Ban The Burkini?

I saw a post on facebook comparing what happened recently on a beach in Nice, France, with what happens on beaches in Iran.  In Nice, men were forcing women to wear less clothing, whereas in Iran, men were forcing women to wear more clothing.  The facebook post alluded that it is time that men stopped telling women what they can and can’t wear. I hadn’t previously heard about the burkini,

By |2016-08-26T19:27:17+10:00August 26th, 2016|Society|

Freedom

During my studies of other religions, particularly Islam, I have been reading about the history of nations and societies.  In the process, I have come to consider the freedoms which we sometimes take for granted in this country, Australia, and without which life could be less than fulfilling, or perhaps even miserable. As I considered all of our freedoms, I wondered firstly how much do we really appreciate

By |2014-02-22T08:13:01+10:00February 22nd, 2014|Animals, God, Islam, Love, Women|

What Do We Know About Religion?

What do we know about other religions, or for that matter the religion we call our own? My father was originally a Congregational Church minister, so I was raised as a Protestant.  I learned a little bit about the Christian religion in childhood Sunday School classes, and I even attended a few Bible Study classes in my very early teens.  After that, however, I was keen to embrace the secular

By |2014-01-24T20:26:13+10:00January 25th, 2014|Peace, Religion|