Tolerant?   15/1/2014

Agnostics exercise much patience with the excesses of literalist Christians, Muslims and other dead-certain religious fundamentalists. So, I suppose we should be just as tolerant of what Sydney Morning Herald columnist Paul Sheehan calls secular fundamentalists. It’s hard though when their intolerance flies in the face of the tolerance they claim to possess in spades.

THE Australian Greens want the Lord’s Prayer dropped from the opening of each day’s federal parliament sittings.

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3 Comments for 'Tolerant?'

  1.  
    Harry Buttle
    15/1/2014 | 6:14 pm
     

    As an atheist, I’ve always been of the view that you can do whatever floats your boat, as long as it doesn’t harm me.

    I don’t see other people praying as an issue.

  2.  
    Roscoe
    16/1/2014 | 11:28 am
     

    There is clearly something the matter with Richard di Natale whose lack of stable faith can be so rattled by the simple inclusion of the Lord’s Prayer as part of the daily sittings. What next – shall we replace it with some meaningless mumble which grovels at the feet of refugees and sundry others. Why not toss out the National Anthem as well? The Greens never have any sensible suggestion with which to replace whatever is offending them!

  3.  
    prog
    22/1/2014 | 5:58 pm
     

    What is it about the Greens and dark rimmed glasses? I’m assuming it’s some sort of fashion statement but it does make them easy to spot.

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