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Spirituality & traditions? September 11, 2004 6:52 AM

Hello, I am working on some kind of project. There is a youth society in the place I live which is busy to compose some services in church especially for young people. This season they choose for the subject "continents" (7 services, each another continent). One of those is Oceana which contains Australia. I'd love to help these youngsters and perhaps you can help too. So please, if you can, tell me some about your experiences, your traditions, your way of thinking of it and the way you are believing (or not). One of the questions is as well: which religion(s) do australia people have. Christianity can be split off course. I like diverse answers! Anything, yeah really anything is more then welcome! I would be happy to read some of you! You can put it here in this topic, so others can react. The service will be in the beginning of october so there are only a few weeks for this. Thanx very much so far!!!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Christianity September 13, 2004 10:15 PM

I think Christianity is more unified in Australia. People see less of a difference between different sects and are more likely to define themselves as Christian or monotheistic without identifying with a particular group.  [ send green star]
 
 September 14, 2004 6:11 PM

Just like pretty much every first world country australia has almost any religion you can name. Just in my close circle of friends I know a wiccan, a buddhist, a christian, 2 bahai's, 5 athiests, a jew, a druid and muslim. And that's just my experience!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
dont know- dont care September 15, 2004 6:32 AM

I think Aus has one of the highest irreligious rates in the world with 16.5% saying they had no religion and 6.5 % not sure which religion they followed. Luckily ( for australia's self-respect we now have more satanists than scientoligists- 2000 vs 1490 and still a smattering of every group you can imagine. If thinking about an "Australian" religion how about the traditional pantheistic "dreamings" of the koori and murri peoples. I think that from what I know of their beliefs, most people would find them to be a) very spiritual, b)full of power, c) intergrated so well with this changeable land.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thanx!!! October 12, 2004 3:54 PM

The service has been held a few days ago and it was a wonderful one. People were surprised by the set up we organized. By the theme we chose and the texts we made. We linked Australia to the borders of freedom. Before the service started we played a CD with didgeridoo-music on it. So the whole thing was complete. Thanx to all who helped me by reacting!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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