Tag: Secular Democracy

Voting Liberal is neither liberal nor conservative – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The parties of the right in Australia are changing faster than their voters might recognise. It is increasingly the case that a vote for the “conservatives” is a vote for the radical or religious right.

“Let’s make Victoria like Arizona” after that US state made the medical procedure illegal. The implication can only be that this group aims ultimately to plant the most extreme Christian Nationalist abortion bans from American states in Australia’s civil soil.

Source: Voting Liberal is neither liberal nor conservative – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Why we must not tolerate intolerance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

The speed of the Pentecostal movement’s growth means we need to be informed. Scott Morrison’s intrusions of religion into parliament have raised the discussion, despite traditional journalists lagging behind the urgent need. We can no longer say that “a man’s faith is his own business” when that faith demands the imposition of intolerant rules on the secular majority.

While the Right bemoans that the majority is cancelling their Christianity, we must counter that argument. It is not a faith that gives you spiritual comfort and guidance that the majority questions. It is a faith that denies the rest of us our well-being that we cannot accept.

Source: Why we must not tolerate intolerance – » The Australian Independent Media Network

New York City’s Hasidic Schools Demonstrate the Folly of State-Funded Religious Education – Mother Jones

The equivalent of madrasas but in New York. Republicans want them in their States too but Christian. Building Cultural armies for war.

“The leaders of New York’s Hasidic community have built scores of private schools to educate children in Jewish law, prayer and tradition—and to wall them off from the secular world. Offering little English and math, and virtually no science or history, they drill students relentlessly, sometimes brutally, during hours of religious lessons conducted in Yiddish.”

Source: New York City’s Hasidic Schools Demonstrate the Folly of State-Funded Religious Education – Mother Jones