Viewpoints on the Folau insta attack

By Allan Povah. Underneath the relaxed laissez-faire attitude of FNQ, a controversy is bubbling away over Israel Folau’s Instagram post (above), in which he condemned certain segments of society to eternal torment in Hell. Many, many North Queenslanders have responded strongly to the footballer’s post. Matters of faith are sometimes difficult to discuss, but weContinue reading “Viewpoints on the Folau insta attack”

Shirts v Skins touch competition won by New Earth Creationists

By Destiny Givens Yesterday, the finals of the Sheridan Cup were played out at Barlow Park, with the Cairns Christian Coalition New Earth Creationists emerging victorious, with an 8-7 extra time victory against the Parents of the Children of Mother of Good Counsel. Margaret Court, captain and half-back for the winning team accepted the trophyContinue reading “Shirts v Skins touch competition won by New Earth Creationists”

Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced

By Destiny Givens The annual Christians v Atheists touch football competition has been expanded and now will be held on the first weekend in August at Barlow Park. It includes extra teams, including a Seventh Day Adventist contingent (pictured above). The event, conducted in a shirts/skins format, was originally scheduled for this week, but hasContinue reading “Inaugural Shirts v Skins Touch Football Comp announced”

“No” campaigner apologises for fallacies

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Prominent marriage equality “no” campaigner, Joshua Cooke, 29, of City View (above) has withdrawn comments he made on the CrocFM morning show this week about the marriage equality debate. During an hilarious call-in, Mr Cooke allegedly traded quips with the morning crew, Dazza and Hinki, over the topic of marriage equality. MrContinue reading ““No” campaigner apologises for fallacies”

Spirited discussions at the Tanks

By Murray Murchison The Lions Club of Cairns hosted a spirited debate yesterday between prominent members of the sceptical and faith communities. A crowd of around sixty-six were at the Tanks Art centre for the event and were treated to an entertaining romp through all things spiritual, hippological, and scatological. The topic of the debate,Continue reading “Spirited discussions at the Tanks”

April 2017 Classifieds

Looking For Love Are you looking for love? Come along to the Freshwater Swingers open night at the Edge Hill Tavern . Wear a white daisy and BYO prophylactics. We are an equal-opportunity fuck-fest organisation. @fresh_swingers Wanted Redlynch entrepreneur looking for young supple women with venture-capital experience, preferably of Russian or Scandinavian extraction, to create working business modelContinue reading “April 2017 Classifieds”

Robertson and Sorbo to team up for film

By Kimberley Schloss Christians in the Far North are abuzz with the prospect of a cinematic collaboration between plain-talking evangelist Pat Robertson and superstar actor, Kevin Sorbo. The two giants of down-home commonsensicality are in talks to produce a modern day celluloid parable aimed at drawing attention to the insidious march of evil forces inContinue reading “Robertson and Sorbo to team up for film”

Christians heckle at abortion march

By Kimberley Schloss A group of protesters conducted a legal street-march through Cairns on Saturday calling for the decriminalisation of abortion. Members of the Woman’s Choice Alliance, the Far North Queensland Gynaecological Society and the Freshwater Swingers were all present. Numbers were slightly down because a contingent of stirrers from the Smithfield Sceptics and AtheistsContinue reading “Christians heckle at abortion march”

Psychics thwart expo-crashing skeptics

By Shirley Higgins-Croft Rather than a clash of the big forwards, it was a clash between the skeptical and the spiritual at Brother’s Leagues Club in Manunda on Saturday morning. The club is the venue for the biennial Psychic Expo, which attracts mystics from around the globe and is always a hotly anticipated event inContinue reading “Psychics thwart expo-crashing skeptics”

Smithfield skeptic backflips on claims that basketball does not exist

By Kimberley Schloss As the Cairns Taipans arrive in Perth for their make-or-break playoff game with the Wildcats, an online comment by Jonas Humberstone (above), president of the Smithfield Atheist and Sceptic Association (SASA) has landed him in a mire of controversy. And it is not the first time. Mr Humberstone, 29, a draftsman, statedContinue reading “Smithfield skeptic backflips on claims that basketball does not exist”