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Entries Tagged as 'Sexual Morality'

What Sex is Not

December 26th, 2010 67 Comments

Matt shows us that by reasoning from how we treat sex when it comes to children we can see what options cannot consistently be held when it comes to sex with adults.


Rangiora New Life College, Religion and Discrimination

December 13th, 2009 14 Comments

On Wednesday I flew to Christchurch for an interview regarding a religious education (RE) teaching position in a Catholic School. On having the interview and receiving the subsequent rejection email, it was clear what the reason I did not get the position was: I am a protestant, the school has a particular Catholic ethos that […]

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Sunday Study: The Bible and Rape – A Response to Michael Martin

September 27th, 2009 9 Comments

A little while ago I wrote a post criticising Michael Martin’s contention that the Bible commands a rape victim to marry her rapist, Does the Bible Teach that a Rape Victim has to Marry her Rapist? To summarise briefly, Martin cited Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and interpreted it as, Here the victim of rape is as treated […]

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Sunday Study: Does the Bible Teach that a Rape Victim has to Marry her Rapist?

July 5th, 2009 53 Comments

In our recent discussion on the Bible’s teachings on slavery John Loftus asked Madeleine, “if you were raped you should marry your rapist? Get real. … Would you want to be treated the way the Bible says women and slaves should be treated?” Loftus then dedicated a post on Debunking Christianity to Madeleine’s “stupidity” for […]

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John Key on Religion and Public Life

September 30th, 2008 21 Comments

A few weeks ago someone gave me a copy of this interview with John Key. Now the first thing to note is that the article was published by are not a terribly reliable media outlet, and Madeleine would say that they are beneath the term “media outlet”. Hence, much of what is written […]

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Caller of the Week – Sexual Preference on Census Form

August 18th, 2008 2 Comments

When I was at work last week one of my colleagues said he thought he had heard me on the radio one Friday afternoon but he wasn’t sure if it was me. I had phoned into Newstalk ZB during the last week of the school holidays but it wasn’t a Friday, so we sort of […]

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Praise from our Critics

June 20th, 2008 3 Comments

Despite holding to a somewhat contrary viewpoint and despite having had more than one clash of viewpoints it appears that our critics accord us some praise. I just now stumbled accross this thread on’s forum discussing Christian blogs and websites and was pleasantly surprised by the comments on our blog. Kay writes: “The M […]

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