Monthly Archives: August 2015

Episode 10 – 26 August 2015

A great week for secularism.

Victoria pushes SRI aside.

The Bureau of Statistics announces changes to the religious affiliation question in the next census.

Joe Hockey – is he mad?

Australia to bomb Syria.

The BBC and religious programmes.

Survey Results from Essential Report.

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Episode 9 – 19 August 2015

  1. Dyson Heydon – not looking good. Comparisons to Gillian Triggs and Tim Carmody.
  2. FIRIS – gets media time and … stuffs it.
  3. Nick Kyrgios syndrome – no shame anymore, The big tent is now a bunch of little tents and you will always find someone to agree with you.

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Umm, can anyone else see the elephant in the room?

It’s a particularly big elephant. It appears whenever discussion turns to IS, Iran, Iraq, Syria, terrorism and any number of international conflicts.

Commentators often talk about compromise, tolerance, education and humanitarian assistance. There are calls for punishment of the truly evil and protection of the innocent. Discussions often centre around how far our aid should extend and in what circumstances we should act.

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Episode 8 – 12 August 2015

  1. Tony Abbott works the system to avoid a conscience vote on Gay Marriage
  2. Malcolm Fraser on power.
  3. Peter Kentley the executive director of the Pentacostal group Christian Federation presents flowers and warns of Lucifer
  4. Facebook argument re ABC religious programs
  5. Noel Pearson says living languages need the Bible
  6. Parents push back against religion in public schools
  7. Weekend penalty rates

Tony Abbott works the system to avoid a conscience vote on Gay Marriage

https://theconversation.com/abbott-delivers-to-the-conservatives-on-same-sex-marriage-but-at-what-cost-45977

Tony Abbott video

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2015/aug/12/tony-abbott-same-sex-marriage-plebiscite-vote-video

Malcolm Fraser.

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Episode 7 – 5 August 2015

We discuss:

Adam Goodes, Patrick Dodson, Noel Pearson, Nova Peris and Aboriginal affairs generally;

Mike Baird and his idea for prayer groups;

The Trans Pacific Partnership;

Cecil the Lion speaks from the dead;

A new book on secularism; and

The need to counter the Australian Christian Lobby.

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Really great to see some honest conversation, that doesn’t seem concerned with making the truth more palatable for the fair of heart. I think we really need a lot more of this.

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Great listen

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This is an entertaining and intelligent discussion of politics, religion, education and other important issues in Australia. If you’re not interested in politics or if you’re confused by it then you need to listen to these guys. They remove the mystery and put forward an analysis of the issues that will entertain and inform you.

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Ep 81, one of the best and most enjoyable

Wel done Trevor and Hugh, one of the best Eps to date. Professional delivery by both.

AussieKomet

Episode 68 right on the mark

This episode was just the right length, but more importantly, was a little more measured in addressing the topics. I admire the Iron Fist in the way he can craft rational statements about appalling behaviour in the topics discussed, and I found the 12th Man to be a good balance to the Iron Fist. I wish the Velvet Glove wouldn’t giggle at important topics or when religious thinking is described – we already find them ridiculous, but laughing every time is a bit much after hours of listening to episodes. This is a fun but semi-serious podcast that everyone should listen to, and I thank them for making the time to produce it.

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Making baby Jesus cry

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Presenting the Inconvenient Truth

These guys are at the forefront of challenging religious privilege. If you want to be up-to-date on all the wacky goings-on by the religion pushers in this world and their attempts successful or otherwise to influence the political and social spheres of our lives then this is your podcast. We need more of this advocacy for a secular world view. Be like me or Bill and don’t miss an episode.

Amchila

Christmas Special

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Dvork123

Australian Centred Debate

This podcast is great for those looking for debates about secularism, religious power structures and Western liberal democratic ideals, all with a focus on the Great Southern Land. The two main protagonists bounce ideas off each other and occasionally guests are brought in to give different perspectives (I love to hate Right Wing Tony!). These are not Left Wing Nutters, I know as I tend to that description too often myself and disagree with them at times. Rationality and free thought rule! The boys don’t mind if you throw in your two cents, in fact, I think they love to hear from the public. Very worth a listen.

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