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- Male RN on Show exhibit in poor taste? If people think its funny, its only because you are either so ignorant or innocent of what mental health really is.Alot of ... more
- Denise on "She has no idea" The media are trying to the same thing they did on Pauline Hanson. Run her out. You watch. Media is controlled by ... more
- Diana on Debt drop not enough State has billion dollar interest debt annually? Troy Buswell stated that years ago, not long after taking office? What's ... more
- Vlad on From the other side Good God, Is EVERYTHING becoming corrupt these days? Where will it end?Shamed that this bloke who sounds like an Aussie, and ... more
- Dellas on "She has no idea" Tell me, "tessata", was Hitler a Christian? Was Churchill?Where exactly is Dresden?Or Israel?And what was that ... more
- Leonard Pickel on Show exhibit in poor taste? "Poke them with sticks"? That is the problem when you vilify something that is not even open to the public yet. You have no ... more
- Dellas on Show exhibit in poor taste? What precious creatures are little Joe and Danielle.Unless they have been at the pointy end (so to say) of the "Mental ... more
- tessata on Not happy here? Then leave NOT ALL CHRISTIANS ARE CATHOLICS DALLAS SO WHY BRING THEM INTO IT.THE POPE AND NUNS DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO HIDE THEIR FACES ... more
- Danny O'Dea on Priddis the pride of WA YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! more
- Jurg Thommen on Road revenue being misused I got flashed in street without any speed limit signs doing 60 in a (supposed) 50 zone. Turned from a marked 60 road into ... more
- Joe Calleja on Show exhibit in poor taste? This is an example of how mental health remains stigmatized in the community. The Royal Show organizers are the people who ... more
- Danielle McCarney on Show exhibit in poor taste? It sounds like the exact kind of awful demonising of mental illness that mental health workers and allies have been trying ... more
- MERRIL ROBERTSON on Insensitive, silly or plain stupid? Get over it.!!!!!!! They were dressed as the Williams sisters and they are BLACK!!!!!!! If they didn't colour themselves, ... more
- Tracey on Insensitive, silly or plain stupid? Too many politically correct people.Who cares really?? When guys get dressed up as women should they be offended? ... more
- Dellas on Show exhibit in poor taste? How about telling the doctors, nurses, "Mental Health" experts, hospitals and associated "stake holders" to stop ... more
- Dellas on Show exhibit in poor taste? "Tisk, tisk", I say.Since when did the so-called psychologically healthy ever STOP poking sticks (literally and ... more
- Jason & Lissy on Priddis the pride of WA Lissy & I say well deserved win for Priddis last night. I picked that he would win it. more
- tessata on "She has no idea" AS gary says Chistians DONT accept the violence in the OLD testament, but the thing is muslims DO accept the OLD ways of ... more
- tessata on "She has no idea" dr aly is yet another interlectual expert that doesnt live in the real world. Another muslim coverup. Yes Muslims are a ... more
- Abdullah on "She has no idea" The poor women, she should have kept her mouth shut.she does not know what she is talking about.Abdullah more
Why gays shouldn't marry
The Australian Christian Lobby has laid down what they believe are the religious and biological reasons why gay couples should never be allowed to marry. Listen to ACL's Jim Wallace here and have your say on his group's logic in the gay marriage debate.
I think gays should marry. Why should the Heterosexuals be the only ones to suffer?Life on Mars Friday 29 June, 2012 - 2:50 PM
Well said Black Jack (below) I agree with you 100%. It is interesting to see how the different religions make different interpretations of the bible to suit their way of thinking.Sheila Friday 29 June, 2012 - 12:04 PM
I apologize for an error in my previous post, I meant to say that the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against god, not the only forgivable sin. It was a grammatical error.Jesse John Lee Fleay Thursday 28 June, 2012 - 1:47 PM
Is there humour in religion?
Any takers? Any simplicity about what makes us people and kind, or usually not?
Surely there is more in and beyond religious dogma (now THAT is a movie: get it out or buy it, especially if your religiousity began with Catholicism) than persecution of the different and personal interpretation of "texts"?Dellas Wednesday 27 June, 2012 - 5:07 PM
why do religious people speak as if its their god given right to determine the way the rest of us 'pagans' must live,that we have to tow their line..religion has a lot to answer for as does the christian or catholic faith in particular..why are religious people always so one-eyed and narrowminded about their faiths,given that historically their holy tomes are interpreted to suit their own needs..nobody is telling those of faith how they must or musnt behave-maybe its time we did? or they could all be told to go stand in a paddock and go 'Baa-Baa' together..or they could do what they do best,fight and kill each other in the name of their gods! i mean really how do 2 people loving each other destroy the fabric of society and marriage-which is a construct, a glue,for governments to keep the wheels turning,and banks and mortgages and taxes to keep peoples slavish noses to the grindstone-for all people- regardless of faith,morals,or persuasions..we should be so lucky?black jack Wednesday 27 June, 2012 - 1:45 PM
I am an Anglican, and I believe in marriage equality. Christ is the redeemer of the new testament, as is stated in the book of Hebrews, and we must abandon dead works, as Hebrews also says, to embrace the living god. This includes Leviticus, the only real place in the bible that homosexuality is banned, as an abomination and not a sin, you may note. However, Leviticus also bans tattoos and the consumption of shellfish, all of which have been forgiven historically, and dismissed as contextual laws, to preserve health, and reproduce to survive. Hebrews tells us they are dead works. Some then point to the story of Sodom and Gommorah, another misconception in the book of Genesis. The sins of Sodom and Gommorah are plain as day in the text - lack of charity towards one another, lack of hospitality and hardness of heart, an attraction to strange flesh, not one mention of homosexuality. As for unforgivable sin, there is only one forgivable sin, which is blaspheming the holy spirit. The final point in the bible which people confuse with a vendetta against homosexuality, is in Corinthians, where effeminate peoples will not inherit the kingdom of god. Another misconception; this is an English translation of the original Greek term, and it is a warning against all forms of prostitution and promiscuous sexuality, heterosexual references and homosexual references are found - but it goes on to say Christ, being the redeemer has even forgiven these sins. Those who oppose gay marriage do it for cultural misunderstandings, not at all because the word of god commands it. The word of god commands justice, love, and equality before his eyes. I would go by what the bible says, over an ill informed group of individuals any day.Jesse John Lee Fleay Tuesday 26 June, 2012 - 10:02 AM