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Love letter to brutalism... my photos of the UTS tower.
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Enough of the Jesus already!
My response to:  Competitive Scapegoating? The Case of Two Nations, and Two Condemned Men I come to the ABC Religion and Ethics page expecting to be appalled by the garbled delusions of believers. For a moment I thought this article would be an exception. A...
My response to:  Competitive Scapegoating? The Case of Two Nations, and Two Condemned Men I come to the ABC Religion and Ethics page expecting to be appalled by the garbled delusions of believers. For a moment I thought thi...
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Islam is STILL not a race
Here's my reply to the article  Religion and the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't Muslims Also Deserve Protection? Death threats and online bile from the likes of the Australian Defence League deserve condemnation. A racist might target a person because of ...
Here's my reply to the article  Religion and the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't Muslims Also Deserve Protection? Death threats and online bile from the likes of the Australian Defence League deserve condemnation. A racist m...
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Je Suis Stephen Fry
An article which tried to explain Why Stephen Fry's Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if You're a Chri stian was spectacularly unsuccessful. Here is the comment I posted in response. The problem of evil is just one of many reasons not to believe in go...
An article which tried to explain Why Stephen Fry's Complaint Against God is Unconvincing - if You're a Christian was spectacularly unsuccessful. Here is the comment I posted in response. The problem of evil is just one of ma...
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I've got soul, but not A soul
I'm just about to post this comment to the article How Politics Lost Its Soul: Liberalism and Its Discontents The author acknowledges and then completely glosses over the major
problem with this article: there really is no such thing
as a soul. It's an im...
I'm just about to post this comment to the article How Politics Lost Its Soul: Liberalism and Its Discontents The author acknowledges and then completely glosses over the major problem with this article: there really is no s...
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Up until now, I have been posting on this blog comments which I submitted to the ABC Religion and Ethics page in recent months, which did not get published. I've used them all up, so now I'm doing simultaneous posting, to this blog as well as the ABC site. ...
Up until now, I have been posting on this blog comments which I submitted to the ABC Religion and Ethics page in recent months, which did not get published. I've used them all up, so now I'm doing simultaneous posting, to thi...
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The Pope is in bed with the (ahem) MSM
It's bad enough that the ABC Religion and Ethics page ignores the general audience and instead models itself as a sort of trade paper for clerics and theology students. But now the editor wants the rest of the media to follow his example! When the doddery o...
It's bad enough that the ABC Religion and Ethics page ignores the general audience and instead models itself as a sort of trade paper for clerics and theology students. But now the editor wants the rest of the media to follow...
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A bit on Fry
A little comment I made on God, Suffering and Stephen Fry: A Response to John Dickson Joel's reasoning reminds me of Douglas Adams' little fable asking us to picture a muddy puddle which might somehow develop intelligence: 'Imagine a puddle waking up one mo...
A little comment I made on God, Suffering and Stephen Fry: A Response to John Dickson Joel's reasoning reminds me of Douglas Adams' little fable asking us to picture a muddy puddle which might somehow develop intelligence: '...
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Abortion in America
Here's my comment on an anti-abortion article from the ABC Religion and Ethics site. The high temperature debate in the United States is not a good test bed for consideration of this issue in Australia, where opinions are likely to be more mellow. But if I ...
Here's my comment on an anti-abortion article from the ABC Religion and Ethics site. The high temperature debate in the United States is not a good test bed for consideration of this issue in Australia, where opinions are li...
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A Delorean in my neighbourhood. I'm very impressed.
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Theists and atheists should unite against the common enemy of ISIS/Daesh
I actually have some problems with the article "Evil Acts for a Good Cause? Why it is Dangerous to be Assured of One's Salvation" , but I tried to suppress them and jump to the conclusion that Daesh is so bad that it's in a category all its own. The problem...
I actually have some problems with the article "Evil Acts for a Good Cause? Why it is Dangerous to be Assured of One's Salvation", but I tried to suppress them and jump to the conclusion that Daesh is so bad that it's in a ca...
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In the article The Message and the Medium: The People of God as Agents of Evangelisation , Tracey Rowland discussed the attitudes of the generation which took part in the 1968 protests. I am a big fan of sixties culture, and 1968 is a pretty special year. T...
In the article The Message and the Medium: The People of God as Agents of Evangelisation, Tracey Rowland discussed the attitudes of the generation which took part in the 1968 protests. I am a big fan of sixties culture, and 1...
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I have a massive list of music favourites, from the 1960s to the present. Current likes include Panda Bear, Fleet Foxes, Fuck Buttons, First Aid Kit, The Tallest Man on Earth, Villagers, Metronomy. Without music not much else can happen for me.

I support filesharing and the relaxing of copyright for personal use by individuals. I like free and open source software and use linux.

I am an atheist and I am opposed to religion. I keep up with atheism news via Atheist Alliance Inernational and The Richard Dawkins web site.

I love science fiction and fantasy, but I also like children's/young adult literature and some science writing. I tend to have reading binges, but in 2010 I made a commitment to make the reading binge permanent. My reading log is here

I live in Sydney, I work as a journalist, my partner and I have 2 children. I prefer to keep personal stuff in personal circles.
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I have achieved inner peace.
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