Posts Tagged ‘Maori prayer’

References to Tangaroa in Wellington’s climate change plan irks councillors Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Tangaroa – the Māori god of the sea – may be little more than a mythological figure, but the mere mention of the divine being’s name in Wellington’s climate change plan has some city councillors spooked. Read more Related Posts:Caritas alarmed over Pacific climate changeCardinal supports students’ climate change…Protesting students are non-violent witnesses to the…Climate Read more

Councils choosing karakia over prayers to open meetings Comments 0

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Hawke’s Bay councils choosing karakia over prayers to open meetings. Across Hawke’s Bay/Tararua only half of the six councils have an official prayer which references religion. Of these three, two favour a karakia (a Maori formal greeting similar to a prayer). Continue reading Related Posts:National and NZ First criticism of new parliamentary…Contemplative nuns take online Read more

Maori karakia causes Rodney Hide to chuckle Comments 0

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

I am an anti-theist. I just don’t believe in God. I am pleased there isn’t one. Nothing would irritate me more than a supernatural force knowing everything and hovering above directing all that happens in the world. It would be like suffering a metaphysical Kim Jong-il without the farce or humour. I like the organ Read more