Australia's new Prime Minister admits non-belief in a god.


http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2010/06/29/2939565.htm

Australia's first Lady Prime Minister is a non believer!

Up until now my interest in politics has been dismal, but this has really been an eye opener, we're usually left with the same old white men, dropping the odd line here and there to keep the christian voters happy, Julia Gillard (PM) is bound to stir up some debate, if anything she really does represent the new age Aussies, as long as the retired old farts can't make their way to a voting booth next election, she might be here to stay.
Previous PM Kevin Rudd was quite opposed to Gay marriage, it seems clear that his views stemmed from his strong belief in a super natural being.
"I have a pretty basic view on this, as reflected in the position adopted by our party, and that is, that marriage is between a man and a woman."

So that being said, I look forward to a lengthy stay by our new PM, perhaps some of her open-mindedness will rub off onto the rest of the cretins in her party.

Ian

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Comment by Rocio Hernandez on June 29, 2010 at 2:42am
Wonderful to know!

I mean I know how *excited* I was just even when I was at Obama's inauguration and we non-believers were even mentioned by the American president at his inauguration. He addressed us as part of the major groups in the country and in a positive manner, which I think had been unprecedented.

And now the Aussies get an openly non-believer PM? Wow despite all the challenges this century will bring, its looking to be a time of great change!
Comment by Benjamin on June 29, 2010 at 7:28pm
It is very interesting to hear her talk about it. In the interview she made no hesitation in answering the question.
Comment by James on June 29, 2010 at 10:16pm
Very good to know! Amazingly, an honest politician. I'd like to have the choice of an openly Atheist leader.

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