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Comment 24 by mmurray :

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confessionalism_(religion))

Michael

Wow. You learn something new everyday. It’s worse than I thought.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:35:13 UTC | #858060

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Comment 19 by sanban : I admit my ignorance on this; please elaborate what you mean by "non-confessional religion"? If one neither understands nor agrees with the central tenets of a religion, on what grounds can one claim to be an adherent?

I believe he is referring to the practice of confessing your sins (and receiving you penance) within Catholicism. Protestant faiths do not require this, instead demanding you keep yourself free from sin to receive eternal reward.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 01:19:05 UTC | #858042

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Comment 8 by Tryphon Tournesol :

...can some of the Australian primates (you're Africans also :)) here provide some more links indicating the importance of this (in a friendly format please)? My brother very recently emigrated down under (northern hemisphere complex je sais) , and we'd appreciate to have something we could show his indifferent (in religious matters) wife... thanks in advance!

You can visit the AFA’s campaign web site, or ask questions in the Facebook group (please join), or even read my article on the census.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:38:09 UTC | #858036

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Comment 7 by ZenDruid :

I am curious as to whether Aboriginal religious traditions are even on the radar.

Yes. Many religions (and non religions) are valid answers including the Aboriginal Dreamtime. See http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1266.02011?OpenDocument

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:34:47 UTC | #858035

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I like they way they are trying to split the No Religion score by suggesting that you might like to write Humanist instead. Humanism is not a religion. Michael

Of course you are correct - humanism is not a religion. However it IS a valid answer according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics and is coded as 7013 under the broader “no religion” category.

Interestingly, you can also tick “other” and write agnostic, atheism, rationalist, and others in the box below and still be included in the “no religion” category.

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:31:28 UTC | #858031

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