Losing our religion
Carole Cusack, a religious studies professor at the University of Sydney, said religion isn’t the coercive force it once was.
“Most people now construct themselves as individuals, rather than members of communities and they’re more interested in expressing their individuality than in belonging to institutions that create rigid rules or patterns of behaviour,” she told SBS News.
“In 1981, when I started university, it was extremely difficult to rent a property with a boyfriend. People asked you for a marriage certificate, but that has changed radically. It’s not a factor anymore.
“Secular culture has gradually undermined religious culture and people can now go through their lives if they want never engaging with a religious functionary at all.”
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Religion isn’t the coercive force it once was. And yet people will feel the need to make-up, all “supernatural” ideas, so as to explain, reason why Christianity would have thrived
They don’t need to?