Tag Archives: religion

Jul 29th, 2008

More on the Hillsong thing

Further info on the Hillsong run “personal development course” – another article in the SMH, Hillsong accused of closet zealotry. What on earth possessed anyone to think that letting a religious group run a class for the kids who have explicitly opted out of any religious studies was a good idea? “The teacher’s federation representative […]

Jul 25th, 2008

Hillsong helping girls “discover their value and created uniqueness”

This makes me feel physically ill: From the SMH – Hillsong hits schools with beauty gospel You know what? Even if you take away any religious connotations the mere fact that there is a course being taught IN SCHOOLS, purportedly to boost teenagers’ self-esteem, which includes teaching “a range of skills including how to put […]

Jan 2nd, 2008

Tom on theology

“Mum, all parents believe that God is a myth.” “Really? What makes you say that?” “You think it’s a myth.” “Well, yes, I do. Just like the Greek and Roman gods were myths.” “But not the Egyptian gods, they were real.”

Nov 2nd, 2007

Aaaaaargh!

Today I am wearing my “You Are Here” tshirt from thinkgeek. Caitlin’s friend asked me if it was the milky way. Yes, and that’s where the Earth is I say pointing to the spot indicated on the shirt. Then she asked me if I knew what was in the middle, so I said yes I […]

Oct 31st, 2007

Link-fest No.1

Not sure how often I’ll post one of these, probably whenever I’ve collected a decent number of links and before they get too out of date. On Alas! A blog Myca links to a series of essays titled “Christians in the Hand of an Angry God” posted by bradhicks on his LJ. (The LJ posts […]