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December 25, 2006

Religion normally stays in the background even if many Christians at this time of the year have fantasies about Australia being a Christian nation and Christianity uniting the Australian people in one faith. It's the market that unites us these days, isn't it?

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Scratch Media, Vension Air, 2006

After 9/11 there have been demands by conservatives that religion must have central place in public life. Of course they do not mean Islam. They mean just Christianity. That demand, which represents dissent from secular liberalism, discloses the way that Christianity is little more than a defensive subculture that denounces secularism whilst posing as a part of liberalism.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:43 PM |