Or, “Why ‘Jedi Knight’ is no longer the best option for an answer to the religion section of the census.” (Sorry guys, I know that’s going to come as a disappointment).
I think it’s bizarre that some people seem to truly believe that Australian politics are not unduly influenced by religion. It continues to baffle me that the majority of Australians support gay marriage, and yet neither major political party wants to touch the issue (and they’re usually so good at popularist pandering! You’d think this would be an easy choice for them). It’s strange that religion is so ingrained in our culture that having unqualified religious chaplains (funded by the government) in public schools is seen to be ‘normal’.
Sometimes I feel like I am a minor character in a science-fiction novel and the Earth is a strange and alien planet that I am visiting for the very first time.
That’s my thought for today.