/05/2014 4:38:49 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I think you fail to recognise what religion is. Religion has very little to.....
» 16/05/2014 3:30:15 PM Dear JP, In general you may agree that it is better not to go to war than to go to war. T.....
» 15/05/2014 12:50:02 PM Dear Cossomby, Possibly, another factor in Jewish intellectual predominance is selective .....
» 15/05/2014 9:55:56 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Mahatma Gandhi said, "It is better to be violent, if there is violence.....
» 15/05/2014 9:36:53 AM None of the early centres of civilisation were in Europe. The land between the Tigris and .....
» 14/05/2014 10:08:06 PM Dear Jay, 1421 has a lot of crap. However, the Chinese inventiveness is real. There are .....
» 14/05/2014 8:12:36 PM Dear Shockadelic, The following list of inventions by the non-white Chinese is interestin.....
» 14/05/2014 10:19:47 AM Dear runner, You quote me asking you to substantiate your statement and then still don't .....
» 14/05/2014 9:51:18 AM Dear Jay, Our heritage? One thing that is true about our heritage is that it consists of .....
» 14/05/2014 8:54:20 AM Shadow Minister wrote: However, this is all irrelevant, as the cornerstone of this debate .....
» 13/05/2014 7:04:18 PM Dear runner, It is not junk science to write a fetus is not a baby. It is fact. That is s.....
» 13/05/2014 4:55:58 PM A woman who is pregnant through rape should have a choice. If she chooses to have an abort.....
» 13/05/2014 3:52:40 PM Dear Jay, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001224/ Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore F.....
» 12/05/2014 9:29:41 PM Dear Jay, Norfolk Island is mainly populated by the mixed-race descendents of the Polynes.....
» 11/05/2014 10:18:12 PM Dear Yuyutsu, All governments are human governments regardless of where they claim their .....
» 11/05/2014 8:02:54 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "How could we possibly assume that a secular, involuntary,.....
» 11/05/2014 3:13:39 PM I don't think circumcision of males equates to female genital mutilation. It arguably has .....
» 11/05/2014 11:35:39 AM Dear Paul1405, In general I agree with you. However, we try to impress certain concepts f.....
» 11/05/2014 11:21:20 AM Dear Wm Trevor, Thank you very much for that. My mother was born in 1899, but I doubt tha.....
» 11/05/2014 10:11:39 AM Dear oug, Birds are not the only creatures who take flight (I would rather write ‘fly’. T.....
» 10/05/2014 6:36:44 PM Dear Cossomby, Generally I think your posts are great. However, you stated the Greeks 'st.....
» 9/05/2014 8:46:18 AM Dear mac, You wrote what I was going to write......
» 8/05/2014 7:02:28 PM Dear Tristan, The great European empires can be considered capitalist crimes. I believe i.....
» 8/05/2014 6:38:57 PM Dear Foxy, I am not an Oxford graduate. However, a number of years ago I was at Cambridge.....
» 8/05/2014 2:26:51 PM Dear SPQR, I don't believe at this time it is possible to have a democratic world organis.....
» 8/05/2014 1:52:31 PM Dear Sells, Perhaps the Trinity can be seen as a theological realisation of Montesquieu’s.....
» 8/05/2014 10:46:31 AM Dear Sells, Religions tend to incorporate the social structure extant at the time of thei.....
» 8/05/2014 9:14:04 AM George wrote: "The thought occurs to me whether we Christians have not in the course .....
» 7/05/2014 2:51:00 PM Dear Sells, Considering the Wars of the Reformation, the persecution of non-Christians by.....
» 7/05/2014 1:46:26 PM No matter how many times Sellick holds forth belief in superstitious mumbojumbo is nothing.....
» 7/05/2014 12:58:55 PM I agree with Brandis. In a free society a person has a right to have any opinion and to ex.....
» 7/05/2014 10:29:43 AM The UN is a deeply flawed institution. It represents nations, some of which are undemocrat.....
» 6/05/2014 7:20:32 PM NO.....
» 6/05/2014 11:44:24 AM I have something good to say about Joe Hockey. He is not Tony Abbott......
» 6/05/2014 11:25:42 AM I think it is unreasonable to love any country. One can love certain people, nature, mathe.....
» 2/05/2014 11:27:00 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Nationalism is indeed a disease. May your good health continue......
» 2/05/2014 8:32:03 AM I am for a republic. However, I see no need for a head of state. If an occasion is importa.....
» 26/04/2014 5:25:36 PM Dear Pericles, In general the party discipline of the major parties requires the members .....
» 26/04/2014 4:12:50 PM Dear Pericles, If a major party has a majority it can pass what it wants regardless of wh.....
» 25/04/2014 8:33:31 PM Dear Pericles, The representatives of the small parties can only have any influence if th.....
» 24/04/2014 8:14:04 AM Too many people are autoerotic......
» 23/04/2014 9:54:25 AM Dear Pericles, Democracy is more than the simple will of the majority. A dictatorship may.....
» 23/04/2014 4:25:45 AM Dear Pericles, The adoption of the GST was done in an undemocratic way. Meg Lees did not .....
» 22/04/2014 9:58:40 PM Dear Tristan, I have much the same feeling toward the state as Bakhunin. I think he was s.....
» 22/04/2014 4:27:20 AM Dear Dan, I agree with you. In England the House of Lords is to a degree representative o.....
» 21/04/2014 9:46:35 PM Dear Tristan, There are a lot of people with double standards in different areas. However.....
» 21/04/2014 9:15:25 PM Dear Tristan, There is no excuse for the First World War. In one sense it was the imperia.....
» 20/04/2014 4:22:41 PM Dear Max Atkinson, I am very much in favour of Laura Vertigan’s actions and have been att.....
» 20/04/2014 1:51:30 PM Dear LEGO, I agree with much of your post. Religions are alike in generally being based o.....
» 20/04/2014 11:41:58 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Etymology tells the origin of words. However, usage is the guide for their .....
» 20/04/2014 11:05:19 AM Dear SteeleRedux, Although I am an American and wish my country well I think you describe.....
» 19/04/2014 11:46:25 PM Dear Tristan, Lenin's repression was not a wartime or temporary measure. He introduced ce.....
» 19/04/2014 9:56:46 PM Dear Tristan. You quoted Rosa Luxemburg and Eduard Bernstein. I would remind you Bernstei.....
» 19/04/2014 9:39:12 PM Dear Tristan, The First International broke up in 1871 in a dispute between the followers.....
» 19/04/2014 9:09:21 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I am not opening the door to anything. People have a right to have barbaric.....
» 19/04/2014 8:53:02 PM Dear Tristan, I am a Green and support many of their policies. However, Communism in the.....
» 19/04/2014 4:15:50 PM Dear oug, Sometimes humour makes a point that eloquent words and fancy speech doesn't. Yo.....
» 19/04/2014 12:02:02 PM Dear holidayhaven, Of course you are right. To use one example is not fair, and some Chri.....
» 19/04/2014 11:05:00 AM Dear Dan, Luther was a mixed bag. From “Divided by Faith” P.18 Restricting the authorit.....
» 19/04/2014 10:15:04 AM Dear All, I wish you all well during the spring solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and t.....
» 18/04/2014 7:28:25 PM Cohenite wrote: (quoting me) "It is the separation of church and state that has limi.....
» 18/04/2014 12:45:54 PM Yuyutsu wrote: Just a slight correction if I may: <<It is the separation of church.....
» 18/04/2014 11:52:59 AM Dear SPQR, I haven't assimilated it because I think there was one. I also think that ther.....
» 18/04/2014 10:37:34 AM >>The reason why you live in a prosperous and free society (which is getting less fr.....
» 17/04/2014 8:03:56 PM Your differences are stark......
» 17/04/2014 7:22:24 PM http://thoreau.eserver.org/civil.html points to Thoreau’s Essay on Civil Disobedience. He .....
» 17/04/2014 12:20:37 PM Nietzsche was dead wrong. Jesus was not a Christian. He was born and died a Jew. Sing alon.....
» 17/04/2014 11:24:29 AM The item was a compelling defense of free speech and conscience. Except for items specific.....
» 17/04/2014 11:14:31 AM Dear Daffy Duck, Great alliteration! You don't seem daffy to me......
» 17/04/2014 11:03:52 AM Dear Laura, I applaud you. You saw a wrong and did something about it. Rudd and Abbott ar.....
» 16/04/2014 9:21:54 PM Dear SteeleRedux, In my article I pointed out the difference between popular and unpopula.....
» 16/04/2014 8:48:20 PM Dear George, You wrote: “I grew up in a world where “reactionary” was everything that was.....
» 15/04/2014 11:50:31 PM 'a great increase in employment' in my previous post should be 'a great increase in unempl.....
» 15/04/2014 11:41:53 PM Dear SteeleRedux, You wrote: In my judgement there is a taste for war, for the grand, for.....
» 15/04/2014 9:03:47 PM continued continued CO1 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the.....
» 15/04/2014 8:59:54 PM continued CO1 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily pr.....
» 15/04/2014 8:50:07 PM continued CO1 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give m.....
» 15/04/2014 8:44:20 PM Dear George, As I tried to point out in reference to Paul, he was a reactionary influence.....
» 14/04/2014 11:56:31 AM continued Both Testaments of the Bible contain much bigotry. However, reflection and even.....
» 14/04/2014 11:45:46 AM continued Paul’s message was not one of freedom but of submission to authority. As a pers.....
» 14/04/2014 11:41:51 AM Dear George, You wrote: (citing me) >>Paul’s horrible attitudes towards sex and w.....
» 12/04/2014 8:43:39 PM Dear George, You wrote: “oriental-like stagnation” My view is that “oriental-like stagna.....
» 12/04/2014 2:20:44 PM Dear George, You may find the following interesting. In Jewish theology God is given femi.....
» 11/04/2014 5:29:15 PM SteeleRedux wrote: Ultimately the best way of honouring someone like Norm is to heed his c.....
» 11/04/2014 4:47:31 PM Dear Ojnab, I was critical of the teachings of Paul. That does not mean I attacked Christ.....
» 11/04/2014 2:11:29 PM Continued Paul’s influence has not been restricted to Catholicism. It affects other Chris.....
» 11/04/2014 2:08:10 PM continued More from Paul. 1 Corinthians 11 3: But I want you to understand that the he.....
» 11/04/2014 2:06:26 PM George wrote: I would not use the word evil in vain. We can still remember where a recent.....
» 9/04/2014 10:02:15 AM Dear George, You would probably find many to support you if you referred to Richard Dawki.....
» 9/04/2014 9:10:31 AM Dear Banjo, The Romans calmed the population with panem et circenses. In his masochristia.....
» 8/04/2014 10:14:18 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, It is simply appauling. Possibly, Paul was a homosexual who stayed i.....
» 7/04/2014 10:14:49 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, You wrote: "It’s hands and eyes off your neighbour’s property w.....
» 7/04/2014 1:26:32 AM Dear Banjo, The presence of Jesus in Christianity is difficult for me to understand. If h.....
» 7/04/2014 12:09:10 AM Dear onthebeach, If you want to believe that all the stories of massacres of Aborigines w.....
» 6/04/2014 7:24:53 PM Dear onthebeach, The record of massacres and giving station owners freehold title to land.....
» 6/04/2014 5:49:09 PM Dear onthebeach, When the settlers came to Australia they completely disregarded any righ.....
» 6/04/2014 12:06:29 PM Dear individual, You wrote: "To me as a migrant the Australian way of life in the tr.....
» 5/04/2014 9:59:38 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, That's a variation on the Hindu epic. U pan I shed. If I were to be.....
» 2/04/2014 10:14:10 AM Dear Banjo, Many on the left and many on the right push for population growth. No species.....
» 2/04/2014 1:17:00 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I'm sorry. I was just being disagreeable. On this thread we appear to be in.....
» 1/04/2014 9:57:07 PM I have to disagree with all of you. Those who have a political/religious agenda would pick.....
» 1/04/2014 5:52:33 PM Dear Ojnab, I apologise. I shouldn't have posted. Algebra is much interesting to me than .....
» 1/04/2014 5:33:05 PM Dear Banjo, I repeat. The boat people have done nothing illegal. I do not confuse the ent.....
» 1/04/2014 4:50:58 PM Dear individual, I have no reason to think that the boat people coming here have a politi.....
» 1/04/2014 4:38:02 PM War, analogous to inflation, is often the result of too many people chasing too few resour.....
» 1/04/2014 3:02:36 PM Individual wrote: “It is natural for people to seek a better life but it is unnatural to g.....
» 1/04/2014 2:34:03 PM Dear Banjo, I apologise for calling BP Banjo. You wrote: “Since then immigrants have bee.....
» 1/04/2014 1:56:05 AM Dear Banjo, In Boolean algebra there are only the two numbers 0 and 1. The operation of .....
» 31/03/2014 10:58:33 AM Why emphasise a distinctive national culture? That has often led to feelings of national s.....
» 31/03/2014 9:30:37 AM Dear Banjo, My understanding of monotheism is that it embodies the belief that God is a u.....
» 30/03/2014 9:23:33 AM Dear George, Labeling a triune god montheistic is accepted terminology only because there.....
» 30/03/2014 8:37:13 AM Dear George, There are Christians who reject the Trinity. An example of that is the Jehov.....
» 30/03/2014 4:20:11 AM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "For the time being, such altruistic considerations are, neve.....
» 30/03/2014 3:06:29 AM Dear George, I do not understand how one God can be in three parts. Christianity is free .....
» 29/03/2014 9:04:12 AM http://theamericanscholar.org/loving-animals-to-death/#.UzPb6SEU-FF argues that it is unet.....
» 28/03/2014 4:27:53 PM The author writes: “Denmark's recent ban on religious slaughter for halal and kosher meat .....
» 27/03/2014 5:21:59 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “Religions are sets of methods designed to come closer to God.” .....
» 27/03/2014 4:09:59 AM Dear George, You are correct. The word, model, has more than one meaning. I was using a d.....
» 26/03/2014 5:33:48 PM Dear George, A model is an attempt to abstract certain parameters which describe a system.....
» 26/03/2014 5:22:36 PM continued Between 389–392 he promulgated the "Theodosian decrees" (instituting .....
» 26/03/2014 5:19:32 PM Peter Sellick is either ignorant of history and religion or distorts what we know of the p.....
» 25/03/2014 4:18:02 PM Dear Peter, At one time many people accepted and believed in the various pantheons of the.....
» 25/03/2014 11:00:43 AM Dear John or Lily, The following reminds me of your remark. Whenever all the world decla.....
» 25/03/2014 9:15:23 AM Dear Peter, A large part of the world has not found it necessary to subscribe to any form.....
» 19/03/2014 6:27:49 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I am weary of our interchange so will stop......
» 19/03/2014 2:20:05 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You have complete freedom in your private life to decide who you will assoc.....
» 19/03/2014 10:42:30 AM Dear Yuyutsu, We live in a world of large corporations and other large organisations. Mos.....
» 18/03/2014 6:23:15 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Our dialogue is ended since you do not make sense to me......
» 18/03/2014 5:10:00 PM Dear Yuyutsu, When you deny a person employment on the basis of some criterion which has .....
» 18/03/2014 2:04:50 PM Well said, Phanto. One reason given for limiting free speech is that racial vilification c.....
» 18/03/2014 9:02:27 AM The author referred to Bolt as a "thoroughly decent man." Without knowing of a p.....
» 17/03/2014 11:24:42 AM The author wrote: "A better way forward than repeal might therefore be to recalibrate.....
» 17/03/2014 11:19:11 AM One is free to speak that which offends no one in the most odious tyranny. By using offens.....
» 3/02/2014 2:25:07 PM Dear Peter, I suspect that most people are sophisticated enough not to get their knickers.....
» 1/02/2014 12:29:25 PM Dear Shadow Minister, That is simply not true. The independent schools are class and rel.....
» 31/01/2014 12:30:54 PM Woodrow Wilson did not as the article claims decide to stay out of the League of Nations. .....
» 31/01/2014 12:09:43 PM There is one purpose that the independent school system does not serve. The public school .....
» 31/01/2014 11:52:01 AM Could it be that 40% of journalists in general belong to or favour the Greens? Could it be.....
» 10/01/2014 12:18:41 PM Where's the article?.....
» 3/01/2014 8:31:58 PM Dear Foxy, Read Goodwin's "Team of Rivals" for the kind of government you want......
» 2/01/2014 12:11:51 PM May you all have a prosperous, healthy and satisfying year......
» 31/12/2013 4:57:05 PM Dear Hasbeen. If you had read my post you would have read that I acknowledge some lawyers.....
» 31/12/2013 1:20:54 PM Dear Hasbeen, There are lawyers, and there are lawyers. Like any group of humans they are.....
» 25/12/2013 8:49:55 AM There is no need to prove death isn't the end. Life after death is simply nonsense. It wou.....
» 24/12/2013 7:50:28 PM From "The Garden of Proserpine" From too much love of living, From hope and f.....
» 24/12/2013 11:11:59 AM I got an email from my daughter this morning. In it was: "My memories of Grandfather.....
» 14/12/2013 8:46:58 AM Dear diver dan, Dogs? depends on the dog. My brother-in-law, Walter, had a dog, Rasboynik.....
» 13/12/2013 8:23:17 PM Along with referendums there could be initiative and recall. Initiative requires that upon.....
» 13/12/2013 4:44:00 PM phanto, Hasbeen, Daffy Duck, NeverTrustPoliticians, Johnno, I like all your posts......
» 13/12/2013 9:33:59 AM Possibly lonely people are better off than they ever have been in the past. Community orga.....
» 12/12/2013 7:00:40 PM It looks like Tony Abbott makes policy on the run without discussing it with cabinet. His .....
» 12/12/2013 7:19:36 AM Does the government have any plans to promote world peace? If so, what are they?.....
» 7/12/2013 11:12:20 AM Dear Paul1405, 'Love thy neighbour' is a Christian teaching, but it comes from the fact t.....
» 24/11/2013 6:29:58 PM Dear otb, Marriage has not always been between one man and one woman. In the Bible which .....
» 24/11/2013 5:18:05 PM I respect Belly's work for the workingman in the context of the union movement. I think he.....
» 23/11/2013 8:18:14 AM Dear SPQR, One way of arguing is putting words in other people's mouths. Sure I am most a.....
» 22/11/2013 10:15:15 PM Dear Is Mise, The no tax for Muslims was not a conversion scheme. In the early period of .....
» 22/11/2013 9:56:25 PM Dear Shockadelic, I am not just talking about citizenship. I am talking about humanity. A.....
» 22/11/2013 7:38:49 PM Dear Danielle, Jews are reluctant to missionise not only because of the disability a Jew .....
» 22/11/2013 6:16:27 PM Dear SPQR, I have a book called "Atrocitology" by Matthew White. It enumerates .....
» 22/11/2013 3:30:09 PM Dear Bazz, The Jews did not have the option of becoming Christians. Those who had become .....
» 22/11/2013 2:43:21 PM The Holocaust where 6,000,000 were slaughtered because they were Jews was fueled by centur.....
» 22/11/2013 9:20:18 AM Belly wrote: "I see much pain ahead and we only need see the middle east and Muslim M.....
» 21/11/2013 10:15:16 PM Dear Shockadelic, An Australian regardless of his or her skin colour or religion is one o.....
» 18/11/2013 4:30:15 PM Dear Foxy, People should have no right to maintain their good reputation when it is not g.....
» 13/11/2013 10:43:48 AM Dear Dionysius, It is unseemly to bring in facts in a critique of an olo article......
» 13/11/2013 10:33:15 AM Justice Holmes of the US Supreme would limit restrictions on speech to such speech as pres.....
» 13/11/2013 9:02:16 AM COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 116 Commonwealth not to legislate in res.....
» 10/11/2013 10:06:17 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Coercing contributions is a corrupt practice. If you want to believ.....
» 10/11/2013 9:44:12 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Do you think business contributes to any political party for any ot.....
» 9/11/2013 6:43:07 AM Dear David, Bigotry and prejudice are horrible! The bigot sees no nuances, shadings or di.....
» 7/11/2013 8:55:25 AM Dear Ludwig, Such legislation has been in place in the US. It is easier for corporations .....
» 5/11/2013 7:43:03 PM Dear David Singer, My statement still stands. I wrote, "I don't think any state is r.....
» 5/11/2013 6:02:20 PM "Israel's insistence that its right to exist as a Jewish State be recognized." .....
» 31/10/2013 6:09:42 PM Children in many places of the world are scarred by the traumas of war. They may suffer ho.....
» 31/10/2013 8:36:56 AM The author wrote: “Changing the definition of marriage, which has lasted from time immemor.....
» 30/10/2013 4:28:28 PM David Singer wrote: "The Treaty of Sevres is not irrelevant. I repeat what I posted.....
» 30/10/2013 10:05:26 AM The Treaty of Sevres was irrelevant. It was signed by Turkey, Italy, France and Great Brit.....
» 28/10/2013 7:46:19 PM halduell wrote: And for david f, why would a Palestinian state almost certainly be Muslim.....
» 28/10/2013 9:36:12 AM One can question the concept of national self-determination. It means that a nation is set.....
» 26/10/2013 12:08:24 PM Religion and New Age both thrive on fairy tales. Grow up! Recognising reality might not be.....
» 25/10/2013 1:27:19 PM Dear Daffy Duck, I looked up the references you cited. They simply consisted of more asse.....
» 25/10/2013 10:35:47 AM The author wrote: "Each human being is genetically programmed with a drive to seek an.....
» 18/10/2013 8:11:17 AM Now is the time to sell off Abbott. He will never again be worth as much as he is now......
» 17/10/2013 6:59:14 PM Dear All, The classics contain wisdom literature some of which seems valid even though ce.....
» 16/10/2013 3:37:11 PM < The more one assigns insanity to a criminal X, the less can he be held responsible fo.....
» 16/10/2013 3:31:34 PM continued There is a formula relating the primes to perfect numbers. There has been no ex.....
» 16/10/2013 12:14:59 PM Dear Banjo, I am an atheist. This is a worldview I have arrived at. However, I don’t argu.....
» 15/10/2013 3:45:31 PM < Hitler, to anybody who watched his appearances, must look like a madman. However, the.....
» 15/10/2013 3:32:14 PM < Why can’t some people - atheists but also theists- accept that what is incomprehensib.....
» 15/10/2013 3:26:48 PM < Anybody who is an inconsistent believer is a part time believer and a part time belie.....
» 15/10/2013 12:30:35 AM Dear Banjo, From what I have read of Newton’s religious beliefs he rejected Christianity......
» 14/10/2013 9:22:37 AM <If what I have understood is correct, on the basis of the current state of the art of .....
» 14/10/2013 4:27:18 AM < dear/david..by your own words..bible=fiction you need read less fiction..not more>.....
» 13/10/2013 10:01:36 PM Dear OUG, You have a right to post what you like. I have an equal right to either leave .....
» 13/10/2013 10:29:40 AM Dear George, I have a tendency to pontificate on matters even if I know little about them.....
» 13/10/2013 8:31:04 AM Dear oug, Great post! Short and to the point. Keep it up......
» 12/10/2013 4:35:20 PM Errors. Emma Goldman was deported in 1919 not 1920 and it was not a consequence of the Pal.....
» 12/10/2013 4:01:58 AM (continued) The first gulags were established by Lenin in 1918. Many disenchanted former.....
» 12/10/2013 3:34:13 AM < In 1946 he teamed-up with anarchist activists and read Mikhaïl Bakounine, Pierre-Jose.....
» 11/10/2013 4:25:02 PM Dear Banjo, I found Whittaker’s voice resonant and pleasant, but his style seems influence.....
» 11/10/2013 4:11:48 PM Dear George, There are some statements of yours that I would word differently. <Well,.....
» 10/10/2013 12:14:40 PM Dear Banjo, Thank you for those great youtube selections of Edith and Barbara. I listen t.....
» 10/10/2013 10:38:00 AM (Continued) Wisdom is more difficult to define. Wisdom can be defined as knowing what is .....
» 10/10/2013 10:31:26 AM (Continued) The narrative developed by investigation of the fossil record and other indic.....
» 10/10/2013 10:26:01 AM Dear George, I appreciate your thoughts and the way you connect and express them. I am de.....
» 9/10/2013 10:31:17 AM (continued) In marked contrast to the Abrahamic religions are some religions of eastern A.....
» 9/10/2013 10:20:35 AM Dear George, >>It is a human judgment that all life is not equal. It is not objecti.....
» 9/10/2013 3:00:59 AM Dear George, We all are informed by our culture including what religious background we ha.....
» 8/10/2013 10:11:19 AM Dear OUG, I wrote, “All life is not equal to most of us.” I did not write, “All life is n.....
» 8/10/2013 3:20:49 AM Continued < However, do those who adhere to this kind of Judaism [humanistic], call th.....
» 8/10/2013 2:51:57 AM Believing in a messiah or a chosen people has absolutely nothing to do with being a religi.....
» 7/10/2013 7:11:31 AM Continued The Christian who told me that Original Sin is the failure to reach perfection .....
» 7/10/2013 7:04:26 AM Dear George, I know of no Jewish group that agrees with the view that faith alone saves o.....
» 6/10/2013 5:42:55 PM < You did not answer my question whether it follows from those articles that 80% of Ame.....
» 6/10/2013 5:28:32 PM Dear George, My mother was an alcoholic given to arbitrary changes of mood. My father wan.....
» 4/10/2013 9:43:40 PM < like david..i have had many..'try to save me'; unlike david..i took it personally..[b.....
» 4/10/2013 4:21:05 PM Continued “The policy adopted by Ezra and his associates and followers, of reducing all b.....
» 4/10/2013 1:19:43 PM continued These differences between the Hasidim and Misnageddim have disappeared but were.....
» 4/10/2013 1:12:01 PM Dear George, As I see it, Christianity is primary a religion of orthodoxy - what you beli.....
» 4/10/2013 9:19:50 AM I have often encountered in books of mathematics, "It is obvious..." "It is.....
» 3/10/2013 9:08:28 PM Dear George, I exchanged emails with a member of a small Christian sect and asked him abo.....
» 3/10/2013 4:06:04 PM Dear George, Please ignore my previous post. You do not have to account for your beliefs .....
» 3/10/2013 12:48:51 PM Dear George, <Experiments to weigh soul or mind are, sorry, simply silly.> I agree.....
» 3/10/2013 9:41:35 AM Dear George, < Phlogiston was part of an explanation (model) for the burning process, .....
» 2/10/2013 7:33:27 PM Dear George, Humans imagine substances and entities to explain phenomena and the vagaries.....
» 2/10/2013 4:04:23 AM Dear George, Without any other qualification I feel there are aspects of reality which ar.....
» 1/10/2013 9:52:02 PM Oh, a man who eats fruitcake is a terrible disgrace. He lies in the gutter with crumbs on .....
» 1/10/2013 5:10:08 PM Dear chrisgaff1000, I was not defending the system. I just objected to the name-calling i.....
» 1/10/2013 3:04:34 PM A man I knew was raped as a teenager by two men. Even though he lived a seemingly normal l.....
» 1/10/2013 9:01:06 AM Dear George, Of course your feelings about God are real and important whether or not they.....
» 1/10/2013 8:37:14 AM It seems like a stupid and wrong decision to let a serial rapist out into the community wh.....
» 30/09/2013 10:35:35 PM Speaking of bearing his face on our chests I heard of a man who had panties tattooed on hi.....
» 30/09/2013 7:35:33 PM Dear George, I may share step 1 of the four steps you cited. However, I do not share step.....
» 30/09/2013 8:15:14 AM Dear George, I agree that there are restrictions built into natural science so that it ca.....
» 29/09/2013 10:30:15 AM Dear oug, Of course I don't take those fables seriously, and the God described in those f.....
» 29/09/2013 6:55:10 AM Dear oug, Swedenborg like many others who try to excuse evil sees evil as good. http://w.....
» 28/09/2013 9:51:43 AM Dear Banjo, The God of the Bible makes playthings of us. We enact scenarios that He sets .....
» 28/09/2013 5:19:07 AM Dear George, Reactionaries may see a Golden Age in the past which we can only try to appr.....
» 27/09/2013 2:45:41 PM Dear George, What is HSC? <I can understand your misgivings about the too slowly proc.....
» 27/09/2013 11:39:23 AM Dear George, I usually prefer to use the term separation of religion and state rather tha.....
» 27/09/2013 3:55:08 AM Continued In Australia there are chaplains in the public schools and subsidies to religio.....
» 27/09/2013 3:44:06 AM < super natural..is only the natural..made more special in affect..the spirit realms..a.....
» 26/09/2013 10:35:15 AM continued As I mentioned in an earlier post I left the humanist society when they support.....
» 26/09/2013 9:25:56 AM Dear oug, In my opinion heaven and hell are just creations of the human imagination as is.....
» 25/09/2013 9:52:38 PM Dear oug, Would rather not be in your heaven. Would be separated from those I love. Your .....
» 25/09/2013 11:24:24 AM Re John Paul II’s "Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion .....
» 25/09/2013 10:17:18 AM Dear oug, Thank you for reading the article. Why the dietary laws arose is an interesting.....
» 24/09/2013 11:54:34 AM Banjo wrote: “Latin is to be found among the roots of our languages, not among the branche.....
» 24/09/2013 11:17:04 AM Dear oug, I realise I did not answer your question. My belief in God did not affect my sc.....
» 24/09/2013 11:11:50 AM Dear oug, When I first got involved in science I believed in God. I lost the belief, but .....
» 24/09/2013 9:54:29 AM Dear George, "Is being a scientist compatible with believing in God?" is the ti.....
» 24/09/2013 8:38:43 AM The author puts forth his gripe in the penultimate sentence. He wrote: "The more we f.....
» 22/09/2013 5:05:02 PM Dear oug, I don't think you are nuts. You may have great wisdom embedded in your posts, b.....
» 22/09/2013 9:22:18 AM Dear oug, I am sorry. Your posts are a bit too much for me......
» 21/09/2013 12:59:13 PM Dear oug, By ‘just keep quiet’ I meant that I should have kept quiet rather than send tha.....
» 21/09/2013 11:09:55 AM Dear George, Occasionally I get up in the middle of the night. It is dark, and I do not w.....
» 21/09/2013 10:39:33 AM Dear oug, There is no excuse for my display of anger against you in http://forum.onlineop.....
» 20/09/2013 3:24:39 PM Dear oug, Your last post seemed to be much longer than necessary to answer my question. Y.....
» 20/09/2013 10:16:21 AM Dear oug, Why did you write, "im so embarrassed" in a previous post? What embar.....
» 20/09/2013 8:58:51 AM Dear George, Certainly one can hope and also confront reality. However, my question is no.....
» 20/09/2013 8:29:09 AM Dear Banjo, A word standing by itself may have no meaning at all. It may only get meaning.....
» 19/09/2013 9:12:40 AM individual wrote: "Religion as stupid a by-product of superstition it is, it is not c.....
» 18/09/2013 7:59:02 PM I'm sorry I mentioned the Aeneid, Virgil or Lake Avernus. I feel inhibited at the moment a.....
» 18/09/2013 2:12:14 PM Dear George and Banjo, Thank you for the language lesson. I should have equated the worth.....
» 18/09/2013 12:47:07 PM Dear Foxy, Your post was amusing in pointing out the semi-literate patois that many Austr.....
» 17/09/2013 9:25:11 AM Dear Banjo, Since I was not using the word, faith, to refer to the attitude into which co.....
» 16/09/2013 3:21:33 PM I was in a Chinese restaurant in Singapore. There was not a word of English displayed anyp.....
» 16/09/2013 2:41:32 PM david f, "Now I have some hope that Abbott will be different in other ways from past.....
» 16/09/2013 10:11:10 AM I think it's a great idea. It's an example of frugality, provides for security and gives h.....
» 16/09/2013 9:50:32 AM Dear Loudmouth, I have a great admiration for Enlightenment values, and the ideas on whic.....
» 16/09/2013 8:40:10 AM Dear George, You wrote: "For instance, I do not understand what “following the deman.....
» 16/09/2013 5:58:20 AM Dear Loudmouth, Islamism, the belief system of certain believers in Islam, which demands .....
» 16/09/2013 5:30:58 AM Dear Banjo, Etymology tells us the source of a word. It does not tell its meaning. Meanin.....
» 15/09/2013 11:05:07 PM Loudmouth wrote: So, David F, et al., we have now established that no gassing of hundreds.....
» 15/09/2013 4:56:06 PM Dear George, It is not Christian faith, faith in ideologies formed in a Christian society.....
» 15/09/2013 4:15:58 PM If heterosexuals or homosexuals wish to enjoy anal or oral sex it is nobody else's busines.....
» 15/09/2013 4:21:18 AM Dear Saltpetre, I have the feeling regarding the environment that things are never so bad.....
» 14/09/2013 9:15:51 PM Parts of the Catholic Church are much more enlightened than Abbott’s buddy, Cardinal Pell......
» 14/09/2013 9:07:46 PM Dear Banjo, I think there should have been multiculturalism from the beginning. The Engli.....
» 14/09/2013 12:57:47 PM Dear Belly, I didn’t mean this thread to be about any party, and I don’t feel pain from t.....
» 14/09/2013 11:38:38 AM George wrote: “Well, I was sort of proud that I was “teaching all (engineering students co.....
» 14/09/2013 10:46:45 AM George wrote: With atheism it is not so easy, since there is no “sacred book” of atheism, .....
» 13/09/2013 8:24:19 PM In the last election the major parties concentrated on boat people, debt and the personal .....
» 13/09/2013 8:32:34 AM Continued George cited: “The belief that democracy is or could be a universal Western val.....
» 13/09/2013 7:54:00 AM George wrote: “As you know, some people used Darwinism - or social Darwinism - to justify .....
» 12/09/2013 10:21:22 PM Dear Arjay, The US was caught flatfooted when Japan attacked. It is true that the US cut .....
» 12/09/2013 7:51:07 PM Pilger wrote: "The intrinsic criminality of the atomic bombing is borne out in the US.....
» 12/09/2013 12:06:41 PM ...brevity is the soul of wit Hamlet Act 2, scene 2.....
» 12/09/2013 9:29:18 AM Dear George, I appreciate your math jargon. That is a part of the language which is large.....
» 12/09/2013 4:40:48 AM George wrote: “I think you can take a text seriously while still respecting the historical.....
» 12/09/2013 3:24:30 AM Dear Banjo, Malicious incitement has every place in religion. Nothing unites believers as.....
» 11/09/2013 10:16:24 AM Dear Belly, The Greens didn't contaminate Labor. Greens forced Labor to have a greater co.....
» 11/09/2013 9:08:19 AM Dear George, I realise you are explaining not trying to convert. However, if one explains.....
» 11/09/2013 8:28:32 AM Dear Banjo, The term, Judeo-Christian, is questionable. The Christian religion centres ar.....
» 10/09/2013 8:07:28 PM George wrote: “When I was a child my father explained the difference to me thus: if you de.....
» 10/09/2013 9:41:54 AM Banjo wrote: “Perhaps that’s why some people accept responsibility for things they did not.....
» 10/09/2013 7:57:18 AM continued The account in Genesis of Adam and Eve eating of the fruit of the tree of the k.....
» 10/09/2013 7:56:02 AM Dear George, I don't think it matters if we feel remorse for wrongdoing. It may ease our .....
» 9/09/2013 7:51:58 PM Dear George, The devil urging you to do evil things can be seen as something internal by .....
» 9/09/2013 7:36:53 PM The article has an inaccurate title. The title is "Psychoanalysing psychiatrists and .....
» 9/09/2013 6:19:31 PM Dear Lyle Shelton, You lied. Rudd did not bully the pastor. I saw the debate, and Rudd po.....
» 9/09/2013 9:31:22 AM Dear Banjo, I don't think it is the same. "The devil made me do it." would neve.....
» 8/09/2013 11:13:23 PM Dear Poirot, The label of a poster as a troll is a subjective judgment. In my subjective .....
» 8/09/2013 10:27:41 PM Dear George, One of my favorite quotes is: “If only it were all so simple! If only there.....
» 8/09/2013 5:32:51 AM Dear Banjo, Your encounter with the peonies reminds me of the time I took my daughter to .....
» 6/09/2013 10:15:12 AM Dear Banjo, That was a fascinating story. That reminds me of the time I was working for R.....
» 5/09/2013 4:46:41 PM George wrote: "It depends on what you call “Creationism”: There is no way to falsify .....
» 5/09/2013 9:32:23 AM Banjo wrote: “And one may ask: mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the more beautiful of.....
» 4/09/2013 11:06:58 PM Dear George, Speaking of Hungarian it is a gender neutral language. If Hungarians were th.....
» 4/09/2013 5:30:11 PM Dear Banjo, It seems to me that athletes who allow their uniforms to become advertising p.....
» 4/09/2013 4:27:06 PM OUG wrote: midway..is where we are do we go onwards..or fall..backwards We set the clocks.....
» 4/09/2013 10:12:54 AM I cannot see why an athlete should wear any advertisement at all on her or his uniform. Wh.....
