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Australians abandon Christianity in droves...

 
 
Eorl
 
Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 07:48 am
Well, someone has to lead the way to the light!

This way everybody, mind your step...

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21976352-1702,00.html
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:01 am
So, like . . . you guys are becoming godless commies, huh?

Cool . . .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:09 am
I, personally, am doing my best in that regard.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:24 am
dlowan wrote:
I, personally, am doing my best in that regard.


me too
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:30 am
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Germany:

Nonreligious 24.4 M (29.6%)


Way to go with your 19% :wink:
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:41 am
Census night ? Is that an holiday of sorts ?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:48 am
For non-religious, only!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 08:52 am
LionTamerX wrote:
Census night ? Is that an holiday of sorts ?


Yes . . . it's the occasion upon which the locals swill oceans of beer and become incensed.
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LionTamerX
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 09:00 am
Setanta wrote:
LionTamerX wrote:
Census night ? Is that an holiday of sorts ?

Yes . . . it's the occasion upon which the locals swill oceans of beer and become incensed.


And this is different from the other 364 how ?

fuzzywiddlebunny said:
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I, personally, am doing my best in that regard.


Nevermind...
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IFeelFree
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 10:04 am
If the old institutionalized religions are incapable of change, then they have to go. For the most part, the institutionalized hierarchies offer followers rigid belief systems instead of real spirituality. I wonder how many of those who register "no religion" are true atheists, how many are agnostic, and how many have found some type of spiritual teaching outside of established religions. (If I were asked what my religion were, I would probably have to answer "no religion" as well.) It is interesting that there was a slight increase in the number of Buddhists and Hindus, probably due to immigration. However, the influence of ancient Eastern teachings may contribute to the letting go of the dogma and rigid belief systems that are typical of modern Christianity. Those who are spiritually inclined may seek alternatives to the rigid belief systems of mainstream religion. Meanwhile, the ossified structures will disintegrate from within, just like the fall of Soviet Communism.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 10:16 am
Its funny but Christianity and Australia are two words that I've never associated.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 03:57 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
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Germany:

Nonreligious 24.4 M (29.6%)


Way to go with your 19% :wink:



My state is higher...24% I believe.


But, seriously for a moment, it certainly does make manifest the different "feel" re religion between the US and Oz (not to mention, I presume, most of the western world?)


I think Buddhism is the fastest growing religion here, too.....
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 04:36 pm
Mumpad was a sensual census collector this year.

Buddism is a growing religion amongst the arty farty community here
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 04:41 pm
dadpad wrote:
Mumpad was a sensual census collector this year.

Buddism is a growing religion amongst the arty farty community here

no mention of islam so far

is that where all the anglicans have gone?
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 04:53 pm
I'm more excited about the 21 millionth Australian. Wilso's new baby would have been in the running for this honour.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 05:05 pm
that means there are already over 20 million of 'em

(runs away screaming)

that's nearly 1 in 300 people

(returns, reassured)



:wink:
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 05:06 pm
Steve 41oo wrote:
that means there are already over 20 million of 'em

(runs away screaming)

that's nearly 1 in 300 people

(returns, reassured)



:wink:



But some of us are Wabbits...and we know what THAT means.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jul, 2007 05:08 pm
(Steve goes suddenly even whiter)
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