We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, missiles for pelting devils. We have prepared a scourge of flames for these, and the scourge of hell for unbelievers: an evil fate! The Koran 67:6 The Cross is on a mission to explore the terrain of a moral framework without god as its central reference and Continue Reading →
A rigorous examination of the role of religion in our society. Inspired by the movement to tax the church and eliminate its priviledged position as the preferred provider of outsourced welfare and driven by the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Abuse, The Cross deals with the complex issues of spirtuality, meaning and belief as a mechanism of the state.
And the anger of the Lord was against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of the spoilers that spoiled them and he sold them into the hands of the enemies round about. Judges, 3:14 The events at the 2015 hearings Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child abuse almost exclusively occupied The Cross Continue Reading →
Eric Abetz bemoaned this week the hegemony of the left wing press – he must mean Rupert, surely – in running down the Christian Right while failing to name, let alone declare its alliance with, the Secular Left. It is time he said, quoting from his Climate Denier’s handbook, that the press put both sides Continue Reading →
Church is about God isn’t’ it? Or so I thought until a few weeks ago when I first attended the Brisbane Sunday Assembly. I’d read a little of Alain De Botton’s 2013 book “Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion”, but still wondered what a god-free ‘church’ would be like, and Continue Reading →
Scripps Lecture to Explore Crossroads of Science and Religion Free public Rosenblatt Lecture scheduled April 2 by expert on science teaching and evolution-creation debate Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San Diego Join Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego for a lively presentation at the hotly debated crossroads of science and Continue Reading →
Impact of religions will have ‘deeper roots’ than Copenhagen Ecologist 31st October, 2009 Archbishop speaks of the lasting impact of a religious movement to tackle climate change ahead of major summit of religious leaders The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has spoken out about the crucial role of the world’s religions in tackling climate change Continue Reading →