Solid analysis….


There has been a lot of talk of the so called race riots that occurred in Sydney last weekend, some of it valid, some of it utter crap.

I read a lot of material that I find offensive, however this particular post on Socialist Alternative made it to my Facebook News Feed, and I felt I had to say something.

I firstly want to make it abundantly clear that I am a proud atheist. Being an atheist though, does not mean that I don’t respect others right to choose their own religion. Nor do I begrudge others practicing their religions, or coming out in defence of their religion.

In fact as long as it does not mean sexually abusing children, fleecing money from the vulnerable, forcing your opinions on others, strapping a bomb to yourself and heading for the nearest crowded place, mass suicide, or violent protest, I’m pretty open…

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About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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