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The Christchurch Massacre

It was two weeks on Friday since a self-confessed white supremacist changed New Zealand forever. Friday 15th March 2019 is a day many New Zealanders, including me, naïvely thought would never come to this country. It’s the day a terrorist committed mass murder on our soil. “The Christchurch Massacre” is now part of our history. Fifty New Zealanders died that day. 42 of those died in the... read more

Trump’s Southern Border Wall

This Twitter thread from “@Stonekettle” was brought to my attention by reader Ann German. It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen about Trump’s insistence that the US requires a southern border wall. It’s better than anything I could write about the situation and covers just about everything in relation to the actual wall. For that reason, I’m going to produce the... read more

Geoff Robson: Lying for Jesus and Wrong about Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins gave a couple of talks in New Zealand recently. He’s here promoting his new book, Science in the Soul. As usual that brought people out of the woodwork with the message the atheists are either stupid, lying, or just plain evil. None ever sees the irony in their statements. One prime example is Geoff Robson. He wrote an article for one of our leading internet news sites, stuff.co.nz,... read more

The Problem of Spam (plus Tweets)

I get a lot of weird stuff in the spam section of the comments for Heather’s Homilies. It seems to go through cycles that generally match what I’m writing about, or even what’s in the tweets. One thing’s for sure, you and I would go nuts if it wasn’t for the spam filter! There are dozens per day. I usually don’t even look at them – just scroll to the bottom and... read more

Israel Folau and Christian Morality

I wasn’t sure what to write about today, then I got The Author’s weekly email. The Author is the brilliant Jesus and Mo cartoonist. His strip this week is about religious morality, and it brought to mind the big news story in New Zealand and Australia at the moment. It began on 9 April when Australian rugby star Israel Folau tweeted that all gays were going to hell. Further, he’s not... read more

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