Our Christian Principles - CQ Today

The next census will be taken on August 10 this year and it will likely confirm that fewer than half of all Australians now consider themselves Christian. At the last census, in 2016, just 52 per cent of Australians described themselves as Christian. There has been a remarkable fall in the proportion of Australian Christians, from 88 per cent in 1966.

There is nothing inherently wrong in Australia moving to a non-Christian society. Many will celebrate a more diverse and multicultural Australia.

But there are also risks as well because Christian principles are the foundation from which modern Western societies became the most free and prosperous in history.

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  • Kerry Hutton
    commented 2021-03-05 19:02:56 +1000
    I really appreciate this article. We are constantly challenged with new values and social mores, and attempts to devalue or destroy the traditional ones. More of our leaders need to do what you have done, and that is to explain where our traditional values came from, why they are important and why our laws and social structures are steeped in them. Too many remaining silent in the ‘silent’ majority.
  • published this page in Opinion articles 2021-03-05 15:06:29 +1000



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