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Australian Lawmaker Puts Lord's Prayer Up for Debate
« on: October 27, 2008, 11:56:29 AM »
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Australian Lawmaker Puts Lord's Prayer Up for Debate

CANBERRA, Australia —  The speaker of Australia's Parliament has called for a public debate about whether the country's lawmakers should end the practice of starting each session with the Lord's Prayer.

Lawmakers have started every day of Parliament with the Christian prayer for more than a century — a tradition inherited from Britain during colonial rule.

But some are now questioning whether a prayer adopted by the first Australian Parliament in 1901 remains relevant in an increasingly secular and religiously diverse nation.

Dumping the prayer is unlikely to happen any time soon, though, as Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday said they wanted to keep the prayer.

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...more demands for freedom from religion...specifically Christianity.  Seems a bit intolerant.
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