FYI: the lap of luxury? Average Aussie household spending

“Some comparisons for where an average household spends its money: purchases of tobacco make up 2.5 per cent of average household consumption, the same as electricity. Spending on meals out and take away foods accounts for 5.5 per cent; alcohol … Continue reading

Evil: A guide for the perplexed

This book review of Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed gives a good overview of the basic issues of ‘the problem of evil’. |Difficulty: Light Philosophical |Tag: Evil, Apologetics | Time:13.7 min | … Continue reading

Verbatim: Talking of evil…

“When you say there’s too much evil in this world you assume there’s good. When you assume there’s good, you assume there’s such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. … Continue reading

Reality is flat? A short intro to an evil doctrine

If reductionism is right then evil is a meaningless word. If reductionism is wrong then it is an evil doctrine because it leads people to believe that evil is meaningless (and so too is everything else.) Does it matter? Yes! … Continue reading

French homosexuals rally against gay marriage

Apparently there has been an interesting development in the opposition to gay marriage in France. When the debate moved to focus on children’s welfare the opposition increased tenfold (going by numbers of demonstrators). And yes, you read it correctly, some … Continue reading