» 4/09/2013 9:26:55 AM Kudos to chrisgaff1000 for his use of the word, humbled. So many politicians on being elec.....
» 4/09/2013 9:16:14 AM Dear George, You mentioned that there was a higher percentage of theists among the physic.....
» 4/09/2013 7:45:34 AM Dear Banjo, Thank you for quoting me to contradict me. Like Whitman I contain multitudes......
» 3/09/2013 11:56:04 AM Dear runner, Apparently facts don't bother you as long as you have your prejudices and ha.....
» 3/09/2013 9:55:22 AM If we have a complaint or a comment about another poster we can ask Graham to forward a me.....
» 3/09/2013 9:29:32 AM Dear Banjo, I have no doubt that life and death are reality. At this time my life is real.....
» 3/09/2013 7:39:08 AM Dear Banjo, I’m sure that George, OUG, you and I all see beauty in this world, all can fe.....
» 2/09/2013 9:08:43 PM Banjo wrote: The sun and the moon would continue to form circles in the sky. Migrating bir.....
» 2/09/2013 9:01:51 AM continued Applied mathematics as defined by George is an “epistemological tool” The tool .....
» 2/09/2013 8:30:37 AM Posted by Banjo Paterson, Monday, 2 September 2013 2:08:18 AM Banjo wrote: As regards Dav.....
» 2/09/2013 7:14:12 AM Dear Saltpetre, A sperm is a haploid individual. An individual does not have to be diploi.....
» 1/09/2013 5:16:44 PM Dear Saltpetre, I am posting again because you haven’t even read what I wrote or apparent.....
» 1/09/2013 11:53:35 AM Dear Fester, I claim that a sperm is as human as a person. That is a very different thing.....
» 1/09/2013 1:52:59 AM Dear Saltpetre, I described the life cycle of human beings. As do all living things human.....
» 31/08/2013 4:02:41 PM Dear Fester, An acorn is not an oak tree, but it is as much an oak as is an oak tree. A s.....
» 31/08/2013 10:47:31 AM Dear Fester, Degrading and dehumanising are your value judgements. Women and men are dipl.....
» 31/08/2013 9:27:43 AM Dear Fester, Human beings exist in two very different life forms. One form is multicellul.....
» 29/08/2013 7:24:07 PM Banjo wrote: "Because nobody existed before mankind arrived." I hear kookaburra.....
» 29/08/2013 10:26:29 AM Dear Banjo, Human concepts are inherent in nature because humans are a part of nature. Ho.....
» 29/08/2013 9:09:21 AM Dear Banjo, We can consider male and female along with life and death. It is our minds an.....
» 29/08/2013 7:31:22 AM Dear rehctub, What Katter stands for is more important than who he gives preferences to. .....
» 28/08/2013 11:32:22 PM I wrote: ", and the knowledge of the union of sperm and ovum to form a new individual.....
» 28/08/2013 11:21:31 PM Dear George, I don’t think recognising a child’s membership in a group by maternal descen.....
» 28/08/2013 6:53:44 PM Dear Fester, None of the biblical sources that csteele pointed out were actually written .....
» 28/08/2013 10:31:08 AM Dear rehctub, You wrote: "Given their speedy response to my email, same day, I would.....
» 28/08/2013 10:25:55 AM All hail the embryo! The woman who bears that embryo is a living creature who has sinned. .....
» 28/08/2013 10:01:46 AM Dear Banjo, Newton’s laws are excellent mathematical models of what happens with moving b.....
» 27/08/2013 3:24:41 PM Dear platypus1900, The law does not define what is moral. The law defines what is legal. .....
» 27/08/2013 9:27:20 AM As an old lady needing care my mother went into a nursing home. After one of my visits a s.....
» 27/08/2013 5:46:46 AM Dear George, There are differences between eastern and western Christianity regarding evi.....
» 26/08/2013 10:29:32 PM Dear George, Original sin, the fall, Satan's revolt against God and substitutionary atone.....
» 26/08/2013 9:41:05 PM Dear Suseonline, Free contraception for men and women is not enough. It also requires a c.....
» 26/08/2013 11:59:22 AM Dear hasbeen, I would also prefer rational evaluation, but we're not going to get it. The.....
» 26/08/2013 11:55:29 AM On my ballot I am preferencing Katter over both Labor and the Libs because of his oppositi.....
» 26/08/2013 11:28:33 AM I can't say what values other humanists have regarding abortion, but I have the view that .....
» 26/08/2013 11:00:30 AM Dear George, You wrote: ““To more plausibly picture God as rational and loving, it is hel.....
» 26/08/2013 10:13:03 AM Dear platypus1900, You continue to be insulting. You wrote: "warped values based on .....
» 25/08/2013 11:49:27 AM Dear George, The Virgin Birth is a dogma of your faith. If you had never heard of it then.....
» 25/08/2013 9:32:29 AM Dear George, The virgin birth does not seem a mystery to me. It is legend based on a lack.....
» 25/08/2013 6:28:25 AM Dear Banjo, I don't see faith as opposed to bigotry. I see bigotry as a kind of faith. I .....
» 25/08/2013 4:54:28 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I don't state there is no such thing as religion because there is such a th.....
» 24/08/2013 2:22:28 PM There is some evidence that the virgin birth is merely due to a faulty translation informe.....
» 24/08/2013 10:38:42 AM Dear George, One can also say belief is accepting that for which there is no evidence. We.....
» 24/08/2013 8:44:47 AM Dear George, Any belief is in something for which there is no proof. That is essential to.....
» 23/08/2013 11:14:10 PM Dear Banjo, I appreciate your erudition, but faith still promotes atrocity. It may also p.....
» 23/08/2013 11:01:59 AM Dear Banjo, Your semantics are exquisite, but I am not antisemantic. If words had simple .....
» 23/08/2013 9:06:30 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Your definition still excludes real religions which do not fit your definit.....
» 23/08/2013 7:55:27 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You have your own idiosyncratic definition of religion. Your definition of .....
» 22/08/2013 11:24:33 PM Dear Yuyutsu, God is only a belief in some religions not in others. Your view of religion.....
» 22/08/2013 9:33:52 PM Dear George, Of course it is unlikely that anybody is a complete doubter, or anybody has .....
» 22/08/2013 8:46:00 PM Dear Banjo, From my perspective there is too much faith and not enough doubt. It is more .....
» 22/08/2013 2:52:28 PM Dear platypus1900, Thanks. That post is much better. May you also have a good day......
» 22/08/2013 1:47:50 PM Dear platypus1900, If an old geezer like me, Gandhi or King David can get a young woman t.....
» 22/08/2013 11:30:59 AM Oops, posted previous to wrong thread. Sorry......
» 22/08/2013 11:18:19 AM Dear csteele, I posted this to the wrong thread. Considering King David I consulted the .....
» 22/08/2013 10:56:00 AM Dear csteele, Considering King David I consulted the Bible and found: Kings 1 1:1 Now ki.....
» 22/08/2013 10:29:47 AM Dear Pelican, A positively delightful rant. I am happy we don't have rant control......
» 22/08/2013 8:57:08 AM Dear George, I have no argument with you. You have not come after me like a missionary. Y.....
» 21/08/2013 10:39:52 PM Saltpetre wrote; "Do you really mean that, although you are against capital punishmen.....
» 21/08/2013 8:42:32 PM Dear platypus1900, The answer to atheism is not polemics, Bible bashing or burning people.....
» 21/08/2013 6:30:18 PM Dear platypus1900, The speaker was obviously bothered by atheists. However, God remains a.....
» 21/08/2013 2:52:27 PM Dear platypus1900' I see no need to believe in anything. If there is evidence for the exi.....
» 21/08/2013 2:17:59 PM Dear platypus1900, You wrote: “ignorant and stupid? that is your view of believers in God.....
» 21/08/2013 1:42:46 PM Dear platypus1900, You wrote: i believe God will hold us all accountable as a country on .....
» 21/08/2013 10:49:50 AM Dear platypus1900, One of the good things about humanist morality is that is not eternal .....
» 21/08/2013 7:28:04 AM Dear platypus1900, There is no absolute morality. The God of the Bible changes from time .....
» 20/08/2013 3:52:05 PM Dear platypus 1900, I am not a Christian and never was. I do not believe in a God or any .....
» 20/08/2013 12:35:17 PM platypus wrote: "I never for once will base my moral behaviour based on the legal fra.....
» 20/08/2013 11:52:00 AM Dear platypus1900, I didn't claim that those who believe in God are misled. I claimed tha.....
» 20/08/2013 10:39:16 AM platypis1900, You wrote; "That is why I always say if we want to talk about moral is.....
» 20/08/2013 9:21:46 AM Dear Lego, I am not enjoying our interchange so will end my part of it. Goodbye,.....
» 19/08/2013 12:10:46 PM Dear Lego, The United States is a stable entity which is not going away soon. You wrote:.....
» 19/08/2013 10:46:49 AM I am annoyed because what I think are the most important issues are glossed over or simply.....
» 19/08/2013 10:35:10 AM Dear Lego, Nations have not come about by a cultural group taking a piece of land and cre.....
» 19/08/2013 6:09:13 AM Continued Look at the long existence of the Jewish people. Jews come in many shades and .....
» 19/08/2013 6:04:36 AM Dear BSDetector, Thank you. May we have another discussion. I shall ramble on. Of course .....
» 18/08/2013 12:06:45 PM continued Let’s argue like gentlemen and not impugn each other’s character. I assume you .....
» 18/08/2013 4:39:19 AM Dear BSDetector, You are right. Self-determination is accepted in contemporary legal norm.....
» 17/08/2013 10:39:04 PM Dear David Singer, Rabin said different things at different times. At the end he realised.....
» 17/08/2013 3:53:04 PM Dear David Singer, Carr did not sideswipe Jews on Palestine. Implicitly you have equated .....
» 17/08/2013 3:23:35 PM BSDetector wrote: "...every nation State in Europe and the Middle East is based on a.....
» 17/08/2013 1:11:12 PM Dear BSDetector, Fundamental rights are for individual humans to be secure in their perso.....
» 17/08/2013 11:15:30 AM Dear BSDetector, The right of self-determination is not a fundamental human right. It is .....
» 16/08/2013 9:55:07 PM Dear BSDetector, As I tried to make plain I am against ethnic nationalism or self-determi.....
» 16/08/2013 6:12:29 PM Dear David Singer, The Balfour Declaration specified the future of a land of which the Br.....
» 16/08/2013 12:10:05 PM Dear BSDetector, The BDS movement has horrible antecedents. It arose out of a racist, Jew.....
» 16/08/2013 10:32:03 AM Dear BSDetector, You wrote: "In another interview at the same link, Barghouti stated.....
» 16/08/2013 4:54:55 AM Dear David Singer, You wrote: "What about telling us how you personally feel about C.....
» 16/08/2013 4:44:42 AM Dear David Singer, You wrote: "What about telling us how you personally feel about C.....
» 16/08/2013 4:05:18 AM I have changed my mind and agree with those who support the boycott......
» 15/08/2013 12:39:48 PM Dear Rhys Jones, Of course you are right. Israel claims to be a liberal democracy and doe.....
» 15/08/2013 10:35:34 AM It would be unfair to call it antisemitic if there were academic boycotts toward all count.....
» 15/08/2013 10:10:14 AM Dear Ludwig, I don't think there's a lack of concern about our voting system at all. I th.....
» 13/08/2013 5:27:20 PM Dear sonofgloin, I wasn't leaving this list yet. I was just saying goodbye to Belly, but .....
» 13/08/2013 4:53:41 AM Dear Antiseptic, You have called me dishonest and made other nasty statements about me. I.....
» 12/08/2013 6:54:50 PM Dear Belly, I shall miss you, but it's good to move on. The arguments grow repetitive, an.....
» 12/08/2013 6:48:24 PM Dear George, I wasn’t trying to contradict anything you wrote. It is just a subject that .....
» 12/08/2013 8:55:48 AM Dear George, Confucianism originally started out as a collection of statements defining d.....
» 12/08/2013 6:05:29 AM Dear Antiseptic, You wrote: David, you too are being dishonest in your characterisation .....
» 11/08/2013 5:59:30 PM Antiseptic wrote: "David that's all fair enough, but let's face it, there is a great .....
» 11/08/2013 4:02:45 PM Dear Antiseptic: Please read what I wrote. I wrote about chaplains in public schools. Chap.....
» 10/08/2013 8:45:01 PM Dear Antiseptic, Certainly my morality is largely a product of my education and culture. .....
» 10/08/2013 5:09:35 PM Dear Antiseptic, In saying I am diminished you resort to insult rather than being civil......
» 9/08/2013 8:49:15 PM Dear Antiseptic, You apparently want to believe that religion is necessary for moral guid.....
» 9/08/2013 2:05:14 PM Dear Antiseptic, We don't have to replace the morals we get from religion since we alread.....
» 9/08/2013 8:26:01 AM Dear sonofgloin, I agree with you. The Greens do not always give first priority to green .....
» 9/08/2013 8:10:08 AM continued As far as chaplains in the schools it is a direct violation of S. 116 of the Au.....
» 9/08/2013 8:00:58 AM Dear Antiseptic, There is one fact that counters the idea that religion is necessary for .....
» 8/08/2013 4:24:07 PM Dear Antiseptic, I don't agree that the Abrahamic religions have been corrupted by priest.....
» 8/08/2013 3:58:55 PM Dear Belly, Of course, my link to the Greens is not a passion. I support them because I a.....
» 8/08/2013 3:07:19 PM Dear Belly, I'm sorry for snapping at you......
» 8/08/2013 12:08:45 PM Dear Belly, You keep telling me that the Greens are unloved. Why should any political par.....
» 8/08/2013 9:33:39 AM Dear Antiseptic , Your post of 7 August 2013 11:35:34 PM maintained that we need to repla.....
» 8/08/2013 9:05:36 AM Dear Belly, I fully accept the truth about the Greens. They are unloved because they want.....
» 8/08/2013 2:47:06 AM Dear sonofgloin, I writhe at your feet in an agony of self-abasement. That was meant for .....
» 7/08/2013 8:32:53 PM Siller is right. Islam had an early period of fostering creativity in science, philosophy .....
» 7/08/2013 8:04:10 PM Siller is right. Islam had an early period of fostering creativity in science, philosophy .....
» 7/08/2013 7:36:26 PM Dear Belly, When you lay into the Libs you are absolutely right. When others lay into Lab.....
» 7/08/2013 4:06:07 PM Dear mac, The sentence should be: “That does not make me objective but does mean I identif.....
» 7/08/2013 1:36:49 PM mac wrote: It's essential that both sides of the historical record are presented. History.....
» 7/08/2013 9:29:01 AM Dear Loudmouth, Nobody has the truth. Some Christians think all Muslims and Jews are dirt.....
» 6/08/2013 8:23:22 PM Dear Loudmouth, http://lostislamichistory.com/mongols/ tells about the destruction of Bag.....
» 6/08/2013 3:06:57 PM An interesting feature of the early Muslim conquests is that, unlike most other conquests .....
» 6/08/2013 10:55:44 AM Of course the statement that “Islam is a religion of peace” is complete nonsense. However,.....
» 5/08/2013 9:26:28 AM Last weekend I was having problems. Graham told me it could be due to switching over to a .....
» 31/07/2013 10:04:10 AM All this article needed was the title. All responses including mine were predictable. I al.....
» 30/07/2013 9:06:15 AM By George, I think I got it! Will Rogers almost said, "I never metaphor I didn't lik.....
» 30/07/2013 9:03:29 AM The author writes: "One way of distancing combatants from targets – and thus saving l.....
» 30/07/2013 8:49:42 AM Supply of materials for birth control and instruction in their use seem called for. The au.....
» 30/07/2013 8:43:40 AM The author wrote: "The capacity of a child is very different to the capacity of an ad.....
» 30/07/2013 8:22:51 AM "The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but.....
» 30/07/2013 8:19:25 AM Dear behctub, You are setting up a lawyer's and bureaucrat's paradise. I can imagine a le.....
» 30/07/2013 6:48:18 AM rehctub wrote: "I really would like to see our politicians paid a hell of a lot more,.....
» 30/07/2013 6:25:34 AM Dear Antiseptic, Thank you for that......
» 29/07/2013 1:01:47 PM Two lawyers who wrote very funny books are John Mortimer who wrote the Rumpole stories, an.....
» 29/07/2013 12:41:52 PM Dear SM, I can try not to make implied, oblique or open insults myself although it is eas.....
» 29/07/2013 11:23:03 AM It is unfair to attack all lawyers because David Singer is one of them. Some lawyers have .....
» 29/07/2013 10:56:27 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I disagree. An implied insult may be witty banter or it may also be.....
» 29/07/2013 10:34:09 AM Dear David, I don't agree with the judgment of those who argued for the legality of the s.....
» 28/07/2013 7:43:56 PM Dear rehctub and shadow minister, Rehctub, you give me mental exercise in spelling butche.....
» 28/07/2013 5:26:37 PM Dear David Singer: You wrote: "Whilst some argue the Fourth Geneva Covention renders.....
» 28/07/2013 3:15:06 PM Dear Belly, You wrote: "My from the heart comments about the greens equaled in my vi.....
» 28/07/2013 2:58:57 PM Dear Seraphic Lord, You wrote: "Hmm, might I say you are oblivious in discussing suc.....
» 28/07/2013 2:08:37 PM Dear Poirot, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin%E2%80%93Wedgwood_family contains Darwin.....
» 28/07/2013 1:38:24 PM Dear Seraphic Lord, I don't think that race should be relevant to immigration at all. Aus.....
» 28/07/2013 12:47:04 PM http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/385ec082b509e76c41256739003e636d/6756482d86146898c125641e004aa.....
» 28/07/2013 11:44:43 AM Clifford Pickover's "A Passion for Mathematics" has a great deal about religion......
» 27/07/2013 9:17:20 PM Dear George and Poirot, Unless one has the view that the Creation story in the Bible is l.....
» 27/07/2013 2:37:39 PM Dear rehctub, Of course one can find better ways to solve problems as to farming and othe.....
» 27/07/2013 1:24:42 PM rehctub wrote: Finally, as for my statement of the greens being poison, let's just wait a.....
» 27/07/2013 10:08:10 AM Dear Rehctub, You wrote: Simply tell me How! There are sustainable processes. We can far.....
» 26/07/2013 8:51:16 PM rehctub: Bob Irwin is not & has not been connected with Australia Zoo recently. His daugh.....
» 26/07/2013 7:51:47 AM rehctub wrote: Put simply, they (the greens) are hypocrite, as on the ome [sic] hand they .....
» 26/07/2013 7:14:50 AM Dear Suesonline, I think Abbott is the poorest alternative available to us. However, I pr.....
» 26/07/2013 7:09:13 AM Dear Belly, That's right. You repeat. Don't give people an alternative. Screw the workers.....
» 25/07/2013 7:13:08 PM Yes, Belly, put the Greens last. You must not give people a chance to choose anybody but b.....
» 25/07/2013 11:19:58 AM Dear Jay of Melbourne, Thanks. It was in: Slavophilism, the messianism of backwardness, .....
» 25/07/2013 10:09:44 AM Dear Jay of Melbourne, No deflection. You wrote: "When Leon Trotsky coined the term .....
» 25/07/2013 9:37:57 AM Dear George, You wrote: Dear david f, You are right, except that Antiseptic mentions cre.....
» 25/07/2013 8:05:47 AM Dear Jay of Melbourne, You seem obsessed with race and racism. I used neither word in my .....
» 25/07/2013 7:09:24 AM The settlements remain illegal. The are permanent civilian settlements in territory occupi.....
» 25/07/2013 6:57:23 AM I will be 88 in October. I do not want witch doctors of any kind by my bedside if I die in.....
» 25/07/2013 6:45:43 AM On this issue with the exception of the Greens all parties of any size are prisoners of th.....
» 25/07/2013 6:34:28 AM A creation scientist is an imaginary creature like the unicorn. There is no evidence for t.....
» 24/07/2013 9:49:35 PM The focus is wrongly directed. Some of the people smugglers who helped Jews escape from Na.....
» 23/07/2013 8:44:05 AM When all is said and done we vote for neither Abbott nor Rudd we vote for a local humpty-d.....
» 22/07/2013 1:28:31 PM Is being a scientist compatible with being a Buddhist who doesn't believe in God? Is being.....
» 22/07/2013 11:05:37 AM It may be difficult to find someone adequate to fill a position. Heard the circus man who .....
» 21/07/2013 4:43:38 PM Dear Evan K, Perhaps you should communicate with Jane Smiley......
» 21/07/2013 6:13:48 AM continued I had charge of three people mapping the French-Swiss Alps for the Army Map Ser.....
» 21/07/2013 6:01:19 AM Dear Geoff, I have read Black’s book. Corporations are in business to make money. If they.....
» 21/07/2013 4:02:54 AM Dear George, I am reading Spinoza as part of my study which hopefully will produce a hist.....
» 20/07/2013 12:36:12 PM In “Of the Divine Law” Spinoza wrote: “Now, since all our knowledge, and the certainty t.....
» 20/07/2013 6:58:42 AM Dear George, The answer to the question: "Is being a scientist compatible with belie.....
» 19/07/2013 4:40:57 PM Dear progressive pat, You wrote: ...all I know is Isaac Newton was Christian and Lady Gag.....
» 19/07/2013 3:37:10 PM George Virsik, Are you George who comments on olo articles?.....
» 19/07/2013 10:46:27 AM The fact is that our existence is preserved by the violent acts of some individuals. Some .....
» 19/07/2013 10:03:37 AM The author writes: " In a Westminster system there is a deliberate separation of powe.....
» 19/07/2013 9:35:08 AM Implicitly the author equates religion with theistic religion. One can be religious withou.....
» 18/07/2013 7:59:23 PM Dear runner, Funny how you see things that other people don't see. There is still plenty .....
» 18/07/2013 7:10:49 PM Dear Philip S, Those responsible for the deaths are guilty of that in itself. That is som.....
» 18/07/2013 6:14:24 PM Punishment should fit the crime not serve some other purpose. Murder and rape are major of.....
» 18/07/2013 8:58:49 AM The author writes: "His war-making, his use of illegal drone strikes, his failure to .....
» 18/07/2013 8:41:57 AM Life imprisonment for the captain and crew could have dire results for the passengers. In .....
» 10/07/2013 11:20:24 AM Dear onthebeach, Arguing from analogy can be most flawed, and Rudd is an ass. However, al.....
» 9/07/2013 9:56:59 PM Dear Ludwig, I agree that it is undemocratic to bar any group of people from public offic.....
» 9/07/2013 9:21:44 PM Dear Ludwig, I have felt for a long time that property developers simply have no business.....
» 9/07/2013 8:54:02 PM Dear Ludwig, Property developers would be Rudd's best buddies if he was a systematic thin.....
» 9/07/2013 1:57:30 PM Dear Ludwig, Banning developers does not give me the impression that all property develop.....
» 8/07/2013 10:54:02 AM Dear Ludwig, Banning property developers does not brand all property developers as baddie.....
» 5/07/2013 11:00:07 AM Employees of the police force, the diplomatic service, the intelligence agencies, the mili.....
» 5/07/2013 9:13:55 AM Dear Poirot, Globalised capitalised and religion are intimately related. Their relationsh.....
» 5/07/2013 8:23:56 AM I think the move to ban property developers from standing as candidates is plain terrific......
» 5/07/2013 8:19:01 AM Dear Belly, We are not responsible for all the mess, but we can acknowledge our responsib.....
» 4/07/2013 11:34:53 PM Dear Lexi, Unfortunately nations pursue their interests or the interests of influential g.....
» 4/07/2013 7:27:35 PM Dear Lexi, I doubt that there is one link that cites all the causes of conflict in the Ar.....
» 4/07/2013 3:02:48 PM Dear Lexi, The article you referred to left out several big sources of conflict in the Mi.....
» 4/07/2013 1:07:17 PM Dear sonofgloin, The US and the USSR did not take opposite sides in all issues during the.....
» 2/07/2013 6:40:24 PM Dear Lego, I had hoped we could continue this discussion without calling names or attacki.....
» 2/07/2013 11:56:30 AM There are risks in whatever decision you make in regard to free speech and censorship. If .....
» 1/07/2013 4:25:25 PM Dear Lego, I do not trust you to decide what I should and should not say. Do you propose .....
» 1/07/2013 3:42:12 PM Dear David G, Cause and effect does exist. However, I am not willing to give you or anyon.....
» 1/07/2013 2:39:10 PM Dear Winston Bates, Incitement is a criminal offense. A generic advocacy of violence is n.....
» 1/07/2013 11:19:42 AM The article exhibits a confusion between the right of free speech and protection of people.....
» 22/06/2013 7:49:10 AM Dear Belly, Minor parties try to keep the bastards in the major parties honest. Big parti.....
» 22/06/2013 7:37:33 AM Dear producer, I did answer you. I don't think you can get a fair system. If you try to o.....
» 22/06/2013 7:31:47 AM Dear producer, You wrote: "It is all about degree and proportionality and it relates.....
» 21/06/2013 11:47:39 PM Dear producer, 17 hours is the average amount an individual in a hunter-gatherer society .....
» 21/06/2013 9:45:23 PM Dear rehctub, I agree with most of your last post. My father used to own a bar - a fairly.....
» 21/06/2013 7:28:50 PM Dear individual, Making the production and sale of alcohol a crime in the US during Prohi.....
» 21/06/2013 4:36:16 PM I recently visited St.Helena, an island near Brisbane, where prisoners were held from 1867.....
» 21/06/2013 2:18:23 PM Dear individual, Nobody needs to be punished for their own good......
» 21/06/2013 1:31:50 PM Harsh treatment of prisoners is balm for the self-righteous. However, it does nothing abou.....
» 21/06/2013 12:56:57 PM Dear individual, It is not mollycoddling to educate prisoners. It gives them a greater ab.....
» 21/06/2013 11:21:26 AM I wonder at some postings. Eg. “As for druggies, the book should be thrown at them at the.....
» 20/06/2013 7:56:37 PM Dear rehctub, What evidence do you have that Rudd was the reason Labor won by such a big .....
» 20/06/2013 4:28:41 PM Dear o sung wu, I will miss your contributions and hope you will return to good health. Y.....
» 20/06/2013 1:23:52 PM Dear Belly, The percentage of people who agree with a position has little to do with whet.....
» 20/06/2013 9:25:13 AM It amazes me that alcohol is legal and other drugs are illegal. Legalising almost all drug.....
» 19/06/2013 8:33:41 PM Dear Killarney, You remind me of the joke when a mother buys two ties for her son's birth.....
» 19/06/2013 4:04:02 PM Dear runner, "The Lamb Enters the Dreaming" by Robert Kenny tells of the first .....
» 19/06/2013 12:49:38 PM Dear Hasbeen, I am sure I convinced you of nothing but merely prompted you to restate a p.....
» 19/06/2013 10:31:09 AM A bunch of frustrated women taking out their frustrations on children and teenagers. The a.....
» 19/06/2013 10:22:44 AM Dear Loudmouth, Historic evidence depends on documents, archives and eye witness accounts.....
» 19/06/2013 8:52:11 AM Dear rehctub, I have children and grandchildren, but they all live in the US. The environ.....
» 18/06/2013 10:29:11 PM Dear Hasbeen, No politician on the scene today has a monopoly on rubbish. I don't feel in.....
» 18/06/2013 4:31:19 PM I am unhappy that Rudd, Gillard and Abbott are all discussed in such negative terms. I thi.....
» 18/06/2013 2:44:45 PM Dear Bazz, Presumably a politician cannot be elected for more than one term at a time. A.....
» 18/06/2013 8:49:13 AM The problem is not with Rudd, Gillard or Abbott. The problem is in the Westminster system .....
» 17/06/2013 10:36:41 AM Dear Producer, Of course I don't have a "solution". One of the problems with ha.....
» 16/06/2013 8:41:21 PM Dear Producer, You wrote: "The individuals that hunted and gathered would get the pi.....
» 16/06/2013 3:20:27 PM Dear Lexi, You wrote: "Another question that I have is whether a society like China .....
» 16/06/2013 12:59:56 PM Antiseptic wrote: "David, all religions and other cultural structures are essentially.....
» 16/06/2013 4:28:43 AM Dear producer, You wrote 'destructive pagan and religious rituals' referring to hunter ga.....
» 15/06/2013 2:24:49 PM The foreskins could be the name of an Israeli drum quartet......
» 14/06/2013 9:34:30 AM In regards to anger and children I have a wonderful daughter. When she was a little girl s.....
» 13/06/2013 12:54:40 PM Dear praxidice, The number of times homosexuality is condemned in the Bible tells us noth.....
» 13/06/2013 11:23:36 AM praxidice wrote: "... the fact remains that an organization ostensibly founded on bib.....
» 13/06/2013 9:53:40 AM Could it be that what is called a gay lobby is nothing more than a group in the church who.....
» 13/06/2013 9:17:04 AM Jews maintained the pagans were wrong in worshiping many gods. Christians maintained that .....
» 11/06/2013 4:22:40 PM http://fora.tv/2012/04/20/Edward_O_Wilson_The_Social_Conquest_of_Earth directs you to a ta.....
» 8/06/2013 3:52:47 PM Dear Shockadelic, You wrote: “Anyway, Blacks were not denied a bus seat, a meal, a hotel .....
» 7/06/2013 9:06:47 PM Dear Lego, After the Civil War the US Constitution was amended. Part of the amendment fol.....
» 7/06/2013 10:00:32 AM Dear Lego, I think it is one of the great tragedies in history when the Roman Empire beca.....
» 7/06/2013 5:25:16 AM Dear LEGO, Sure people form groups with those they have affinity with. However, forming g.....
» 6/06/2013 9:16:17 PM Dear Lego, You wrote: "Wishing away the concept of "us and them" in order .....
» 6/06/2013 7:27:51 PM The word that most tribes have for themselves translates to ‘the people’. Racism served a .....
» 6/06/2013 11:05:13 AM I attended a multifaith gathering sponsored by the Queensland government a few years ago. .....
» 5/06/2013 9:54:04 AM From Grayling: "Political correctness has earned itself a bad name, because from leg.....
» 5/06/2013 8:19:43 AM Dear Poirot, I think you are a humane sensitive person. Boorishness and ridicule apparent.....
» 3/06/2013 11:37:48 PM From Thinking of Answers by A. C. Grayling: To insult or discriminate – even if you do it.....
» 3/06/2013 8:11:13 PM Dear Kipp, You are gay, and I think there is nothing wrong with that. You should be treat.....
» 3/06/2013 6:42:26 PM Dear Kipp, Calling names lends sanction to name-calling. As someone said: Imitation is th.....
» 3/06/2013 2:11:03 PM Dear Hasbeen, I don't want you to live in an apartment. I wouldn't want to live in one my.....
» 3/06/2013 12:01:32 PM Ludwig asks: "Why is racism deemed to be so much worse than sexism, sexualorientation.....
» 3/06/2013 11:41:18 AM Dear Vic, Anything can be a laughing matter. That's one way in which humans survive. Two.....
» 3/06/2013 11:25:29 AM The picture of the author of the article resembles Kevin Rudd......
» 3/06/2013 11:22:36 AM Rather than consider transport by itself wouldn't it also be sensible to consider locating.....
» 3/06/2013 8:39:53 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I have noted your comments......
» 2/06/2013 10:01:16 AM Dear George, Separation did not come all at once to the US. Massachusetts had a state chu.....
» 2/06/2013 6:48:45 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Looking at the cases I mentioned polygamy may or may not cause harm to othe.....
» 2/06/2013 6:17:03 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You have effectively and coherently restated our disagreements. The state .....
» 1/06/2013 11:12:45 AM Dear George, Comparison of the number of those leaving czarist Russia with those leaving .....
» 1/06/2013 10:43:37 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Can we communicate anything except our disagreement? I wrote: <<Demo.....
» 31/05/2013 5:39:49 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We still disagree. You wrote: "protecting viewpoints and dissenting op.....
» 31/05/2013 4:40:59 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Democracy in my opinion includes the protection of the minority from interf.....
» 31/05/2013 1:55:28 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You asked why I insisted on democracy. I didn't insist on democracy. It is .....
» 31/05/2013 10:31:28 AM Unfortunately a Jewish state cannot be a democracy. A Christian, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist.....
» 31/05/2013 9:52:07 AM Dear George, People should be free to believe what they like or reject religious belief a.....
» 30/05/2013 3:50:06 PM Dear George, I know I have mentioned Castellio before to you. However, other people read .....
» 30/05/2013 3:49:13 PM Dear Elizabeth Kendal, Before 1917 when Russia was a Christian nation it was also oppress.....
» 29/05/2013 9:39:51 AM Dear George, We are fragmented beings. We contain many inconsistent ideas. Possibly part .....
» 28/05/2013 11:17:52 PM Dear Daffy Duck, Buddhism which does not postulate a God also is responsible for oppressi.....
» 28/05/2013 10:21:41 AM As far as I am concerned it is very sad. Both Marxism and Christianity retreat from reason.....
» 25/05/2013 10:24:48 PM Dear Poirot, It sounds as though you are on the right track. My mother was a teacher bef.....
» 25/05/2013 7:53:48 PM Dear Poirot, It sounds as though you have reason to home school and have done a good job .....
» 25/05/2013 3:09:50 AM Dear Poirot, Do not answer the question if you feel it's intrusive. However, if you don't.....
» 23/05/2013 1:27:48 PM Actually, giving any money to non-government schools is discriminating against government .....
» 23/05/2013 8:44:42 AM Non-government schools are precisely that - an alternative to government schools. Governme.....
» 22/05/2013 3:57:40 AM Dear Banjo, I don't know who Roy Orbison is. I stopped paying attention to pop music at t.....
» 21/05/2013 10:34:43 PM Dear Banjo, Mohammed did impose his religion on the Arabs. However early Islam was regard.....
» 21/05/2013 8:04:55 PM Dear Banjo, Wise poker players and urinal raisers limit their raises. That's a variant of.....
» 21/05/2013 8:34:41 AM Dear Banjo, To keep men on their toes, raise the urinals......
» 21/05/2013 8:30:36 AM Dear Banjo, All species develop tools for survival or they don't survive. Shared religiou.....
» 20/05/2013 8:29:17 PM Dear Banjo, You referred to Orwell's dystopian novel. The novel described a dystopia, but.....
» 20/05/2013 5:01:33 AM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "The battle for the minds of children moved into top gear 23 .....
» 19/05/2013 9:18:05 AM Dear praxidice, Science is not my personal belief. It is grounded in evidence, experiment.....
» 19/05/2013 7:42:51 AM Dear shockadelic, You have a queer notion of being a fanatic. Wanting science taught on t.....
» 18/05/2013 8:52:45 PM Dear praxidice, Thanks for your suggestion, but I am unaware of any finer points in intel.....
» 18/05/2013 8:50:26 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I have expressed my opinion of David Singer with my replies to him. However.....
» 18/05/2013 2:53:10 PM Dear Shockadelic, To teach science as science rather than as something else is not an ant.....
» 18/05/2013 2:39:32 PM Dear onthebeach, You are doing the sledging. You say the Greens made statements about 'br.....
» 18/05/2013 11:59:28 AM Your refusal to answer indicates to me that you don't care whether it is right or moral as.....
» 18/05/2013 10:51:01 AM Dear David, Respect for the rule of law is most important to me. More important to me is .....
» 18/05/2013 10:05:21 AM Dear David Singer, Unfortunately you chose to bang away about the Arabs rather than look .....
» 18/05/2013 9:56:54 AM From what I can see the Scandinavian countries are the best places in the world to live. T.....
» 18/05/2013 9:42:27 AM onthebeach: You wrote: "Here again are the questions you ducked: In that case you m.....
» 17/05/2013 9:37:31 PM Dear onthebeach, It doesn't figure because it isn't true. You are not interested in the a.....
» 17/05/2013 4:25:39 PM Your silence answers my question. To you it doesn't matter whether Israel is right or wron.....
» 17/05/2013 2:18:12 PM Dear onthebeach, Regardless of what you of the Greens it is not Greens' policy for unlimi.....
» 17/05/2013 1:51:30 PM Dear Poirot, We know of at least two actions in the middle east causing desertification. .....
» 17/05/2013 12:40:41 PM Dear praxidice, There are not two sides of the story with evolution and intelligent desig.....
» 17/05/2013 12:30:53 PM Dear Hasbeen, Of course it was not all man, but there is archaeological evidence that the.....
» 17/05/2013 12:04:24 PM Dear Poirot, I know Rudd was not literally knifed, and I know that Belly is not part of a.....
» 17/05/2013 11:28:55 AM If schools taught the Australian Constitution people might wonder why S.116 isn't followed.....
» 17/05/2013 11:17:21 AM About 10,000 years ago the land in the middle east was well-watered with forest cover. How.....
» 17/05/2013 10:58:43 AM Dear Belly, You wrote: "Knifing Rudd, putting Gillard up, has cost the party dearly......
