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The meaning of love

The meaning of love

The meaning of love By Helen Mason I do not think ‘love’ has a meaning of its own. It can mean “I love (or enjoy) chocolates” and it can mean “I...

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Ebbing of the tide

Ebbing of the tide

Ebbing of the tide By Greg Spearritt The trend in religion since the first Australian census in 1911 is clear and, to date, has been inexorable....

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Hope springs

Hope springs

Hope springs By Greg Spearritt It’s remarkable that a politically stable, relatively progressive country ever evolved from Australia’s brutal...

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Two places at once

Two places at once

Two places at once By Greg Spearritt Much as we might sometimes like to do it, we simply can’t physically be in two places at once. Not so, however,...

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More gender wars

More gender wars

More gender wars By Greg Spearritt In 2004, the International Olympic Committee instigated a policy of accepting transgender athletes into Olympic...

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Hellish humans

Hellish humans

Hellish humans By Greg Spearritt “There is a heaven and there is a hell,” declared Hillsong founder Brian Houston in 2020. “They’re very real...

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Embracing the abyss

Embracing the abyss

Embracing the abyss By Greg Spearritt ‘The meaning of life’, it turns out, is a phrase with a history. It was first published in 1799, in Friedrich...

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Bolstering bigotry?

Bolstering bigotry?

Bolstering bigotry? By Greg Spearritt Many (thankfully, not all) churches, mosques and faith-based schools are unsafe spaces for vulnerable LGBTIQA+...

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Signs of hope

Signs of hope

Signs of hope By Greg Spearritt After days of backlash, Brisbane’s Citipointe Christian College (formerly Christian Outreach College) has withdrawn...

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