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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 10 March, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

David Gilet, Byron Bay

The concept of sin is one of the most dishonest concepts ever foisted on humankind.

The human mind is capable of comprehending a concept of perfection but the critical-thinking part of the mind recognises that this is rarely achievable. Yet many religions characterise this gulf between possibility and probability as ‘sin’, particularly in terms of behaviour.

This is particularly dishonest as most religions also support the idea that we are as God intended us to be.

Christianity would be quite a reasonable and functional religion if it concentrated on Jesus and forgot all about St Paul. St Paul was a misanthropic, misogynistic, homophobic, body-loathing authoritarian old grump whose beliefs grate badly as an overlay to a religion whose core beliefs are peace, love, and forgiveness.

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