Saturday, December 19, 2009

News Clippings

All kids must read the Bible, federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says

Tony Abbott is the Climate Change Denialist, Abortion denying, Catholic head of the right wing party of Australia. I used to be a fan of the Liberal party, but now this nut case is in charge I would rather (and would likely) vote for the Greens.

Herald Sun

We believe in miracles, and UFO's

This article confirms that most Australians are still supersitious and religious, even if they do not attend church. The statistics also show no decline in the level of atheism or skepticism in the community. I loved this quote "The surprising findings from a Nielsen poll for the Herald show Australia is a credulous nation, willing to mix and match religious faith with belief in other phenomena."

Sydney Morning Herald

Adversaries of piety and proof

I found this interesting article from Peter Slezak who teaches history and philosophy at the University of NSW. (Dated Novemeber 2008) It's good quality considering the target audience (newspaper readers).

The Australian

Pope declares second miracle, clearing way for Mary MacKillop Sainthood

After an exhaustive and highly scientific examination of all the evidence, the Pope has told God that Mary is now a saint. As ridiculous as this is, Australians are no doubt patting each other on the back over our first "saint". Not bad for a nation founded by convicts aye?

Perth Now

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