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Karabar High School beatings

By johnboy - 19 June 2009 30

The Canberra Times has a story on beatings in Queanbeyan yesterday:

    Two teenagers are believed to have been targeted by a pack of up to 10 youths in a series of premeditated attacks across Queanbeyan.

    It is believed some of those attackers have taken photos and video footage of the incidents on their mobile phones.

    On Monday afternoon, one of the teenage victims was bashed outside Karabar High School near a bus stop before receiving a further beating an hour-and-a-half later on the Queen’s Bridge in front of his father.

It’s always nice when criminals document and advertise their crimes.

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johnboy 10:15 am 22 Jun 09

Let’s get back on topic shall we people?

FC 7:31 am 22 Jun 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

I do, however, think that spirituality (in whatever form it may take) can lead to a feeling of connectedness with the world.

I think it does exactly the opposite.

As an atheist, I have no spirituality. My ‘connectedness to the world’ comes from the knowledge that it’s the only one we’ve got; that when you kill somebody, they stay dead; and that Jeebus isn’t going to float out of the sky and make everything better. If we f.ck it up, that’s it – no second chances.

If you’re religious or ‘spiritual’ – well, why bother? Karma or the Angry Sky Fairy will sort everything out, there’s a lovely afterlife out there, and the material world is just a dream, so who cares what happens to it?

Most of what religious people call ‘connectedness’ is really just fear of divine retribution. For evidence, one need only look at what heinous thing people will do to one another when their actions are suddenly sanctioned by their beliefs or spiritual leaders.

It sould seem from your post that you really haven’t got a clue about the distinction between spirituality and organised religion.
No, It has nothing to do with the material world being a dream, or an afterlife, or fear of devine retribution.
Maybe you should take a deep breath and not comment on something if you haven’t a clue what it is you’re commenting about. take your anti-religious rant and maybe post it on a thread where it would be relevant. It is not in response to my comment.

Where the hell are these kids parents?

Name and shame the parents!

They’re probably the same idiot bogan losers I went to Karabar with. The cycle repeats…

ant 12:29 am 20 Jun 09

Kids with rubbish parents, and those kids are going to struggle all their lives because of it. Coupled with a world where they’ve seen, so far, that there aren’t many or any real consequences to anything they might do.

It’s all rather Lord of the Flies.

GottaLoveCanberra 11:16 pm 19 Jun 09

Where the hell are these kids parents?

Name and shame the parents!

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:52 pm 19 Jun 09

I do, however, think that spirituality (in whatever form it may take) can lead to a feeling of connectedness with the world.

I think it does exactly the opposite.

As an atheist, I have no spirituality. My ‘connectedness to the world’ comes from the knowledge that it’s the only one we’ve got; that when you kill somebody, they stay dead; and that Jeebus isn’t going to float out of the sky and make everything better. If we f.ck it up, that’s it – no second chances.

If you’re religious or ‘spiritual’ – well, why bother? Karma or the Angry Sky Fairy will sort everything out, there’s a lovely afterlife out there, and the material world is just a dream, so who cares what happens to it?

Most of what religious people call ‘connectedness’ is really just fear of divine retribution. For evidence, one need only look at what heinous thing people will do to one another when their actions are suddenly sanctioned by their beliefs or spiritual leaders.

grunta123 3:45 pm 19 Jun 09

Peterh… I hear you.

Qbn Gal 3:23 pm 19 Jun 09
FC 3:19 pm 19 Jun 09

In case you guys missed it in my post, I list the multiple and varied things that COULD be a possible factor in the development of this violent behaviour. I was trying to demonstrate that it is not as simple as “send ’em to gaol and it will all go away”
I do, however, think that spirituality (in whatever form it may take) can lead to a feeling of connectedness with the world. Organised relegion..well thats another thing all together. But the message at the base of most religions is one of peace and loved. It seems to me that the real messages have got lost along the way and ruined by man, who want to twist things to suit their own agenda.

S4anta 2:44 pm 19 Jun 09

or they are Liberal voters!

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