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Daily Archives: August 29, 2005

What I like about church so far

I don’t have to defend my values there: they are kind of a given, a vision in common. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2005 in Australia and Australian, Christianity, faith and philosophy, local, personal

 

Scripture Union: Secondary Schools Work

Image hosted by Photobucket.comThis takes me back. Between the ages of 14 and 16 I belonged, indeed wore a green badge with a lamp on it to signal my belonging, and another, not the one on the right exactly, with a large St Andrews Cross to signify my membership of the Presbyterian Fellowship. Neither was part of the school uniform.

I am just glad headgear was not part of the deal for us then…

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Posted by on August 29, 2005 in Australia and Australian, Bible, Christianity, faith and philosophy, fundamentalism and extremism, Multicultural, personal, reminiscing, terrorism

 

The Patagonian toothfish

The new fish cafe near the corner of Redfern Street and Chalmers Street is open on Sunday and is BYO (no corkage). There is a Mediterranean feel to the menu — grilled seafood mix ($18) looks tempting. They have oysters too, but I am not an oyster person (snot wrapped in plastic?): I believe Sirdan and Lord Malcolm love them, however.

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Posted by on August 29, 2005 in Australia and Australian, friends, local, personal

 

Islam unveiled, but headscarves remain – National – smh.com.au

I am interested in the comments of Radio 2GB’s Chris Smith.

One attendee, radio talkback host Chris Smith of 2GB, said: “I think our audience has a great deal of suspicion about the Islamic faith and, in particular, about the way that the Koran fits in with Australian society.”

Ready to acknowledge a duty to encourage greater appreciation of Islam, Smith would not shy away from condemning any attempt to place Islam above or before Australian norms or laws.

“Those who accuse us of inflaming the hatred haven’t really listened to the discussions that have been had,” he said.

Really? Look at 2GB’s Jim Ball on Islamic issues then. That is about as balanced as Ian Paisley on Catholics.

And on the law of God outranking the law of the land, many a Christian would echo Randall Terry:
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Posted by on August 29, 2005 in America, Australia and Australian, Bible, Christianity, culture wars, faith and philosophy, fundamentalism and extremism, Islam, Multicultural, Political, racism, radio, right wing politics, terrorism