There is still a lot of shit-talk in the news about how the religious are some kind of power the parties need to cower down to out of fear of losing an election.
There has been a few reports suggesting the religious freedom was a game changer in our last election, and a fear of religious persecution was the reason Labor lost the un-losable election… but it’s just not so.
It was fear of “others” that lost the election. A look at the content in Clive Palmers 60-80 million in ad-spend bears that out.
Religion is in decline. The stats show it to be so. What we’re seeing is the religious zealots attempting to prevent the downfall of their highly profitable way of life. They’re being the squeaky wheel… they’re not at all powerful, and it’s time we let them know they need to take their place in history.
The more developed a nation, the lower rate of religion, the higher the rate of social thinking. The world will be a better place once we’ve removed organised religion from our nations.