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Looks like Australians have won another small victory in the way that their religiosity is officially assessed. In particular how census forms pose the religion question on census forms is posed. I discussed the problems in my article Non religious in … Continue reading
Here is a New Zealand Kickstarter project well worth supporting – a film which sets out to answer the questions: Why do religions pay few taxes? Why do companies owned by religions also avoid tax? With more non-believers than ever … Continue reading
Ben Heather, at Stuff, made some comments on the religion question in the NZ Census (see Census 2013: Taking Stock Of New Zealand Society) which need slightly deeper analysis. He said: “Atheism is tipped to continue its rise in this … Continue reading
The organisations providing religious instruction in public schools have become quite defensive in their reaction the comments from concerned parents in the media. Simon Greening, current Churches Education Commission Chief Executive claims their purpose is not missionary. They don’t wish … Continue reading
I read recently how cynically humans use the word “freedom.” (I think it was in Jennifer Michael Hecht‘s Doubt: A History) How often do you see a fascist or otherwise undemocratic organisation with freedom in its name or slogans? This … Continue reading
Two different approaches to the problem of religion in public life were in the news recently. I think they are worth contrasting. 1. Copenhagen Declaration This was a document accepted World Atheist Conference: “Gods and Politics”, held in Copenhagen from … Continue reading
Most people are aware of the scandals surrounding the Church of Scientology. These have been covered several times on New Zealand television. How many, though, are aware that the Scientology is registered as a charity in New Zealand? This means … Continue reading
Jokes about money, tax, death and religion are common. For example – we often say “you can’t take it with you!” Well some of my workmates used to say – perhaps there is a way. After all our colleague, who … Continue reading
I don’t wish to offend anyone. However, Robert M. Pirsing, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, commented “When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from … Continue reading