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You can have too much religion; but you can also have too little

with David Hines

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David Hines © 11th November 2018

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I started thinking about this two years ago, when I was collecting evidence from people from different religions about religion in school. And quite a few of them said children should not be learning about religion in school at all until they are at high school. But other people said children should be learning about religion as soon as they start primary school. Continue reading You can have too much religion; but you can also have too little

Does New Zealand put too many people into jail?

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David Hines © 23rd September 2018.

The Unitarian Universalist covenant on the wall includes:

the goal of world community, with peace, liberty and justice for all.

but there is a conflict there: If there’s justice for all, doesn’t that mean some people will have to be punished, with a bottom line punishment of jail. But if some have to go to jail that means that there would not be liberty for all. And our goal would be nonsense? Continue reading Does New Zealand put too many people into jail?

Life-changing events you didn’t ask for

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David Hines © 26th August 2018

Introduction

When Clay asked me to take this service back in July I had just had a heart attack, and like many others who’ve been through this kind of event, it made me re-think where my life was heading.
But I had also just been on a holiday on the Great Barrier Reef …. And that also made me rethink … in a more positive kind… so I thought good events can be life-changing. Continue reading Life-changing events you didn’t ask for

Blasphemy and the right to hate religion

with David Hines

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David Hines © 3rd June 2018

  1. Intro. What makes it an issue again?

    There are two law changes being proposed in New Zealand this year, and it seems to me they are heading for a collision. What do you think?: Continue reading Blasphemy and the right to hate religion