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On transparency

On transparency

By Greg Spearritt Religious groups have long recognised the need to ‘keep the bastards honest’. Individual bastards, that is. The Catholics, for...

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Getting out of bed

Getting out of bed

By Greg Spearritt It’s hard to pin down how many Australians identify as atheist, but surveys have suggested that around a quarter of us consider...

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Mysterious ways

Mysterious ways

By Greg Spearritt God, it’s said, moves in a mysterious way. At least, English poet and hymnodist William Cowper said as much in his 1773 hymn...

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A fairytale?

A fairytale?

A dystopian (realist?) tale by Denver Kanowski The King was troubled. The peasants in his Kingdom were unhappy with the distribution of wealth and...

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Faith and reason

Faith and reason

By John Carr. The traditional Irish tune ‘Slane’ is a very popular hymn setting and there are four hymns in Australia’s Together in Song that use...

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Speaking freely

Speaking freely

SOFiA values the honest (and clearly-expressed) exploration of ideas and views that challenge or reflect on the status quo in the fields of reason,...

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Moral morass

Moral morass

Hypocrisy is something most humans have in common, but willful and systematic hypocrisy is still shocking. This is especially true, of course, when...

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