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Raised by lesbian parents but against same-sex marriage, the science that looks like religion + more


Saturday 15 August 2015

Raised by lesbian parents; against same-sex marriage

Katy Faust, who was raised by lesbian parents, has been in Canberra this week to lobby against same-sex marriage. She spoke with ABC’s Tony Jones on Lateline this week to state her case. She’ll also be on Q&A this Monday.

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Careful, your science can look like religion

“‘Science’ is usually equated by proponents of this view with empiricism or, in many fields, with a method of inquiry that employs controls, blinding, and randomization. Now, a small group of contemporary psychologists have published a series of provocative experiments showing that faith in science can serve the same mentally-stabilizing function as religious beliefs.” Read more from this Quartz article, here … 

The Psalms and U2 

U2 is making good use of the Psalms on their current world tour. “On the Innocence + Experience tour, Scripture has accented concert themes in both subtle and overt ways. At latest count, more than 35 different psalms have been referenced, spread out over multiple songs on any given night. The artistry and irony of a post-punk rock band featuring ancient religious poems in a state-of-the-art multimedia show is quite stunning, and worth a deeper look.” Read more … 

70 years on: the moral fallout of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

“It has been denounced as the “most powerful blow ever delivered against Christian civilization and the moral law” – an event which changed Western culture forever. No, I am not referring to Obergefell v. Hodges, the recent United States Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Rather, it is the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, whose seventieth anniversary we commemorate this month.” Read more on ABC Religion and Ethics … 


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