Monthly Archives: October 2014

Christian prayer not way to go

ACCORDING to William S. Wheatman’s logic [Examiner, Letters, October 23], every time we write the date, we are acknowledging the existence of Jesus Christ. Does that also mean that when we write the word Thursday we are acknowledging the Norse … Continue reading

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Edward Gough Whitlam 1916 – 2014

Australia has lost a great Prime Minister and a great statesman with the passing of Gough Whitlam. Even his political enemies and detractors hold a grudging respect for this man who was a giant in both stature and influence. His … Continue reading

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CSIRO chief and water divining

It was recently reported that the newly appointed head of the CSIRO, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and possibly Australia’s most gullible scientist, Dr Larry Marshall, is promoting the “technology” of divining or dowsing for water, as a solution to Australia’s drought … Continue reading

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Australia’s “Judeo-Christian” Heritage

Few Australians would be naive enough to deny that the founders of our nation were Christians. (Christian leaders made an impact – Herald 20/10) The explorers and pioneers were often men of faith. Given that our nation was forged in … Continue reading

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Special Religious Education

Sue Sneddon, in her opinion piece in Monday’s Herald, speaks of the Christian attributes of compassion and kindness taught in scripture. Does that compassion extend to those children whose parents have chosen not to expose their children to religious evangelisation … Continue reading

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Memorandum of Understanding

There’s something I don’t understand about a “memorandum of understanding” between the police and the Catholic Church. The NSW police are bound to serve the community and swear an oath to uphold the law. When a criminal offence has been … Continue reading

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Informed choice about religion

KATHLYN Fauchon raises an interesting question as to how a child can make an informed decision about religion without being exposed to Christian beliefs at church (‘‘Children need to be informed’’ Letters 9/10). I would ask how a child can … Continue reading

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