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Questions about Hillsong, Alex Hawke, and the coronavirus

April 10, 2020 - 14:05 -- Admin

On March 5, Hillsong began its twenty-fourth Colour Conference at the First State Theatre at ICC, Sydney, with a “capacity crowd” – which is around 9,000 according to the theatre website.  Other reports put the crowd at somewhat less than this. After scheduled gatherings on Thurs-Sat at the theatre, and then Thurs-Sat the following week…

A not so Good Friday

April 10, 2020 - 08:00 -- Admin

Today is Good Friday April 10, 2020. The latest modelling shows that although Australia’s COVID-19 curve is flattening, talk of its suppression seem as a glimmer of optimism from the hopeful days of this year’s Ides of March and St Patrick’s Day. Schools and universities are both closed and not closed. Happy social gatherings are…

Resume democratic government, Morrison; recall parliament.

April 9, 2020 - 22:44 -- Admin

The ritual killing of a water buffalo, by Ifugao villagers of northern Luzon, Philippines, the bloody, brutal slaughter of an innocent, sentient creature, a shocking intrusion of cinéma vérité (filmed by his Francis’ Ford’s wife Eleanor) spliced into the last, dark scenes of Coppola’s self-indulgent masterpiece Apocalypse Now presages the savaging of our body politic…

Cosmic Gangster Capitalism: Elon Musk Crowds the Heavens

April 9, 2020 - 16:43 -- Admin

“I don’t trust glib reassurances from satellite operators without precise details.” (Alice Gorman, space archaeologist, May 26, 2019). Astronomers tend to have their eyes, and minds, not merely in the clouds but beyond them. The dream of unimpaired vision tends to come with the territory; the better the uninterrupted line, the better the data. But…

Stir Crazy with Orwell

April 9, 2020 - 10:19 -- Admin

By Graham Nowland   Being confined under the tyranny of COVID-19 makes you stir crazy and people are warning mental health is going to be an issue. Stir craziness has different forms and some are highly questionable. The media and police are picking up victims of dubious stir craziness and subjecting them to pillory and punishment.…

O.J. Simpson And George Pell Both Found Innocent By Courts; Jesus Not So Much!

April 8, 2020 - 20:24 -- Admin

Some idiot tweeted “He is Risen” after George had his appeal upheld by the High Court. Given the allegations against him I thought that one of the most inappropriate tweets ever. Of course, some people will be offended by the idea that they think I’m making a joke, but I can’t help other people’s reactions.…

The man who was nothing

April 8, 2020 - 17:05 -- Admin

Our articles on The AIMN attract not only wonderful responses from those who comment here, but also through emails or messages on our Facebook page. Some of these are published on our site. The George Pell High Court decision prompted many responses. This moving story – with the permission of our reader – we offer…