» 17/05/2013 10:02:19 AM continued Aims The Australian Greens want: 8. A reduction in Australia’s use of finite na.....
» 17/05/2013 10:00:22 AM Dear onthebeach, The Greens would not throw open the doors to all comers. The Greens have.....
» 17/05/2013 8:59:16 AM Dear Banjo, The UK has made propaganda for its unique qualities. It has referred to commo.....
» 16/05/2013 3:43:44 PM Dear Poirot, You wrote: "But all in all, I think both parties and their leaders are .....
» 16/05/2013 9:27:06 AM I wrote: "It is doubtful that moral relativism can exist" Squeers wrote: I love.....
» 15/05/2013 10:10:56 PM Dear Squeers, I think we have gone around enough about Marxism. As far as I can see the c.....
» 15/05/2013 5:49:12 PM Dear runner, One cannot kill an unborn child because a child is not a child until it is b.....
» 15/05/2013 1:23:26 PM Dear Jardine K. Jardine, The quote you cited is not in the article titled "The cultu.....
» 15/05/2013 12:28:11 PM Jardine K. Jardine wrote: "Only problem with that is your non-evidence based belief i.....
» 15/05/2013 8:58:35 AM I suspect that runner would not approve of an abortion clinic that was staffed by competen.....
» 14/05/2013 3:15:09 PM Dear David Singer, You didn't answer my question. I asked whether it was right to use whi.....
» 14/05/2013 8:55:03 AM Dear David Singer, The use of white phosphorus is legal under international law. However,.....
» 13/05/2013 4:01:26 AM Dear Yuyutsu, I have noted your most recent post......
» 13/05/2013 2:38:54 AM Yuyutsu: “Like you, I also dislike nationalism/racism, but I consider it legitimate for an.....
» 11/05/2013 7:22:38 AM Dear Banjo, Occasionally you write with great wisdom, common sense and understanding. At .....
» 9/05/2013 7:32:01 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You are conflating two different things. Persecution is one thing, and not .....
» 9/05/2013 12:51:59 PM Dear Lexi, Working for that corporation must have been of indefinite duration since one c.....
» 9/05/2013 11:41:06 AM Dear runner, One of the greatest of scientific observers was Charles Darwin. He also made.....
» 9/05/2013 11:00:37 AM Dear runner, Keep your head in the sand, and you'll never grow hungry because of the sand.....
» 9/05/2013 9:46:16 AM Dear praxidice, Free speech is also contentious, but it is part of democracy. Of course a.....
» 9/05/2013 8:39:01 AM Dear praxidice, Majority rule is only part of democracy. Democracy as it is commonly unde.....
» 9/05/2013 8:14:14 AM Dear Ludwig, You wrote: "Uhh, where’s the nearest brick wall. I urgently to need bas.....
» 9/05/2013 7:50:47 AM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "The children end up living with a single sex parent, general.....
» 9/05/2013 6:33:32 AM Unfortunately many have an addiction to the apostrophe and put it where it doesn't belong......
» 9/05/2013 6:27:18 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "Jews were seeking a place on the face of this planet where.....
» 8/05/2013 7:23:51 PM They are not mutually exclusive. Horse racing could be both the sport of kings and the bus.....
» 8/05/2013 3:14:36 PM Dear runner, It is the pseudo-scientist who accepts the creation fables in the Bible as s.....
» 8/05/2013 1:01:43 PM Dear David Singer, For once I agree with you. Only states that have full diplomatic recog.....
» 8/05/2013 12:45:38 PM I am in complete favour of same-sex marriage. I am a man married to woman I deeply love, a.....
» 8/05/2013 12:12:32 PM Dear runner, I appreciate your decision to avoid gambling. Unless one owns the venue it's.....
» 8/05/2013 5:01:53 AM Dear Loudmouth, I liked the spirit of your post. However, you wrote: "But of course,.....
» 7/05/2013 1:13:30 PM Dear runner, I really don't think you know what secular humanism is. from http://en.wiki.....
» 7/05/2013 8:49:15 AM Jon J's second post was great. However, Bob Santamaria's NCC has a questionable devotion t.....
» 6/05/2013 12:08:17 PM "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here..." is in Lincoln.....
» 6/05/2013 9:44:50 AM It should be recognised that the colony called the Dutch East Indies has been replaced by .....
» 5/05/2013 10:52:33 AM Dear praxidice, There are no provisions for political parties in the US Constitution. Tho.....
» 5/05/2013 6:12:22 AM SUNNY5 asked: When do we get to hear the choice and voice of the unborn baby? The answer .....
» 3/05/2013 1:39:43 PM Dear Rhys Jones, What the Nazis did to the Jews was moral in their terms. I don't agree w.....
» 3/05/2013 1:10:12 PM Clive Palmer was the architect of the 'Joh for Canberra' campaign. That deep sixes him for.....
» 3/05/2013 10:31:03 AM Dear Stephan, You are correct. Moral and legal are not the same thing. What is legal is d.....
» 2/05/2013 7:19:58 PM Dear Stephan, The fact is that abortion is legal in Australia, and the law does not consi.....
» 2/05/2013 11:38:11 AM Dear Stephan, I quoted from the Bible to point out that it is not a reasonable guide for .....
» 2/05/2013 3:09:14 AM Dear runner, I have more concern for the rights of the born than the rights of the unborn.....
» 1/05/2013 5:08:27 PM Dear Stephan, Apparently you think you have the right to impose your views on a pregnant .....
» 1/05/2013 2:26:28 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, Apology? German Christians have admitted Christian guilt. From t.....
» 30/04/2013 8:59:08 PM Dear Martin ibn Warraq, Unfortunately you share the bigotry of people who call people foo.....
» 30/04/2013 6:47:58 PM Dear traceyv, I am sorry I called you an ignorant prejudiced fool. What my cousin needed .....
» 30/04/2013 5:19:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, "Do we in fact disagree that if we are to have some kind of "law .....
» 30/04/2013 4:58:57 PM Dear traceyv, You wrote:@David, I feel for the loss of your aunt and her baby. You comme.....
» 30/04/2013 9:31:02 AM Another anti-abortion rant. It started by deploring an abortion because the fetus was fema.....
» 30/04/2013 8:33:47 AM Dear Yuyutsu, We just disagree. You wrote:"I was referring to an ideal rather than .....
» 30/04/2013 4:44:44 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Monarchy as an institution is corrupt in itself. Religion is a delusional s.....
» 30/04/2013 4:31:26 AM Dear onthebeach, I looked at the film clip on Bob Brown that you referred to. He was for .....
» 29/04/2013 4:45:26 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: "In an 'ideal world', religion (not necessarily 'religious .....
» 29/04/2013 3:27:14 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I agree with you that the state should not reign supreme. However, that nee.....
» 29/04/2013 2:46:11 PM Dear Hasbeen, You wrote: "In the past a station supported a whole tribe, supplied th.....
» 29/04/2013 10:57:48 AM Bob Katter is, in my opinion, more honest than most people in politics. In Rosalind Kidd's.....
» 29/04/2013 9:00:30 AM Lexi wrote: "These laws form part of the social equity of our society. They are part .....
» 26/04/2013 8:29:24 PM Dear Squeers, What's wrong with equal is that it could mean inadequate for everybody......
» 25/04/2013 5:57:24 PM rehctub wrote: We Already have schools where birthdays can't be celebrated with the kids, .....
» 25/04/2013 2:05:00 PM Dear Banjo, There is such a thing as being penny wise and pound foolish. The government s.....
» 25/04/2013 7:23:56 AM One problem is Australia is too much like my home country, the US. They have the same thum.....
» 24/04/2013 9:13:37 PM rehctub wrote: David F, I would assume that being from the US, you enjoy our peaceful exi.....
» 24/04/2013 7:53:13 AM Rechtub, are you an Australian? Do you define what Australia is? I am an immigrant from t.....
» 23/04/2013 1:50:26 PM Dear runner, I wish you would read my posts before you argue with me. My first three sen.....
» 23/04/2013 10:42:07 AM Dear Antiseptic, Perhaps you are unaware of how much influence the US has on Australia. M.....
» 23/04/2013 10:10:25 AM Dear Antiseptic, I agree that basic should not mean luxurious. However, basic should mean.....
» 23/04/2013 9:29:35 AM Dear Poirot, Tony Judt left out two big factors in his otherwise excellent essay. One is .....
» 22/04/2013 11:14:26 AM Dear luciferase, Of course you are right in condemning the school system in forcing teach.....
» 22/04/2013 10:35:36 AM An addictive drug that causes great damage is already legal. However, alcohol did much mor.....
» 22/04/2013 10:25:11 AM Dear spindoc, My compliments. You have chosen your pseudonym well. Calling adequate educa.....
» 21/04/2013 5:40:16 PM Dear Poirot, The attitude of parents is a large part of education but not all of it. Our .....
» 21/04/2013 4:32:59 PM Dear LF, I agree with you. Parents who care sacrifice to send their children to private s.....
» 20/04/2013 5:09:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I am for getting rid of the subsidy to private schools - not equali.....
» 20/04/2013 11:03:19 AM Dear Shadow Minister, I agree. Life is inherently unfair. However, our government policie.....
» 20/04/2013 10:25:04 AM Everyone in Australia is entitled to adequate hospital care. Every child in Australia is e.....
» 20/04/2013 7:34:33 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You have proven nothing conclusively except in your own mind. You a.....
» 19/04/2013 8:02:56 PM Dear runner, You want God in the schools. How about Allah, Vishnu or Zeus? They are gods .....
» 19/04/2013 3:53:46 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I guess that ends it. Wanting to see adequate public schools makes .....
» 19/04/2013 8:47:16 AM Dear Shadow Minister, You wrote: "There is no scenario where reducing subsidies to i.....
» 18/04/2013 7:50:55 PM Dear rational-debate, You are right. It isn't going to happen. If Australians wanted it e.....
» 18/04/2013 4:47:36 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You wrote: "There is no scenario where reducing subsidies to i.....
» 18/04/2013 11:22:41 AM Dear Grim, You did not claim Australia is a democratic country, but you did claim the Aus.....
» 18/04/2013 11:07:31 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The cheapest is not necessarily the best. That is one thing wrong w.....
» 18/04/2013 9:35:47 AM Dear Grim, You wrote: If the People aren't truly the Government in a democratic society, .....
» 17/04/2013 9:10:29 PM Maggie Thatcher stood for individualism, opposition to any sort of collectivism and a neo-.....
» 17/04/2013 3:23:23 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I get a subsidy since I buy health insurance. I buy health insuranc.....
» 17/04/2013 1:08:51 PM Dear Shadow Minister, We pay taxes for a public good. Bachelors and people with no childr.....
» 17/04/2013 12:14:17 PM Neither pro-Israeli nor pro-Palestinian articles are useful. What is needed are sober asse.....
» 17/04/2013 10:40:05 AM Dear Antiseptic, All public schools can be good schools. Finland has succeeded in that. F.....
» 17/04/2013 9:47:03 AM There is simply no reason for subsidies to non-public schools. The eastern block is not a .....
» 17/04/2013 8:48:56 AM It might help to get rid of the biblical myths that God exists and that the God who exists.....
» 17/04/2013 8:26:35 AM Dear George, I am approaching a crisis of faith. I am beginning to doubt that Yuyutsu exi.....
» 16/04/2013 1:24:53 PM The vainglory at the sinking of the Belgrano reminded me of: The War-song of Dinas Vawr B.....
» 16/04/2013 8:13:26 AM Dear Paul, Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Cry, and your beer is diluted......
» 15/04/2013 9:24:14 AM I think it is completely wrong to set as a goal to reduce government by any amount. It is .....
» 14/04/2013 10:38:53 AM >>Existence, including of God or gods, is the realm of science<< Well, as men.....
» 13/04/2013 6:36:26 PM One is known by the company one keeps. Maggie chose to pal around with Augusto Pinochet. S.....
» 13/04/2013 5:21:55 PM Dear Lexi, You are correct in not editing a quote with incorrect grammar. However, is suc.....
» 13/04/2013 4:05:04 PM Dear Lexi, An object of a preposition should be in the objective case. Your sexist remark.....
» 13/04/2013 3:30:11 PM "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.".....
» 12/04/2013 9:12:06 AM Dear Belly, I agree with you that Thatcher did a good thing in ridding Argentina of the g.....
» 12/04/2013 5:19:07 AM To be a successful politician one must be thick-skinned enough to take with equanimity wha.....
» 11/04/2013 5:51:44 PM I doubt very much that Thatcher's family are scanning online opinion or any news outlet to.....
» 11/04/2013 9:49:38 AM Dear George, I apologise for writing about ending the thread. You merely wrote about endi.....
» 11/04/2013 9:01:11 AM Dear George, I don't care for the phrase 'agree to disagree' as I prefer just plain disag.....
» 10/04/2013 12:46:24 PM We all are fated to die, and everyone's death diminishes us all. We are all connected to o.....
» 10/04/2013 10:31:48 AM Dear George, I have had no negative personal experience with any pope. As far as being dr.....
» 9/04/2013 7:37:54 PM Dear saltpetre, Thanks for wishing me well. I wish you well, too. You wrote: "So, y.....
» 9/04/2013 9:03:30 AM Dear George, When you know of a crime you call the cops. That is what they are there for......
» 9/04/2013 3:26:24 AM Dear Ludwig, Belly & anybody else who may be there, I shall not be at the Forum on April .....
» 9/04/2013 3:13:55 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: That's very true, but God is not an entity. Any object that exi.....
» 8/04/2013 7:31:22 PM Dear George, This is an important issue in the Catholic Church. Certainly the pope does n.....
» 8/04/2013 3:36:02 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “What I said is that RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, in general, have higher, .....
» 8/04/2013 1:21:16 PM I was an editor of 'Social Alternatives' a publication put out by a department in the Univ.....
» 8/04/2013 12:30:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, "A religious person CANNOT accept the state's authority, no matter wha.....
» 8/04/2013 10:12:42 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “Suppose the Pope follows those very instructions and, through h.....
» 7/04/2013 7:23:25 PM On page 20 of the April 7, 2013 Sunday Mail was an item headed 'Pope speaks out against se.....
» 5/04/2013 9:55:13 AM That reminds me of Olive C. McGavern. She was my eighth grade English teacher. Olive C. wo.....
» 4/04/2013 8:14:15 PM I don't have a soft spot for Bob. At a time of tension between India and Pakistan he sold .....
» 4/04/2013 10:21:10 AM I wish that the euphemism, defence, would be abandoned. Armed forces attack, threaten, occ.....
» 3/04/2013 11:05:53 PM Dear rehctub, If you were in a contest and there was a chance of winning would you accept.....
» 3/04/2013 8:00:09 PM I voted Labor in the unwinnable election that Keating won. I found his gloating more hones.....
» 3/04/2013 11:55:01 AM Dear runner, One can mock a non-existent entity, but it is pointless to do so......
» 3/04/2013 8:49:20 AM Dear spindoc, Your post says much that is good about you. Dear runner, May you achieve .....
» 2/04/2013 5:05:40 PM In Connecticut I once tried to start an engineer's union. The people on the floor on the a.....
» 2/04/2013 1:24:55 PM International Human Rights treaties require four actions to become operative. 1. Signing .....
» 2/04/2013 1:01:13 PM The author wrote: "Again and again, both in terms of policy decisions and political s.....
» 2/04/2013 12:39:57 PM Jack Benny was a big deal when I was young. One of his routines: Holdup man: Your money o.....
» 2/04/2013 9:40:35 AM Dear Belly, Perhaps it is not sensible to love a political party. They change with the ti.....
» 31/03/2013 4:57:27 AM Dear Banjo, I am awed by the universe, mathematics and nature, was born under the sign of.....
» 30/03/2013 8:10:03 PM >>The emphasis simply shifted to Europe. Ijtihad or the spirit of inquiry in Islam i.....
» 30/03/2013 10:22:16 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Just an illustration of what I was trying to say about MODE.....
» 30/03/2013 5:27:07 AM Dear George, You asked if Gutenberg pinched his printing press from the Koreans. Of cours.....
» 29/03/2013 10:05:53 AM George wrote: I was not arguing a point (except by mentioning the rather obvious fact that.....
» 28/03/2013 5:45:40 PM Dear AFA David, You wrote: “And as I clearly pointed out, the elephant in the room is tha.....
» 28/03/2013 10:13:41 AM Dear AFA David, You asked me for a quote. You wrote: “I know you are honourable in your e.....
» 27/03/2013 10:24:54 PM Yuyutsu wrote: Let's then analyse how it all started: *Israel's ultra-orthodox Jews gene.....
» 27/03/2013 2:26:38 PM Dear Gadfly42, RMW can put forth his or her point of view. I am not telling RMW to shut u.....
» 27/03/2013 2:13:17 PM Dear David, Religion is a worldview, but it is also a label. What a person does is more i.....
» 27/03/2013 11:24:00 AM Dear David, If you would make the same request of all politicians and all interests that .....
» 27/03/2013 10:09:23 AM Dear AFA David, Whether or not many atheists agree with you is irrelevant. It does not ma.....
» 26/03/2013 9:33:29 PM AFA David: You wrote: “The politicians that the public elect must use the opinions of the.....
» 26/03/2013 3:28:21 PM Dear RMW, I am glad abstinence education can work. I read the article you referred to. I .....
» 26/03/2013 12:47:41 PM Dear Sells, Theology is indeed governed by rationality and logic. Augustine, Aquinas and .....
» 26/03/2013 10:39:53 AM Dear AFA David, I do not have to justify all of my opinions before I take a political sta.....
» 26/03/2013 9:39:36 AM It is an unreasonable demand to make of theists that they prove God exists. When one makes.....
» 26/03/2013 2:53:53 AM Dear csteele, Funding for sport isn’t for the health of the general population. Funding t.....
» 25/03/2013 9:16:57 PM Sells: You forget that natural science only arose in the 15th C and all religions, includi.....
» 25/03/2013 4:30:15 PM Dear csteele, I agree with you. Funding for the arts and for sports is a questionable act.....
» 25/03/2013 11:10:07 AM Dear RMW, You are right. Abstinence is the safest option. However, in this world it is an.....
» 25/03/2013 11:02:27 AM Why not simply omit state funding for non-public schools? Those who wish to send their chi.....
» 25/03/2013 10:33:21 AM Dear Sells, You wrote: "The attempt to make religion private was initially proposed .....
» 25/03/2013 10:11:31 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: “… what Peter refers to as 'Creation' has also nothing to do wit.....
» 25/03/2013 9:18:43 AM Dear Yuyutsu, For most of our history we have been tribal creatures thinking that our val.....
» 24/03/2013 9:51:10 PM Of course, contraceptives are not perfect. To lessen the chances of unwanted pregnancies s.....
» 24/03/2013 9:09:31 PM Nature is obviously more fundamental than creation. Nature has existed ever since anything.....
» 24/03/2013 9:00:46 PM Dear Gadfly42, Sex is designed to produce babies. However, we do not have to limit sex to.....
» 24/03/2013 8:54:59 AM Dear Suseonline, You wrote: "I can assure you that abortion will never be illegal in.....
» 23/03/2013 5:01:12 PM >>The net result would be that about 100,000 babies per year would be brought to ter.....
» 23/03/2013 10:20:32 AM mhaze wrote: "I don't know how explain it any simpler. Scientists believe DM exists n.....
» 23/03/2013 10:09:47 AM Dear Banjo: Google Salvation Army abuse, and you’ll find: 1. Paedophile ring 'lent out b.....
» 23/03/2013 6:44:50 AM Dear Belly, Political parties appear and disappear. They arise because they appeal to and.....
» 22/03/2013 7:20:53 PM It doesn't matter what is in the Bible. Australia is not a theocracy, and laws do not have.....
» 22/03/2013 6:04:58 PM Dear Gadfly, A foetus is not a person. You have gone wrong......
» 22/03/2013 5:12:42 PM Dear Gadfly, This is not the law of the jungle. It is simply common sense. To equate a fo.....
» 22/03/2013 3:47:04 PM Dear Ritaj, If the foetus were an independent living being which was not in the body of a.....
» 21/03/2013 10:23:29 AM Dear George, Thanks for that. Those were difficult times. Archbishop Romero made strong s.....
» 21/03/2013 9:14:54 AM Dear David, You have suggested that politicians state their religious preferences and how.....
» 21/03/2013 8:29:28 AM Dear Belly, When all else fails you can always bash the United States. In the United Sta.....
» 21/03/2013 2:40:26 AM Dear David, We disagree very much. I regard people by what they do not by what they state.....
» 21/03/2013 2:18:00 AM Dear David, You wrote: "A fair position for a democracy would have all politicians s.....
» 21/03/2013 1:22:20 AM My cousin who was pregnant and committed suicide cannot get breast cancer. She cannot get .....
» 20/03/2013 9:49:22 PM Dear Gladfly42, Shouting does not make you right. My uncle had one blue and one brown eye.....
» 20/03/2013 8:03:27 PM Dear mhaze, Whether those intelligent politicians have any belief in the supernatural we .....
» 20/03/2013 7:53:40 PM Dear RMW, There is no such thing as an unborn baby. A foetus is not a baby. It is difficu.....
» 20/03/2013 11:36:07 AM Dear Pericles, There are many beautiful young asses in Brisbane. Often they are covered b.....
» 20/03/2013 10:29:45 AM Ah. The Christian thing to do. What is the Christian thing to do? It would seem that what .....
» 20/03/2013 9:32:06 AM Edmund Burke wrote: “I could be arrested for standing 149 metres from an abortion facility.....
» 20/03/2013 8:46:19 AM Edward Gibbon had it right. In "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" he wrote: .....
» 19/03/2013 1:18:33 PM Dear runner, The Nazis were very much against abortion. Their idea for women was, "k.....
» 19/03/2013 12:47:31 PM Dear Edmund Burke, Incitement and harassment is a crime under English common law. Women w.....
» 19/03/2013 12:04:04 PM Dear Ritaj, 'Unborn children' is an emotive oxymoron. A fetus may or may not become a chi.....
» 19/03/2013 9:29:50 AM Babette Francis wrote: "So before the Bill is passed and I risk being extradited and .....
» 19/03/2013 9:17:14 AM Sellick wrote: "Your children who enter a science class, even though they may come fr.....
» 19/03/2013 8:19:58 AM Dear Belly, Retaining Gillard as far as I am concerned could show that the Labor Party ha.....
» 18/03/2013 8:05:20 PM Dear Banjo, You brought up the subject of eating certain foods that are repugnant to you......
» 18/03/2013 7:40:55 PM Dear Banjo, One of the meanings of alien is indeed repugnant. If you had used word, repu.....
» 18/03/2013 5:31:06 PM Dear Banjo, You have expressed concern with alien cultural values. Would FGM be any more .....
» 18/03/2013 9:45:44 AM Dear Banjo, I already made it clear that I was against FGM. I would like to see it abolis.....
» 18/03/2013 8:47:46 AM Dear Belly, You wrote: "If we are so bad they want to turn our country in to one lik.....
» 17/03/2013 9:28:25 PM Dear Hasbeen, I am an immigrant to Australia - one of those people you apparently are exc.....
» 17/03/2013 4:58:51 PM Dear onthebeach, I don't live in a bubble. Hasbeen brought up glassing and knifing. That .....
» 17/03/2013 1:03:08 PM Dear Hasbeen, Knifings, glassings and other instances of horrible behaviour seem to be in.....
» 17/03/2013 12:22:21 PM Dear onthebeach, You asked: “When was that policy [multiculturalism] ever put to a popula.....
» 17/03/2013 11:35:23 AM Banjo wrote: “I can tell you why the likes of david f and paul do not like to acknowledge .....
» 16/03/2013 5:54:10 PM If we guard the gates of Australian culture to keep only the traditional heterosexual, Ang.....
» 16/03/2013 10:53:54 AM Dear Banjo, You don’t have a clue as to what I see. You wrote: “I will continue to expos.....
» 16/03/2013 10:04:16 AM Dear Banjo, You keep on. The big lie of 'Unity in Diversity'. What big lie? It's unity in.....
» 16/03/2013 8:57:09 AM Women are mistreated, and all religions I know of support it. Nevertheless csteele has cal.....
» 15/03/2013 9:08:26 PM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "When MC was forced upon us, the immigrants were told they co.....
» 15/03/2013 4:36:12 PM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "When MC was forced upon us, the immigrants were told they co.....
» 15/03/2013 10:00:27 AM Education in the US is unequal because the schools are funded by taxes from local district.....
» 15/03/2013 9:04:49 AM A bit of verse: I don't like the family Stein, There's Gert, there's Ep and there's Ein. .....
» 14/03/2013 9:00:01 PM One final remark. During the Civil Rights movement J. Edgar Hoover was head of the FBI. He.....
» 14/03/2013 4:20:45 PM Dear JOM, If a law is unjust and the injustice is great a person of conscience is justifi.....
» 14/03/2013 10:09:40 AM Dear runner, What made you think I believed in moral relativism?.....
» 14/03/2013 9:07:10 AM Dear runner, Racism is simply wrong. It is not acceptable to hate white people, Americans.....
» 13/03/2013 7:45:02 PM Dear JOM, Whether Rosa Parks was or was not a communist is not relevant. Citizens in a de.....
» 13/03/2013 4:10:39 PM Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist and was not going to stand for bus or any other kin.....
» 11/03/2013 10:04:04 AM Mathematically speaking infinity is a limit. Consider the infinite series 1, ½, 1/3, 1/4, .....
» 10/03/2013 2:42:11 PM Dear George, I am not a specialist in QM having last borne the title of physicist in 1950.....
» 10/03/2013 10:07:11 AM That doesn't work either. Sorry......
» 10/03/2013 10:05:32 AM Dear csteele et al., http://www.quantum.unvie.ac.at/ is wrong. http://www.quantum.univie.....
» 10/03/2013 10:00:39 AM Dear Banjo, George et al, Was at Rainbow Beach enjoying the ocean without access to net. .....
» 1/03/2013 10:48:37 AM Dear Banjo, You wrote: "He should get his priorities right. The State comes first, t.....
» 1/03/2013 10:41:13 AM Dear Belly, Why ask what Christ would do? He was probably a composite figure made of vari.....
» 1/03/2013 10:27:24 AM The right to criticise or insult should not be infringed on. No religion, idea or act shou.....
» 28/02/2013 9:07:35 AM The author hasn't learned the obvious lesson from the United States. The obvious lesson is.....
» 28/02/2013 7:34:05 AM Dear Banjo, Although Campbell Newman is an ass and his legislation provides the ass with .....
» 27/02/2013 8:13:19 AM I never heard of the fellow you mentioned. Apparently he was a well-paid athlete who did s.....
» 26/02/2013 8:13:16 AM Dear SPQR, It is true. I have been at the Italian colony in New South Wales. The Italians.....
» 25/02/2013 8:05:53 PM Dear runner, Nobody denied it? You denied it. You wrote, "...welcomed people from ma.....
» 25/02/2013 3:59:24 PM Dear runner, The early settlers of Australia also exterminated Aborigines and drove them .....
» 25/02/2013 11:11:25 AM Actually, the ubiquitous presence of mercury may be beneficial to wildlife. Habitat destru.....
» 25/02/2013 11:00:42 AM Population pressure is the everything issue. No species can increase indefinitely without .....
» 25/02/2013 10:44:13 AM A Bill of Rights must be accompanied by education, enforcement, training of law enforcemen.....
» 25/02/2013 9:09:11 AM The author wrote, "Indeed, with the region's middle-classes expected to swell to 3.2 .....
» 25/02/2013 8:55:46 AM Dear George, One problem with this discussion is that truth is a word with many meanings......
» 25/02/2013 2:24:20 AM The motion of any object in the universe is seen differently according to the frame of ref.....
» 24/02/2013 1:16:51 PM Dear csteele, I thought the picture was a still life. Actually there is no absolute fram.....
» 23/02/2013 7:49:13 PM Dear Banjo, Thank you for that......
» 23/02/2013 7:19:12 PM In US slang "That's a pipe!" means that it's certain. "That's a pipe!".....
» 23/02/2013 5:40:52 PM Dear Belly, Believing in a religion and believing in a god are two different things. Budd.....
» 23/02/2013 9:24:25 AM The wages of life is death. An era of fun ends in a funeral......
» 23/02/2013 9:21:21 AM Dear Belly, What has believing in God to do with behaving decently? When I was a child I .....
» 22/02/2013 5:02:02 PM Dear Ludwig, It is apparent that the concept of a name or depiction of an object is not t.....
» 22/02/2013 11:26:27 AM Dear Ludwig, We are back to the picture of the pipe. The number of letters or phrasing is.....
» 22/02/2013 9:59:34 AM The basic problem is that there is no right direction for the Catholic Church. It is basic.....
» 22/02/2013 9:53:32 AM Dear Ludwig, What do you know that you didn't know before after hearing that statement? I.....
» 22/02/2013 8:27:04 AM Dear Banjo, My grandfather spoke truth without information. His statement was true but co.....
» 22/02/2013 3:08:46 AM Dear Banjo, All truth is not information. My grandfather used to say, "Today, it wil.....
» 21/02/2013 11:41:15 AM One problem in talking about truth is that the word has a multiplicity of meanings. George.....
» 21/02/2013 10:24:49 AM Dear Hasbeen, I picked that stuff up from hanging around street corners. You just haven't.....
» 21/02/2013 9:32:05 AM Dear Ludwig, One must be aware what one is dealing with. 2 + 2 = 4 is only a definition b.....
» 20/02/2013 6:06:56 AM One form of definition is the statement, A is B. However, all statements of the form, A is.....
» 19/02/2013 12:01:54 PM Quite right, Poirot. A picture of a pipe is not a pipe......
» 19/02/2013 9:15:58 AM Dear runner, I prefer csteele to Jesus. csteele submits to questioning. He does not make .....
» 18/02/2013 10:23:58 PM Dear Bazz, A + B is greater than AB. A + B = AB only in the special case where A = B......
» 18/02/2013 10:33:41 AM Dear Ludwig, In binary arithmetic: 1 + 1 = 10. 2 does not exist......
» 14/02/2013 10:04:51 AM Maybe the Catholic Church will make a big change and accept the faith of Jesus. See you al.....
» 23/01/2013 4:22:13 PM Continued It is the teacher’s testimony that in some Queensland schools creationism is t.....
» 23/01/2013 4:05:21 PM Dear George, Correct me if wrong. Christianity is a religion that centres around Jesus, h.....
» 23/01/2013 10:16:24 AM Dear Belly, In a representative democracy the citizens of an electorate decide who is goi.....
» 22/01/2013 1:47:05 PM continued Teachers who object to teaching the fundamentalist babble may not be teaching b.....
» 22/01/2013 1:43:43 PM Dear George, Getting back to your original question of proselytising. As a former residen.....
» 22/01/2013 8:38:07 AM Signing of petitions by individuals to foreign governments do little or nothing to change .....
» 21/01/2013 1:32:07 PM Dear George, Where the United States decides to have diplomatic representation is not dec.....
» 20/01/2013 9:16:03 PM Regardless of the number of communicants who follow the pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury.....
» 20/01/2013 10:45:13 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI argues for the necessity of c.....
» 20/01/2013 2:36:44 AM Dear George, You have posed what I think is a false alternative. You asked if Christianit.....
» 19/01/2013 9:48:56 PM I visited Bali with my wife and practiced sexual outercourse......
» 18/01/2013 6:22:35 PM Before the First Fleet transportation to the colonies was a British punishment for crimes......
» 15/01/2013 6:28:52 PM Dear David (AFA), I am more concerned with what people do than with what they believe. If.....
» 15/01/2013 3:43:01 PM Dear David (Atheist etc.) You wrote: "However, you are speaking of times when nearly.....
» 15/01/2013 12:02:01 PM Dear David, I agree with David Hume that reason is a slave to the passions. We make emoti.....
» 15/01/2013 10:28:11 AM Dear David (of AFoA), You wrote: "Religion is demonstrably intolerant of women, lesb.....
» 15/01/2013 8:27:05 AM Dear George, I am trapped by language. Spiritual reality is to me a meaningless concept......
» 15/01/2013 1:08:09 AM Dear George, I do not accept the existence of a god-creator, any other kind of god, soul .....
» 13/01/2013 10:30:07 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I agree with you. If one feels the state is wrong and it is not a trivial w.....
» 13/01/2013 4:47:58 PM Dear Constance, Christianity is not about freedom. Separation of church and state was for.....
» 13/01/2013 4:30:06 AM Dear Yuyutsu, You are right. runner’s taxes pay for abortions which against his principle.....
» 12/01/2013 7:16:58 PM Dear runner, You are still confused. Religion is simply no business of a secular state. M.....
» 12/01/2013 6:34:47 PM Dear runner, Neither China nor North Korea is a secular state. A secular state regards th.....
» 12/01/2013 2:28:44 PM Dear Constance, I don't care for Hinduism, the belief in the ancient Greek gods or any ki.....
» 12/01/2013 11:49:12 AM Dear George, You wrote: "I take it that your answer isle NO. Both as an individual a.....
» 11/01/2013 6:34:09 PM Dear csteele, You wrote: "Yet Jesus called on the slave to respect his master and th.....
» 11/01/2013 6:24:02 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, Western civilisation is a late comer to the civilised world. As fa.....
» 11/01/2013 10:38:15 AM Dear George, I went back to the article. The author wrote: “We do want our fellow citizen.....
» 11/01/2013 9:29:37 AM Dear runner, You have mentioned another one of your beliefs. You stated that Jesus never .....
» 10/01/2013 4:00:33 PM Dear sonofgloin, The Greens are deeply concerned over CSG. In fact we had a large joint m.....
» 10/01/2013 3:54:28 PM Dear runner, Happy New Year. I expected that you would still be deeply mired in your supe.....
» 10/01/2013 2:44:58 PM Dear Sam, I concern myself only with what exists. I don't think there is such a thing as .....
» 10/01/2013 11:52:47 AM Dear George, My position is exactly analogous with the Christian position of hating the s.....
» 10/01/2013 11:18:23 AM Dear George, I respect some worldviews that do not agree with mine and do not respect oth.....
» 10/01/2013 11:05:04 AM Dear Sam, Why do you make the assumption that I don't know about the Trinity and the asso.....
» 10/01/2013 10:26:31 AM Dear Pericles, One limit to the use of technology is that we cannot always be aware of th.....
» 10/01/2013 9:49:43 AM Although I am a Green I also was appalled at their support for a damaging lie. The fact th.....
» 10/01/2013 9:28:58 AM George wrote: Can we also “want our fellow citizens (including atheists) to respect our de.....
» 10/01/2013 9:12:35 AM Dear Sam, We thoroughly disagree. I don’t believe in a Trinity or any sort of supernatura.....
» 9/01/2013 7:04:22 PM Dear Sam, One part of the problem in Sri Lanka is the lack of separation of religion and .....
» 9/01/2013 6:39:01 PM Dear Pericles, There are non-coercive means of lowering the birth rate. Women who are edu.....
» 9/01/2013 10:00:36 AM If we consider human rights Australia is not pure. Aborigines have been exterminated. Aust.....
» 9/01/2013 8:56:59 AM Dear Pericles, What other people do can affect me. If other people destroy the livability.....
» 7/01/2013 7:34:28 PM It is not weeping, wailing and donning sackcloth to try to live sustainably or to try to l.....
» 7/01/2013 3:53:45 PM Dear Pericles, According to the fossil record there have been five great extinctions of s.....
» 30/12/2012 8:09:53 AM Dear Arjay, I mentioned a specific statement that you made that was false. You claimed th.....
» 29/12/2012 6:03:15 PM Rain doesn't fall on the just and unjust alike. The unjust steals the just's umbrella......
» 29/12/2012 11:24:13 AM Dear Arjay, Many people including me have mentioned Israel's nukes and refusal to sign th.....
» 28/12/2012 9:17:30 PM If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now,.....
» 28/12/2012 9:25:48 AM http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/27/newtown-conspiracy-theories-obama-iran-an.....
» 28/12/2012 9:01:20 AM It is possible that a nuclear exchange will result in the end of the human race without wi.....
» 28/12/2012 8:49:53 AM Dear Arjay, Checked your reference. Saw "It is now beyond question that the assassin.....
» 28/12/2012 3:58:42 AM Hogamus higamus Men are polygamous Higamus hogamus Women monogamous Be kind Question aut.....
» 27/12/2012 5:13:00 AM Dear csteele, You wrote: " I regard your rebuttal of Mr Singer some time ago now as .....
» 26/12/2012 10:35:58 PM Dear csteele, I don't think online opinion tries to be balanced on any subject. Since the.....
» 26/12/2012 11:17:19 AM Dear csteele, I agree with you about the oppressive nature of the current Israeli govern.....
» 21/12/2012 2:18:59 PM Dear Shadow Minister, I did not claim cluster bombs have no military use. You either didn.....
» 21/12/2012 11:25:20 AM Dear Shadow Minister, According to the Nuremberg Principles 'wanton destruction' is a cri.....
