Got news? Can Christian and atheist swap lives for a month?

Half a world away from my Oklahoma home, an experiment just concluded in Australia. An atheist and a Christian who are friends agreed to trade places for a month and document the experience, with the summary promised later this week. According to a brief in online news’ The Blaze, believer Bentley Browning and non-believer Simon Capes [Read More...]

Beware of creepy, crooked, cash-flush Pentecostals

Non amo te, Sabidi, nec possum dicere quare; Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te. I do not love you, Sabidius, and I cannot say why; All I can say is this, that I do not love you. Martial, Epigrams, I.32 (circa 86 A.D.) The Australian, Australia’s largest circulation broadsheet, published a story this week [Read More...]

Australian Anglican Indulgences

An Australian bishop’s veto of a gaming industry proposal to donate funds to a church social service agency to hire additional gambling addiction counselors has been met with incredulity by the Sunday Telegraph. In a story entitled “Unholy fight over gaming as Bishop refuses money from clubs” the Sydney-based newspaper’s editorial voice spoils an otherwise [Read More...]

Why is police victim’s religion such a secret?

A friend sent along a story to me about a religious row that ended in death. He wondered what religion was involved. Here’s the first story I read, from ABC News (Australia), which begins: A inquest into the death of a man shot last year by police in Castle Hill, in Sydney’s north-west, has heard [Read More...]


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