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voting at an election quickly called by Prime minister RUDD,calling it before we slip into financial trouble
Originally posted by virgom129
BTW, looks like the PEOPLE like the fact she is not religious...
When Julia Gillard was sworn in as Prime Minister she used an ‘affirmation’ - not the traditional oath on the Bible. When asked about religion yesterday on the ABC, she said she didn’t believe in God and is “not a religious person” although she was brought up in the Baptist Church. She said “I’m not going to pretend a faith I don’t feel” but added that she respected the religious views of others.
Although we are concerned about the Prime Minister being an atheist, at least she is being upfront about her beliefs!
Having an atheist as the Prime Minister is a significant development and a move away from the Christian heritage of our nation. We would like to see committed Christians having influence in the governing of our nation.
We posted a report on these matters - with links - on the front page of our website yesterday.
We’ve included that report below…
First two polls…
1. The Australian is currently running a poll on the issue - please vote YES!
True unbeliever - Do you care at all about Julia Gillard’s lack of religious faith?
The current vote is: Yes 23.87% (2378 votes) No 76.13% (7584 votes) Total votes: 9962
Please vote YES - to vote, click on www.theaustralian.com.au... - scroll down on the RIGHT side of the page to the poll.
2. The Age is running a poll on whether Julia Gillard’s atheism will make her more open-minded on policy.
The inference is that non-Christians are more open-minded… especially since the Age tends to take that approach!
However, in Julia Gillard’s case she has already made up her mind on abortion, sexuality, Labor policy and so on and is not likely to consider the ‘Christian perspective’ in policy making.
Thus we’d answer the question with a ‘No’!
Poll: Will Julia Gillard’s atheism make her more open-minded on policy?
Current vote - Yes 64%, No - 36%, Total - 314 votes.
Satanism is a direction and a school of religious beliefs that comprise a number of related ideologies and philosophical beliefs and social phenomena. They share the feature of symbolism, traditions, veneration or admiration of Satan and/or similar figures or personifications of powers or ideologies.
“not a religious person”
By opposing same-sex marriage, Julia Gillard has denied her fellow citizens a choice she proudly and publicly claims for herself - the choice to marry.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she does not support legalising gay marriage in Australia.
Labor policy on gay marriage will remain the same under her prime ministership, Ms Gillard told Austereo show today.
"We believe the marriage act is appropriate in its current form, that is recognising that marriage is between a man and a woman, but we have as a government taken steps to equalise treatment for gay couples," Ms Gillard said.
Asked if that was also her personal view, Ms Gillard said it was.