» 21/12/2012 11:09:10 AM Most of my income comes from US pensions. If the Australian dollar falls to 20 cents I wil.....
» 21/12/2012 3:48:06 AM Dear Hasbeen, My navel is beautiful. It is an innie. They are the best kind. Some unfortu.....
» 21/12/2012 3:40:22 AM continued Israel committed a war crime in dropping cluster bombs in Lebanon in the final .....
» 21/12/2012 3:33:07 AM Dear csteele, There are a number of oppressive acts by a number of oppressive countries. .....
» 19/12/2012 11:10:11 AM We were taught in school back in the 1930s that ‘different from’ was proper usage. Increas.....
» 19/12/2012 10:45:36 AM The name is Planck not Plank. We are simultaneously gods and dodos. Newton had a mastery o.....
» 19/12/2012 10:24:59 AM The biggest arms supplier on the planet is the United States. The United States has milita.....
» 19/12/2012 9:18:57 AM IMHO Shadow Minister Is a sinister minister.....
» 16/12/2012 9:28:30 PM Kermit the frog is a greenie!.....
» 12/12/2012 9:29:53 PM Dear Paul1405, According to the item the German Greens get from 15-20% of the vote. That .....
» 12/12/2012 10:15:22 AM Dear Paul1405, I don't want the Greens to get into power. If they do than people will joi.....
» 12/12/2012 8:44:28 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The reality is that the Greens will be very unlikely to ever get in.....
» 11/12/2012 5:26:42 PM Dear Belly, A party can gain votes by telling people what they want to hear rather than w.....
» 11/12/2012 8:19:27 AM Dear Belly, Fact is that many oppose everything the Greens stand for. I don't argue that......
» 11/12/2012 1:22:50 AM Dear Belly, The following is part of what I got from Christine Milne of the Greens today:.....
» 8/12/2012 5:10:48 PM Dear Belly, You really haven't answered me. I didn't claim the Greens were liked by most .....
» 8/12/2012 7:16:48 AM Belly, you have disappointed me. It is characteristic of the major parties that they make .....
» 5/12/2012 3:14:56 PM Poor delicate Dan S de Merengue. May you be confronted in life by nothing worse than pictu.....
» 4/12/2012 1:43:17 PM Dear Belly, Unions have preserved capitalism. Without unions powerful enough to demand re.....
» 4/12/2012 10:18:43 AM Dear runner, Tony Abbott's wife and daughters support him. That is good. Julia Gillard is.....
» 4/12/2012 9:41:12 AM Let us not hold women back. Let us (had to interrupt my keying to fold the laundry) live b.....
» 3/12/2012 5:12:37 PM According to the Corruptions Perceptions Index of Transparency International dealing with .....
» 3/12/2012 8:56:48 AM Why not simply adopt Montesquieu's recommendation of separation of powers with a separate .....
» 3/12/2012 8:44:40 AM We have so many movies advertised with people holding guns. Some movies make glamorous a s.....
» 3/12/2012 8:26:44 AM Dear Poirot, The discussion is about corruption, and there are three examples of corrupti.....
» 1/12/2012 10:45:14 PM Arjay wrote: "The worm has turned and Israel will have to start treating Palistinia.....
» 1/12/2012 6:54:59 PM One tows a boat. One toes the party line......
» 30/11/2012 8:54:07 PM http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/C/ConstofQA01.pdf is the url for the Qu.....
» 30/11/2012 9:12:54 AM Sharon was absolutely right in evacuating the Jewish settlements in Gaza. Both Gaza and th.....
» 30/11/2012 8:58:22 AM There is entirely too much party discipline. Except on the specific items mentioned in the.....
» 27/11/2012 6:19:09 PM GlenC wrote: "At the moment, the situation is that any organisation that meets the r.....
» 27/11/2012 2:07:07 PM Yuyutsu wrote: “ I believe this sad trend began when the church first accepted the state's.....
» 26/11/2012 7:56:05 PM Where religion provides a charitable function it is entitled to the same exemption as any .....
» 26/11/2012 11:59:50 AM Tax exemptions are not necessary for the free exercise of religion. Free exercise of relig.....
» 17/11/2012 10:25:08 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We apparently agree that we are discussing a David Singer article where we .....
» 17/11/2012 8:31:56 AM The global scientific has reached consensus on global warning and the cause of it being pr.....
» 16/11/2012 8:21:07 PM Dear Belly, With the declaration of extensive marine natural parks the Gillard government.....
» 16/11/2012 6:25:46 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Is your first step making the West Bank part of Jordan? Since both Jordan a.....
» 16/11/2012 4:14:59 PM Dear David, Try as you may you cannot go back to 1950. The Palestinians have developed a .....
» 16/11/2012 9:11:24 AM I think it is more productive to find ways of living together with those who believe diffe.....
» 16/11/2012 8:22:31 AM Dear David, The proposal that Jordan absorb the West Bank is unrealistic for several reas.....
» 16/11/2012 7:01:37 AM Dear Belly, A forest is not only trees. It is an ecological system where many different s.....
» 15/11/2012 12:28:13 PM Dear Belly, Australia has a preferential ballot. That means if one prefers the Greens ove.....
» 15/11/2012 5:34:38 AM Dear Belly, I agree. Most Australians do not care for the Greens. However, unpopularity d.....
» 13/11/2012 5:06:07 PM Dear Belly, You have clarified. You questioned whether climate change is good or bad for .....
» 13/11/2012 2:45:25 PM Dear Mr. Holden, Reaching their personal potential is New Age talk. You are a thoughtful .....
» 13/11/2012 11:18:38 AM Mr. Holden writes: "Hence the absurd 1959 Cadillac - both a badge and a toy for those.....
» 13/11/2012 10:59:48 AM Robert Simms wrote: "Obama has become the first President since Roosevelt to win re-e.....
» 13/11/2012 8:43:58 AM Belly asked whether climate change is good or bad for the planet. The planet will continue.....
» 12/11/2012 7:21:22 PM Dear runner, Hollingworth was not pushed out of office because of hate for religion. He w.....
» 12/11/2012 4:02:59 PM Dear Hasbeen, Being a crook is not a qualification for office. Gillard has not been shown.....
» 12/11/2012 1:55:52 PM runner wrote: "being totally illogical and hyprocrisy goes hand in hand with the athe.....
» 12/11/2012 1:50:54 PM Runner, I agree with you. Tony Abbott has had an exemplary private life, and Julia Gillard.....
» 12/11/2012 12:45:45 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You have implicitly defined dealing with climate change as an unrea.....
» 12/11/2012 11:21:01 AM The author shows his lack of realism by the following statement: Turnbull, always the rati.....
» 12/11/2012 11:02:15 AM Perhaps the belief in conspiracy theories stems from monotheistic belief. Some monotheists.....
» 12/11/2012 10:49:21 AM Evolutionary biologists do not maintain that the complexity of life forms came about by ch.....
» 12/11/2012 10:00:40 AM Dear Robert LePage, I agree that the Greens should not overlook the effect of overpopulat.....
» 12/11/2012 8:54:41 AM Dear Belly, You recognise that there is a problem, but then you condemn the Greens, the o.....
» 7/11/2012 9:24:59 PM Dear George, You wrote: Wikipedia: “A martyr … is somebody who suffers persecution and d.....
» 7/11/2012 10:04:11 AM continued F. G. Wood wrote “The Arrogance of Faith.” Wood's argument rests on two fundam.....
» 7/11/2012 9:52:10 AM Noel Preston writes: As we moved from sanctuary to sanctuary, there were reminders of mart.....
» 6/11/2012 10:16:04 PM After the 1967 war Israel was quite willing to give the conquered territory back. They ask.....
» 6/11/2012 6:09:08 PM continued Yuyutsu wrote; There are currently 9 Arab MK's (not 17): perhaps you counted t.....
» 6/11/2012 6:05:25 PM Yuyutsu wrote: “SOME of the land of Israel was paid for in full during the first half of .....
» 5/11/2012 12:00:56 AM Dear David Singer, I think it's an excellent comparison between Australia and Israel. It .....
» 4/11/2012 10:26:45 PM Dear Yuyutsu, In the case you mentioned once I have sold my house I have no more say abou.....
» 4/11/2012 9:06:29 PM Dear David, Like me you are a Jew living in a country with a Christian majority. How woul.....
» 4/11/2012 9:02:19 PM Dear David, The Balfour Declaration and the unanimous vote of the League of Nations to cr.....
» 2/11/2012 11:42:38 PM David Singer wrote: Another large step forward by you - no state between Israel and Jordan.....
» 2/11/2012 8:49:53 PM Dear David, I am not advocating that the Palestinians have a separate state of their own......
» 2/11/2012 10:04:55 AM Perhaps we can learn from history. There has been a great deal of hatred between France an.....
» 2/11/2012 8:42:38 AM Dear David, You are correct. In 1950 there was no talk of a Palestinian people with a sep.....
» 1/11/2012 11:25:47 AM We can learn Indonesian, Chinese and other Asian languages. We can also trade and work wit.....
» 31/10/2012 11:53:27 AM David, You are a one trick pony. You pointed out in your article: "The subsequent .....
» 27/10/2012 10:35:55 AM Dear Chek, Perhaps it is just two peoples claiming the same piece of land. When that happ.....
» 26/10/2012 7:38:40 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I don't agree with the voucher plan. We differ on that although we agree on.....
» 26/10/2012 6:08:09 PM Dear Yuyutsu, The taxes of people without children who do not use the public schools stil.....
» 26/10/2012 12:23:34 PM Dear George, You are right. We have been over this before, and it seems pointless to me t.....
» 26/10/2012 2:34:02 AM Dear George, You wrote: “Compare: “Not speaking English” is not a language. Nevertheless,.....
» 26/10/2012 2:16:49 AM Dear Yuyutsu, The Amish in the US are not forced to attend state primary schools. They ca.....
» 24/10/2012 11:04:06 PM Dear Yuyutsu, We are simply at odds. Can you give an example of a state which is neither .....
» 24/10/2012 10:58:26 AM Dear Yuyutsu, So you reject all nationalism. Actually that’s a good idea. The nation stat.....
» 24/10/2012 9:22:25 AM How about Dubya, Blair and Howard who lied their countries into a destructive, bloody and .....
» 23/10/2012 9:12:15 PM Dear Yuyutsu, You wrote: " These are just three examples, there are endless more. Th.....
» 23/10/2012 5:59:52 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Democracy is more than the rule of the majority. Democracy is government un.....
» 23/10/2012 5:45:09 PM Dear Yuyutsu, Australia is a country with a Christian majority. It is not a Christian cou.....
» 23/10/2012 10:27:29 AM There is no need for a Palestinian state. There is no need for Jewish, Christian, Muslim, .....
» 23/10/2012 10:09:51 AM The author assumes that one should get benefits from the government in proportion to what .....
» 23/10/2012 9:50:11 AM This morning a dead woman touched me. A narrow fellow in the grass A narrow fellow in th.....
» 22/10/2012 11:06:49 AM If someone does not have a driver's license that could mean that he is not autoerotic. If .....
» 20/10/2012 10:17:45 PM The rights of an adult woman is simply not to be equated with the rights of part of her bo.....
» 19/10/2012 6:15:10 PM When the rights of a foetus are equated with the rights of the woman who has that foetus i.....
» 19/10/2012 5:25:44 PM Dear rational_debate, I don't think my definition of separation of religion and state is .....
» 19/10/2012 4:45:30 AM Dear Broome, I have thought about it honestly and seriously. In most cases a woman should.....
» 17/10/2012 8:45:54 PM Dear rational debate, The wording of S. 116 of the Australian Constitution and the mentio.....
» 16/10/2012 6:11:09 PM Dear rational-debate, No one can force anyone to believe anything. My chief objections to.....
» 15/10/2012 2:23:59 PM Dear Poirot, The English have had a number of right wing wits. Hillaire Belloc and Evelyn.....
» 15/10/2012 2:11:35 PM Unlike public schools non-public schools can be selective in accepting only those students.....
» 15/10/2012 10:40:06 AM Unborn babies? The emotive title shows bias. There is no such thing. Human embryos are not.....
» 8/10/2012 11:45:54 AM Dear Belly, Jones acted in an Australian way. He acted like some Australians act. Unaustr.....
» 1/10/2012 7:13:03 PM Alan Jones made a comment I found loathsome. However, his loathsome comment did not presen.....
» 27/09/2012 11:26:05 AM Julia Gillard was not mistaken in allowing a conscience vote. With the exception of items .....
» 27/09/2012 11:01:07 AM I have read that the founders of Hillsong received advice and support from their US connec.....
» 26/09/2012 6:02:02 AM Dear Belly, Kevin Rudd called global warming, I don't remember his exact words, but it wa.....
» 25/09/2012 8:30:06 PM Dear Yuyutsu, So Judaism is not a religion because it has a tribal god. What about some o.....
» 25/09/2012 4:05:00 PM Dear Belly, You wrote: "I am CONVINCED ALP is the only party of real change/achievem.....
» 25/09/2012 1:19:35 PM Dear Graham Y, The United States is divided into two parts. One part, the northeast, Chic.....
» 25/09/2012 8:10:27 AM Dear Dan, You are entitled to your views, and I am tired of playing silly buggers with yo.....
» 24/09/2012 11:59:57 PM Although I don't always agree with Yuyutsu I think he is an honest person who says what he.....
» 24/09/2012 11:49:25 PM Dear Dan, There simply is no other explanation for the development of species than evolut.....
» 24/09/2012 8:53:19 PM National self-determination is based on the idea that a people united on some grounds usua.....
» 24/09/2012 4:57:26 PM Dear Graham Y, I am aware that the mainstream Christian denominations do not teach Creati.....
» 24/09/2012 10:29:15 AM Dear Belly, The Westminster system is based on inaccountability. The people do not elect .....
» 23/09/2012 8:25:07 PM Dear Graham Y, You wrote: "Dan, there is a long tradition in the Christian and Jewis.....
» 23/09/2012 3:42:43 PM It is quite common in fairy tales or in child's games for there to be a forbidden place or.....
» 23/09/2012 1:28:27 PM The fact that water has its maximum density at 4C and that ice is less dense than water in.....
» 22/09/2012 6:14:14 AM Dear Tony: You wrote: And now for a rare on-topic comment: if you look up into a clear st.....
» 21/09/2012 10:13:07 PM Dear o sung wu, We are somewhat similar. You started your post "I'm an old man now .....
» 21/09/2012 8:44:15 PM Dear Geoff of Perth, Putting people in a yolk is an eggscruciating act. It is poultry beh.....
» 21/09/2012 1:16:35 PM The obsession with sports in Australia is jarring. Friends getting together to have a cont.....
» 20/09/2012 6:10:32 PM Dear Marilyn Shepherd, Which religion is not an invented religion?.....
» 20/09/2012 12:56:30 PM Many, if not most, countries in the world today are based on ethnic nationalism or self-de.....
» 20/09/2012 9:35:28 AM Dear Banjo, Thank you for your survey of of homosexuality, religion and same-sex marriage.....
» 19/09/2012 3:55:31 PM I heard the transcript of the interview with Craibe of the Salvation Army. The only way he.....
» 19/09/2012 9:02:31 AM Dear Squeers, I wrote: Atheists know that the mumbojumbo of an afterlife is nonsense. Ath.....
» 18/09/2012 7:30:25 PM Dear Squeers, There is absolutely no evidence or no reason to suspect that consciousness .....
» 18/09/2012 5:44:58 PM runner wrote: davidf your Christophobic rants and distortion of Jesus teachings are well.....
» 18/09/2012 3:43:12 PM Dear runner, Christ taught us to value life? How ridiculous! "Thou shalt not murder&.....
» 18/09/2012 8:47:17 AM The author is attacking a straw man. A straw man is an object ascribed to those who one is.....
» 14/09/2012 12:17:57 PM Perhaps nothing has been done about it before because police action would mean that those .....
» 10/09/2012 4:12:56 PM Dear Faithl, You have made a lot of arguments against abortion. I am a man and am never g.....
» 10/09/2012 12:38:23 PM Dear Faithl, If you want to pray for me then do it, and don’t tell me about it. You may m.....
» 9/09/2012 9:17:46 AM Dear Faithl, My cousin who was pregnant and committed suicide is unable to feel regret fo.....
» 8/09/2012 7:08:30 PM Dear SPQR, I called the boat people asylum seekers, and that is what I was talking about......
» 8/09/2012 5:59:40 PM An anagram of penis is spine. That stiffens it......
» 8/09/2012 5:57:26 PM To restate my contention: The government and the opposition have made the boat people into.....
» 8/09/2012 4:38:03 PM SPQR wrote: "<<If you can substantiate your statement… Some of the asylum seeke.....
» 8/09/2012 11:39:02 AM Dear SPQR, If you can substantiate your statement the ideology of the source doesn't matt.....
» 8/09/2012 7:48:45 AM Dear SPQR, You wrote: "Now it is a fact (unpalatable as it may be to refugee activis.....
» 8/09/2012 5:45:12 AM Dear Philip S, Yes, Israel and other places have turned refugees away. It is not news tha.....
» 7/09/2012 12:14:35 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Thank you for your explanation. However, they are have still been e.....
» 7/09/2012 10:11:34 AM Mere knowledge of Asian languages means nothing unless the people with knowledge of those .....
» 7/09/2012 10:01:03 AM There is still a great probem in Africa which resource development can mask for a while. T.....
» 7/09/2012 9:27:12 AM My uncle had a sporting goods store in Arizona, one of the states with a laissez-faire att.....
» 7/09/2012 8:34:13 AM Dear Shadow Minister, The Pacific Solution is expulsion. Asylum seekers are removed from .....
» 6/09/2012 4:03:12 PM Dear Shadow Minister, You accused me of bluster. Bluster - To speak loudly or in a bullyi.....
» 6/09/2012 3:44:23 PM Dear Philip S., You apparently got your information from looking at the map. I got my inf.....
» 6/09/2012 1:14:56 PM Australia in regard to the asylum seekers is simply repeating the pattern set in 1938 with.....
» 6/09/2012 12:14:33 PM Dear Anthonyve, I agree that 100% of nothing gets one nowhere. However, they exist and ha.....
» 6/09/2012 11:36:20 AM Belly wrote: “Is freedom served by letting Is freedom served by letting criminals murderer.....
» 6/09/2012 10:55:49 AM The Greens' position on the boat people is that Australia should observe all the provision.....
» 5/09/2012 2:56:53 PM Faithl wrote: "Abortion hurts women and is no solution." Abortion is the only s.....
» 4/09/2012 11:30:55 AM Faithl wrote: "Children especially immediately know abortion is wrong: they recognize.....
» 4/09/2012 10:06:57 AM Dear FaithI, Unfortunately ideology distorts language. You consistently use the word, bab.....
» 3/09/2012 12:56:05 PM Dear Mykah, You don't seem to get the idea. Nobody is telling churches who they should ma.....
» 3/09/2012 10:02:06 AM Dear Drab, The Bible is quite clear on the prohibition against eating the flesh of animal.....
» 31/08/2012 11:24:30 PM Dear Jimmy Jones, You wrote: ">> "A person is not my enemy because of the.....
» 31/08/2012 8:33:16 AM Jimmy Jones wrote: "A better analogy would be if you had told that man that you were .....
» 30/08/2012 8:23:22 AM Dear Jay Of Melbourne, I don't want to discuss White identity or butt heads with you. You.....
» 30/08/2012 8:14:42 AM Dear Jimmy Jones, You wrote: "But it takes a special kind of person to have the teme.....
» 29/08/2012 10:07:51 PM Dear Jimmy Jones, Nobody on this list including you is my enemy although I probably disag.....
» 29/08/2012 9:31:44 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, You are a human being, and I wish you wouldn't put words in my mou.....
» 29/08/2012 6:20:21 PM Dear Jay, You were the one who mentioned whites converting to Judaism or Islam. If you wo.....
» 29/08/2012 5:15:05 PM Dear Jay of Melbourne, I think you're confused. You're confusing religion with skin colou.....
» 29/08/2012 9:09:30 AM Dear Jay, You wrote: "White people who convert to Islam or Judaism" Are you sa.....
» 28/08/2012 9:53:38 PM If a women is raped and becomes pregnant as a result, the resulting embryo has no more rig.....
» 28/08/2012 7:07:14 PM Dear George, As usual you make good sense. Unfortunately there is a trend for churches (t.....
» 28/08/2012 4:43:47 PM Mohammed practiced polygamy. Moses practiced monogamy. Jesus practiced nogamy......
» 28/08/2012 10:11:30 AM Whether or not same sex marriage is legal religious groups can limit marriage to those the.....
» 28/08/2012 9:47:58 AM Dear rehctub, You didn't rain on my parade at all. Whether black and white people are rec.....
» 28/08/2012 9:31:57 AM Dear rehctub, What are you worried about when you write, "I hope all this fuss about.....
» 27/08/2012 10:16:35 PM Dear Peter D, It is evident that you, like runner, can't see the difference between an ad.....
» 27/08/2012 4:34:09 PM Like a snake oil salesman who tells you that snake oil will cure acne and cancer Sellick w.....
» 27/08/2012 4:22:57 PM Making it legal can make it recognised. My son lives in Virginia which had legalised segre.....
» 25/08/2012 6:26:26 PM Dear Sells, Why ask about communism when the thread had nothing to do with communism? Is .....
» 25/08/2012 10:13:40 AM Dear Sells, I have not said anything about communism because your sanctimonious blather h.....
» 25/08/2012 3:43:33 AM Dear Sells, I have not been abused by a priest and am not a Christian. However, I try to .....
» 24/08/2012 7:20:32 PM Dear Danielle, I was reacting to Sells' ridiculous statement that there would no art with.....
» 24/08/2012 6:21:15 PM Christianity has at times been most destructive to art. When Christianity became the offic.....
» 24/08/2012 10:08:51 AM Sells wrote: "On the contrary, we would have no art in the West if it were not for Ch.....
» 24/08/2012 2:41:39 AM Dear Sells, I have visited many art galleries and seen hordes of pictures of two dimensio.....
» 24/08/2012 2:31:29 AM Human organisms have alternate forms in successive life sycles. In one form we are multice.....
» 23/08/2012 8:48:21 PM Dear runner. My flawed nature? I think seeing that women who feel an abortion is necessar.....
» 23/08/2012 11:25:31 AM Dear runner, I have distorted nothing. You keep accusing me of that. You don't point out .....
» 23/08/2012 9:50:54 AM The situation in Sri Lanka is another bit of evidence that separation of state and religio.....
» 23/08/2012 6:05:39 AM Dear runner, How you feel about women is very much the issue. You distort. Abortion is no.....
» 22/08/2012 9:21:53 PM Dear runner, The Nazis didn't see the Jews as human, and I don't think you see a woman as.....
» 22/08/2012 7:53:35 PM Let's look at the emotive language the rtlers use. They refer to the embryo as unborn. Act.....
» 21/08/2012 1:13:37 PM Dear Rhys Jones, I don't think we have to worry about replacing our numbers. One of the p.....
» 21/08/2012 1:02:33 PM Dear runner, My cousin's shame? She had nothing to be ashamed of. You are just narrow min.....
» 21/08/2012 11:33:06 AM Dear runner, I have an opinion. My cousin who committed suicide has none because she is d.....
» 21/08/2012 11:11:36 AM The primary cause of abortion is pregnancy. Sex education, availability of contraceptives .....
» 20/08/2012 8:20:24 PM Sellick wrote:” We are not calmed and enchanted by art that elicits the beautiful, even if.....
» 20/08/2012 9:38:24 AM Dear rehctub, I appreciate you. You do not denigrate the people you argue with or put the.....
» 20/08/2012 9:06:45 AM This string has made it evident that the government and opposition have succeeded in appea.....
» 19/08/2012 9:22:37 AM Dear rehctub, There is a right way and a wrong way to immigrate. One problem is that it i.....
» 18/08/2012 2:39:23 PM Dear rehctub, What do you recommend Australia do with the asylum seekers? Starve them or .....
» 18/08/2012 1:33:19 PM rehctub wrote, I dare you to try and arrive on Indonisias shores, uninvited, seeking a war.....
» 18/08/2012 11:17:18 AM Dear Banjo, To seek asylum and in so doing be an alien without documentation in another c.....
» 18/08/2012 9:26:53 AM Dear SPQR, It is an odd contradiction that an act is called illegal, and there is no puni.....
» 17/08/2012 8:24:36 PM I'd like to hug you all. "How to hug" is the 27th volume in the encyclopedia......
» 17/08/2012 4:37:37 PM Dear SPQR, Whether or Hicks was a terrorist, a bad guy or an Islamic dupe is not the issu.....
» 17/08/2012 3:41:40 PM Dear sonofgloin, Thank you for your two gracious posts......
» 17/08/2012 11:23:13 AM Banjo wrote: Crime: An act punishable by law Therefore it is a crime if a non citizen ent.....
» 17/08/2012 11:17:42 AM Dear sonofgloin, I will be 87 in October and enlisted in the US Army in 1943 when I was 1.....
» 17/08/2012 8:33:43 AM Both Assange and Hicks have been treated unjustly. Apparently there have been phony charge.....
» 16/08/2012 8:54:28 PM Considering the lack of concern by the Australian government for those Australians impriso.....
» 16/08/2012 8:02:59 PM The definition of un-Australian appears in many cases to be an act the Australian does not.....
» 16/08/2012 2:14:36 PM Our language has been debased by cop shows. An exmple is the word, perpetrator, instead of.....
» 16/08/2012 1:58:43 PM Dear Banjo, Our immigration officials are not only nicer than you, but they are also awar.....
» 16/08/2012 1:36:16 PM Dear Banjo, I went to your reference. It did not maintain that the boat people have commi.....
» 16/08/2012 1:03:30 PM Dear Philip S, Perhaps you did not read my earlier post. The government has a right to de.....
» 16/08/2012 12:28:41 PM Dear Banjo, If one is breaking the law one can refer to the law they are breaking. It is .....
» 16/08/2012 11:41:56 AM Dear Banjo, I don't think there is anything in the Australian criminal code that designat.....
» 16/08/2012 11:27:52 AM Dear Philip S, The government has the right to deport undocumented aliens. However, that .....
» 16/08/2012 10:33:21 AM Dear Banjo, On the DIAC website is a section on irregular maritime arrivals - arrival by .....
» 16/08/2012 9:47:37 AM The author wrote: "Bigoted words may reflect bigotry. Or they may stem from anger, ac.....
» 16/08/2012 8:31:42 AM rehctub wrote: "You know, things are pretty crook, when we have so many of our own wh.....
» 15/08/2012 8:51:45 PM Dear Ludwig, I'm sorry. I left something out. The racial vilification laws should also be.....
» 15/08/2012 8:36:48 PM Dear Ludwig, I trust a committee even less than I would trust a single person to decide w.....
» 15/08/2012 4:59:05 PM Dear sonofgloin, You are right about the Un-American activities Committee focussing on Co.....
» 15/08/2012 3:13:27 PM Ludwig wrote, "But hey, we could do a pretty good job with it if we put our minds to .....
» 15/08/2012 10:38:36 AM Dear sonofgloin, I didn't answer your question. To be unaustralian can mean not to be a c.....
» 15/08/2012 10:35:17 AM Dear sonofgloin, I think every people likes to think there are something special, but I t.....
» 14/08/2012 9:54:14 PM In Norwegian schools students are required to look at the media and discuss what appears i.....
» 14/08/2012 11:15:53 AM NQD wrote: "What racial vilification laws do is at least make it easier for racial gr.....
» 14/08/2012 10:23:33 AM The problem is racism. Vilification is merely a symptom. If racism were restricted to frin.....
» 13/08/2012 4:45:39 PM Dear Anthony, Wait a while. I may disagree with myself......
» 13/08/2012 4:14:48 PM Dear Anthony,archies Why not conspire? Conspiracies are people acting in common to serve.....
» 13/08/2012 3:35:29 PM Dear Anthonyve, The article does not prove a conspiracy. It just notes a fact. Except for.....
» 13/08/2012 9:21:30 AM Dear Belly, There are continual attempts in the US Congress to pass legislation to contro.....
» 11/08/2012 7:20:29 PM Dear Belly, In the US and in other countries there is a bewildering array of financial en.....
» 11/08/2012 5:54:11 PM Dear Belly, It's standard practice for banks to loan more money than they have. The assum.....
» 11/08/2012 2:48:41 PM A couple of posts by Arjay. From Arjay: “Billy Hughes was another war mongerer who was p.....
» 10/08/2012 8:16:13 PM Dear runner, There is still nothing in the story that has the defendent claiming that chi.....
» 10/08/2012 4:55:23 PM Dear runner, Apparently you did not read my post. I wrote nothing about lying being wrong.....
» 10/08/2012 11:37:27 AM Dear runner, The fact is that nothing in the article supports your statement that he clai.....
» 10/08/2012 11:30:30 AM Dear Antony, I assume Observation Point is your creation. You can go to http://www.online.....
» 10/08/2012 9:57:35 AM Vast, powerful secretive forces manipulate us. Demons, the devil, Bilderberg, the Trilater.....
» 9/08/2012 9:34:27 PM Dear Arjay, I have all the credibility I need. I don't expect to convince you of anything.....
» 9/08/2012 8:44:26 PM Dear Arjay, There is one problem. Wm Trevor and Pericles, those agents of disinformation .....
» 9/08/2012 5:58:54 PM runner wrote: "another one claiming child porn his just art. Not famous enough though.....
» 9/08/2012 3:55:21 PM Dear Ludwig, One can discuss the statue of David at great length. There are many referenc.....
» 9/08/2012 12:58:27 PM Hasbeen wrote: Then you must remember the periodic turnover of true elites. There are alwa.....
» 9/08/2012 11:03:13 AM Dear Lexi, Speaking of coffee and chocolate Aldi's sells a chocolate candy bar called Cof.....
» 9/08/2012 10:53:22 AM Apparently the statue was not a papal commission. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David.....
» 9/08/2012 9:14:08 AM If one googles "david michelangelo pene piccolo" one will find a number of refer.....
» 8/08/2012 9:24:33 PM It is said that males have a choice. Either the blood goes to the active brain which means.....
» 8/08/2012 8:35:45 PM Dear Anthonyve, Of course one can evaluate their actions. I think we all are doing precis.....
» 8/08/2012 6:44:27 PM Dear sonofgloin, I asked you again because your reply simply did not explain your claim o.....
» 8/08/2012 5:26:11 PM Dear sonofgloin: You wrote: "If you mix with top end corporate or academia you will.....
» 8/08/2012 4:51:32 PM Dear sonofgloin, I also went uni and worked for a corporation. Even though I had a manage.....
» 8/08/2012 10:15:29 AM Not having a sister and somehow disregarding my mother's sex I hated all girls at one poin.....
» 8/08/2012 9:00:58 AM Dear Sonofgloin, You wrote: "If you mix with top end corporate or academia you will .....
» 8/08/2012 8:10:02 AM Dear runner, Only real live people can forgive. Poirot is a real live person. Christ is a.....
» 7/08/2012 7:12:53 PM Dear runner, If an artist is normal he sometimes lusts. There is nothing wrong in lust. I.....
» 7/08/2012 2:13:41 PM Dear Squeers, I agree with putting a cap on wealth. In fact, I agree entirely with your p.....
» 7/08/2012 2:08:52 PM Dear runner, Taking a picture of a nude thirteen year old girl in an artistic manner is n.....
» 7/08/2012 11:06:54 AM Dear runner, You really can't just enjoy! Gloom, doom and perdition. Lighten up! We only .....
» 7/08/2012 10:09:00 AM The obsession with sports that will cause people to have an unbalanced life by devoting th.....
» 7/08/2012 9:37:17 AM Dear runner, Why not enjoy it rather than using it as a way to put something else you don.....
» 6/08/2012 4:03:08 PM Dear Bazz, You do not have the option of going back to the people if they are dissatisfie.....
» 6/08/2012 1:07:18 PM Dear Bazz, The United States was set up according to the Separation of Powers envisioned .....
» 6/08/2012 12:02:20 PM Dear Bazz, The United States is not stuck with the Congress for four years. The US Congre.....
» 6/08/2012 9:57:53 AM The author writes: "...we will cease to think parochially and nostalgically." T.....
» 3/08/2012 9:38:29 AM One possible reason for the drop in TFR is Muslim males working or fighting in areas away .....
» 3/08/2012 9:00:55 AM Be of stout heart, Belly. In Queensland Campbell Newman is doing his best to make Labor lo.....
» 2/08/2012 12:42:49 PM Dear Belly, What they want and what they need are two different things. No species can in.....
» 2/08/2012 11:12:26 AM Dear Lexi, I could not support the current Libs either, but I think at times the Libs hav.....
» 2/08/2012 8:34:24 AM Dear Belly, Could it be that both leaders are inadequate because the way of selecting lea.....
» 31/07/2012 11:03:37 AM Australia could set up a processing centre in Camp Liberty which apparently is a misnomer......
» 31/07/2012 10:42:58 AM The author betrays a tremandous ignorance by the following statement: "Every species.....
» 30/07/2012 4:18:18 PM Dear runner, You rely a great deal on that book of fairy tales, the Bible. As far as I kn.....
» 30/07/2012 8:37:28 AM Dear runner, There is a great connection between “revealed religion and mental illness. M.....
» 29/07/2012 10:38:19 AM Dear runner, You write: "To me every abortion is a tragedy" In there is no nua.....
» 28/07/2012 11:12:10 PM Care for the needy. Protect the environment. Defend the country but don't let the military.....
» 28/07/2012 5:06:57 PM Marilyn is my shepherd. I shall not want. Lead us not into Penn Station. But deliver us fr.....
» 28/07/2012 10:36:30 AM Dear runner, That is a good idea of yours to start a string on the subject. However, reme.....
» 27/07/2012 11:21:04 PM Dear runner, You're the one who believes in fairy tales - not me. I face reality and don'.....
» 27/07/2012 10:23:02 PM runner wrote: 'However, runner, I and everybody else owe our lives to a woman.' and aren.....
» 27/07/2012 8:41:35 PM Some women put men down, and some men put women down. However, I don't know what sex does .....
» 27/07/2012 5:22:05 PM Dear PEST, The gun lobby only makes sure that the guns are available. Canada and Switzerl.....
» 27/07/2012 4:16:10 PM Dear runner, You wrote: "Reading any number of posts by prominant feminist indicate .....
» 27/07/2012 10:37:39 AM Dear runner, To the best of my knowledge feminists want: 1. Equal pay for equal work 2. .....
» 26/07/2012 9:31:35 PM Dear runner, I didn't distort history. You can look up the Greek and Roman myths yourself.....
» 26/07/2012 9:08:08 PM Dear runner, To make the new religion acceptable to the superstitious Romans the inventor.....
» 26/07/2012 2:01:10 PM Landrigan cites the New Testament. The comparison of a person's acts with those of Jesus w.....
» 26/07/2012 11:24:59 AM The attitude toward free speech in Australia is not good. Lionel Murphy has a reputation .....
» 26/07/2012 11:05:50 AM Dear csteele, No angels exist anywhere. I have been active in the US Democratic Party, th.....
» 26/07/2012 10:41:48 AM The author wrote: Albert Ellis who passed away five years ago this week said: 'Self-estee.....
» 26/07/2012 9:57:34 AM I respectfully disagree. I think a Christian act is defined by what Christians do especial.....
» 25/07/2012 8:48:37 AM Squeers wrote: "According to Gore Vidal, “Men and women are dispensable carriers, res.....
» 24/07/2012 3:21:29 PM I was a member of the Australian Democrats. I left the party twice and came back once. I l.....
» 23/07/2012 4:06:33 PM Dear Cohenite, I do not understand you. You wrote: "My point David, while not defen.....
» 23/07/2012 2:48:19 PM Dear cohenite, The beginning of the Dark Ages was when Christianity became the official r.....
» 23/07/2012 1:14:20 PM Dear cohenite, In an important aspect Islam is much more New Testament then Old Testament.....
» 23/07/2012 10:20:01 AM One way to insure knowledge of the law of the land would be to require a course given in a.....
» 23/07/2012 9:55:37 AM Perhaps Australia could look at ways to get rid of politically inspired and unnecessary pr.....
» 20/07/2012 10:46:46 AM If utilities are privately owned they are motivated by profit like all other privately own.....
» 20/07/2012 10:10:55 AM Why not simply get rid of a football player who talks or acts like a hoodlum until the gam.....
» 20/07/2012 9:02:25 AM Dear Belly, You seem like a very good bloke, but you really seem very worried about the G.....
» 19/07/2012 7:44:21 PM Dear Belly, Different Greens have different ideas. Sure. However, I don’t believe the dif.....
» 19/07/2012 11:37:58 AM Dear Paul, One economic alternative that is neglected in both the socialist and capitalis.....
» 19/07/2012 10:30:50 AM The article reveals the inadequacy of nursing homes for young people. However, they are al.....
» 19/07/2012 9:48:51 AM Dear Belly, Tony Abbott called climate change 'crap'. He either has no perception of huma.....
