Topic archives: Religion

Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

Religion v feminism: which has done more for humanity?

July 2, 2013 37

Religion may bring eternal happiness -- but has feminism done more good for humankind than all the gods put together? In this book excerpt, a comparison of the two and why feminism is more derided than religion.

We’re all 37-year-old Australian-born Catholic women

April 12, 2013 5

Meet the average Australian. She's 37, has a religion, and her parents were born here. The ABS has crunched the numbers on the 2011 census to introduce us to Ms Average.

‘No aliens living inside us’: Scientology educates the media

‘No aliens living inside us’: Scientology educates the media

January 22, 2013 28

A media guide released by the Church of Scientology is aimed at dispelling myths around the religion -- turns out they're not descended from aliens, but they do teach English to African migrants.

There is no such thing as a harmless prank

December 10, 2012 1

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Come in Spinner: tale of two Catholic clerics, 50 years apart

December 6, 2012 3

While George Pell generates plenty of controversy, so far he has yet to meet the levels of Archibishop Daniel Mannix -- the subject of a new biography. There are some interesting parallels with the current crop of Catholics, writes Noel Turnbull.

An atheist in church: in propaganda, you can’t beat God

An atheist in church: in propaganda, you can’t beat God

October 31, 2012 54

Is it egotistical to want top billing at one's own funeral? Faced with the onslaught of propaganda in stained glass and frescos -- not to mention the sermon -- consider it lucky if you get mentioned at all.

Christians won’t vote for atheist leaders: research

Christians won’t vote for atheist leaders: research

October 9, 2012 17

It’s politics, for God’s sake, but how much does politicians' religiosity actually sway the Christian voter bloc? Researcher Grant Power investigates.

‘Mitts off my muff’: the debate on female genital mutilation

‘Mitts off my muff’: the debate on female genital mutilation

October 2, 2012 4

It's difficult to say how common the illegal practice of female genital mutilation is in Australia -- but depending how you define it, it may be more widespread than many realise.

Religion, education and children

August 21, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

Crikey and religion in schools

August 20, 2012 4

Crikey readers have their say.