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Freedom of Religion

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Some people don't care much for ANZAC Day either but they still take the freebie.
Armchair critic,
ANZAC Day is prove of peoples' sacrifice for others. Is Christmas Day ?
Posted by individual, Monday, 8 July 2019 10:24:54 AM
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Previously, the church had an overbearing influence on society, and so steps were taken to limit the power of religion on secular society.

Today, the pendulum has swung so far that the "oppressed" have now become the oppressors and the inquisition and its acolytes scan social media for any sign of subversive commentary with kangaroo courts excommunicating offenders from society and employment.

While the most egregious examples are those who have failed to modify their religious beliefs to conform to the new secular doctrines for whom this thread is about, there are many others falling victim to the star chambers of the activists for whom truth is no defense.
Posted by Shadow Minister, Monday, 8 July 2019 10:26:25 AM
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Some of the things Christians, and to those who only think they are, are demanding from this bill, need watching
Remember many faiths exist, would we want cults to benefit, even be protected by the new laws
Do most of us think Scientology is a religion
Do we want to protect it
The new laws must not protect wrong, ever
Posted by Belly, Monday, 8 July 2019 12:13:23 PM
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Well good luck indeed:

God knows that we badly need our freedom to follow our religion, whatever it may be, but how on earth can ordinary people in general and a secular government in particular, tell whether the particular behaviour of a particular person at a particular time is indeed religious or otherwise?!?

The only way to avoid preventing people from performing their duties to God, is to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, allowing the maximum freedom to everyone under all circumstances to do as they please, just in case their behaviour is indeed religious.

Is the government serious about protecting religious freedoms? I will start to believe this once Sikhs are allowed to carry their kirpans (ritual daggers) on planes.
Posted by Yuyutsu, Monday, 8 July 2019 3:10:18 PM
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Yuyutsu,
I don't believe God wanted us to invent religion. He/she/it simply wants us to be decent, alas !
Posted by individual, Monday, 8 July 2019 3:21:42 PM
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Dear Individual,

Being decent is a pre-requisite for religion, it is step one without which all our attempts to reach God would collapse in shambles.

But why stop at that?

Decency makes no sense on its own: why ought we to exert ourselves to be decent, fighting against our animal nature, if there are no lasting rewards and all is to end anyway once our body falls off?
Posted by Yuyutsu, Monday, 8 July 2019 3:37:34 PM
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