Where was God?

Where was God?

Where was God?   Kaye Wright, Victoria Regional Meeting Warning: This article contains details of abuse that may disturb some readers. Julie and I have a friend named Judy (not her real name) who was raped by her older brother nearly every night from the age of...
A Brief Meditation on Alienation of the Soul

A Brief Meditation on Alienation of the Soul

A Brief Meditation on Alienation of the Soul Peter H Bennett, Victoria Regional Meeting In Augustine’s Confessions he writes at the end of Book II             “And I became unto myself a wasteland.” This heart-breaking sentence comes after a long reflection by...

Editorial

Editorial Regular on-line readers may have found that the Australian Friend was temporarily unavailable.  It has suffered a near death experience due to technical issues which I do not understand.  We are scrambling to get the March issue up in time. ...
A nontheist puts a case for God

A nontheist puts a case for God

A nontheist puts a case for God Kerry O’Regan, South Australia and Northern Territory Regional Meeting In the final year at our Catholic school, we learnt the (was it seven?) Proofs for the Existence of God. I remember the Proof from First Cause. (Everything is...

Editorial

In this issue we reflect on our first ever Australia Yearly Meeting by Zoom.  The first reaction seems to be astonishment that it was done at all, and admiration and gratitude for those who arranged it at short notice.  There have been positives in this new...