TILTED HEAD HELD HIGH
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Adele Horin avoids the ‘M’ word:
As a card-carrying secular humanist, I often feel that I belong to a dying breed. I am not part of the “in crowd” flocking to Hillsong Church. I am not turning to Buddhism, Australia’s fastest-growing religion; and I am quite comfortable with stem cell research and RU-486.
She prattles on for another 880 words about religion in Australia—“ ... look at the latest research on Australia’s young. It turns out that no, they are not all spruiking God on street corners, and singing Christian rock songs at Sunday service as the hype might lead you to believe”—somehow dodging any mention of one particular faith with a spectacular rate of growth and views that aren’t exactly compatible with secular humanism. Horin’s final line:
Secular humanists, far from extinct, can still hold their heads up in today’s Australia.
Sure they can. Once they’ve pullled them out of the sand.
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