Christmas and truth

Christmas and truth

By Greg Spearritt Believing in Santa is apparently good for kids. The same may be true for the story of the baby boy in the manger. It’s when the over-12s cleave to these tales that we should be worried. Christmas carols with their (mostly) execrable lyrics about a...
Politics, integrity and truth

Politics, integrity and truth

By Greg Spearritt Sydney Morning Herald columnist Jacqueline Maley makes the clear-eyed observation that voters actually expect politicians to lie. Fellow SMH columnist Barney Zwartz takes the view that God is interested in integrity but – as channelled through St...
Religious discrimination

Religious discrimination

By Greg Spearritt The (positively) discriminating response of one major Church group to the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is worth a read: The statement by the Uniting Church in Australia. Some Anglicans are also concerned (unlike some...
Woking up

Woking up

By Greg Spearritt You’re currently most likely to encounter the term ‘woke’ as an insult or an expression of derision. This is especially so in the organs of a certain media empire, but even liberals and ‘progressives’ can be in on the act. You may have heard that...
Subsidising destruction

Subsidising destruction

By Greg Spearritt The secretary-general of the OECD has had a moment on the road to Damascus. Mathias Cormann, formerly finance minister in the Morrison government, spent years toeing the party line about the critical importance to Australia of fossil fuel industries....