Monthly Archives: June 2014

LETTER: Churches design divine response

STUART Southwell makes an interesting claim; that evolution doesn’t disprove Christianity. He suggests that God may have used the process of evolution in his creation and that many ‘‘Bible-believing’’ Christians accept this. However this raises several questions; if humans evolved … Continue reading

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LETTER: Education differs from instruction

I FIND it sad that Cheryl Jones thinks it appropriate to allow poorly trained religious volunteers into public schools (‘‘Tolerance is a two-way street’’  Letters 18/6), and disingenuous of her to claim that the current opt-out system is the same … Continue reading

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LETTER: Time for tolerance in policy

       IT seems that getting politicians to accept that many parents don’t want their children indoctrinated with religious dogma and the accompanying questionable morals is a difficult task. In my view the current situation, where children who wish to opt … Continue reading

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LETTER: Emotion wins over reason

IS it any wonder given our political leaders’ lack of support for science, education and research, that we are becoming a society of deniers? Instead of trusting the only reliable method we have of determining the truth, peer-reviewed science, we … Continue reading

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Religious groups should be taxed

          At a time when we are being encouraged to tighten our belts to fund the budget deficit, Tony Abbott is ignoring a huge source of lost revenue, in the tax exemptions enjoyed by religious organisations in this country. It … Continue reading

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