Stephen Downes Lessons in world religions and ethics ought to replace Christian tuition in Victorian state schools.
Julia Baird Gosh, it's hard to get men to do what you want them to do sometimes, isn't it? So hard. Happily, 77-year-old British television presenter and cook Mary Berry has some helpful ideas, reminiscent of...
Danny Katz There are probably plenty of affordable Einstein letters to buy on eBay.
Holly Warland Why do people turn to religion, if not to help them with their troubles? Most people believe the logical thing to do when presented with a tumultuous life-changing event is to turn to God.
Damon Young In a lecture theatre at Melbourne's Austin Hospital, I quietly wept. Like the others there, I was watching director Paul Cox's The Dinner Party, a documentary about liver transplant recipients.
Randa Abdel-Fattah It is coffee that I miss the most. And skoling a cuppa during the pre-dawn meal, suhur, doesn't help.
Peter FitzSimons When abominable acts occur within a religious institution, people are reluctant to criticise.
Heckler My wife and I were visited by Jehovah's Witnesses on Sunday morning.
Geoff Strong The 99 per cent that is atheist is now joined by the final 1 per cent.
Elizabeth Farrelly So I'm chatting with this priest over lunch - fear not, I confess nothing - and he says, "Catholicism's two saving graces are the saints and the arts.
Cosima Marriner It takes a certain type of person to be a farmer and spending Christmas at my in-laws’ property near Goondiwindi reminded me how I’m definitely not one of them.
Elizabeth Farrelly When I was 14, my entire class converted to Jesus freakery. It was an experience no less scarring for being triggered by a charismatic, pelvis-thrusting boy, the lead singer in a Jesus-rock opera,...
Heckler I hope You don't mind me contacting You through the papers rather than the usual way, but there is something here that needs a response.
Gerard Henderson The advent of the 24/7 news cycle has led to an explosion of opinion in which politicians, former politicians, opinion leaders and other celebrities prevail.
Jen Vuk James Deen may be cast as a romantic, but the reality is much uglier.
Sarah Crompton The Oscar Pistorius case is a salutary reminder of misplaced devotion.
Allison Pearson If you have just accidentally shot dead the woman you love, what do you do?
John Birmingham A meteor and an asteroid. There was so much to love about the apocalyptic double-header.
Danny Katz Thank you, thank you for your rousingly half-arsed applause and welcome to the yearly Pre-Oscars Katzy Movie Award Ceremony Thingie Night!
John Birmingham 'Asteroids are nature's way of asking, 'Hey, how's that space program working out?''' It sounds like a tweet but it was something a little more old school: words on a T-shirt.