» 18/07/2012 9:19:07 PM Dear Poirot, I do not call the system which is in Austria, Scandinavia and the Netherland.....
» 18/07/2012 8:22:50 PM Dear Paul, Most of us want social justice. However,what does that mean? We both belong to.....
» 17/07/2012 12:16:00 PM Dear Paul, You wrote: "You say "That has happened with both Libs and Labor. If .....
» 17/07/2012 9:52:55 AM Dear Paul1405, I am also a Green. However, I think every political party has in it the se.....
» 16/07/2012 3:07:08 PM Dear Austin Powerless, Scotland, England, Australia and Ireland are all foreign countries.....
» 16/07/2012 10:22:38 AM I am an American who lives in Australia. I was disconcerted when I walked into a shop, and.....
» 15/07/2012 11:07:34 PM I used to devour science fiction and especially liked Ursula LeGuin. She was an anthropolo.....
» 11/07/2012 7:22:02 AM Dear Belly, You have charcterised me as a nice bloke whose heart rules his head. However,.....
» 10/07/2012 5:46:19 PM Dear Belly, What you say may well be true. It is possible that most Australians hate, des.....
» 10/07/2012 3:08:00 PM Poor editing. The word, shear, is used where the word, sheer, is apparently meant. The ar.....
» 10/07/2012 2:57:26 PM You may call us extremists or other names. However, I support the Greens because I think t.....
» 9/07/2012 9:40:48 AM Save a thought for the boson's mate......
» 6/07/2012 9:02:40 AM Although I support the Greens I agree with the author. Wikipedia is not an authoritative s.....
» 5/07/2012 2:40:18 AM Dear Ludwig and Hasbeen, There is more in heaven and earth than accessing and processing .....
» 4/07/2012 8:39:27 PM Dear lexi, Are you serious? If you're conning us then your favourite book must be the lex.....
» 4/07/2012 8:04:34 PM Dear runner, I told the truth. Christianity has given a sense of righteousness to the imp.....
» 4/07/2012 6:59:04 PM Dear runner, Christian love and tolerance? Let's see? The Holocaust carried out by the Ch.....
» 4/07/2012 11:12:49 AM Dear Ian D, Rather than making a counter argument or contributing to the discussion you p.....
» 4/07/2012 10:15:14 AM Kourosh Ziabari asked: Why has secularism extended its roots such deeply in the political .....
» 4/07/2012 9:37:59 AM Dear Poirot, As a teenager I was often at odds with my parents. Then I read "The Way.....
» 27/06/2012 4:27:18 PM Dear Josephus, Anglican Bishop Holloway wrote "Leaving Alexandria" an account o.....
» 26/06/2012 11:37:47 PM Dear Josephus, There are many human inventions. There are material inventions such as the.....
» 25/06/2012 5:37:21 PM Dear Lexi, You are right about article 109. I am wrong. However, I don't think the chapl.....
» 25/06/2012 1:10:46 PM Dear Lexi, We still disagree. In the US Marbury vs. Madison was the decision that decided.....
» 25/06/2012 11:36:13 AM Dear Lexi, I disagree. Australia has neither freedom of religion or secular government. F.....
» 24/06/2012 5:28:59 PM Dear Josephus, You ignore the evidence. There have been same sex marriages. There have be.....
» 23/06/2012 12:15:51 PM Dear Josephus, Ideally, referenda decide questions where there is a difference of opinion.....
» 23/06/2012 10:05:03 AM Dear Josephus, You have made a common philosophical error. You have confused an is with a.....
» 21/06/2012 1:55:23 PM Dear DreamOn, I agree that the treatment of gay people as less than human has led to mise.....
» 21/06/2012 9:02:40 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: "In every case you quoted the marriage is between persons .....
» 20/06/2012 3:55:47 PM Dear Josephus, Marriage is a civil, religious or social contractual arrangement which var.....
» 20/06/2012 10:32:56 AM Dear Josephus, You are clearly wrong. Since marriage has been defined to include sexual u.....
» 20/06/2012 9:23:01 AM There should a conscience vote on all matters except for those specifically mentioned in t.....
» 18/06/2012 10:42:14 AM Brian Burke and Campbell Newman both did something good last week. In setting aside areas .....
» 17/06/2012 1:29:05 PM Jardine wrote: "Considering your belief system is violence-based and killing large nu.....
» 17/06/2012 3:27:18 AM Dear Mr Jardine, Let's return to what you wrote: "Production is not made more effici.....
» 16/06/2012 8:40:03 PM Dear Saltpetre, Even when the free market is the most efficient method of allocating reso.....
» 16/06/2012 3:52:21 PM Dear Peter Mac, We can agree on the subject. Perhaps we can also agree that we're powerle.....
» 16/06/2012 3:49:29 PM Jardine K Jardine wrote: "But it's not valid to assume, as you seem to, that the maki.....
» 16/06/2012 10:03:20 AM Jardine K. Jardine wrote: "Production is not made more efficient by putting it in the.....
» 15/06/2012 10:34:30 AM Dear Pericles, I think we have a choice. We can reduce our population to a reasonable siz.....
» 14/06/2012 10:54:24 PM Dear runner, Reason and logic do not always win. Superstition and ignorance have triumphe.....
» 14/06/2012 9:33:11 PM Dear runner, Because your mind is clouded with religious myth you are unable to evaluate .....
» 14/06/2012 7:57:14 PM Dear runner, Secular schools aren't promoting anything but knowledge. You can't seem to u.....
» 14/06/2012 6:30:11 PM Dear runner, State schools are for everybody not just those who use them. The taxes of un.....
» 14/06/2012 1:15:56 PM Dear Belly, I agree that god separates mankind. However, if we have many gods we can have.....
» 14/06/2012 10:54:26 AM Dear Belly, I don't think we need any gods at all. However, if we must have gods, why lim.....
» 14/06/2012 9:43:15 AM Without measures to control population growth such as access to contraceptives and informa.....
» 14/06/2012 9:32:48 AM Our shire is putting in a new set of buildings in downtown Strathpine, replacing the libra.....
» 13/06/2012 4:14:37 PM Dear Belly, Men in generally are physically stronger than woman and feel they should cont.....
» 13/06/2012 12:06:34 PM Dear Larita, I raised no issue about regulation. I think sports are no business of govern.....
» 13/06/2012 10:27:17 AM There are possibly more things to be passionate about at this time than at any time in pre.....
» 13/06/2012 9:51:13 AM There is a deeper problem. The prestige and reputation of Australia is connected with the .....
» 13/06/2012 9:01:06 AM Dear runner, You wrote: "I had many years believing secular lies and living them bef.....
» 12/06/2012 11:07:45 PM Dear runner, I don't think you have a virtuous mind. My definition of a virtuous mind inc.....
» 12/06/2012 9:15:15 AM There are eight different forms of family relationships known to anthropology. The dominan.....
» 4/06/2012 10:26:26 AM Dear Arjay, Do you bother to read the articles before you comment? The article dealt with.....
» 1/06/2012 9:31:02 AM Dear Ludwig, Part of you sure sounds teenage to me. Part of you sounds very grown up. The.....
» 1/06/2012 5:10:38 AM Dear Poirot and Ludwig, I have never heard of Seal or the young woman who was singing in .....
» 31/05/2012 9:32:55 AM The average ciminal's morals may be superior to those of Gina Rinehart & Clive Palmer......
» 30/05/2012 11:18:56 AM Josephus wrote: Persons living in high unemployment remote areas merely for lifestyle shou.....
» 30/05/2012 5:47:46 AM Dear runner, You wrote: "Chaos is the result of every man doing what is right in his.....
» 29/05/2012 6:14:25 PM Dear runner, I don't know Obama, his wife or what is happening between them. However, I t.....
» 29/05/2012 2:57:57 PM Dear runner, Whatever happens that is not to your liking can always be blamed on others n.....
» 29/05/2012 2:37:48 PM Dear Belly, Yes, I express the nice person's view. I think it is also the realistic perso.....
» 29/05/2012 11:40:18 AM Oh, those horrible bludgers on welfare! Those terrible people! Militarism, racism, interna.....
» 29/05/2012 10:23:18 AM Dear Poirot, Passionate intelligent women, intimidating or not, may look quite appealing .....
» 29/05/2012 8:24:17 AM Runner wrote: Oh I see Davidf you can not accept that an absolute statement such as adulte.....
» 28/05/2012 12:30:57 PM Dear runner, Do you get the difference between the two statements: 1. You're right. 2. .....
» 28/05/2012 12:22:00 PM Dear runner, The difference is that I don't say someone is right because they share my pr.....
» 28/05/2012 11:33:11 AM Runner: You are 'homophobic' imajulianutter but you are right. Translation: I have the sa.....
» 28/05/2012 5:22:49 AM Dear SM, The people don't know CN yet. They may know the CN that stands for cyanide but n.....
» 28/05/2012 4:06:10 AM One aspect of conservatism is looking at the past and emphasising what we think is good ab.....
» 27/05/2012 9:58:40 PM Labor will gain in the polls in Queensland as people become aware of the regressive polici.....
» 27/05/2012 9:15:42 AM Back to the original post. What business do we have in having a sports minister? The only .....
» 26/05/2012 7:10:01 PM As was pointed out some ancient sports were performed in the nude. This happened in Greece.....
» 25/05/2012 8:15:10 PM Dear runner, I think both gambling and drugs should be legal. That does not mean that gov.....
» 25/05/2012 10:44:14 AM Dear runner, Again I agree with you. Ethnic hatreds are exacerbated by professional sport.....
» 25/05/2012 9:45:39 AM I am not a conservative according to the opinions of people who call themselves conservati.....
» 25/05/2012 9:20:16 AM Dear runner, I agree with you. There isn't much difference between lingerie football and .....
» 22/05/2012 5:39:05 PM Dear Shadow Minister, Structure imposed from the outside is usually resented. It is good .....
» 22/05/2012 9:50:51 AM My local MP sent me a letter containing the following: “…the trial Youth Boot Camp Diversi.....
» 21/05/2012 12:07:16 PM BAYGON makes excellent sense. We can rationally limit our numbers to the earth's capacity .....
» 19/05/2012 9:40:15 AM Dear Belly, I don’t think Gillard is a failure. She has been masterful rather than mistre.....
» 18/05/2012 4:46:45 PM Dear Belly, You wrote: "My love comes in my view from an understanding of my opponen.....
» 18/05/2012 9:51:39 AM Belly wrote: “Because mine differ from yours is not evidence I or you for that matter are .....
» 17/05/2012 8:07:44 PM Dear thinker 2, Perhaps I am a little hard on Belly. People choose strange love objects. .....
» 17/05/2012 10:56:49 AM Belly wrote: "No one loves the party more." I can understand loving individuals.....
» 17/05/2012 10:39:03 AM I would not want to vote on all bills proposed to the parliament. I do not want to spend t.....
» 15/05/2012 9:52:57 PM rehctub wrote: "Some opinions are best kept to yourself." If a politician risks.....
» 14/05/2012 10:03:34 AM The author writes: "No woman freely chooses to be a prostitute." How can he pos.....
» 14/05/2012 9:19:59 AM The author writes: "Not being religious, my opinion is based on the fact that over mi.....
» 10/05/2012 3:00:13 PM I earnestly hope that the girlfriend has found someone less uptight and moralistic and mor.....
» 9/05/2012 10:35:26 AM The article makes a false dichotomy. It inplies lust is bad, and love is good. The red ro.....
» 7/05/2012 3:57:24 PM Josephus wrote: "2. David F is convinced in his mind he has the fatal blow to Christ......
» 7/05/2012 11:09:43 AM Dear Yuyutsu, Buddhism does not lead to God as it is a non-theistic religion. That does n.....
» 7/05/2012 10:07:20 AM Dear Pericles, Does atheism have an equivalent to amen?.....
» 3/05/2012 9:27:20 AM Josephus wrote “Obviously you sit on the sidelines of life throwing stones of people from .....
» 2/05/2012 7:40:48 PM Dear George, I mean by Creationist one who takes the account in Genesis as to the formati.....
» 2/05/2012 6:47:06 PM Josephus: You referred to my ‘bigitory [sic], misrepresentation and dishonesty” about the.....
» 2/05/2012 3:23:22 AM Josephus: Unfortunately the message of Christianity has made people’s lives worse in many.....
» 1/05/2012 8:30:06 PM Josephus wrote: “Jesus makes appeals to people of faith no matter their nationality.” Jos.....
» 1/05/2012 10:37:37 AM continued It works both ways. People sometimes attack religion by equating fundamentalism.....
» 1/05/2012 10:30:09 AM Dear George, You wrote: “However, besides the mathematics, is it not also because Einst.....
» 30/04/2012 9:25:17 PM Dear Grim, I was responding to the difference in Dawkins' and Einstein's attitudes toward.....
» 30/04/2012 8:18:26 PM Dear George, The attitude by religion to Einstein's and Dawkins' areas of scientific inte.....
» 29/04/2012 10:17:08 PM Einstein was a brilliant, articulate man who greatly expanded the boundaries of physics an.....
» 28/04/2012 10:08:49 AM Dear George, Thank you for the reference to Einstein’s faith. We can refer to Einstein, .....
» 27/04/2012 10:24:45 PM Dear George, It apparently is common for people who want to express sentiments which they.....
» 27/04/2012 9:48:37 AM Dear George, In your post you quoted Einstein’s statement: ´”Only the Church stood square.....
» 26/04/2012 2:28:46 PM Josephus wrote: 'david f wrote: "The fact is that Hitler behaved as many Christians .....
» 26/04/2012 11:06:03 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: david f, Please note in your quote these words, "By our u.....
» 26/04/2012 3:11:39 AM Dear Josephus, You wrote: “david f, With your illogical claims that Hitler was followin.....
» 25/04/2012 2:44:33 PM Dear Josephus, The only motive I have for defending my position is that it is the truth a.....
» 25/04/2012 12:48:55 PM Dear Josephus, I don't think there is such a thing as a spiritual reality. Reality manife.....
» 25/04/2012 11:42:20 AM Dear Hasbeen, By culturally deprived I mean children who live in a neighborhood where the.....
» 25/04/2012 4:25:53 AM Dear runner, Hitler was a devout Christian, was not excommunicated and signed a concordat.....
» 25/04/2012 3:52:35 AM Dear csteele, I am embarrassed by the post I wrote. Of course my daughter’s carbon footpr.....
» 24/04/2012 9:15:01 PM Dear Yabby, You are right. It's not just what an individual wants. The number of individu.....
» 24/04/2012 7:35:24 PM Dear runner, I haven't had a change of heart at all. It is you who talk of false dogmas o.....
» 24/04/2012 7:20:48 PM Dear csteele, Of course women don’t get educated so my world will have fewer people. Howe.....
» 24/04/2012 2:49:12 PM Dear csteele, You wrote: Am I wrong for finding a measure of the same in the words … 'In .....
» 24/04/2012 12:11:44 PM When a nation becomes a superpower it will inevitably abuse that power. Perhaps we would b.....
» 24/04/2012 11:52:52 AM 42 is a nonsense answer to the meaning of life as the author of "The Hitchhiker's Gui.....
» 24/04/2012 11:23:16 AM Dear stevenlmeyer, Of course no matter, inanimate or animate, is needed. You are correct......
» 23/04/2012 1:08:24 PM Miniscule, David Attenborough and that's about it except for an occasional old movie like .....
» 23/04/2012 12:58:02 PM The problem with nuclear bombs is that they can destroy large numbers of people in cities,.....
» 23/04/2012 12:39:42 PM IMHO there never has been a need for humans. Perhaps no species are needed. However, some .....
» 22/04/2012 9:58:19 PM Skyj wrote: “i just do hope that this would be taken into account because the people are l.....
» 20/04/2012 9:49:27 PM Of course the allegations don't ring true. Sweden is not a place for allegators......
» 19/04/2012 7:58:34 PM Life after brown for the Greens may be purple......
» 19/04/2012 6:45:42 PM Dear runner, The question is not whether the Swedish courts are fair. They may be quite f.....
» 19/04/2012 6:22:58 PM runner wrote: “Most Aussie I guess are more interested in whether someone is guilty or not.....
» 19/04/2012 3:21:53 PM runner wrote: "Most Aussies could not care less about the technicalities of the law.&.....
» 19/04/2012 11:30:36 AM The precedent for Australian inaction concerning its citizens did not start with Assange. .....
» 19/04/2012 11:23:01 AM The line between offender and perpetrator is not always clear. Some victims of child abuse.....
» 19/04/2012 10:57:36 AM Dear Hasbeen, Sure, Australians know who they are. That's why there is no need to worry a.....
» 19/04/2012 9:48:43 AM Strong national identities lead to wars and national rivalry. Recognising where our econom.....
» 15/04/2012 11:31:21 PM Dear George, It is not my main difference with Sells that the two religions worship the s.....
» 13/04/2012 8:06:37 AM Dear George, Of course stating positive attributes of one's beliefs and negative attribut.....
» 12/04/2012 4:04:57 PM Dear Loudmouth, Your post brought to mind the following: http://www.eloquentatheist.com/.....
» 12/04/2012 11:38:17 AM Sells wrote: “I think we worship the same God as Jews, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.....
» 12/04/2012 9:50:37 AM Dear George, You wrote: “It is a different thing to ask whether the God Christians worshi.....
» 11/04/2012 8:58:03 PM I made some generalisations in an earlier post, but I really wouldn't know what to do in t.....
» 11/04/2012 4:18:20 PM Dear boxgum, I don’t confuse Jesus Christ with humanoid gods. He is one. Invent a god in .....
» 11/04/2012 1:32:05 PM Dear George, I am sorry to question your use of ‘western civilization.’ The west, western.....
» 11/04/2012 8:36:34 AM Dear Graham, Implicit in your article is the idea that young children can't become atheis.....
» 11/04/2012 8:12:51 AM Dear Belly, As I see it our three big failures in controlling crime are the non-recogniti.....
» 11/04/2012 5:36:37 AM Dear Sells, You wrote: To understand that you have to let go of scientific rationalism an.....
» 11/04/2012 3:40:01 AM Continued Einstein challenged the accepted physics of his day. He was working in the Swis.....
» 10/04/2012 4:02:39 PM Saltpetre: Walrus in memory of Snub Pollard. Dear George, I was not arguing with Peter S.....
» 10/04/2012 1:14:03 PM Dear Sells, I know that Christian theology is all about the presence of Christ. As I poin.....
» 10/04/2012 11:50:27 AM I think the UN is a useful organisation since it includes almost all nations and has done .....
» 9/04/2012 11:49:47 PM continued My previous post made the point that one’s explanation of history is based on o.....
» 9/04/2012 11:40:06 PM Dear George, After retirement I did courses in the local university. One was about ninete.....
» 9/04/2012 3:43:49 PM Dear Peter, It is possible to look into the face of a person who may never have lived and.....
» 9/04/2012 1:06:31 PM Peter Sellick wrote: "We have to get over the atheist/theist divine. It is irrelevant.....
» 8/04/2012 12:42:32 PM continued It seems to me that Hitler was not an aberration but an embodiment of trends im.....
» 8/04/2012 12:35:11 PM Dear George, I used to use the locution that atheism is not a belief. Upon reflection I h.....
» 7/04/2012 12:34:47 PM Dear George, Language may be objectively derogatory although who is to establish what is .....
» 6/04/2012 3:02:45 PM Dear George, I share your objection to casually lumping all religious beliefs together in.....
» 6/04/2012 2:53:30 PM Dear boxgum, You wrote: “Christians live with death.” That certainly sounded like death w.....
» 6/04/2012 9:56:51 AM Dear ybgirp, Because I said it is not a bad thing does not mean I have an uncritical beli.....
» 5/04/2012 3:28:18 PM I don't think that it is bad that the number of seats in parliament for the winning party .....
» 5/04/2012 12:31:32 PM Dear boxgum, You wrote: “Christians live with death” That is true for many Christians. I .....
» 5/04/2012 10:52:49 AM Dear George, I am aware that other people feel differently. That is why I prefixed my sec.....
» 5/04/2012 8:55:45 AM Dear George, We can express our feelings about death in language. Other species can obser.....
» 4/04/2012 9:17:19 PM Dear Atman, You wrote: “the word 'ultimate' here as meaning final, not as the answer to l.....
» 4/04/2012 6:21:20 PM From my reading of the history of religion there were sky-gods who did not prescribe moral.....
» 4/04/2012 3:55:24 PM Dear Lexi, Insanity or mental illness is sometimes illusive in definition. What is accept.....
» 4/04/2012 9:33:20 AM Speaking of Sexpo atheism as well as masturbation can be enjoyed alone or with suitable co.....
» 4/04/2012 8:58:33 AM I hope we can live together in peace. Religion has been both a source of violence and peac.....
» 4/04/2012 2:49:39 AM Atman wrote: "Atheists just don't understand what religion is all about. Atheism mean.....
» 3/04/2012 11:11:04 AM Unfortunately many equate morality as connected with religious belief. Morality seems to m.....
» 2/04/2012 4:27:13 PM Dear runner, I am not an unbeliever. I believe one should be kind and question authority......
» 2/04/2012 4:23:02 PM Dear Grim, The US voting system varies from state to state. Nevadan ballots have 'none of.....
» 2/04/2012 4:14:46 PM Dear Belly, Some wars actually have preserved our freedom. It would be horrible to think .....
» 2/04/2012 4:03:35 PM Dear sillysally, I agree that the Scandinavian systems produce fairer outcomes than the U.....
» 2/04/2012 3:48:17 PM Dear runner, You are entitled to believe in any superstition you wish. You can also think.....
» 2/04/2012 1:53:40 PM Dear Sillysally, Yes, it would give Australia a system like the US. Abraham Lincoln, Fran.....
» 2/04/2012 11:05:18 AM We do not have representative government since the wishes of the party room takes preceden.....
» 2/04/2012 10:39:29 AM At 86 I am aware that my life expectancy is less than that of a younger person. I want to .....
» 2/04/2012 10:15:38 AM continued Wilfred Owen died fighting for England in WW1. Before he died he realized the h.....
» 2/04/2012 10:10:59 AM One under god sometimes can see through nonsense. They died for our freedoms? How did it s.....
» 1/04/2012 10:06:13 AM Dear Belly, You referred to the DLP. The DLP by splitting the labor forces kept the Labor.....
» 1/04/2012 8:50:54 AM Dear Belly, There is absolutely no reason to support your party as opposed to the Libs. D.....
» 31/03/2012 10:05:18 PM Belly wrote: "Greens are obstructionist and unconcerned at majority views, or consens.....
» 31/03/2012 2:47:28 AM Dear Arjay, I did not pay enough attention. I should have noticed who started this string.....
» 30/03/2012 4:03:03 PM Dear Belly, I have been active in politics for about 66 years and am 86 years old. Left/.....
» 30/03/2012 10:11:06 AM Funny. I did not read it as something mandated for everybody. I read it as a device which .....
» 30/03/2012 4:58:07 AM Dear Belly, You wrote, "I ask fellow believers to read and note." That is an a.....
» 29/03/2012 11:12:56 AM I am an immigrant to Australia and have read a bit of history so I can know more about the.....
» 27/03/2012 9:49:44 AM I much prefer Gillard to Rudd. Rudd lives in a fairy tale land ignoring reality. He appa.....
» 26/03/2012 1:40:43 PM 579: JC is a semimythical creation. The reality of CN worries me. He leads a party that w.....
» 26/03/2012 9:49:25 AM The LNP is the party of the developers. Incompetence has been replaced by greed......
» 22/03/2012 9:29:17 AM One does not need to play any sort of blackjack. A person can be aware that whatever game .....
» 9/03/2012 10:13:24 AM China is part of the world economy. Their economy depends to a large extent on selling to .....
» 25/02/2012 10:16:36 PM Dear runner, I just stated facts. Jesus did not do what the messiah is supposed to do the.....
» 25/02/2012 7:43:43 PM Dear runner, A lot of people thought Jesus was the messiah. The messiah was supposed to b.....
» 24/02/2012 8:53:09 AM In his vision for an overpopulated Australia Rudd has shown himself unaware of a global cr.....
» 14/02/2012 2:44:01 PM Dear runner, Like other humans atheists can hate. However, their hate is limited to what .....
» 14/02/2012 12:55:24 PM Dear runner, Adam and Eve are more creatures of myth as is an Adamic nature. If your myth.....
» 14/02/2012 12:48:32 PM Dear bitey, Obama is not the head of state. In the US system unlike the Westminster syste.....
» 14/02/2012 10:37:22 AM Dear runner, You are a believer in a mythology - the myth of the existence of a perfect h.....
» 14/02/2012 10:28:34 AM Do we need any sort of head of state? The head of state in Australia is generally a public.....
» 13/02/2012 4:30:44 PM Dear runner, Rebellion against authority? That is the best thing to rebel against. Author.....
» 13/02/2012 12:45:42 PM Speaking of poolrooms when I was a little boy going into a poolroom or a bowling alley was.....
» 4/02/2012 10:22:16 AM Dear Shadow Minister, Prohibition banned alcohol. I am not advocating banning gambling. I.....
» 1/02/2012 3:44:29 PM Dear Lexi, Of course casinos would not agree to being banned. Neither would other entitie.....
» 1/02/2012 1:45:54 PM Dear Hasbeen, I just proposed getting rid of the casinos - not gambling. Keep TAB, race t.....
» 1/02/2012 9:53:58 AM Government is schizoid. On one hand it is intrusive into people's lives. On the other hand.....
» 1/02/2012 8:38:29 AM Economic modeling generally considers all economic activity in monetary terms without cons.....
» 1/02/2012 7:46:14 AM Sounds great. Unfortunately the government subsidises religious schools which are less var.....
» 1/02/2012 7:22:08 AM Tsk, Tsk. Breeches of security? Safety in pants? Should be 'breaches of security.' Bad edi.....
» 27/01/2012 2:53:51 PM Dear Raycom, As I mentioned in my first post population control is essential to deal with.....
» 27/01/2012 11:11:28 AM The same words have different meanings when usd by different people. Religious liberty to .....
» 23/01/2012 2:56:49 PM Dear Pericles, Have you thought of writing an article for olo? Maybe you have, and I don'.....
» 22/01/2012 6:38:51 PM One should have a little humility in making any historical predictions regarding end-times.....
» 20/01/2012 9:18:52 PM Dear Rache, Buddhism is a non-theistic religion. Religions do not have to incorporate a d.....
» 20/01/2012 8:56:36 AM Dear Belly, I do not share your optimism. Belief in God is just one manifestation of unre.....
» 19/01/2012 6:54:15 PM Peter Hume wrote: "Here you are either being confused, or dishonest. How do you deriv.....
» 19/01/2012 9:51:42 AM The killing of large numbers of people by US forces would not stop under Paul. The US mili.....
» 19/01/2012 5:51:12 AM Although there is much to say for Ron Paul support for him is questionable. One problem in.....
» 18/01/2012 5:43:35 PM The belief in a Second Coming is a belief in incompetence. A competent messiah would have .....
» 18/01/2012 11:36:46 AM Dear runner, Repent of one's Godless life? Repent for using one's reason? Repent for not .....
» 18/01/2012 10:28:30 AM Dear Stg, You wrote: "It is said in the bible, a thousand years on earth is equivale.....
» 10/01/2012 11:03:17 AM Dear AJ and Grim, You have both posted items that I have read and thought, "I wish I.....
» 9/01/2012 10:56:30 PM Dear Mitchell, You wrote, “Institutional religions are decadent parodies of their origina.....
» 8/01/2012 4:00:37 PM Dear Mitchell, Although I picked the book in a Bangkok hotel it was not Siamese. The Soci.....
» 8/01/2012 4:48:57 AM Dear AJ, Religions, I think all of them of any extent, have many sects and variations. So.....
» 8/01/2012 1:47:30 AM Dear AJ, I have recently come back from Bangkok. In my hotel room was a copy of the New T.....
» 8/01/2012 12:45:30 AM Dear AJ, Atheist only deals with those religions which include a belief in god. There are.....
» 6/01/2012 8:22:09 PM Dear Luciferase, I am aware that there are certain traditions in Judaism that suggest rei.....
» 6/01/2012 7:24:37 PM Dear Grim, I am a creature of my upbringing. I try not to make unnecessary generalisation.....
» 6/01/2012 1:49:30 PM Dear Luciferase, I have never pondered the question of an afterlife. You wrote: "Mo.....
» 6/01/2012 10:49:52 AM A number of years ago I visited my aunt in the hospital. She was suffering an agonising de.....
» 5/01/2012 3:56:27 PM Dear Luciferase, Thanks for your reference to great talk on cosmology......
» 5/01/2012 1:13:50 AM Dear Luciferase, Would you be kind enough to tell us about your coming to the belief that.....
» 4/01/2012 7:30:54 PM Dear runner, I did not compare those who opposed gay marriage with the Nazis. They are no.....
» 4/01/2012 7:27:56 PM Dear Yabby, Burning people at the stake was not restricted to the Catholic church. Protes.....
» 4/01/2012 4:33:50 PM I would to see separation of religion and state. It would not matter what someone believed.....
» 4/01/2012 4:17:41 PM Dear runner, Democracy is more than majority rule. At one time in Germany most of the peo.....
» 4/01/2012 11:10:20 AM runner, Secular humanists did not invent abortion nor are secular humanists the main supp.....
» 3/01/2012 4:45:16 PM Dear runner, I doubt that you really read the secular humanist principles. Secular humani.....
» 3/01/2012 2:17:43 PM runner, Perhaps you would be interested in knowing what you oppose. From http://en.wikip.....
» 3/01/2012 11:34:10 AM If the length of time a religion has existed is an indication of its worth than Judaism, H.....
» 3/01/2012 10:59:32 AM Muelenberg wrote: "Many of the supposed great scientific, literary and artistic achie.....
» 3/01/2012 10:47:09 AM We cannot prove anything about God or the afterlife. Whether or not either exists is not a.....
» 2/01/2012 12:57:35 PM Dear Luciferase, There is evidence that death is the end of life. Organisms that die have.....
» 2/01/2012 11:52:04 AM When one makes an assertion for which there is no evidence there is no reason to accept su.....
» 31/12/2011 7:42:47 PM Dear runner, After life there is nothing. That's it. Finito. Kaput. The end. That's all f.....
» 30/12/2011 8:40:18 AM one under god wrote: ""Unlike all the slaughter in the name of God"...! p.....
» 30/12/2011 2:28:55 AM Dear Poirot, Apparently being on the left means one must ignore or excuse the corpses the.....
» 30/12/2011 2:07:00 AM Dear Poirot, I see nothing to justify the invasion of Iraq. Bush lied the US into that wa.....
» 29/12/2011 11:50:45 PM Squeers wrote: If OLOers wants to read a real modern Orwell, try Terry Eagleton, though I .....
» 20/12/2011 8:58:21 AM Dear Pericles, You are injecting an unpleasant sense of reality into this discussion......
» 20/12/2011 2:33:28 AM skeptic wrote: "Pier Paolo Pasolini (writer and film-maker) had the opinion that it i.....
» 19/12/2011 11:32:39 AM I think these young women made a sensible decision. I am an 86 year old man whose virginit.....
» 19/12/2011 11:21:45 AM We can examine the statement "To die without illusions is to die a strong man." .....
» 17/12/2011 8:26:15 PM One thing a Catholic childhood can do is provide a great inspiration for literature. I am .....
» 17/12/2011 7:59:12 PM Dear byork, I agree that immigrants are targeted unfairly for unemployment. Of course lab.....
» 17/12/2011 6:02:24 PM Dear Paul1405, One can wish Andrew a happy retyrement......
» 17/12/2011 3:10:42 PM Dear observed, Who planned it? Who is behind it? What advantage are they getting from it?.....
» 17/12/2011 2:35:19 PM Dear Lexi, I was an adviser to Senator John Woodley. He was head of the Parliamentary Chr.....
» 17/12/2011 12:33:31 PM Dear Lexi, You wrote: "I still feel however that it is very difficult to make judgem.....
» 17/12/2011 11:19:14 AM Dear observed, I think you are correct that there is non-white immigration to EVERY white.....
» 17/12/2011 9:09:24 AM Anti-racist may be a code word for anti-white to some people on this list. Not to me. Raci.....
» 16/12/2011 10:40:05 PM Dear Lexi, You are right in that it is more decent to allow a conscience vote in such mat.....
» 16/12/2011 8:26:14 PM Dear criticaster, Your comment was an exercise in casuistry. It doesn't matter what Gilla.....
» 16/12/2011 2:51:06 PM Dear byork, I remember reading Pauline Hanson's statement in the newspaper that she would.....
» 16/12/2011 10:27:16 AM Dear runner, The chaplains are not consciously wicked. I'm sure they think they are doing.....
» 16/12/2011 10:19:29 AM Some of the 9 principles enunciated in the article do not stand up under analysis. Item 4.....
» 16/12/2011 10:01:09 AM Dear runner, I agree with you. Our prime minister lied. I find that completely unacceptab.....
» 16/12/2011 9:52:41 AM I remember Pauline Hanson's words on being elected. She claimed that she would represent w.....
» 16/12/2011 9:03:15 AM The question is not broad enough. Racism is only one ingredient of prejudice. A better que.....
» 16/12/2011 8:46:15 AM Dear halduell, Are you maintaining we shouldn't consider the issue at all? Are you disapp.....
» 15/12/2011 11:00:32 PM runner wrote: <Funny how so many scientist come out expressing their doubts when they a.....
» 15/12/2011 9:36:43 PM Dear runner, You don't seem to get the idea. Atheists do not hate God. Atheists do not sh.....
» 15/12/2011 8:16:37 AM Dear Graham Y, Unfortunately the Sunday School version of God that Dawkins attacks is the.....
» 15/12/2011 12:24:36 AM Dear csteele, I agree. The Apostle’s Creed has “sublime simplicity, unsurpassable brevity.....
» 14/12/2011 7:00:54 PM Dear WmTrevor, Sometimes the greatest threat to the irrational is not other irrationals b.....
» 14/12/2011 4:02:49 PM Dear Lexi, The antidote to what is fundamentally wrong is what is fundamentally right. Ho.....
» 14/12/2011 2:18:05 PM Dear Lexi and WmTrevor, I question your optimism concerning the victory of reason. Please.....
» 14/12/2011 1:16:02 PM There is great beauty in mathematics. It can be enjoyed all your life, but when you die th.....
» 14/12/2011 1:04:01 PM Since Jesus was not a Christian but a Jew he would be very unlikely to want a ham for Chri.....
» 13/12/2011 5:43:48 PM Dear Belly, We westerners? Scepticism is not restricted to westerners. India and China ha.....
» 13/12/2011 11:14:43 AM Dear runner, In Geneva it was Bible believing Christians who were doing the burning. Prot.....
» 13/12/2011 9:43:30 AM Dear Wm Trevor, Thank you for your reference. You wrote: “Strangely, I couldn't find any .....
» 12/12/2011 11:24:30 PM Dear runner, I still would like to know what evidence there is for the legend of creation.....
» 12/12/2011 6:27:09 PM Dear runner, What was the name of the professor you cited, and what was his field? I doub.....
» 12/12/2011 4:37:50 PM Dear runner, I do not believe in evolution. I accept evolution because it fits the eviden.....
» 12/12/2011 1:48:22 AM Dear runner, I don't hate any non-existent beings. I admit to a great lack of enthusiasm .....
» 11/12/2011 9:59:20 PM Dear Philo, The pure character of God? He sure isn't a pure character in the Bible. In Jo.....
» 11/12/2011 10:12:30 AM Dear Banjo, There is no reason that any word cannot change in meaning as long as the chan.....
» 10/12/2011 11:53:07 PM Dear runner, What other people do sexually as long as they are consenting adults is none .....
» 10/12/2011 11:03:55 PM Dear runner, Adam and Eve have no more reality than the rainbow serpent, the Japanese sun.....
» 10/12/2011 6:48:11 PM Excellent suggestion, runner. A simple biology lesson. Homosexuality is not just a human p.....
» 10/12/2011 2:39:00 PM Dear Banjo, Same sex marriages are not the same as polygamous marriages. However, as I s.....
» 9/12/2011 10:20:21 AM Dear Lexi, Our member of parliament in general doesn't represent us. In the words of Sull.....
» 8/12/2011 8:24:45 PM Dear Arjay, Gay Abandon is a great girl. She is always welcome in my house......
» 8/12/2011 5:07:34 PM The positions that parties put forth in their platform should be adhered to after election.....
» 8/12/2011 11:24:55 AM To cite costs of solar technology on the basis of present developments in that area is to .....
» 8/12/2011 8:37:37 AM Murder is defined by the state. Superstitious bodies which follow the book of fairy tales .....
» 6/12/2011 8:04:15 AM Dear klf, You referred to the transsexual community. I am heterosexual, but I don't feel .....
» 5/12/2011 7:42:50 AM The United States does not have compulsory voting either in the primaries or the general e.....
» 3/12/2011 3:16:01 PM A transexual is one who has had genitalia and other physical attributes modified so they c.....
