Tag Archives: politics

Illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers: mercy not wrath

This piece from Christ and Pop-Culture is written in the context of Arizona's laws regarding illegal immigrants, but much of it could easily transfer to Australian 'boat people' refugees (who aren't "illegal" btw). This political season, please try to remember that ...

Germany is doomed

No, I'm not talking about the euro-zone crises, but that old classic computer game. Apparently, for the past 17 years the FPS game, Doom, was only allowed to be sold in Adult stores here in Germany, but the  Federal Department for Media ...

Bad sound bites: No one kills in the name of atheism

I'm going to outsource this one, because, well, why not - Neil, on his blog A faith to live by, has already done a superb job of rebutting this soundbite. Delving in to the historical literature, he shows examples of violence ...

Tim Keller on Christianity & power

The Atlantic has an excellent interview with best-selling author and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, Tim Keller.  I want to highlight something which really seems to resonate with what I've been thinking for some time now: that once ...

Censu(s/r)ing Religion – AFA Census Campaign

The Atheist foundation of Australia has a campaign running: Unfortunately, because of the wording, many people will select the religion of their baptism or initiation at youth, despite not being a religious person at all,” said David Nicholls, President ...

Mark Driscoll: Christianity & Politics

Nathan highlighted this one this week, and made some good points. Be sure to check them out too. Christianity, society and politics from CPX on Vimeo.

Things Findo found – 05/11/10

In no particular order: Some cool USB-stick street art / file-sharing in NYC Nathan gets in a grump over a cartoon posted over at the Friendly Atheist (it's worth reading his comments there too) Snake has virgin birth.. Interesting commentary from Mark Meynell about ...

Why you shouldn’t publically correct other people’s grammar

No one likes to have their grammar, spelling and typos corrected in public - as can often happen in blog comments, not only because it's unpleasant and smug, but because it will inevitably come back to bite the 'advisor'. This ...

Atheists are evil… apparently.

Ok, that's obviously not true - I just figured it would bump my hits, and thus my ego. But I get the feeling that some people seem to think it's true. (I did also have fun mocking up this photo) It ...