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Christianity, Society and False Dilemmas

Dec 6, 2011

I sometimes think that every church or at least every Bible school, seminary and theological college should offer a course on basic logic and clear thinking. That is because so many Christians seem unable to think straight or seem unaware

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Labor’s Drug Policy

Oct 22, 2002

The push by the Labor Government to soften Victorians up to a permissive policy on drugs has gone quiet lately (except for a major blunder by the Consumer Affairs Minister – more on that in a moment). But that is

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The Paid Maternity Leave Debate

Aug 29, 2002

Should we institute a scheme of paid maternity leave? I am going to argue neither for the affirmative, nor for the negative. Instead, I will seek to argue for a third way. The third way I propose is fairly straight-forward:

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The Economic Costs of Divorce

Jul 1, 1998

A new Federal report has been released which puts marriage back on the public policy agenda. The report, To Have and To Hold: Strategies to Strengthen Marriage and Relationships, was released in June by the House of Representatives Standing

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On Leaving Church, Revisited

Dec 12, 2015

An article written a year ago which was just one of many penned by me on a daily basis has turned out to be quite a showstopper. Indeed, the reaction was a big surprise to me, as I really did

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Transgender Insanity

Aug 25, 2014

The next big front in the sex wars is the push for all things transgender. It is receiving a huge push, including in the lamestream media. Time magazine even did a cover story on it recently. The May 29 issue

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Cousins: Sending Mixed Messages

Feb 6, 2008

Disgraced footballer Ben Cousins was in Sydney today helping to launch an anti-drugs program. The former West Coast Eagles star admitted to his drug addiction, and teamed up with boxer Anthony Mundine to launch the World Boxing Association’s annual “KO

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A Conflict of Visions

Oct 19, 2007

With the Federal election now well underway, it is time to turn the spotlight on some of the competing visions of the two main political parties. This essay will examine some of the philosophical distinctions between the two parties, outlining

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