» 2/12/2011 9:06:23 AM There is something lacking, and that is a better control group to compare their suicide ra.....
» 2/12/2011 8:54:07 AM Eliminate onshore refugee intake? In the past Australia has taken in Soviet and Chinese di.....
» 9/11/2011 8:49:33 AM The author concludes with: "Australia needs to decide which role it wants to play on.....
» 8/11/2011 4:29:06 PM Dear imajulianutter, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freedom_indices contains freedo.....
» 8/11/2011 4:25:35 PM Continued Dear imajulianutter, You brought up the subject of Christianity, and then call.....
» 8/11/2011 4:14:48 PM Dear imajulianutter, I have not called your responses slimy, and I would appreciate equal.....
» 5/11/2011 10:32:56 AM Dear Poirot, You're probably right. My wishing we could get beyond tribalism does mean we.....
» 5/11/2011 9:51:47 AM I regard the presence or absence of free-will as a question that cannot be answered. Wheth.....
» 5/11/2011 9:40:16 AM Dear Poirot, Identifying with a group is a normal tendency. Many times it is valuable for.....
» 4/11/2011 2:22:42 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, The wars you mentioned have nothing to do with ethnic nationalism. Eth.....
» 4/11/2011 10:23:17 AM The axis of evil? An axis like any other line is determined by two points. George Bush was.....
» 4/11/2011 9:56:38 AM Phlogiston is not pseudoscience as the article maintains. It was a reasonable hypothesis a.....
» 4/11/2011 8:45:41 AM Note that Iran is not an Arab country. As such it cannot be part of the Arab Spring if the.....
» 3/11/2011 9:39:03 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, I read the article. It seemed an accurate account of the past and the.....
» 3/11/2011 7:41:57 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, The title of the string is “Can we transcend tribalism?” not “We can .....
» 3/11/2011 3:23:04 PM May the ship of state remain rudderless......
» 3/11/2011 1:31:33 PM Dear runner, No matter how strong one's belief is it does not make the belief a fact. Myt.....
» 3/11/2011 9:20:04 AM One criterion of leadership in a democratic society is the ability to get others to do you.....
» 3/11/2011 8:03:52 AM I do not want Rudd back. The main environmental problem is uncontrolled population growth......
» 2/11/2011 6:40:34 PM Dear The Blue Cross, Consider the divine Y as an anatomical metaphor. Dear runner, Chri.....
» 2/11/2011 5:56:10 PM Dear Blue Cross, The wedding vowel is not AEIO or U. It is the divine Y......
» 2/11/2011 3:58:11 PM Dear runner, To say we are fallen means to accept your mythology that we once were in a n.....
» 2/11/2011 1:36:26 PM Dear Lexi, It is time for a radical rethinking, but we are unlikely to do it. One sourc.....
» 1/11/2011 9:02:04 PM Hatred of the other is endemic to the human race. Generally tribal people have a name for .....
» 24/10/2011 7:57:56 PM Dear imajulianutter, I attacked Christianity because of your statements about Christian b.....
» 20/10/2011 10:41:42 PM The Bible, like any other book, was written by humans and should be questioned. One Christ.....
» 20/10/2011 10:08:03 PM Dear Jay Of Melbourne, You wrote: "Davidf, Yes and no, to what extent are the likes.....
» 20/10/2011 9:25:41 PM Dear imajulianutter, I respect no religious beliefs. Religions get beliefs from other rel.....
» 20/10/2011 7:42:07 PM Dear imajulianutter, The Eucharist is a pagan ritual that has been adopted by Christianit.....
» 20/10/2011 8:22:30 AM http://www.secularnewsdaily.com/ is a source for the activities of religious extremists in.....
» 19/10/2011 10:39:14 PM Dear Acolyte Rizla, Jesus was a fairly typical Jew. He criticised other Jews, didn't acce.....
» 19/10/2011 4:07:31 PM Dear diver dan, How did you encourage the dogs to destroy duck nests and, I presume, only.....
» 19/10/2011 4:03:02 PM Dear imajulianutter, Jesus rejected no Jewish beliefs. His best lines such as 'love thy n.....
» 19/10/2011 3:56:31 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, Probably the government does not want stories that reflect badly on Ch.....
» 18/10/2011 11:23:50 AM Dear Belly, You win some - lose some. We used to get double barred finches, but they have.....
» 18/10/2011 10:15:27 AM We get ground meat for the butcher birds, maggies and kookas. They vary in boldness. Some .....
» 18/10/2011 9:54:54 AM A poorly written article with bad grammar and racist stereotypes. The following sentence .....
» 18/10/2011 9:19:42 AM Sarkozy has Jewish ancestry and is aware of what has happened to Jews living in Christian .....
» 17/10/2011 1:57:15 PM Dear Antiseptic, Division is not bad per se. Competition can be healthy. However, when di.....
» 17/10/2011 8:17:39 AM Dear Antiseptic, Marxism recognised this basic human drive and promoted class solidarity. .....
» 16/10/2011 11:13:47 AM Hatred of the other is endemic to the human race. Generally tribal people have a name for .....
» 12/10/2011 2:45:30 PM One cannot approach economic systems rationally without taking into account 1. Increasing .....
» 10/10/2011 1:00:11 PM http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2011/10/the-opium-of-terry-eagleton is another r.....
» 10/10/2011 11:34:57 AM Dear Peter Hume, You are right. I have chosen not to answer your questions. I don't think.....
» 10/10/2011 9:23:45 AM When I became a citizen of Australia Michael Lavarch presided. In the ceremonies he stated.....
» 10/10/2011 8:18:17 AM Dear imajulianutter, Good for you. A discussion of left and right does not seem to serve .....
» 9/10/2011 10:07:58 PM Dear Peter Hume, When there is a monopoly such as a water company or an electric company .....
» 9/10/2011 12:44:48 PM Dear Hasbeen, Thank you for your post. You may well be right. At least you are writing ab.....
» 8/10/2011 8:51:25 PM Dear Squeers, I am sorry to lose Poirot although I am glad Toulouse Lautrec. However, I e.....
» 8/10/2011 12:12:29 PM Dear Peter, Consumers or the users of roads have little or no voice in the way they are c.....
» 8/10/2011 11:26:34 AM Squeers quoted David f: <I understand ideology as conformity to a belief system which .....
» 8/10/2011 10:49:22 AM Dear Peter Hume, We live in a world where large corporations control most of the wealth. .....
» 7/10/2011 8:48:20 PM Dear Squeers, I agree with most of your post. My disagreement may be partially a matter o.....
» 7/10/2011 10:49:56 AM Dear Poirot, Your answer to the question of the number of corpses under the Marxist gover.....
» 6/10/2011 7:18:44 PM Dear Squeers, You have called the article we are discussing names such as ignorant and po.....
» 6/10/2011 6:33:12 PM Dear Poirot, In 1987 a meeting of former CIA people in Switzerland estimated that approxi.....
» 6/10/2011 12:09:57 PM Dear Squeers, The fact is that various Marxist entities produced many corpses. The articl.....
» 6/10/2011 6:59:43 AM There is a tendency to pigeonhole people. One way to do that is to put them on a spectrum .....
» 5/10/2011 4:37:56 PM Dear Squeers, There was no demonisation of Marx. Marxism is a we/they philosophy which en.....
» 4/10/2011 6:00:35 PM Dear runner, I didn't fail to address the atrocities of Marxism. I wrote the article we'r.....
» 4/10/2011 4:49:09 PM Dear runner, The Catholic Church and the Protestant Lutheran church were united in suppor.....
» 4/10/2011 2:30:38 PM Dear runner, When the west was almost completely Christian it was a very unsafe place to .....
» 4/10/2011 1:59:44 PM Marxism is only one kind of socialism. The article only refers to Marxism and is not criti.....
» 29/09/2011 9:14:00 AM There is also the Theory of Relativity: Candidate: How can I be expected to know anything.....
» 26/09/2011 5:23:14 PM Dear All, We go round and round. I'm leaving. Goodbye......
» 26/09/2011 1:44:10 PM Dear Squuers, You wrote: davidf: <To expect any system to be uniformly good and have n.....
» 26/09/2011 12:39:40 PM Dear OUG, Most Jews in Russia were desperately poor and had no wealth to take with them. .....
» 26/09/2011 10:04:13 AM Dear Squeers, Of course you are right. Capitalism is not uniformly good in Scandinavia an.....
» 26/09/2011 9:32:00 AM Why do we have to categorise and define what is meant by socialising? For me the net is gr.....
» 26/09/2011 9:12:25 AM Of course the solution is to have only countries which make no distinction among its citiz.....
» 26/09/2011 8:49:47 AM Dear Antiseptic, Who are the three who see socialism as a necessity? I see socialism and .....
» 26/09/2011 7:45:36 AM Dear Squeers, One can call a cow a horse, but it will remain a cow. One can deny Marx is.....
» 26/09/2011 6:11:41 AM Dear antiseptic, You are not doing a precis. You are taking one factor that you know abou.....
» 26/09/2011 4:34:50 AM Dear Antiseptic, We have very different views on this list. However, you seem to be the o.....
» 25/09/2011 4:39:08 PM Dear Belly, You wrote an interesting sentnece "I think man should have his Gods, I .....
» 25/09/2011 8:04:49 AM Peter Hume wrote: Yes, david, what you need to realise is that Poirot and Squeers really d.....
» 25/09/2011 6:25:12 AM Dear Belly, There is a Talmudic saying that we are born with fists clenched and die with .....
» 24/09/2011 10:45:49 PM Dear Peter Hume, In England during the Industrial Revolution there were children of 7 wor.....
» 24/09/2011 10:01:48 PM Dear Squeers, You wrote: "There is nothing in Marx to paint him a bigot above the co.....
» 24/09/2011 8:22:13 PM Dear Squeers, You quoted Eagleton: However, in his article Eagleton is at pains to urge .....
» 24/09/2011 7:20:16 PM Dear Squeers, I see no way I can look at "On the Jewish Question" sympathetical.....
» 24/09/2011 3:20:58 PM From “In Praise of Marx” which Squeers recommended. The following is an example of how an .....
» 24/09/2011 2:40:52 PM http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/jewish-question/ will lead one to Marx’s “.....
» 24/09/2011 7:27:49 AM Dear Belly, I was once talking to my aunt. She told me she had called her son and there w.....
» 23/09/2011 3:30:55 PM Dear Squeers, Marx was vile. That does not mean everybody who agrees with him is vile. I .....
» 23/09/2011 2:38:57 PM Dear Poirot, In talking to you I will respect you. However, I see no reason to show Marx a.....
» 23/09/2011 2:12:58 PM Dear Squeers, I disagree with you. That does make me hopelessly prejudiced. You disagree .....
» 23/09/2011 1:58:58 PM Dear Squeers, I actually read enough of the words of Marx to make a judgment. If you can .....
» 23/09/2011 1:52:48 PM Dear Poirot, You are right. I did ridicule Christianity in my words which you cited. How.....
» 23/09/2011 12:59:53 PM Dear Poirot, I do not ricicule Christianity or other religions. They have been a rallying .....
» 23/09/2011 11:34:10 AM Dear Squeers, I have read Marx's "On the Jewish Question." It was the work of a.....
» 23/09/2011 11:02:33 AM Dear runner, You wrote: "Your assertion that no believers in Christ think is arrogan.....
» 23/09/2011 10:38:52 AM Dear Squeers, I read the article. In it, "The truth is that Marx was no more respons.....
» 23/09/2011 8:25:30 AM Dear runner, The fact that people died for a belief does not make the belief worthwhile o.....
» 22/09/2011 5:23:06 PM Dear runner, Shirley McClaine and the practitioners of New Age nonsense are loonies. Imagi.....
» 22/09/2011 3:11:37 PM Dear runner, Jules Michelet wrote 'Satanism and Witchcraft' which tells of the persecutio.....
» 22/09/2011 1:36:15 PM It is a mistake to generalise about tribal societies as they vary greatly. Morgan, a ninet.....
» 22/09/2011 11:24:53 AM Dear Lexi, Your husband was next to a crypt and had a cryptic experience......
» 22/09/2011 11:21:15 AM Dear Poirot, The Communist Manifesto recommends: 5. Centralization of credit in the bank.....
» 22/09/2011 10:06:40 AM There is not one entity called capitalism. The word encompasses multitudes. As long as a s.....
» 22/09/2011 9:00:14 AM On 12 September, 2001 in Australia in the very early morning I had a dream. I was in a vas.....
» 16/09/2011 9:21:26 AM The Sustainable Population Association invites all interested parties to the following: T.....
» 14/09/2011 9:58:31 PM One reason for free speech is to point out wrongs. I agree with OZ. The US or any other .....
» 14/09/2011 9:54:14 AM Since a core problem in our society is an increasing population I think it best to modify .....
» 14/09/2011 9:32:39 AM This morning at the pool a man told me that his son was going to Bible College in Colorado.....
» 13/09/2011 2:54:40 AM Dear Oz, I also have consulted to Senator John Woodley in writing legislation that would .....
» 13/09/2011 2:42:56 AM Dear Oz, You asked what I have done. I have demonstrated against the Vietnamese War and .....
» 12/09/2011 3:49:30 AM I am a voting citizen of the US. We can only vote for the candidates that are put up by th.....
» 11/09/2011 10:35:59 AM In an age of supposed sexual freedom it is disconcerting to see Disneyfied mermaids with b.....
» 10/09/2011 7:20:05 AM Dear Donkey, THanks for that. I am a dual citizen of the US and Australia who is often cr.....
» 9/09/2011 5:42:44 PM Humbled means 1. Decisively defeated or 2. brought down significantly in prestige. However.....
» 9/09/2011 9:27:02 AM Wilsonian idealism? Much of the motivation for Woodrow Wilson's actions was his racism. Wi.....
» 30/08/2011 12:40:40 PM Dear Philo, There are several justifications for same sex marriage: 1. Stable unions dec.....
» 30/08/2011 8:48:43 AM Dear Philo, You may be interested in reading about non-human homosexuality. http://en.wik.....
» 30/08/2011 8:21:41 AM Dear Philo, Who officiates when a bull marries a cow? Can they still get married if the b.....
» 29/08/2011 9:36:41 AM Dear Philo, You made questionable statements: You wrote: Marriage takes place for the pr.....
» 26/08/2011 5:38:17 PM Dear Philo, Your repetition has a robotic quality......
» 26/08/2011 1:50:13 PM Dear Blue Cross, I think it was a practical arrangement. Tibet did not have the wherewitha.....
» 26/08/2011 1:08:28 PM Dear Banjo, Typically in Tibet where they have or did have polyandry a woman will marry b.....
» 26/08/2011 8:33:39 AM Dear Philo, Poirot is right. One can engage in a sexual act without a formal union of any.....
» 26/08/2011 6:36:53 AM Dear rehctub, Justice is for all not only the majority. If a small minority is treated un.....
» 25/08/2011 11:37:25 AM Dear Philo, You are not logical. You wrote: "The word for same sex union is - Homosex.....
» 25/08/2011 8:21:43 AM Dear Banjo, Words change their meaning through time. Several hundred years ago the word, .....
» 10/08/2011 8:58:47 AM I would like as an allowable response to any question a census-taker may ask: "I con.....
» 9/08/2011 8:36:51 AM It's a misnomer to call the replacement of one dictator or authoritarian ruler by another .....
» 28/07/2011 9:38:48 AM Peter Sellick wrote: "To have an image of God, even a mental image, was forbidden. Th.....
» 27/07/2011 11:51:46 PM Dear morganzola, I have no way of knowing what is in the minds of Howard, Gillard or Abbo.....
» 26/07/2011 6:45:54 PM Dear csteele, I am in the US at my oldest son's house in Williamsburg, VA waiting for him.....
» 26/07/2011 2:26:42 PM Dear Lexi, Possibly one of the national myths of the people of any country is to see them.....
» 26/07/2011 12:40:08 AM Dear Suzeonline, I think most people in Australia's past were peaceful. Only a minority w.....
» 25/07/2011 11:52:59 PM Dear csteele, Good to hear from you. I am not quite sure what fraught relativism is. I am.....
» 25/07/2011 10:45:49 PM Dear Suzeonline, Governments claim a monopoly on violence. They murder people in many way.....
» 25/07/2011 10:31:27 AM Dear Pericles, A slight correction to your statement. There will not be any demonstration.....
» 25/07/2011 8:48:10 AM I am horrified by what he did, but I disagree that he was a madman. He merely acted on the.....
» 7/06/2011 6:22:40 PM Dear Philo, You wrote: "The moral is be genuine to your understanding of the truth e.....
» 7/06/2011 10:30:15 AM Philo wrote: "The moral is be genuine to your understanding of the truth even if it m.....
» 3/06/2011 8:29:35 AM The author writes: "I wouldn't say I feel sorry for Liberal Senator David Bushby but .....
» 1/06/2011 4:17:17 PM Dear runner, 'The same'again. The lump of inchoate mass you disagree with and lump togeth.....
» 1/06/2011 3:53:53 PM Dear runner, Please be specific and name one or more persons 'that scream so loud about c.....
» 1/06/2011 12:05:27 PM The article contained: "Simplistic and inaccurate characterisation is a habit that di.....
» 1/06/2011 11:33:52 AM Dear Houellebecq, You did say that. However, you said it while I was keying in my comment.....
» 1/06/2011 9:21:50 AM Although correlation doesn't prove causation it indicates there may be a relationship. Abo.....
» 31/05/2011 2:36:29 PM When I lived in the United States I once went to a debate between Arlen Specter, a crusadi.....
» 31/05/2011 2:16:56 PM runner wrote: "The same people that scream so loud about cigarette packaging are ofte.....
» 31/05/2011 11:16:33 AM Dear Hasbeen, Our prime minister is a woman of virtue. Her virtue is that she is not Tony.....
» 31/05/2011 11:01:30 AM I can add nothing to the article except praise for the author......
» 31/05/2011 10:53:35 AM Dear Pelican, I agree. The prime minister is no more a good role model than a woman who h.....
» 31/05/2011 10:03:17 AM For a society to be viable it is not necessary that all members of it reproduce. It is onl.....
» 30/05/2011 11:19:01 AM Section 116 of the Australian Constitution says: "The Commonwealth shall not make an.....
» 30/05/2011 11:12:07 AM The wife of a Baptist preacher who lived several miles from us was very interested in havi.....
» 27/05/2011 8:10:41 PM Dear Philo, Every religion claims it has the truth. Christianity is just one of many with.....
» 27/05/2011 4:05:18 PM Dear Philo, Jesus is reported to have said that only him can one enter the kingdom of hea.....
» 26/05/2011 10:17:22 PM Dear Philo, A figure who asks you to put your family below him is simply not worth a pail.....
» 26/05/2011 4:51:11 PM Dear Philo, We both selectively quote Jesus, but there really isn't any evidence that it .....
» 26/05/2011 9:02:34 AM Squeers’ post encouraged me to look at the last sentence of the article again. It is: “Fo.....
» 25/05/2011 10:35:01 PM Dear Philo, You are correct. Leaders of third world countries squander their wealth on we.....
» 25/05/2011 10:17:36 PM Dear Peter, You wrote: "John’s gospel and the epistles attributed to him give us exc.....
» 25/05/2011 3:47:10 PM Dear Peter, Jesus can't love you. If he ever existed he is long dead, and dead men rise u.....
» 25/05/2011 11:30:14 AM Islam has similar nonsense. Their statement of faith: "There is no God but Allah, and.....
» 25/05/2011 10:22:35 AM This is nothing new in US history. Franklin Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were horribly vi.....
» 25/05/2011 8:38:45 AM Dear Philo, Unfortunately you apparently have the mindset that many Christians have. They.....
» 24/05/2011 11:35:26 PM Dear Philo, I nowhere implied that the English were Nazis. I wrote that the Nazis were mo.....
» 24/05/2011 5:43:32 PM Dear Philo, Belief in a humanoid god and all the other mumbojumbo did not make the Nazis .....
» 24/05/2011 1:03:11 PM Dear Lexi, Euphoria me and me for you. The Gippsland Lakes are beautiful and so is the V.....
» 24/05/2011 10:13:44 AM Dear csteele, Where does one get the information on which threads get most responses?.....
» 24/05/2011 10:11:48 AM Dear Poirot & csteele, The sun is shining on the poinciana, the ixora, the passion fruit .....
» 23/05/2011 2:28:08 PM Dear Ammonite, Gutenberg did not invent the printing press. He was the first to introduce.....
» 23/05/2011 10:26:49 AM The author wrote: "This year is an opportune time for we in the English-speaking worl.....
» 22/05/2011 11:38:42 AM Dear Poirot, Scandinavia is not only an egalitarian society politically and economically .....
» 22/05/2011 10:21:04 AM Dear Poirot, As the dominant power the US acts the way you described. They pull the strin.....
» 22/05/2011 2:13:01 AM Dear csteele, The US supported Iraq's attack on Iran. Bush2 lied the US into the latest G.....
» 21/05/2011 12:45:43 PM Dear Poirot, The USA, a predominately white, Christian country elected a dark-skinned man.....
» 20/05/2011 8:45:43 PM Dear Poirot, I disagree that western culture is the root cause of modern war. The genocid.....
» 20/05/2011 7:12:24 PM Dear Squeers, I read the article. The first part was excellent. It made the point that ma.....
» 20/05/2011 5:07:18 PM Dear csteele, I asked for an example. That means precisely what it said - not something f.....
» 20/05/2011 3:14:33 AM The laws forbidding torture and their enforcement are necessary for a decent society. If t.....
» 20/05/2011 3:02:58 AM Dear csteele, You didn't give an example. You cited a movie based on a fantasy and made g.....
» 18/05/2011 7:22:07 PM Dear Danielle, It is not a given that the torturee has information. People have been tort.....
» 18/05/2011 1:31:40 PM Dear csteele, We can interpret the experiences we cited as a reason to suspect thst human.....
» 18/05/2011 9:08:52 AM Dear csteele, There are cases for which we do not have a ready explanation such as my dre.....
» 16/05/2011 10:04:24 PM Dear csteele, Billions of people on this earth, I am pretty sure, did not have a dream, s.....
» 16/05/2011 10:16:24 AM Australia needs a Labor Party......
» 16/05/2011 10:13:04 AM Treaties are not the supreme law of the land. Treaties themselves are not the law of the l.....
» 16/05/2011 10:00:27 AM I graduated from Syracuse University in the United States. At our graduation we had a spea.....
» 13/05/2011 7:37:15 AM Dear csteele, You wrote of spirits visiting in the night. I do not believe in any sort of.....
» 12/05/2011 9:52:09 AM Dear Squeers, By the time Roman rule was overthrown, Roman rule and Christian rule had be.....
» 12/05/2011 9:14:37 AM Syriac Christians and oriental Jews, often collaborating, preserved much of the writings o.....
» 12/05/2011 7:55:33 AM Dear Poirot, Quite possibly most Greeks at the time of Eratosthenes were aware that the w.....
» 11/05/2011 4:26:16 PM Dear Lexi, One cannot even always establish facts. The Battleship Maine blew up in Havana.....
» 11/05/2011 2:48:22 PM Thomas Hardy in 'The Man he Killed' puts it at the level of the common soldier: Had he an.....
» 11/05/2011 12:56:28 PM Dear Lexi, One can give due honour to those who fought without honouring those who caused.....
» 10/05/2011 11:00:00 PM Dear csteele, Last month I was at Alotau, Milne Bay, in PNG. Raw Australian troops who ha.....
» 10/05/2011 10:06:13 AM Dear Poirot, There is a deeply moving story. I think it was by Bruce Chatwin. During WW1 .....
» 10/05/2011 3:47:14 AM Dear Poirot, The origins of that aristocracy is of interest. There were nobles of the rob.....
» 9/05/2011 4:58:14 PM I hesitate to make generalisations about the great majority of people as to their empathy,.....
» 9/05/2011 5:40:39 AM The following is about the opponents to WW1 in England, and the frenzy against them and fo.....
» 9/05/2011 5:06:51 AM Dear Lexi, I am pessimistic about ending war. To my way of thinking an international com.....
» 8/05/2011 10:55:16 AM Happy mother's day. Good to hear from you, Lexi. Going to see the ballet, Don Quixote. Po.....
» 7/05/2011 10:09:04 AM Dear csteele, I am glad you also protested. We have a limited number of choices. We can .....
» 6/05/2011 7:53:48 PM Dear Squeers, Idealism is not always odds with realism. They may at times coincide. Neith.....
» 6/05/2011 9:40:59 AM The author wrote: "To this working core of priorities has been added in recent years .....
» 6/05/2011 8:49:17 AM Dear Poirot, Roy’s description of the US and the reactions of the rest of the world towar.....
» 5/05/2011 7:57:44 PM Dear Squeers, I am not going to argue Marxist theory with you. However, your remark that .....
» 5/05/2011 5:22:06 PM Dear Squeers, I think oligarchy fits my purposes better than hegemony. Oligarchy means ru.....
» 5/05/2011 9:55:31 AM Dear Poirot, Your post was interesting. You wrote: "So how does man overcome a situa.....
» 5/05/2011 9:21:37 AM Dear Squeers, I agree with your description of ANZAC day. It is not an expression coming .....
» 5/05/2011 3:58:36 AM Dear csteele, The oligarchies and the warmongers don't always win. However, the oligarchi.....
» 5/05/2011 3:13:55 AM Dear Poirot, What ideas, concepts or viewpoints should not be discussed or examined? What.....
» 4/05/2011 9:46:49 PM Dear Poirot, You have an interesting use of the word provocation. I think any belief is f.....
» 4/05/2011 8:27:32 PM Dear csteele, I think there is one form of government in the world. No single person can .....
» 4/05/2011 5:14:59 PM Dear Poirot, We are discussing things with each other. In discussing things with each ot.....
» 4/05/2011 10:40:49 AM Dear Poirot, I appreciate your attempt at peacemaking. You wrote: “Here's the perfect opp.....
» 3/05/2011 12:36:35 PM Dear Squeers, You wrote: "Marx was not an anti-Semite and either from ignorance, you.....
» 3/05/2011 11:44:43 AM Calumnies? I quoted the old bigot accorately. I cited the Marxist record accurately. He wa.....
» 3/05/2011 9:02:26 AM Dear Poirot, Keynes made a valid critique of capitalism. We can hope and work for somethi.....
» 3/05/2011 7:53:40 AM Dear Squeers, I think I understand well enough to recognise crap for what it is......
» 2/05/2011 9:46:29 PM Dear Squeers, I don’t think my view is bleak at all. I see more hope in living in the pre.....
» 2/05/2011 4:59:14 PM Just enjoyed my bit of tribalism. Followed the baseball game between the Philadelphia Phil.....
» 2/05/2011 10:05:14 AM Dear Poirot, My oldest son is an anthropologist who has lived with two Brazilian peoples,.....
» 1/05/2011 9:57:35 AM Dear Poirot, You wrote: "I don't believe it would be possible to use rational though.....
» 30/04/2011 5:36:43 PM Dear Poirot, http://www.withcompassion.com.au/noahsarkclubhouse.htm is a beautiful exampl.....
» 30/04/2011 1:10:59 PM Dear Poirot, You wrote: "The question is, is this value acquired or instinctual?&quo.....
» 30/04/2011 11:52:55 AM Dear Poirot, On second thought if men really had a warlike nature we would not need cons.....
» 28/04/2011 7:40:41 PM Dear Squeers, Capitalism has been moderated in Sweden so it can be moderated. I disagree.....
» 28/04/2011 5:18:22 PM Dear Squeers, Capitalism is a devil on which one can blame all the ills of the world. How.....
» 28/04/2011 11:15:04 AM Dear Jayb, I just plain disagree. I don't know where your figure of a billion comes from,.....
» 28/04/2011 9:28:30 AM Dear Jayb, With all the casualties of war they may result in an increase in population. B.....
» 27/04/2011 2:43:14 PM Dear Belly, You're still setting up straw men. Nobody has advocated onesided action. You'.....
» 27/04/2011 11:16:56 AM http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14633 might be of interest on this subject. It's by a New Z.....
» 27/04/2011 11:03:35 AM Dear csteele, Living in the matrix could mean being one of a rectangular array of terms w.....
» 27/04/2011 8:53:20 AM Dear Belly, There was no mention of unilateral disarmament in my post. To argue against u.....
» 26/04/2011 3:06:31 PM Dear csteele, I looked up your reference. Eric Whitacre talked about once wanting to be a.....
» 26/04/2011 2:28:14 PM With all the talk of the Anzac spirit, acknowledgement of heroism and remembrance of past .....
» 26/04/2011 2:16:25 PM With all the talk of the Anzac spirit, acknowledgement of heroism and remembrance of past .....
» 24/04/2011 1:55:37 PM continued Then I found http://www.archive.org/ (The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-pro.....
» 24/04/2011 1:44:55 PM Dear csteele, Thank you for referring me to the California Ramblers. I looked them up an.....
» 21/04/2011 5:23:46 PM I used to broadcast news and commentary on 4zzz, a radio station in Brisbane. Occasionally.....
» 21/04/2011 1:35:54 PM Refusal to continue hostilities by an ordinary soldier could have meant court-martial and .....
» 21/04/2011 11:30:12 AM Dear csteele, I am a member of the derrierre garde. Cab Calloway, Fred and Ginger, the Ni.....
» 21/04/2011 11:20:13 AM Dear Mr. Holden, Thank you for that. Sometimes great soldiers are great men. George Washi.....
» 21/04/2011 9:36:41 AM Why has this thread been diverted into discussing a 9/11 conspiracy theory? The author of .....
» 20/04/2011 1:56:33 PM Dear Arjay and Pericles, The number of people who believe something is true is not eviden.....
» 18/04/2011 3:48:23 PM It is easy and wrong to blame the Jews, Americans and capitalism for the ills of the world.....
» 18/04/2011 9:06:42 AM Dear Jewely, My granddaughter did not invite me to be her friend on facebook. She invited.....
» 18/04/2011 4:05:11 AM Dear Belly, Best wishes for your good health. I wish I had not given clues to my real nam.....
» 2/04/2011 9:41:29 AM Dear Banjo, The conference was held in Cairo in 1994. The Vatican tried to make an allian.....
» 26/03/2011 4:32:14 AM there is a tendency in both religion and ideology to make humans different from other anim.....
» 25/03/2011 8:11:24 PM Dear thinker 2, I disagree. We are not sheep. We are wolves. Wolves are both predators an.....
» 25/03/2011 3:33:54 PM Dear Poirot, that's an excellent comparison of the peasant women and the women on the ass.....
» 25/03/2011 8:34:56 AM Dear Poirot, the women testing the products weren't getting any sort of creative kick fro.....
» 25/03/2011 6:52:04 AM Poirot: You wrote that most people don't have the satisfaction of creating an entire obje.....
» 24/03/2011 11:30:04 AM Dear Ludwig, I share your concern about the transmigration of population into Queensland,.....
» 23/03/2011 10:18:51 AM Dear rechtub, I also would appreciate a decent alternative party but do not believe in an.....
» 18/03/2011 12:09:22 PM Dear rpg, Your criticism of him in office is spot on. That is the way it was during his t.....
» 18/03/2011 10:45:01 AM The author recommends sending bullies to to a tough boot camp. That might result in them s.....
» 18/03/2011 10:26:34 AM I am an American living in Australia, and I wish that the compassion of Malcolm Fraser was.....
» 18/03/2011 12:13:54 AM Dear csteele, There is no definitive original for the Shakespearean opus. The plays were .....
» 17/03/2011 11:34:24 PM The messiah is pure myth with no basis in reality. After the kingdom of David and Solomon .....
» 17/03/2011 10:53:06 PM I find the philosophy expressed by Ira Gershwin attractive and applicable to this discussi.....
» 17/03/2011 10:17:57 PM Dear Wm Trevor, Further comment on moral axioms. I am reading "Reinventing the Sacre.....
» 16/03/2011 3:57:48 PM Dear socratease, You have found a bit of happiness. Good for you. Grab it. One of the pen.....
» 16/03/2011 11:14:40 AM One desirable reform would be to allow crossing the floor where prospective legislation is.....
» 16/03/2011 8:40:08 AM Dear Allan Austin and csteele, Luke 17:34 may not be about homosexuality at all. I looked.....
» 14/03/2011 5:26:48 AM Dear Wm Trevor, The ethic of reciprocity and the Golden Rule are not the same thing. I th.....
» 13/03/2011 8:43:36 PM Flo wrote: "What is being proposed is a form of civil marriage, which I fail to see ,.....
» 13/03/2011 8:29:18 PM Dear runner, Certainly Protestant evangelists can tell the truth, but that one didn't. Th.....
» 13/03/2011 10:39:07 AM Dear runner, I read the article you referred me to. It is an example of distortion. The a.....
» 12/03/2011 5:05:16 PM Dear Dan, http://www.highcourtchallenge.com/ is the url containing news of the case. Las.....
» 12/03/2011 3:54:31 PM Dear runner, I asked you to cite a scientist to substantiate what you call evolution - no.....
» 12/03/2011 1:14:54 PM Dear runner, You wrote: “Much racism has come from the pseudo science of evolution that t.....
» 11/03/2011 8:22:10 PM Alan Austin wrote: Remember it was Bible-believing Christians who first challenged slavery.....
» 11/03/2011 12:56:45 PM The protest in Wisconsin is important to me as I am an American living in Australia. I hav.....
» 11/03/2011 11:47:21 AM Dear Rhian, To participate in this discussion and others I keep a Bible next to the compu.....
» 11/03/2011 9:29:17 AM Dear Alan, Yes, I would say that. Same sex relationships are suggested but not confirmed......
» 11/03/2011 9:27:12 AM Dear runner, You wrote: "God allowed polygamy." That is absolute nonsense. The.....
» 11/03/2011 12:54:58 AM Dan wrote: I'm trying to get my head around how something could be valid but unconstitutio.....
» 9/03/2011 4:49:58 PM Dear runner, You want us to forget about the other animals? We are just another kind of a.....
» 9/03/2011 8:41:11 AM Dear Deep-Blue, I disagree. The labels are quite often not what people are at all. Often .....
» 9/03/2011 5:55:28 AM Any religious limitations on marriage do not matter in this question. No one is suggesting.....
» 8/03/2011 4:50:41 PM Dear runner, David G has not commented on this thread. I did. I did not pervert the scrip.....
» 8/03/2011 10:45:30 AM According to the Bible David swung in either direction: Samuel 2 1:26 I am distressed for.....
» 8/03/2011 10:34:14 AM Dear Lexi, That was an interesting article. Bush and Cheney were criminals according to t.....
» 8/03/2011 8:37:10 AM Deep Blue wrote: "Your looking in the wrong direction. Greed, and the world knows th.....
» 7/03/2011 11:18:07 AM Dear Loudmouth, I am reading "Fascism" by Roger Eatwell. It is a history of the.....
» 6/03/2011 3:16:03 PM Dear Loudmouth, I agree. Those who have committed crimes even if they think they are just.....
» 6/03/2011 2:03:50 PM LEGO: Generally the two rationales for torture are: 1. These are terrible people so what.....
» 6/03/2011 1:50:23 AM Dear Atman, Objecting to torture of anybody for any reason has nothing to do with hating .....
» 5/03/2011 8:38:01 PM Dear Dan, Whether the program is valid or not is not at issue. What is at issue is whethe.....
» 5/03/2011 9:28:49 AM Dear Dan, Programs whether popular or not must conform to the law of the land. The suit i.....
» 5/03/2011 6:45:47 AM Dear Lego, I think it is wrong to torture anyone even terrorists and traitors. It is also.....
» 4/03/2011 7:02:41 PM Dear Jason Leopold, There is nothing that can justify torturing another human being or an.....
» 4/03/2011 11:43:58 AM When anybody joins any army they are committing themselves to cause suffering and death to.....
» 4/03/2011 10:18:12 AM We could have a group of Australians selected by education and willingness to serve in gov.....
» 2/03/2011 1:45:19 PM I questioned Ian Sutherland, the mayor of Moreton Bay Shire, about the implications of the.....
» 1/03/2011 12:13:02 PM Legislation without the loopholes should be implemented. Banning of the manufacture, use a.....
» 28/02/2011 8:57:12 AM Such a site can be used as a mechanism for entrapment. Government can send out spam and th.....
» 24/02/2011 10:36:54 AM Dear Wakatak, My wife likes prawn. Don't like it myself. Heard about the man who had pant.....
» 24/02/2011 9:32:47 AM The analogy with chess is a faulty one. A male Australian politician with desires to be a .....
» 23/02/2011 10:47:25 AM From my reading of Chinese history revolts have come from leadership provided by intellect.....
» 23/02/2011 9:05:59 AM Not to worry. Whenever any species increases beyond the capacity of the earth to support i.....
» 22/02/2011 10:07:42 AM There are other sources of clean energy such as hydrological, geothermal, tidal and wind. .....
» 21/02/2011 9:36:59 AM There is immense power in saying 'no'. 'We will accept this no longer.' Repressive governm.....
