A letter to my federal House of Reps ALP candidate about School Chaplains


I live in the marginal seat of La Trobe in Melbourne's outer East, held by the Libs with a slim 0.5% majority. Naturally the candidates are campaigning hard, and here more than most, every vote truly counts. Compelled to act after reading http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2010/08/10/2978228.htm http://seantheblogonaut.com/2010/08/437-million-in-total-spent-on-school-chaplaincy/ http://seantheblogonaut.com/2010/08/chaplaincy-roundup/ http://statereligionvic.posterous.com/letter-to-victoria-principals-association and http://www.cannold.com/media/2010-08-15-the-national-school-chaplaincy-program-is-an-accident-waiting-to-happen/ this-morning I penned the following email to … Continue reading A letter to my federal House of Reps ALP candidate about School Chaplains

Religious dogma, Atheism and Hate


Every belief or issue has its extremists. Whether you're talking about climate science, politics, faith, healing, sport, gun control, or activities as simple as driving, there are dogmatic, unmovable groups and individuals who will not alter their views, even when faced with rock-solid evidence to the contrary. These people are set in their ways. Reason … Continue reading Religious dogma, Atheism and Hate

Election promises Vs long-term track records and personal views


Social network chatter on Twitter, Facebook and others is abuzz with criticism about previously broken election promises by both major parties, and the shadow these cast over the credibility of any promises made in the lead up to the August 21 Federal Election. Anyone who has been around long enough to experience more than one … Continue reading Election promises Vs long-term track records and personal views