Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not Religious Now?

On the 9th of August this year, Australian citizens will be asked to fill in a form detailing multiple areas of our daily lives. This is known as a Census, and it occurs every 5 years. This year, the Atheist Foundation of Australia is campaigning to encourage people to be honest with themselves and state on the Census that they are non-religious. This is very important, as currently Census data is used in support of funding religious organisations.

I have no qualms with people believing, but when politics becomes religious, things get scary. *cough* The inquisition *cough*. In this day and age, governments should be secular, in order to best support their country. Most people I've spoken to who claim to be religious really aren't. They just have been saying they are for so long that it's just stuck. The Australian 2011 Census will hopefully show that more then half of Australian Citizens are non-religious, as seems to be the case, though I do believe this is aiming a little high.

Check out their site, as well as this one. It goes into greater detail then I have here. I discovered these sites from a mutual follower of Atheist Propaganda. Check that out as well, it's very entertaining, and much more thought out then my own. Until I'm next sane,

crites evidentia logica.

1 comment:

  1. I would expect at least 80% to be "not religous" The problem is when people are asked, what religion are you? they reply with there 'family' religion not their actual beliefs. My family religion is presbyterian, I don't even know what that is.

    Also 'non religious' could mean there are still theist however do not follow a religion group.

    I recently found out about pantheism,

    I would assume that alot of non religous theists would actully be pantheists if they cared enough to comment.

    In Australia most people just don't give a shit about religion eighter way. Thats why they should make "no religion" so stop the religous thinking there NOT the crazy miniority.