» 21/02/2011 9:26:41 AM We have air conditioning on most or all of the Brisbane trains I ride. I think it possibly.....
» 17/02/2011 4:25:03 PM Dear AGIR, I suggest you go to the site of the Evangelical Sisterhood of St Mary. http.....
» 17/02/2011 3:55:19 PM Dear Agir, I don't apologize for the truth. The Evangelical Sisterhood of St Mary, Bishop.....
» 17/02/2011 8:23:37 AM It is just another way of saying. "Other belief systems called religions are lacking......
» 16/02/2011 8:53:23 AM The author writes: “The most inspiring leaders in history weren’t known as such because of.....
» 11/02/2011 7:31:14 PM Dear Belly, One never really knows another person, and all we get from email messages are.....
» 11/02/2011 2:39:06 PM Dear Belly, I speak not with forked or silly tongue. I want to see honesty in speech, wri.....
» 10/02/2011 8:57:56 AM The United States Constitution gives Congress not the president the power to declare war. .....
» 9/02/2011 9:25:53 AM Dear Pericles and OUG, You have a point, and I agree that the discussions include people .....
» 9/02/2011 5:45:01 AM Dear Belly, I think of Graham Young as an ethical person, and I respect his editorial pol.....
» 8/02/2011 10:32:07 AM An email to Forum readers and participants included: For as little as $500 let us introdu.....
» 7/02/2011 10:35:02 PM I favour two membership fees in olo. One double the other. For everyone who pays the doubl.....
» 7/02/2011 2:10:00 PM Dear Graham, Corporations are not interested in free speech. I was thinking of writing an.....
» 6/02/2011 8:04:30 AM Dear SPQR, Thank you. A discussion of we/they involves agreeing on the problems. Some are.....
» 5/02/2011 10:48:43 AM Dear J Parker, IMHO AGIR seeks to derail any discussion into his area of concern. You hav.....
» 4/02/2011 9:38:44 PM Dear Squeers, I doubt that anyone who divides the world into us and them thinks that his .....
» 4/02/2011 5:31:05 PM The artificial/natural dichotomy is usually irrelevent. In medicine a medication derived f.....
» 4/02/2011 5:11:09 PM Dear Poirot, Any community is artificial in the sense that it is a human construction. We.....
» 4/02/2011 3:55:53 PM There is one thing about the public school system. When it is inclusive, the chaplains can.....
» 4/02/2011 2:37:24 PM Dear Poirot, I was fortunate enough to go to school in the United States in the 1930s dur.....
» 4/02/2011 9:42:35 AM Possibly the we/they gestalt is promoted by sexual selection. Decisiveness is generally re.....
» 4/02/2011 3:40:18 AM Dear Poirot, I wish you success in your home schooling and admire you for taking it on. D.....
» 3/02/2011 5:48:49 PM Dear Poirot, Simplicity, Patience and Compassion sound like good things. Since usually o.....
» 2/02/2011 11:57:41 AM Dear Poirot, You are right. I have the failings I would like us to get rid of. I have ro.....
» 2/02/2011 11:36:03 AM Dear Mark & AGIR, Crap is an anger provoking word, and I am sorry that I called your opin.....
» 2/02/2011 10:30:14 AM Dear Squeers, I have never heard of Ernest Mandel. I know there is a monumental pile of M.....
» 2/02/2011 3:15:23 AM Dear Poirot, Elitism is a we/they idea. However, I see no way to ensure that superior peo.....
» 1/02/2011 9:28:21 PM Dear csteele, You wrote: "I get the sense that for you Christianity, Judaism, Islam,.....
» 1/02/2011 8:40:36 PM Dear csteele, Why be afraid that I am elitist? Elitism is defined as government by a grou.....
» 1/02/2011 8:25:52 PM Dear George, Delighted that you are with us and are a voice for civility......
» 1/02/2011 2:21:16 AM Dear csteele, I consider the Chosen People idea one of the nastiest ideas around. The ide.....
» 31/01/2011 7:14:14 PM Dear Poirot, You wrote, "The we/they dynamic is a psychological construct inherent i.....
» 31/01/2011 10:55:03 AM Dear lexi, The ideas of the Enlightenment permeate our society. In general the opponents .....
» 31/01/2011 8:56:34 AM Dear AGIR, I have not judged Christianity by the acts of a few. The Inquisition, the Wars.....
» 30/01/2011 9:42:03 PM Dear Poirot, There are 10 kinds of folk. Those who think in binary and those who don't......
» 30/01/2011 8:57:02 PM Dear Squeers, I am quite happy to pay homage to the Soviets for saving the world from glo.....
» 30/01/2011 7:04:42 PM Dear Squeers, We are where we are. We can try to do something about the inequities of the.....
» 30/01/2011 5:07:58 PM AGIR wrote: "You WILL however find ample evidence of hatred from unbelievers toward .....
» 30/01/2011 4:22:10 PM Dear Poirot, Yes, my usual props. I am appalled by mass murder. Marxists would rather not.....
» 30/01/2011 3:19:14 PM Squeers wrote: In the real world the only two categories that counts are the haves and th.....
» 30/01/2011 8:33:42 AM Dear AGIR, The record is that evangelical Christians can and do murder. Their murderousne.....
» 30/01/2011 12:25:01 AM Dear Otonoko, I think one of the ways to transcend divisive identities is not to worry ab.....
» 29/01/2011 7:10:09 PM Continued From the Evangelical Sisterhood of St Mary Whether it was the Crusades, or, mo.....
» 29/01/2011 6:54:51 PM (continued) http://www.kanaan.org/international/israel/israel4.htm … I belong to the gen.....
» 29/01/2011 6:51:26 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, You wrote some interesting posts. You mentioned Hitler’s reasons for h.....
» 28/01/2011 4:32:18 PM Dear David, I cannot explain in general why atheists do not accept that a god exists as I.....
» 28/01/2011 11:25:22 AM Dear David, I think the definition of atheist by the Atheist Foundation of Australia is d.....
» 28/01/2011 11:01:31 AM The we/they idea divides people into we, the good guys, and they, the bad guys. Some we/t.....
» 28/01/2011 9:46:06 AM Dear mac, Definitions of words should reflect common usage not ideology. Although I am an.....
» 27/01/2011 8:40:47 PM Dear Ojnab, Religious person is not the opposite of atheist person. One can be a religiou.....
» 27/01/2011 4:04:04 PM There are not 1500 less religious believers in Australia than there were last week. There .....
» 27/01/2011 9:35:36 AM There is wisdom in Christianity. Hate the sin but love the sinner. One can hate the sin of.....
» 25/01/2011 8:06:13 AM The author wrote: "Without the large opportunity costs of climate modelling we might .....
» 12/01/2011 11:27:47 AM Dickileaks is urination. An anagram of urination is ruination......
» 12/01/2011 11:22:24 AM Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" written in the 1960s expl.....
» 7/12/2010 9:27:56 AM Dear Knig Hazza, I agree with your post except for one item. Clinton cannot be re-elected.....
» 1/12/2010 11:07:12 AM Mr. Vallianatos mentioned Jefferson and his appreciation for ancient Greek culture. Jeffer.....
» 12/11/2010 10:39:56 AM Our member, Peter Dutton, has been active in trying to get rid of the double jeopardy prot.....
» 10/11/2010 10:36:16 AM This morning at the pool where we exercise a pleasant man told us about his son. His son h.....
» 9/11/2010 6:50:24 PM Dear runner, I'm glad we both have good memories of those we loved and are gone. We can b.....
» 9/11/2010 6:00:13 PM runner wrote: Davidf for such puny man to wave his fist at His Creator and pretending He .....
» 9/11/2010 3:31:00 PM Dear runner, The Bible was written and translated by humans who included the fantasies an.....
» 9/11/2010 1:40:50 PM Dear runner, According to the Bible God creates evil. Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and .....
» 8/11/2010 4:08:29 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, When I was in the army I would volunteer to take guard duty, kitchen p.....
» 8/11/2010 2:32:03 PM diver dan wrote: "This is the point of separation in belief of Islam and Judaism, (an.....
» 8/11/2010 9:53:42 AM In the Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Solzhenitsyn, an Orthodox Christian, denied evil as a s.....
» 8/11/2010 4:45:43 AM Dear Squeers, grok maintains that Marxism is science. Do you agree?.....
» 6/11/2010 9:47:14 AM Dear Vanna, http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayteens/a/gaysuicide.htm is a link which tells a.....
» 5/11/2010 11:39:45 AM Dear runner, There is such a thing as homophobia whether you care to recogise it or not. .....
» 5/11/2010 5:55:31 AM Dear runner, Homophobic bullying is a real problem in the schools, and Scripture Union ch.....
» 4/11/2010 9:33:00 AM One factor that leads to teenage suicide is the uncertain sexuality or homosexuality of so.....
» 1/11/2010 12:54:42 PM Except for matters which are in the party platform the representative in parliament should.....
» 30/10/2010 9:44:42 PM Dear Danielle, The two people who have given the most to charity in the United States are.....
» 30/10/2010 8:56:39 PM Dear rpg, Please cite where I said to be nice to terrorists or negotiate with them. They .....
» 30/10/2010 6:37:09 PM Dear rpg, I didn't advocate tolerating intolerance at all. I advocate not invading countr.....
» 30/10/2010 3:35:52 PM Dear rpg, Ideologies and religions change with time. George Kennan, a US cold war theoris.....
» 30/10/2010 2:14:00 AM The war sure seems like a crime. However, what entities can bring charges to the Internati.....
» 29/10/2010 4:05:14 AM grok: The mass murders are a fact. They were no accident. The Marxist dystopias were one .....
» 28/10/2010 9:31:19 PM I was one of those people who was interested in forming a commune. It was named Philia, an.....
» 28/10/2010 1:34:37 PM Dear Richie 10, I have a vision of humans living in peace with each other and showing kin.....
» 28/10/2010 9:43:47 AM Dear grateful, Thank you for the story about the humanity of the Albanian Muslims......
» 28/10/2010 8:39:00 AM grok wrote: See you and your friends in the streets. I would rather not see you in the st.....
» 27/10/2010 9:37:28 PM Dear Yuyutsu, I guess you fall into the pattern of many who denigrate a religion that is .....
» 27/10/2010 4:24:26 PM Dear Yuyutsu, When did Judaism stop being a religion? It was one when I woke up this morn.....
» 27/10/2010 3:46:29 PM Davidf: I don't think I have misread Marx at all. grok: Frankly, that is for marxists to .....
» 27/10/2010 10:10:13 AM Dear Antoun Issa, As a Jew I can only agree. Ethnic nationalism is a failed form of natio.....
» 27/10/2010 9:23:19 AM Dear Poirot, I don't think I have misread Marx at all. I just don't get the same impressi.....
» 27/10/2010 9:09:08 AM Dear jinny, I thank you very much since you made me feel good by your post. I had a moth.....
» 26/10/2010 7:45:18 PM Dear Squeers, Same kneejerk response. When the Marxist crimes are mentioned don't admit t.....
» 26/10/2010 6:00:51 PM grok: I know you prefer to ignore the Marxist crimes. I ignore no crimes. I think the Vie.....
» 26/10/2010 2:31:42 PM grok: "most of the Reichwing commentators" Dear grok, Interesting choice of wo.....
» 26/10/2010 2:21:04 PM Dear Richie 10, What hairs do I split? Common sense tells me not to believe in stone age.....
» 26/10/2010 5:05:56 AM Dear Richie 10, If you are citing the Bible at least get it straight. Jews did not crucif.....
» 26/10/2010 4:41:19 AM Richie 10 wrote: Dear David f, I cannot seem to see any thing positive in the message you.....
» 25/10/2010 8:51:17 PM vanna wrote: "While various religions seem to be getting considerable condemnation, o.....
» 25/10/2010 7:29:22 PM Bankrupt convictions? Sweatshops? The reality is about 100,000,000 corpses and all the peo.....
» 25/10/2010 3:00:04 PM Dear Squeers, In some places capitalism is not appalling. I pointed out the Arden enclave.....
» 25/10/2010 1:32:30 PM Dear Squeers, Morris could be forgiven for thinking that Marxism in practice would be any.....
» 25/10/2010 12:36:54 PM The author wrote: "But, I consider political secularism, as defined above, should be .....
» 25/10/2010 11:50:40 AM Dear Squeers, Morris’ vision is not irrevocably lost. I think the passage you cited is fr.....
» 25/10/2010 9:23:50 AM Richie 10 wrote: If you really were a bible student you would know that there was only one.....
» 24/10/2010 3:42:14 PM Dear AGIR, I responded initially because you referred to me to back up your opinion. I di.....
» 24/10/2010 5:52:48 AM Dear ALGOREisRICH, You quote the Bible, but you know neither history nor the Bible. The B.....
» 23/10/2010 7:02:15 PM ALGOREisRICH wrote: But..as you suggest..let's dig a bit deeper. The Romans were not parti.....
» 23/10/2010 10:56:42 AM Dear runner, People who follow your superstition do not always get along fine. There were.....
» 23/10/2010 10:29:44 AM Few Ideologies and religions carry the message of live and let live. The separation of rel.....
» 22/10/2010 10:22:49 AM Dear John, Multiculturalism should offer people a choice. They should be able to decide f.....
» 19/10/2010 3:50:16 PM Poirot wrote: For someone who boasts of their love for fair and free expression, you seem.....
» 19/10/2010 4:18:41 AM Poirot wrote: "David f. You employ an interesting debating technique at times. Th.....
» 18/10/2010 10:30:24 AM Dear Squeers, Apparently you lack an appreciation for the human right of free expression......
» 18/10/2010 9:34:10 AM Dear Squeers, I am against persecuting or prosecuting anyone for their opinions whether t.....
» 18/10/2010 4:54:59 AM Squeers wrote: ‘It is the new preface to the second edition (2004) of Allen Wood's "K.....
» 18/10/2010 4:15:35 AM Dear Squeers, Yes, I am still around. However, no philosophy or ideology has meaning as a.....
» 16/10/2010 6:08:37 PM The author of the article wrote of a Zionist lobby but did not establish that there was on.....
» 14/10/2010 9:49:01 AM There are many prominent Jews. Moses & Jesus in religion. Spinoza in philosophy. Einste.....
» 13/10/2010 10:38:12 AM Dear grok, In February 1917 the czar was overthrown in the Russian Revolution. In October.....
» 13/10/2010 9:07:04 AM Dear Belly, The media has since its beginning existed to sell papers and advertising. Mod.....
» 11/10/2010 2:36:08 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, Welcome back. Although I disagree with you on many things I did not th.....
» 11/10/2010 10:33:42 AM On the front page of the Brisbane, Australia Sunday Mail of October 10, 2010 a story headl.....
» 9/10/2010 6:06:08 AM Dear Gilbert, I try to avoid the terms, left and right, altogether. They are too often us.....
» 8/10/2010 9:35:56 PM Gilbert Holmes wrote: "...we are straying far afield from hegelian vs. marxist dialec.....
» 8/10/2010 9:33:39 AM pelican wrote: "If we go around thinking all footballers are rapists they would never.....
» 7/10/2010 12:47:58 PM Dear Peter Hume, Socialism implies neither government ownership nor a command economy. It.....
» 6/10/2010 12:48:52 PM Dear Grok, I support or find excuses for no criminals. In the elections to the Constitue.....
» 6/10/2010 11:19:21 AM Stalinism was not a new ideology. It was Lenin who established the dictatorship. Lenin's C.....
» 5/10/2010 10:12:49 PM Gilbert Holmes wrote: David f, "You don't justify atrocities to produce eventual pie .....
» 4/10/2010 7:36:06 PM Dear Gilbert Holmes, You seem to be advocating what Karl Popper called piecemeal social e.....
» 4/10/2010 3:50:24 PM bushbred wrote: Must say, however, that as regards knowledge of history, Hope is much more.....
» 3/10/2010 10:09:06 AM Dear grateful, You wrote: "Rolex is a real watch, even though there are many immitat.....
» 2/10/2010 2:23:33 PM Dear GilbertHolmes, I don't know that it's possible to have a society that is democratic,.....
» 1/10/2010 7:25:02 PM Dear Peter Hume, As I said I am not going to argue economics. The Scandinavian countries.....
» 1/10/2010 3:52:23 PM I look to results. The Scandinavian states have interventionist governments, a strong soci.....
» 1/10/2010 11:25:26 AM I get pensions from the United States along with Social Security. However, look at what Ma.....
» 1/10/2010 9:53:31 AM Grok wrote: Eric Blair was right on the money often enough; but again: the primary intelle.....
» 1/10/2010 4:49:20 AM Hasbeen wrote: AS a bloke who can no longer walk more than a couple of hundred yards, I fi.....
» 30/09/2010 8:44:30 PM One way to cut down the rate of growth is to allow absolutely no more building on the seas.....
» 30/09/2010 5:30:35 PM Clownfish wrote: Actually, david f, it was Huxley who really pegged it when he foresaw a f.....
» 30/09/2010 2:29:43 PM I think Orwell understood Hegel, Marx, Lenin etc. If you want a vision of the future, ima.....
» 30/09/2010 1:27:54 PM Dear briar rose, I'm aware that political assassination is a metaphor but to my mind an i.....
» 30/09/2010 9:55:00 AM Where are you Fletcher Christian (played by Clark Gable) to depose Captain Bligh (played b.....
» 30/09/2010 9:45:15 AM Kevin Rudd was not politically assassinated. Australia has a Westminster system. If the ol.....
» 30/09/2010 9:17:13 AM My wife went to St. Peter's and attended a class reunion several years ago. The headmaster.....
» 30/09/2010 4:31:13 AM Dear Squeers, You are right. I don't absorb all the respondents say. I feel approximately.....
» 29/09/2010 6:50:58 PM Dear Squeers, According to Marx's original prediction the most industrialised and advance.....
» 29/09/2010 5:13:28 PM Dear Squeers, My uncle was an old Bolshevik who was arrested by the czarist police. He ma.....
» 29/09/2010 4:30:52 PM Dan S de Merengue wrote: But as a counterbalance to this, it is rarely praise or admiratio.....
» 29/09/2010 12:48:19 AM Dear Gilbert Holmes, Hegel's ideas could be used as a basis for democracy. However, democ.....
» 28/09/2010 9:26:02 PM Hegel: "For it is in the nature of humanity to press onward to agreement with others;.....
» 28/09/2010 8:23:44 PM I had an excellent public education. It was depression in the 1930s, and highly qualified .....
» 28/09/2010 11:11:35 AM Dear Houellebecq, I'm a neighsayer. I like to horse around occasionally. The Olympics an.....
» 27/09/2010 11:14:32 PM Dear Grim, About 48 years ago while working at the Johnson Foundation of the University o.....
» 27/09/2010 10:16:35 PM Dear Grim, What is a seppo?.....
» 27/09/2010 6:41:48 PM Dear David G, Investigate the policies of Bendigo bank......
» 27/09/2010 6:36:33 PM Dear Gilbert Holmes, The dialectic is a human description of a process. Whether it is a v.....
» 27/09/2010 5:23:40 PM The Supreme Court of the United States in 1952 determined that segregation by race is inhe.....
» 27/09/2010 2:18:48 PM Dear Gilbert Holmes, A Taurus? I admit prejudice against anyone who thinks that is meanin.....
» 27/09/2010 1:35:35 PM Dear Michelle, Thank you for that. Depleted uranium and landmines should also be focused .....
» 27/09/2010 12:59:11 PM Why not get rid of the Olympics and all other orgies of nationalism, commercialism and ego.....
» 27/09/2010 12:23:59 PM Raycom wrote: "You show your ignorance. It should not take too much effort on your p.....
» 27/09/2010 10:51:18 AM Dear Raycom, Why is it surprising that one cannot prove the non-existence of God? Can yo.....
» 24/09/2010 8:49:19 PM Stephen Crabbe did not present a logical analysis. He did not try to impose his view on ot.....
» 24/09/2010 7:39:32 PM Dear Constance, You tried to minimise the Inquisition. It is not hard core to point that .....
» 24/09/2010 10:43:15 AM Dear Stephen, Thanks for quoting me. I think you wrote a great piece and am happy you fou.....
» 24/09/2010 3:50:47 AM Dear Loudmouth, I belong to Voluntary Euthanasia of Queensland. To the best of my knowled.....
» 23/09/2010 10:03:18 PM Uncontrolled population growth is a problem in PNG. It was not a problem before missionari.....
» 23/09/2010 9:44:10 PM Dear Foxy, I am totally opposed to female genital mutilation and will attempt to impose t.....
» 23/09/2010 2:50:25 PM Dear constance, The Inquisition was not confined to Spain. In the 13th century, Pope Greg.....
» 23/09/2010 2:15:21 PM The author wrote: "About 40 per cent of people in PNG live in poverty, that is, on le.....
» 23/09/2010 1:55:53 PM stevenlmeyer beat me to it. Burning books may be an expression of tribalism and bigotry. H.....
» 22/09/2010 11:59:07 PM Dear Foxy, You wrote that it's not democracy when a minority dictates to a majority. I th.....
» 22/09/2010 11:26:23 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, You have my deepest sympathies also. grateful is quiet effective in a.....
» 21/09/2010 1:04:01 PM Dear grateful, Please cite a religion whose followers do not think they are special. In .....
» 21/09/2010 11:47:37 AM Greece has never recovered from the disaster of Christianity. While early Christianity was.....
» 20/09/2010 11:39:54 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, My article which I referred you to mentioned the burning at the stake .....
» 20/09/2010 7:23:19 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, I agree with your opinion of Cat Stevens. I feel the same way about co.....
» 20/09/2010 5:04:59 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, You asked: 1. ... Why should Islamophobia be despicable but not ".....
» 20/09/2010 3:05:46 PM Dear snake, Where did you get the idea that Australian parliamentarians represent the vie.....
» 20/09/2010 2:27:46 PM "War and Peace in the World's Religions" by John Ferguson is a powerful antidote.....
» 20/09/2010 12:39:04 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, Prejudice and discrimination against Jews, Muslims and Christians beca.....
» 20/09/2010 10:19:50 AM The facts exist for the debate. The debate is not about voluntary euthanasia. The debate i.....
» 19/09/2010 9:07:42 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, What you are doing is setting up a strawman. You asked, "Do you w.....
» 19/09/2010 6:43:35 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, My definitions of Islamophobia and antisemitism did not involve critic.....
» 19/09/2010 9:54:14 AM Islamophobia is hating Muslims for no other reasons than they are Muslims. From http://en.....
» 17/09/2010 6:52:19 PM Dear grateful, Probably in every religion many people who belong to it think it is specia.....
» 17/09/2010 3:54:28 AM Dear BAYGON, The delusion of an imaginary friend is not the nub of the problem. The nub o.....
» 16/09/2010 2:47:09 PM Dear formersnag, 'Practicing satanists, pretending to be "atheists"'? I don't d.....
» 16/09/2010 10:40:04 AM I think Amicus and David G both have pointed out the difficulty of a solution. One sees th.....
» 16/09/2010 3:24:08 AM Dan wrote: “This period between 500 and 1500 saw the invention of water and wind power, sp.....
» 14/09/2010 7:33:56 PM Dear Oliver, I appreciate your posts. What century would you have rather been born in? Pe.....
» 14/09/2010 11:28:57 AM JWs refer to Christiandom as excluding themselves. Like some other fundamentalist sects th.....
» 14/09/2010 10:17:08 AM Dear mac, One factor promoting the Crusades had nothing to do with either religion or Mus.....
» 12/09/2010 9:06:22 PM Same sex marriage will probably improve public health. Sexually transmitted disease is spr.....
» 12/09/2010 8:52:19 PM Dear all who are still on this thresd, I will be 85 on October 31. I would like to meet a.....
» 12/09/2010 8:44:06 PM Dear OUG, I am not posting anything more on Asimov's book. I just recommended it. If you .....
» 12/09/2010 10:39:31 AM Dear Poirot, Thank you for telling about Koestler's book. The ladder structure has been u.....
» 12/09/2010 8:26:46 AM Am enjoying "In the Beginning" by Isaac Asimov. It is an analysis of the first e.....
» 11/09/2010 8:28:44 PM Dear rpg, You are right. It is simple. It is obvious, but nobody says it......
» 11/09/2010 8:14:16 PM Dear Banjo, The reason I don't debate in dialectic fashion is that somebody might think I.....
» 11/09/2010 8:11:56 PM Dear Banjo, If we were talking about it would be atopic. Maybe it is......
» 11/09/2010 7:53:17 PM Dear ulis, The word, antisemite, was coined in 1879 by Wilhelm Marr, and he meant it to m.....
» 11/09/2010 7:39:58 PM I wish one of our leaders would say: Sensible people realise that all Muslims are not to .....
» 11/09/2010 11:59:00 AM Dear Poirot, Certainly all human societies organise themselves into hierarchies. There a.....
» 11/09/2010 10:02:37 AM Dear Banjo, I think there is a danger in making too close an analogy between the behaviou.....
» 10/09/2010 1:52:07 PM The author writes: "The Constitution does not permit this. The Constitution forbids .....
» 10/09/2010 10:42:28 AM The author betrays an ignorance of the Constitution. Free expression of views which are lo.....
» 9/09/2010 3:42:58 PM pelican wrote: "There are already school counsellors to deal with personal issues or .....
» 9/09/2010 3:30:42 PM Dear Squeers, You wrote: "We put on a brave face and try to make the most of our liv.....
» 9/09/2010 1:00:16 PM Dear Dan, Goodbye. Dear George, We would have quite a different society if Theodosiu.....
» 9/09/2010 12:10:21 PM Dear Banjo, A hierarchy is a human construct. Hierarchies are defined by relationships. H.....
» 8/09/2010 4:05:10 PM Dear AGIR, Please calm down. Preventing Christian beasts of pray from subjecting defensel.....
» 8/09/2010 3:50:37 PM Dear Sympneology, http://www.hsq.org.au/Campaigns/Counsellors-not-Chaplains/ is the url o.....
» 8/09/2010 1:50:39 PM Dear Poirot, Heirarchical order is a human idea. Taxonomic classifications, charts of mil.....
» 8/09/2010 10:46:27 AM Dear Poirot, I have not read "The Ghost of the Machine". I read "The Thirt.....
» 8/09/2010 5:33:33 AM continued The class enemy, restrictions on trade, the race enemy, the enemies of the Prus.....
» 8/09/2010 5:31:19 AM Dear Friends, As friends I include all of you. I took a day off as I was getting over exc.....
» 7/09/2010 5:43:16 PM Dear 579, Indecision is not treason. The criminal code defines treason: http://en.wikipe.....
» 7/09/2010 4:54:30 PM runner wrote: “Instead of humbling themselves and admitting they were wrong they pass thei.....
» 7/09/2010 3:48:34 PM Dear Peace, You made a good suggestion. http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/articles/wari.....
» 6/09/2010 5:17:28 PM Dear Dan, The following remark is why I see no point in arguing or discussing with you. Y.....
» 6/09/2010 2:06:28 PM Dear Dan, Certainly one creationist may have a different mindset from another. In taking .....
» 6/09/2010 11:42:35 AM I think some people have already contributed. They know who they are, and Graham knows who.....
» 6/09/2010 10:27:05 AM Dear Dan, You wrote: "I’m sorry my posts bore you, and that you have stopped wanting.....
» 6/09/2010 9:56:46 AM Dear Banjo, Hegel's quote contains: "For it is in the nature of humanity to press on.....
» 5/09/2010 8:35:53 PM Dear Squeers, I am sorry for my sarcasm. I don't think the Marxist systems failed due to.....
» 5/09/2010 6:51:45 PM Dear Squeers, I am an atheist. I believe in neither God nor Satan. I do not believe that .....
» 5/09/2010 10:56:38 AM Dear Squeers, We agree that endless growth under a closed system is unsustainable. That .....
» 5/09/2010 2:37:20 AM I share Banjo's feeling for the Netherlands. I have spent much time there as I worked for .....
» 5/09/2010 2:32:57 AM Dear Squeers, I agree. We must live sustainably on our finite planet. However, many thing.....
» 5/09/2010 1:39:33 AM Dear Poirot, My wife was at a conference in Sydney where she met a Palestinian woman who .....
» 4/09/2010 1:13:35 PM Dear rpg, I think the United States is a great country. I am a citizen of that country. N.....
» 4/09/2010 10:47:17 AM Dear Poirot, My wife was in Iraq shortly before Gulf War 1. She wrote a book about her ex.....
» 4/09/2010 5:36:52 AM Dear Banjo, From the information I have the Scandinavian capitalist societies are the mos.....
» 4/09/2010 5:05:09 AM Dear AJ, You are eminently logical, and your arguments are irrefutable. I also think that.....
» 3/09/2010 10:41:07 PM Dear Banjo, The way a person acts to his family and acquaintances has little to do with h.....
» 3/09/2010 9:23:57 PM Dear rpg, Gulf War 1 should not have happened. Bush 1 instructed April Glaspie, the US en.....
» 3/09/2010 1:30:54 PM Unless Australia is attacked or there is a domestic insurrection the prime minster should .....
» 3/09/2010 10:29:01 AM Dear Banjo, Marx suffered during his life. Some people can suffer and transcend that suff.....
» 2/09/2010 7:30:08 PM Dear Squeers, Of course I was referring to Mitchell not to you. He mentioned that he cons.....
» 2/09/2010 2:04:48 PM Dear Banjo, Karl Marx is not guilty of the actions that people committed in his name. How.....
» 1/09/2010 10:03:51 PM Dear Squeers, You mentioned references where I could look up Marx's economic predictions......
» 1/09/2010 8:46:39 PM Dear Squeers, I did not call you a true believer or refer to you as a true believer. You .....
» 1/09/2010 6:44:01 PM Dear Poirot, To call something as complex and temporal as the current nation state instin.....
» 1/09/2010 3:48:12 PM Dear Poirot, I don't see any mechanism powerful enough to stop the depredations of a supe.....
» 1/09/2010 3:38:19 PM Dear Poirot, I think Marx said just what he meant to say in the Manifesto. I think true b.....
» 1/09/2010 3:18:21 PM Dear Mitchell, True believers of all stripes whether the belief is in religion, Marxism, .....
» 1/09/2010 2:39:50 PM Dear Mitchell, Squeers wrote: "What you appear to fail to realise is that the concep.....
» 1/09/2010 1:15:42 PM Dear Poirot, I don't buy it either. I agree with you and with Chomsky in what you have qu.....
» 1/09/2010 12:16:52 PM Words have not only dictionary meanings. They carry overtones that condemn or praise. I un.....
» 1/09/2010 10:11:50 AM Science cannot be walled off from other forms of belief. That includes meaning and moralit.....
» 31/08/2010 9:47:54 PM Dear Squeers, Corpses are not rhetoric. They are produced by human evil. Maybe they are r.....
» 31/08/2010 7:09:55 PM Dear Squeers, You wrote: "What you appear to fail to realise is that the concept of .....
» 31/08/2010 3:09:44 PM Dear Squeers, Balderdash is really a Colonel Blimpish word. 350 words is neither a critiq.....
» 31/08/2010 2:26:04 PM We really don't need the Satan myth. Look at Isaiah: Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and cr.....
» 30/08/2010 8:02:47 PM Chomsky is a critic of US imperialism and blames the US for many of the ills of the world......
» 28/08/2010 4:33:04 PM Dear paul2, FYI. In the United States everyone does not have to take the Pledge of Allegi.....
» 28/08/2010 2:51:54 PM Dear paul2, I am a Jew and a citizen of Australia. If Australia became a Christian state .....
» 27/08/2010 4:34:08 PM Dear Oliver, I have been following this thread and admiring your patience in explanation......
» 27/08/2010 11:51:32 AM Dear AGIR, Why is there a state of Israel? The state of Israel is a result of the Balfour.....
» 27/08/2010 10:51:46 AM Dear AGIR, Theology backs nothing in law. Your theology is no more legitimate than the Mu.....
» 26/08/2010 8:05:17 PM International law forbids permanent settlements in territories occupied as a result of war.....
» 26/08/2010 12:15:50 PM The author writes: “A state that is loyal to its citizens does not discriminate between Je.....
» 26/08/2010 10:30:31 AM I think there will be a significant reduction in the world's population. However, it will .....
» 24/08/2010 4:37:15 PM CJ Morgan wrote: david f - I'd have thought you'd have learnt a little more by now about G.....
» 24/08/2010 11:22:24 AM Dear Baygon, What the Greens leadership did to Lardelli's report sounds similar to what t.....
» 21/08/2010 4:48:05 AM Dear Trav, Another argument for gay marriage is that of public health. Promiscuity spread.....
» 19/08/2010 10:47:37 AM I would love to pie face Julia Gillard for announcing that she will support 1,000 more bea.....
» 19/08/2010 10:36:36 AM In opposing gay marriage the Labor Party is characterised as standing to the right of Dick.....
» 17/08/2010 10:07:06 PM Be Serious wrote: "All the parties are secular but some reflect more than others the .....
» 16/08/2010 5:49:00 PM Dear Johnny Rotten, They had artificial insemination. Where do you think the saying, &quo.....
» 16/08/2010 10:15:54 AM Dear Philo, I doubt that 'fact' about Mary's insemination. What is the source for that 'f.....
» 16/08/2010 8:17:44 AM Dear grateful, We are at cross purposes. I think both Islam and Christianity are flawed f.....
» 15/08/2010 4:25:11 PM Dear grateful, You are most gracious. I am sure there is much worthwhile in the Qur'an a.....
» 14/08/2010 9:17:40 PM Dear grateful, I don't see that we can go any farther. You believe. I don't. It's that .....
» 14/08/2010 9:20:53 AM Dear Grateful, Those documents you cite were copied by scribes as they were before printi.....
» 13/08/2010 11:22:01 AM Dear McReal, Those are not your definitions, but they are good ones. The last three appl.....
» 12/08/2010 11:04:02 PM Dear McReal, Thank you for your definitions of secularism. * promoting neutrality/fairne.....
» 12/08/2010 3:12:50 PM continued ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION: "Be fruitful and multiply and subdue the eart.....
» 12/08/2010 2:57:45 PM continued HOMOPHOBIA: "...the men of Sodom...to the last man, surrounded the house.....
» 12/08/2010 2:50:31 PM Ho Hum wrote: It is often said that the USA is the most religious of countries, especially.....
» 12/08/2010 12:05:29 PM Pelican wrote: "I have faith that most Christians, like the rest of us, will not vote.....
» 12/08/2010 11:42:37 AM It is easier to plan with a stable population. That goes for the rest of the world also. .....
» 12/08/2010 11:21:40 AM Dear Severin, I am taken aback that you wrote: "Because, Christians are just people .....
» 12/08/2010 11:08:01 AM Dear Philo, You wrote: "david f, Don't tell me you are going to deny such natural p.....
» 12/08/2010 10:10:23 AM Dear Squeers, I am mainly agree with your post. The next essay on this subject will deal .....
» 11/08/2010 11:13:23 PM Dear Squeers, I am 84 years old and have read Marx and read about Marx. I have a well-inf.....
» 11/08/2010 3:26:28 PM Dear Philo, You wrote: A doctrine is any idea that is promoted as fact. Atheists do have .....
» 11/08/2010 1:12:50 PM Dear Squeers, Although I have had discussions on that subject with you, you are not the p.....
» 11/08/2010 10:54:28 AM Dear George, You wrote: "You certainly know that no thinking Christian or Jew will t.....
» 11/08/2010 6:22:40 AM Dear stevenlmeyer, I don’t know whether fuel from fungi is a good idea or not. It depends.....
» 10/08/2010 3:11:27 PM Dear Severin, Many biologists classify life into five kingdoms: prokaryotes or bacteria, .....
» 10/08/2010 2:57:13 PM Dear Stevenlmeyer, Cladistics and fossil evidence show fungi originated during the Ordovi.....
» 10/08/2010 9:39:44 AM Dear George, You wrote: >>I feel that the God in that story must be rejected if jus.....
» 9/08/2010 9:56:59 AM Dear George, I am no longer a child, but I still feel the same way about the story of Abr.....
» 8/08/2010 11:40:43 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, There is not a good term in general currency for one who rejects not .....
» 8/08/2010 12:02:27 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, I have not been sidetracked. I have no illusions that a believer in no.....
» 8/08/2010 10:47:52 AM Dear grateful, You have cited no evidence. You have told stories about the honesty and go.....
» 8/08/2010 9:22:43 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Saying it goes against reason is an affront to legions of C.....
» 8/08/2010 5:46:28 AM Dear grateful, You wrote: "it leaves the community defenseless against a 'culture' t.....
» 7/08/2010 9:29:12 AM Suetonius, Josephus and all other ancient references to Chrestus or other variants of the .....
» 7/08/2010 8:59:06 AM Dear George, This is completely off topic, but I was wondering. We can sketch a proof of .....
» 6/08/2010 1:40:44 PM Dear Dan, Considering Genesis as history is taking the Bible literally as far as I am con.....
» 5/08/2010 12:19:42 PM Dear Dan, Some people take the first eleven chapters of Genesis literally. It is pure myt.....
