@Admin a few photos for all Senators to ponder on to use to promote the presence of agnostic.com throughout the world by doing similar at other land marks.
. The ribbons adorning St Patrick's cathedral are in commiseration of those molested by priests... Are they evidence of lack solidarity amongst xtian sects or simply discriminatory hatred of Catholics?
After hiding in the Vatican and frustrating attempts to get him in front of a court the following was reported by the ABC - [mobile.abc.net.au] - Pell is or was the senior representative of the Catholic Church in Australia.
I refute the points that you raise with the following statements:
1 . Promotion of site is a day to day activity that is the responsibility of all members.
2 . New concept. I do not read every post but have not previously seen this raised as a method to promote agnostic.com. It is therefore something not previously raised or discussed in the Senate.
3 . The future plan is evident to any without malice in their hearts. The plan is to create a series of photographs of the T shirt in equally prominent places around the world. This will identify agnostic.com as a world wide movement and not just some isolated, in the minds of the religious, crackpot in Ballarat, Australia.
The complaints and behaviour simply makes a mockery of the Senate.
Sexual abuse of children is a huge issue. I worked for 8 years with an organization that dealt with sexual assault and domestic violence issues. Unfortunately in many instances of sexual assault with children the perpetrator is either a family member, family relative or family friend. If you belong to a church, the minister is most likely a family friend. We need to provide information to children about what is Ok and not Ok in bodily touching by others. "Stranger Danger" is not enough. It is necessary for this information to start in the home when the child is very young. If the abuse is happening in the home the problem balloons in size and severity. We need to assist people who work in this field in any way we can, lobbying for better laws, donating time and $$$ to organizations that do this work, and becoming advocates.