Friday, February 15, 2008

Who has the bigger claim on knowledge?

Even if you have no so called "faith" , its no help to deny its role in western thought and practice for hundreds of years . If the pure rationalists or if you prefer secularists are to make any headway, they need to demonstrate the force of their ideas, not just their faith in mere power - the hope of the great secular state hasn't [produced much good fruit eve in the last 100 years!

Former State President of the NSW Liberals has helped Liberals regain some credibility about big picture politics this week by reminding Aussies of the basics of our particular freedom and the 'liberal' tradition as it has hit the road here.

Too many wannabes of the recent past and many in media church are determined to deny young people access to these ideas .
The push for even more secular education in public schools will drive even more people of intellect away from them . Diversity is the price of freedom and intellectual openess; both for those who want to close the mind down, or open it up.
we can chose the boundaries, but others may disgree with us about just how far out we are prepared to set them !

"Australia is not a secular country — it is a free country," Hon Scott Morrison
"This is a nation where you have the freedom to follow any belief system you choose. Secularism is just one. It has no greater claim than any other on our society.

"As US senator Joe Lieberman said, the constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not from religion."


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