» 5/08/2010 10:13:02 AM Dear George, There is not a good term in general currency for one who rejects not only th.....
» 4/08/2010 5:09:05 AM Dear George, Religions and ideologies are syncretic. Religions take concepts from other r.....
» 4/08/2010 4:07:34 AM Dear Horus, You still didn't substantiate your assertion. You merely repeated it......
» 3/08/2010 3:45:19 PM Dear TrashcanMan, You wrote: “I think we will see the blurring of the lines between churc.....
» 3/08/2010 9:41:59 AM Dan S wrote: What about truth? If I've heard you correctly, you've said before that theolo.....
» 3/08/2010 8:26:33 AM Dear AGIR, I really have no interest in whacking Christians. Some of them are quite decen.....
» 3/08/2010 5:08:23 AM Banjo Paterson wrote: “Back on page 65 of this thread I noted that in your excellent text .....
» 2/08/2010 11:19:08 PM Dear Socratease, In a secular society people are free to practice and even try to spread .....
» 2/08/2010 10:44:06 PM How can we transgress against civility? Let us count the ways. Yes, Squeers, I transgress.....
» 2/08/2010 1:11:52 PM Dear AGIR, I looked up the reference you gave. It showed to me the need for secularism. A.....
» 2/08/2010 8:13:04 AM George wrote: "You use the elusive term “evidence”. I know many atheists like that wo.....
» 2/08/2010 4:39:31 AM Dear grateful, Mohammed may have been completely sincere. He may have been merely halluci.....
» 1/08/2010 11:11:29 PM Dear Squeers, Thanks for that. We generally have to decide things on the basis of limited.....
» 1/08/2010 12:48:31 PM Cornflower asks: "What prevents either party from simply confirming dates to put the .....
» 1/08/2010 12:36:04 PM Dear Oliver, The Herodians really were Jews. Being descended from converts doesn't make a.....
» 1/08/2010 10:18:53 AM Dear Grateful, Morality is a code, implicit or explicit, worked out by humans as a way to.....
» 1/08/2010 8:26:32 AM Squeers wrote: "Nor have I; I used them to describe your aggressive refusal to interr.....
» 31/07/2010 10:24:46 PM Dear grateful, You quoted my words, "We decide in our conscience what is right and w.....
» 31/07/2010 9:38:10 PM Dear Squeers, Piles of corpses are not conducive to sober critique. However, look at my l.....
» 31/07/2010 8:51:26 PM Dear grateful, You must have been raised by unusual atheists. All the atheists I know hav.....
» 31/07/2010 7:26:24 PM Cruelty is a vice in my estimation. It may be simply being witty at someone else's expense.....
» 31/07/2010 5:58:34 PM Dear Squeers, I find it pointless to discuss much of anything with those who have a liter.....
» 31/07/2010 4:22:21 PM Grateful asked, “David do you know of an explanation for the Qur'an other than it being Di.....
» 31/07/2010 1:23:23 AM Dear George, I like your quote. Dear Squeers, I think Marxism is no more reasonable tha.....
» 30/07/2010 9:24:25 PM Dear Yabby, There is more than one lesson to be learned from the United States. Grover Cl.....
» 30/07/2010 5:20:12 PM Dear Oliver, Although Jesus, if he existed at all, was supposedly a Jew, the gospels appe.....
» 30/07/2010 4:39:30 PM Dear Forrest Gumpp, In "Deliverance", the publication of Exit International whi.....
» 30/07/2010 1:51:25 PM Dear Oliver, I would say that Jesus was a humanoid god like the pagan gods. Like Mithra a.....
» 30/07/2010 1:23:45 PM I like public figures who promote freedom and keep government interference with freedom to.....
» 28/07/2010 2:19:32 PM Dear Oliver, I am writing another article on the subject, and the following is part of it.....
» 28/07/2010 9:49:00 AM Dear ALGOREisRICH, In our discussions as I remember we did have some agreement. We both o.....
» 28/07/2010 9:05:35 AM Dear All who are discussing Marx, I wrote the article we are commenting on because I woul.....
» 27/07/2010 12:06:15 PM Dear Squeers, The First International broke up because Bakhunin could see what Marxism wo.....
» 27/07/2010 11:45:29 AM Dear Loudmouth, We have no obligation to have people choose life over death. We have an o.....
» 26/07/2010 10:32:35 PM War kills many who would rather live. Often war is caused by an inequitable distribution o.....
» 26/07/2010 6:27:41 PM If a person decides after deliberation that she or he wishes to end life I see no reason w.....
» 26/07/2010 6:19:19 PM Dear RaeBee, Secularism does not concern itself with atheists becoming believers or vice .....
» 26/07/2010 4:53:10 PM Dear Squeers and Loudmouth, Marx was a horrible bigot (Read “On the Jewish Question” for .....
» 26/07/2010 3:58:32 PM Dear Dan S de Merengue, I am quite happy to talk to you. You might be a delightful person.....
» 26/07/2010 12:00:50 PM Dear runner, You need to read the article. Stalin and Mao were no more secularist than yo.....
» 26/07/2010 11:25:30 AM Why not go all the way and have separation of powers as envisioned by Montesquieu? A legis.....
» 26/07/2010 10:24:54 AM Dear all, I feel we are to a large extent talking past each other. We really conceive of .....
» 25/07/2010 5:43:38 AM Dear George, I am still following this thread with interest. Dear Squeers, You wrote: &.....
» 18/07/2010 11:21:23 AM Dear grateful, I do not subscribe to the position that right and wrong are absolute. It i.....
» 15/07/2010 10:32:37 AM Dear George, I was being quite subjective in suggesting God as part of Creation. My athei.....
» 15/07/2010 4:49:45 AM George wrote: >>Is there a Captain at the wheel or is existence the product of a non.....
» 13/07/2010 6:55:20 PM Dear mjpb, Whether Hitler was a Christian or not he was appealing to the bigotry that cen.....
» 13/07/2010 3:20:12 AM Unfortunately prejudice decreases and increases. It is never conquered. I believe Austral.....
» 11/07/2010 7:12:49 PM Dear DreamOn, It is unclear to me, also. The thread should include the sections of the US.....
» 10/07/2010 3:13:35 AM I wish that government would get out of the marriage business. However, as long as they ar.....
» 8/07/2010 9:51:27 PM DOGS refers to Defense of government schools. http://www.adogs.info/ is their website. On.....
» 8/07/2010 6:18:22 PM Dear The Blue Cross. There is a lawsuit challenging the National School Chaplaincy Progra.....
» 8/07/2010 4:59:52 PM Dear The Blue Cross, I am quite aware that no political party can stop the allocation of .....
» 8/07/2010 2:05:11 PM Dear Jason84, I am not against gay marrige, polygamous marriage or heterosexual couple ma.....
» 8/07/2010 12:42:11 PM In this case I agree with runner. Let us do what we feel is right. Whatever Portugal does .....
» 8/07/2010 12:14:02 PM Assuming that marrriage is a commitment of two or more persons to share their lives I don'.....
» 8/07/2010 11:39:07 AM Max Wallace wrote: "Of course, the Greens would have to declare that their secularism.....
» 4/07/2010 6:00:51 PM Dear grateful, I never wrote that voting decides what is right and wrong. Voting cannot d.....
» 2/07/2010 9:52:47 PM Why must there be another national identity? Historically, it seems to me the main express.....
» 2/07/2010 8:08:01 PM Dear AGIR, Sure I understand. Proxy has set up a strawman and argued against it. Nobody h.....
» 1/07/2010 8:27:53 AM Dear Squeers, A science and ideology of ethics? That sounds to me as though one can gener.....
» 1/07/2010 6:20:23 AM Dear AGIR, Abortion is neither a mini-holocaust or any kind of Holocaust. You are doing w.....
» 30/06/2010 7:48:20 PM Foxy referred to polspeak. When you can fake sincerity you have it made......
» 30/06/2010 2:01:10 PM Dear Oliver, Stanley Miller demonstrated by experiment that presumed conditions on earth .....
» 28/06/2010 11:50:02 PM Dear Squeers, One summer day in Syracuse, NY the sky was blue' and the sun was shining. I.....
» 28/06/2010 11:12:07 AM Dear Squeers, You're right, and you're wrong. Capitalism does depend on growth, and the e.....
» 28/06/2010 8:47:47 AM Dear George, You wrote: "This is universally OK for everyday facts, and e.g. for cen.....
» 27/06/2010 6:34:37 PM Dear Squeers, Rhys Jones neglected to mention that our population is increasing faster th.....
» 27/06/2010 4:48:53 PM Dear Rhys Jones, You wrote: Our birth rate at around 1.7 children per woman is less than .....
» 27/06/2010 2:24:28 PM Dear JL Deland, You wrote: "I want people who want such things to have access to the.....
» 27/06/2010 12:53:10 PM Dear Poirot, I hope you have a perfect daughter. 28 is a perfect number. It is, like 6, t.....
» 27/06/2010 10:41:08 AM Dear Fester, You wrote: "Of course, organ donation and euthanasia could be made effi.....
» 27/06/2010 4:19:31 AM Poirot wrote: "However, no one species has ever had the ability to alter the environm.....
» 26/06/2010 9:36:16 AM We are struggling for a culture of autonomy. In the culture of autonomy: 1. All human bei.....
» 26/06/2010 9:16:35 AM Christians and Jews both share the Jewish Bible. However, they take very different things .....
» 25/06/2010 6:37:58 PM Dear Phil, The pay your own way works quite well. You don't have the money. You do withou.....
» 25/06/2010 5:26:37 PM Dear Squeers, No government funding for private schools. Please look at my posts. I was .....
» 25/06/2010 1:47:40 PM Dear AGIR, So glad you had a good morning. The ixora is blooming outside my window, and t.....
» 25/06/2010 12:55:49 PM Dear Phil, At least you know where I am coming from. We disagree. I feel that watching t.....
» 25/06/2010 11:51:18 AM Phil Matimein wrote: I would rather that my taxes were used for funding arts and sport tha.....
» 24/06/2010 10:32:51 PM My mother went to a nursing home because she was losing her faculties, and my father could.....
» 24/06/2010 1:09:51 PM One of the prime functions of the public intellectual or the artist is to point out the fo.....
» 24/06/2010 1:04:01 PM Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Leo Tostoy, Feodor Dostoy.....
» 24/06/2010 5:13:48 AM Dear AGIR, You are fond of making statements of your opinion and broad sweeping generalis.....
» 24/06/2010 4:55:51 AM Dear Pynchme, Both pessimists and optimists can call their views reality. The programs s.....
» 24/06/2010 4:31:39 AM There are comparisons one can make between Israel and Turkey. Both countries are more demo.....
» 23/06/2010 5:09:55 PM AGIR wrote: "You can see how David F is very passionate against Christianity, and hi.....
» 23/06/2010 12:05:41 PM Dear Pericles, I think you are also a wise man. You generally make good sense......
» 23/06/2010 10:36:45 AM Dear Stern, I am not peddling pessimism. I am peddling realism, and you seem unable to re.....
» 23/06/2010 10:32:14 AM My wife and I are both healthy and old. We do not want a lingering painful death nor do we.....
» 22/06/2010 4:34:03 PM Dear Pericles, Humans thought in religious ways while they were fighting off sabre-toothe.....
» 22/06/2010 12:50:32 PM Dear Foxy, I can rely on you! Dear hasbeen, Who would you suggest eliminating? Dear St.....
» 22/06/2010 11:25:20 AM The article states: "There was a simplistic view held by some in the West that once C.....
» 22/06/2010 10:39:13 AM A hint of where Erdogan’s ambitions lie may be found by going to http://en.wikipedia.org.....
» 22/06/2010 8:47:03 AM Dear George, You wrote: "Very roughly speaking, a theist’s external view of the athe.....
» 21/06/2010 11:05:01 PM Dear Suzeonline, Predators do not become too prolific as a shortage of prey rapidly curta.....
» 21/06/2010 7:57:44 PM All species are related to other species in some way. If a species becomes extinct it will.....
» 21/06/2010 3:20:55 PM Dear csteele, Thanks for your gentle tug. Dear stevenlmeyer, We should have insisted th.....
» 21/06/2010 1:43:39 PM stevenlmeyer wrote: "But, by the same logic, is honour killing, female genital mutila.....
» 21/06/2010 11:38:11 AM Dear Foxy and Stevenlmeyer, We should consider not only the crimes of Stalin, but the cri.....
» 21/06/2010 10:10:00 AM Dear George, You wrote: “As for religion … I like to see it as the “elephant” studied by.....
» 20/06/2010 11:36:22 PM Dear Foxy, I know people have spiritual feelings, and it touches something deep in them. .....
» 20/06/2010 9:24:30 PM Why do I counter criticism of Islam with mention of Christian atrocities? To me the most s.....
» 20/06/2010 1:41:04 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, The following section contains all the references to religion in the A.....
» 20/06/2010 1:18:59 PM Dear Oliver, Toynbee was wrong in one respect. He put forth the view that societies and n.....
» 20/06/2010 12:22:41 PM I oppose all antivilification legislation. Speech can lead to undesirable action, but I be.....
» 19/06/2010 11:07:15 PM Dear stevenlmeyer, Certainly Islam has a dark side. I find AGIR objectionable in harping .....
» 19/06/2010 9:32:31 PM Dear Foxy, Live and let live is a very different attitude from the missionary one. Unfort.....
» 19/06/2010 8:42:15 PM Dear cornflower, Someone in Australia cannot have four wives because the law reflects the.....
» 19/06/2010 6:57:13 PM Dear grateful, In your post you seem to want others to accept your religion. I don't thin.....
» 19/06/2010 1:59:24 PM Dear Foxy, The concentration on whether Hitler was a Christian or not overrides what is t.....
» 19/06/2010 6:41:24 AM Dear Richie 10, It ain't no sin To take off your skin, And dance around in your bones......
» 18/06/2010 4:43:47 PM Dear Foxy, Possibly you have conflated three concepts - Christianity, the church and athe.....
» 18/06/2010 3:37:33 PM Dear mjpb, Hitler’s atheism is pure myth. I am sick of Christian apologists assuming that.....
» 18/06/2010 2:04:57 PM John Passant wrote: "Third, such racist and sexist words are common place among large.....
» 18/06/2010 1:13:16 PM Foxy: “However in regards to Stalin, or even Hitler, I'm not sure that they did evil deeds.....
» 18/06/2010 12:52:07 PM Dear Severin, You are one of my favourite posters, but I have to take issue with you. Yo.....
» 18/06/2010 4:10:20 AM grateful wrote: "<<Can we say that a fundamentalist someone who is prepared to .....
» 17/06/2010 7:25:20 PM Dear Philo, You are a slippery fellow. You cited Wentworth when you meant Wilberforce for.....
» 17/06/2010 6:35:54 PM Dear David S, You keep asking questions that I have already answered so it is apparent th.....
» 17/06/2010 6:08:46 PM Otokonoko wrote: Come on David, you're baiting now. Zeus assumed the forms of various ani.....
» 17/06/2010 5:47:47 PM Dear David S, The reason we have been discussing Israel rather than other countries is be.....
» 17/06/2010 4:23:28 PM Dear Philo, Wilberforce not Wentworth was antislavery. The “Arrogance of Faith” by F. G. .....
» 16/06/2010 11:08:36 PM Dear mikk, I won't argue but will cite a couple of instances from mythology. Zeus in the .....
» 16/06/2010 10:22:13 PM Dear Otokonoko, We feed possums that come in our back yard at night. A couple of nights o.....
» 16/06/2010 9:14:42 PM Dear mikk, Animals can consent. Consent does not have to be verbal even in humans. Animal.....
» 16/06/2010 5:17:42 PM Dear runner, You have to know where to look. The Bible isn’t as uptight about sex as some.....
» 16/06/2010 4:47:14 PM According to the “New Dictionary of Theology” the word, fundamentalism, originated in the .....
» 15/06/2010 9:01:34 PM Dear David S, What I wrote about Balfour is historically accurate. Without the Declaratio.....
» 15/06/2010 4:13:26 PM Dear runner, It really doesn't seem as if reason enters into it when you say something is.....
» 15/06/2010 10:31:26 AM Dear David S, It is important for Jews, like everyone else, to be a free people. Being a .....
» 14/06/2010 10:52:28 PM Dear David Sionger, That was a mean comment you made. I care very much about the Jewish p.....
» 14/06/2010 12:23:24 PM Dear David, You wrote: "Jew haters like David G don't have your goals in mind. They .....
» 14/06/2010 11:22:33 AM Dear David, Finally you have made it clear. You want me to be an ethnic nationalist and e.....
» 14/06/2010 10:59:15 AM Dear Oliver et al, Stevenlmeyer started this thread with questioning why one should take .....
» 14/06/2010 9:39:30 AM Dear David S. It will be politically feasible to have a single state with equal rights fo.....
» 13/06/2010 10:13:10 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, Are you Boaz? If so, welcome back......
» 13/06/2010 9:10:15 PM Dear CJ, Are you sure ALGOREisRICH is Boaz? If so, why are sure?.....
» 13/06/2010 7:27:21 PM Dear David S., Thank you for responding. You asked: “Why is Israel not a democratic state.....
» 13/06/2010 1:09:01 PM Thanks, Severin, I am sneezing and very infectious at the moment. Am not even hugging my .....
» 13/06/2010 5:25:01 AM Dear Severin, Wonderful answer......
» 12/06/2010 7:29:40 PM Dear runner, Homosexuality did not cause the decline of the Roman Empire. The empire bann.....
» 12/06/2010 4:31:05 PM Dear runner, We define decency differently. I think bigotry and lack of acceptance of any.....
» 12/06/2010 4:19:54 PM Dear David S, You would have the Palestinian Arabs unite with Jordanians on the basis of .....
» 12/06/2010 3:34:41 PM Dear David S. I do not apologise for my comment that you should be ashamed of the fact th.....
» 12/06/2010 1:45:40 PM Proxy wrote: I guess that would make you a repressed hater CJ. Dear Proxy, As long as pe.....
» 12/06/2010 12:46:18 AM Dear Proxy, Who churches wish to marry is their own business. I favour separation of rel.....
» 11/06/2010 7:18:00 PM Dear Pelican, All individuals may have tendencies to be attracted to the same or opposit.....
» 11/06/2010 2:21:14 PM Dear David S, I agree that, from his posts, David G is a rabid Jew hater. I wish we could.....
» 11/06/2010 1:52:55 PM Dear Severin, The answer to your question depends on your definition of 'recent recorded .....
» 11/06/2010 12:50:10 PM Dear David S. I apologise for not making it clearer that you were quoting from an Arab an.....
» 11/06/2010 12:05:40 PM The author has made a couple of false assumptions. Preferences on How to Vote cards only h.....
» 11/06/2010 11:00:46 AM Dear Severin, I see it more as a continuous process. Groups of humans unite. Then they fa.....
» 10/06/2010 3:30:10 PM Dear Severin, The following is mostly from another of my posts. There is a way to end t.....
» 10/06/2010 12:02:58 PM In 1968 I was a member of the Democratic Party in the United States, but I opposed Robert .....
» 10/06/2010 11:07:17 AM Everything in the article seems valid, but I am still more afraid of Tony Abbott......
» 10/06/2010 12:42:08 AM You wrote: "" … the Jordanian and Palestinian peoples are the two most homogeneo.....
» 10/06/2010 12:08:12 AM Dear Proxy, Yes, AIDS can be spread by sexual activity as is syphilis and Gonorrhoea. Hav.....
» 9/06/2010 7:26:36 PM continued John 14:6 states: "No one comes to the Father but by me" There is no .....
» 9/06/2010 7:21:36 PM Dear csteele, Any religion that I know of does not accept lechery although it has been th.....
» 9/06/2010 3:38:46 PM Dear Aka, You wrote: One thing I do like about Kevin, he is Australian born and is from a.....
» 9/06/2010 12:33:58 PM Dear David Singer, I don't misread what Amaryeh has written. He is an antisemite who woul.....
» 9/06/2010 11:03:55 AM Dear Stern, It is not sniping to ask that a political party out of party promise not to f.....
» 9/06/2010 9:28:39 AM Dear Peterson, I object to your "We should all..." Please do not include me in .....
» 9/06/2010 9:03:16 AM Dear Dan, When you back up your assertion on creationist Catholic astronomers by citing s.....
» 8/06/2010 11:12:20 PM Dear csteele, I agree completely with you. There are many variations on the theme of deny.....
» 8/06/2010 2:23:12 PM Dear Kettle, I agree it is natural and unfair for the actions of Israel to reflect on al.....
» 8/06/2010 1:40:57 PM David Singer wrote: “This unity of the Arab people living on both sides of the Jordan Rive.....
» 8/06/2010 12:12:17 PM Dear Julie Bishop, It seems to me that the Howard government also used public funds for p.....
» 8/06/2010 9:53:22 AM Dear OUG, You have referred to me and addressed me in your post. I am sorry, but I don't .....
» 8/06/2010 1:57:15 AM Dear csteele, I am quite tribal. I identify strongly with being a Jew. However, I do not .....
» 7/06/2010 6:50:58 PM Dear TAC, You misuse the word, truth. The Bible is not truth but religious belief. It is .....
» 7/06/2010 10:59:15 AM The article contains: "America, especially under Barrack Obama, hasn’t the stomach f.....
» 7/06/2010 6:08:11 AM Dear csteele, You wrote: "Not of war nor revenge nor killing, all things that seem t.....
» 6/06/2010 12:22:53 AM Dear Dan, Whether von Braun was a war criminal or not evolution has absolutely nothing to.....
» 5/06/2010 4:12:20 PM continued Dear csteele, I am neither a citizen nor a resident of Israel. It is simply an.....
» 5/06/2010 4:06:22 PM Dear csteele, I see no more reason to celebrate the birth of Jesus than I do to celebrate.....
» 4/06/2010 8:00:43 PM Dear Proxy, I am well aware of Islamic terrorism. However, that was not what csteele and .....
» 4/06/2010 4:40:28 PM Dear csteele, Christianity, Judaism and any other living religion or secular belief syste.....
» 4/06/2010 3:39:45 PM Dear Foxy, Sharing the homeland means sharing it. It does not mean dividing it up into tw.....
» 4/06/2010 12:50:51 PM ALGOREisRICH wrote: David F says: //We have a different code of behaviour.// Indeed we .....
» 4/06/2010 10:13:57 AM I find myself at a loss. I like to pick holes in OLO essays and point out where there are .....
» 4/06/2010 9:52:05 AM Dear Banjo Paterson, We need not define science. Karl Popper illustrated this point in h.....
» 3/06/2010 11:03:49 PM Dear Proxy, Both heterosexual and homosexual behaviour are normal for human beings. Howev.....
» 3/06/2010 6:58:58 PM Dear Dan, I did not commit any character assassination. What I said about von Braun is tr.....
» 3/06/2010 6:44:42 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, You wrote: "don't try to change any laws" Anybody in a demo.....
» 3/06/2010 2:39:38 PM Dear Dan, Once again you have trotted out the despicable Nazi war criminal, von Braun. Re.....
» 3/06/2010 12:11:29 PM Dan S de Merengue wrote: The person responsible more than any other for sending men to the.....
» 3/06/2010 9:35:26 AM Oliver wrote: In science the enquirer is independent of the objective. In general the enq.....
» 3/06/2010 5:23:55 AM csteele wrote: "The Israelis should have just sent the blockade-runners to Davey Jon.....
» 2/06/2010 2:28:50 PM Yuyutsu wrote: Objective information can only be obtained about objects. We can have obje.....
» 2/06/2010 2:17:28 PM Israeli’s actions in maintaining the blockade against Gaza and boarding the humanitarian f.....
» 2/06/2010 2:06:35 PM Israeli’s actions in maintaining the blockade against Gaza and boarding the humanitarian f.....
» 1/06/2010 5:51:05 PM Dear Philo, If there was such a person as Jesus the biblical account has surrounded him w.....
» 1/06/2010 3:03:17 PM Dear Philo, The Jews of Jesus' time put nobody to death as they were not in control. The .....
» 31/05/2010 11:29:25 PM Dear George, I am delighted to hear from you. You are one of my favourite contributors. H.....
» 31/05/2010 6:40:49 PM Dear ALGOREisRICH, I agree to your amendment......
» 31/05/2010 3:48:03 PM Dear Philo, It is nonsense that the lives of those in power in the Church are condemned b.....
» 31/05/2010 10:31:11 AM David G wrote: Religion, of any kind, is about a god of some kind who supposedly made the .....
» 31/05/2010 8:26:07 AM Dear OUG, You wrote: "its easy to grasp that of god...its ALL GOOD any vile...isnt o.....
» 30/05/2010 5:26:49 AM Dear Pynchme, One problem is that we look on things with very different eyes. You cited: .....
» 30/05/2010 5:00:22 AM Dear Philo, I wrote: "Christianity may implode." not "Christianity will im.....
» 29/05/2010 10:45:56 PM Dear Foxy, Religion suffers by being associated with the instruments of power. I think Ju.....
» 29/05/2010 8:47:31 PM Dear Philo, It is not the numbers of followers that determine whether a movement can take.....
» 29/05/2010 7:47:58 PM Dear Dan, We have looked at great distances - light years away - and have apparently foun.....
» 29/05/2010 3:14:25 AM ALGOREisRICH wrote: ‘"Jesus, Lord of lords and King of kings" crucified for our .....
» 28/05/2010 8:49:07 PM “If Not Higher” by Peretz “Early every Friday morning, at the time of the Penitential Pra.....
» 28/05/2010 10:01:50 AM Dear Vanna, It would be arrogant of science to decide for us what is right and wrong. Sci.....
» 28/05/2010 9:31:37 AM Dear Grim and Vanna, You are correct. Science can start out with why questions. Why does .....
» 27/05/2010 7:17:01 PM Dear Philo, Expressions of bigotry and intolerance express bigotry and intolerance even w.....
» 27/05/2010 6:47:37 PM One feature of conspiracy theories is that they add handy ‘villains’. Pakistan adds India .....
» 27/05/2010 6:06:11 PM Dear Extropian1, I read Davies’ article. Science deals with the ‘how’ questions. How doe.....
» 27/05/2010 1:47:11 PM runner <The words of Jesus Christ are a 10000 times more impressive than a man bound by.....
» 27/05/2010 3:19:31 AM Dear OUG, There's rhythm in the flow of your poetic rambling. I appreciate real love fro.....
» 26/05/2010 10:31:58 AM Dear Oliver, You cited a reference when listed Astruc as an eighteenth century investigat.....
» 26/05/2010 10:20:03 AM Dear One Under God, The pademelon did not arise out of thin air. It descended from other .....
» 26/05/2010 8:27:22 AM Dear Trav, Order exists in the universe. Therefore you cite the fact that some historians.....
» 25/05/2010 11:27:36 PM Extoprian1 wrote: "The idea that the laws exist reasonlessly is deeply anti-rational.....
» 25/05/2010 8:24:00 AM Dear Belly, I didn't take issue with your view that some conspiracies are lies. I took i.....
» 25/05/2010 6:54:06 AM Dan S de Merengue wrote: "The proponents of Intelligent Design don't think of themsel.....
» 24/05/2010 1:07:16 PM In classical times there were tales of gods romping around on Mt. Olympus. No doubt some p.....
» 24/05/2010 9:58:30 AM Dear Belly, You wrote: "You may if you wish discard my views but understand yours ar.....
» 23/05/2010 10:16:57 PM Dear Squeers, I frequently consult “Keywords “ by Raymond Williams. In telling of the hist.....
» 23/05/2010 8:57:39 PM Dear Vanna, I don't try to answer 'why' questions. I think the ultimate 'why' question is.....
» 23/05/2010 8:33:18 PM Dear Arjay, Because of previous things you have posted I have no reason to think you have.....
» 23/05/2010 2:08:43 PM Dear Vanna, There has been extensive work done on the role of symbiosis in evolution. htt.....
» 23/05/2010 12:42:48 PM Dear Squeers, There is progress in some areas. There is regress in other areas. I have th.....
» 22/05/2010 8:10:59 PM Dear Squeers, Which mutations are viable and passed on are not haphazard. I don't agree t.....
» 22/05/2010 12:27:17 PM Dear Vanna, Any chemical reaction that uses an enzyme can occur without an enzyme. The en.....
» 22/05/2010 9:48:55 AM Dear Vanna, I'm not sure what complete functionality means. An organism completely adapted.....
» 21/05/2010 4:05:43 PM Dear Oliver, You correctly asserted the eucarya organisms can be multicellular. However, .....
» 21/05/2010 3:35:13 PM From “The Enigmas of History” “There are several reasons for our fascination with the worl.....
» 21/05/2010 1:36:30 PM Oliver wrote: "Agree. It would have been tigher to have said Eucarya (included multic.....
» 21/05/2010 9:43:35 AM Vanna wrote: "It is interesting that Darwin actually carried out ID, as well as count.....
» 21/05/2010 9:34:02 AM Gene sequencing does not demonstrate that there are currently three forms of life, designa.....
» 19/05/2010 8:48:35 PM I started this thread to contrast attitudes towards 9/11 and Hill 60. Unfortunately the di.....
» 19/05/2010 2:34:42 PM Dear ozbib, The problem of evil is not a problem in that the sense that finding out wheth.....
» 18/05/2010 9:26:54 PM Dear Trav, One may take the Bible in several ways. One may take it as literal truth. This.....
» 18/05/2010 9:02:31 PM Dear Foxy, There is hope. Birds singing, sunbeams piercing the clouds, fish rippling the .....
» 18/05/2010 7:03:15 PM Dear Vanna, A planet can lose its atmosphere. I pointed out that water vapourising is not.....
» 18/05/2010 3:04:22 PM Dear runner, It would be good if you could bring yourself to actually read and understand.....
» 18/05/2010 2:23:09 PM The article in the Christian Science Monitor contained the following: "Why the conne.....
» 18/05/2010 2:07:08 PM Foxy wrote: That responsibility can be exercised in a number of positive ways, it's our ch.....
» 18/05/2010 8:11:23 AM Dear Daggett, I am sure your conspiracy websites make a plausible case. However, one can .....
» 16/05/2010 2:52:57 AM Dear Daggett, I know of nobody who has claimed that all Muslims are united and worked wit.....
» 15/05/2010 11:32:52 PM Arjay & Daggett, I will tell you why I see you as a danger. The title of this string is &.....
» 14/05/2010 2:07:02 PM I really know about the theory of excess profits. I am asking what is the percentage above.....
» 14/05/2010 1:52:08 PM Our full humanity is rarely, if ever, realised in any transaction. As a buyer of groceries.....
» 14/05/2010 1:34:55 PM Although I greatly appreciate a well formed bottom it cannot be the product of intelligent.....
» 14/05/2010 1:20:27 PM Point of information: What are excess profits? How are they determined? The article doesn'.....
» 14/05/2010 10:44:36 AM Dear csteele, That is a most powerful poem. There was a very handsome young man I knew i.....
» 13/05/2010 11:58:16 PM Dear Foxy, Teachers can get a student to hate a subject, but I hope you will have an afte.....
» 13/05/2010 4:55:29 PM Dear Daggett, I mean to imply nothing more than what I said. I will cater no more to your.....
» 13/05/2010 1:57:45 PM Dear Daggett, You wrote: "Would you care to respond to my question put to the forum .....
» 13/05/2010 9:20:26 AM My hope for India and Pakistan is that they will come together again to form a democratic,.....
» 13/05/2010 8:40:45 AM Arjay, you started this string with the question, "Does Israel Control the USA?".....
» 12/05/2010 7:36:03 PM Dear Arjay, One problem with your 'evidence' is that there were four planes. One of them .....
» 12/05/2010 7:27:54 PM What does have a point? Macbeth spoke of the pointlessness of life after he heard his lady.....
» 12/05/2010 1:16:14 PM Dear Foxy, Touched you on a soar spot?.....
» 12/05/2010 10:44:00 AM Poirot posted the magnificent 'Ozymandias' building up to that wondrous last line: "T.....
» 11/05/2010 5:24:09 PM To take what is solemn and revered and satirise the mickey out of it is my cup of tea. Her.....
» 11/05/2010 4:44:24 PM Dear Houellebecq, Read the poem instead of just the title. It's a putdown of all men. The.....
» 11/05/2010 3:20:16 PM Dear Foxy, I identify with the following: ALL MEN ARE PIONEERS All men are pioneers ins.....
» 10/05/2010 7:30:36 PM My wife wrote and illustrated an abecedary for children - a poem for each letter. Here are.....
» 10/05/2010 6:46:14 PM To begin this string Arjay wrote: "AIPAC ( America Israel Public Affairs Committee) i.....
» 10/05/2010 3:22:45 PM Dear Foxy, This is a great thread. I have had a colonoscopy and am a firm anticolonialis.....
» 8/05/2010 3:39:26 PM runner wrote: "Spare the rod and spoil the child." Actually it is not an injunct.....
» 6/05/2010 10:58:04 PM When this discussion started I thought the tax was a good thing. However, I have changed m.....
» 6/05/2010 10:51:24 PM Good for you, Squeers! You let him win one......
» 6/05/2010 11:17:44 AM When I was a child my mother would often get angry and say, "That's the worst thing y.....
» 6/05/2010 10:16:09 AM The tax does not add to the cost of mining. The cost of mining a ton of ore is roughly the.....
» 5/05/2010 3:37:16 AM Dear Dougthe Bear, Jesus is a humanoid god figure like the pagan gods. Christianity incor.....
» 4/05/2010 2:07:37 PM How can we do something about overpopulation without doing something about the religions w.....
» 3/05/2010 11:58:08 AM Censorship did not start with the Labor government nor is it opposed by the current opposi.....
» 3/05/2010 11:26:26 AM A politician can always plead that circumstances have changed since she or he made the pro.....
» 2/05/2010 9:44:00 PM Dougthebear wrote: If you don't believe in God's judgment then that is up to you, but why .....
» 1/05/2010 1:09:01 PM JMCC wrote: "People,we are drifting from the base story" Dear JMCC, I started .....
» 30/04/2010 11:32:28 PM Dear csteele, I also have great respect for both the men and women in the Australian arme.....
» 30/04/2010 4:16:48 PM Dear csteele, Last night I watched a TV program on Kokoda. Japanese died for emperor and .....
» 30/04/2010 3:35:00 PM Dear csteele, Please excuse my rudeness to you. Yes, I denigrate Anzac Day because I see.....
» 30/04/2010 1:20:56 PM Dear csteele, I don't know what a true Australian is and am not sure I want to be one. I .....
» 30/04/2010 3:00:12 AM Dear Peter, Churches are political institutions and do things for political reasons. Your.....
» 29/04/2010 4:12:02 AM Dear csteele, The dawn services are not unique. They have their analogues elsewhere in th.....
» 28/04/2010 11:14:34 PM Dear csteele, Thank you for your post. When we were in separate tribes, tribalism served .....
» 27/04/2010 10:00:49 AM Dear CJ Morgan, I read the article you referred to. It contained: "Once the venerab.....
» 27/04/2010 8:34:55 AM Dear Belly, I do not think of the perpetrators of 9/11 as hate filled murderers as differ.....
» 26/04/2010 10:40:23 PM I denigrate nobody's bravery or sacrifice. Those who carried out 9/11 were brave men sacri.....
» 26/04/2010 5:29:07 PM Dear StG, They are similar in my mind because a lot of people were killed for no good rea.....
» 25/04/2010 9:20:01 PM Beneath Hill 60 is the story of the diggers who tunneled under enemy lines to place explos.....
» 10/04/2010 2:50:40 PM Dear Grim, I am working on an article with another poster. I hope there will be a detaile.....
» 7/04/2010 5:31:26 PM Dear BAYGON, Unfortunately, what is called religious education in the schools usually inv.....
» 7/04/2010 10:48:36 AM BAYGON wrote: There is a need to teach ethics in schools. Dear BAYGON, We cannot teach e.....
» 7/04/2010 8:42:44 AM Richie 10 wrote: Faith is the substance of things hoped for. I hope for a quick, painless.....
» 7/04/2010 1:02:35 AM Dear Blue Cross, Thanks for the correction. Teachers should not be forced to be preachers.....
» 6/04/2010 3:47:19 PM Children should be aware of our cultural heritage but should be free from any kind of indo.....
» 22/03/2010 6:37:44 AM Marxism has many gestalts taken from Christianity. There is an Eden in the form of primiti.....
» 18/03/2010 10:01:48 PM There are many atheist good works. One difference between atheist good works and religious.....
» 1/03/2010 11:31:56 AM Vanna, In addition to making misstatements, you don't listen......
» 1/03/2010 10:28:45 AM Dear vanna, A country is not a species. Species appear and disappear, but when a country .....
» 28/02/2010 9:52:28 PM Dear vanna, I don't know what your last post has to do with the misstatements I pointed o.....
» 28/02/2010 8:25:27 PM Vanna wrote: "In a feminist or Marxist state, there is no marriage, no love and no fa.....
» 28/02/2010 10:12:11 AM</