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Environment, population and the state – ethical considerations - by Jill Quirk


This talk covers the environment, human population, and the State- with reference to ethical considerations. The world’s population needs to be allowed to decline and then stabilise at lower and safer levels as soon as possible to minimise human suffering. People need to have enough self-governing power to be able to veto the engineering of population numbers upwards by governments and big business. Compromising the environment for economic and population growth erodes human rights and then the humane treatment of other creatures becomes even less likely thus increasing total suffering. [Article adapted from a speech by Jill Quirk of Sustainable Population Australia, Victorian and Tasmanian Branch to the Victorian Humanists, on 25 April, 2014.]

NSW Government wastes $86M on catholic recruitment drive

Sydney's newspaper, the Sun-Herald has just reported that its annual catholic youth recruitment drive otherwise known as World Youth Day World, which was hosted by the NSW Government Sydney in 2008 cost taxpayers $86 million. Yet the original estimate was just $20 million, so it blew out by $66 million.

Would NSW taxpayers have accepted $86M and the disruption, especially non-catholics had they known this? Clearly the people were misled.

And how dare the catholic church request the NSW and Commonwealth Governments fund its WYD08 recruitment drive to the tune of $86M+, when the catholic church has been found to generate $15 billion in revenue in 2004 alone?
How unethical!

Religion is unethical - debate overdue!

Religion is socially irrelevant. Name one religion without a dogma, rules, prejudice and a history of persecution!
Check your facts before replying. I have checked mine and there ain't none! It was the church that started witch hunts.

Ethics and 'deity-free' spiritual beliefs are morally superior to religion. By 'superior' I mean morally right, objective, absence of ulterior motives, free thinking, democratic, rational, open-mined, more useful to society in guiding virtuous values, attitudes and behaviours. I challenge a debate.

Religion is unethical - another week, another dodgy priest exposed

Religion is unethical. It doesn't teach life's grey uncertainties between right and wrong. It teaches a belief system that only serves to perpetuate the power and influence of that belief system with its made up rules and myths, politics, chronyism, prejudice and control.

It is about time ethics, humanism and free-thought were taught in schools. Scripture is brainwashing.
Faith? Spirituality? Give me pantheism any day.
But I'd sooner worship a fly crawling up the wall before turning desperately to religion.

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