Judaism had been grossly misunderstood by Christianity. This blog is an attempt to encourage reconciliation.
One of the aim's of the Religious Discrimination Bill was to give religious organisations the capacity to operate under the guidelines of what they perceive to be God's authority. In the early hours of 10 February, 2022, last minute changes the bill saw the insertion of clauses that would prevent institutions like schools being able to discriminate against staff and students who are homosexual.
The cultures Christianity emerged from, (Jewish and Greco-Roman, c.30-100CE), were patriarchal and sexist. While women in some spheres could hold positions of power, the mainstream way of life was men had more authority and women were expected to be submissive. Christianity’s saviour, Jesus, overtly and covertly challenged these gender attitudes. A clear example of Jesus... Continue Reading →
Issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity emerged from the Religious Discrimination bill as two distinct items. But first, let's start with the basics so as we're all on the same page. Sex Sex refers to a person's gender, male or female. The distinguishing features are genitalia; a male has a phallus and the... Continue Reading →
WW1 and WW2 prompted the whole world to re-evaluate prejudices and the need for equality. In response to Hilter taking racial discrimination to the abominable level of genocide, discussions of basic human rights began to take place. Australia had direct involvement in the United Nations formation of defining The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The... Continue Reading →