Monday, March 08, 2010

.. belief and unbelief in Australia ...

Not so long ago, I read Tom Frame's book Losing My Religion: Unbelief in Australia. Its a fascinating look at the church and its influence in Australia. As part of the Sydney Writers Festival, ABC arranged a discussion what it is about religion which still fascinates. One point which struck me from the discussion, though perhaps its a semintic distinction, between the problem of evil - a language which highlights the possibility of a solution; to a language evoking the current reality of "evil". One of the panelists goes on to speak about the inherrant cruelness of nature (citing an example of a parastic wasp) . I'm not sure we can go this far, but it is hard to believe that we can educata towards a more moral society.

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