Ahead of the NSW State election, both leaders are fronting a panel convened by the Australian Christian Lobby. Would they feel obliged to front a meeting convened by a lobby of ethicists or scientists, or atheists (or muslims or jews – yeah, probably that one 🙂 )
Of course, one of the topics to be discussed is the ethics classes. The Catholics in particular seem worried that people are becoming used to not treating the church as the font of all wisdom and, in fact, as the opposite. Of course, the Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney appears to believe that ethics is equivalent to relativism, which might go some way to explaining how Church leaders feel it’s ok to cover up child abuse.
Religions are a hangover from the Dark Ages, and it’s time the Church hierarchy realises that people have grown up. The absolutism of “everything we do and say is right and you’re always wrong” that religion hangs on to must go, and politicians must be forced not to pander to it.