Losing My Religion – Canada, Australia, New Zealand Face Sharp Religious Decline

From Canada.Com Religion may be on the road to extinction in Canada — mathematically speaking, that is. Travelling with us are Australia, Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. A study presented Tuesday at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas noted a steady rise in the percentage of those countries' residents who claim no religious affiliation, and explained how social Continue Reading

Privacy fears grow as police database grows

From smh.com.au Private details of more and more people are finding their way on to databases used by the nation's police. Information about licensed drivers and car owners are to be added to a network that already holds nearly 9 million police records. Police say it makes their job faster and safer, but critics warn of the potential for the misuse of such mountains of information. The National Police Reference System was introduced Continue Reading

Christians outraged by Church Billboard showing Mary disappointed with Joseph after sex – Yes A Church Billboard!

From Telegraph UK A risque church billboard showing the Virgin Mary and Joseph in bed apparently after having disappointing sex has caused outrage among Christians in New Zealand. The large poster depicts a dejected-looking Joseph lying next to Mary, whose eyes are turned heavenwards, under the words: "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow." Both figures, painted in classical fresco style, appear to be naked. Within hours of the Continue Reading

Govt plans to increase surveillance powers that would allow you to be snooped on at home or work, without a warrant

From Telegraph UK Activists say the Government's plans to extend police powers of search and surveillance effectively lead New Zealand toward a police state - but the Government says the bill is aimed at improving powers to catch real criminals. Police raided homes around the country two years ago, 18 arrested in the so-called terror raids. It was the culmination of a year of covert police surveillance - methods questioned for their Continue Reading