Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Majority reject state religion

  1. #1
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Majority reject state religion

    Majority reject state religion
    New 2:40PM Sunday June 17, 2007

    A new poll has found only a minority of people support the concept of making New Zealand a Christian country.

    58 per cent of people disagreed with making Christianity the official state religion.
    Those aged between 15 and 29 were most vehemently opposed, with more than 70 per cent against the idea. 63 per cent of men opposed the idea, compared with 54 per cent of women.

    Two thirds of people support teaching schoolchildren about all the world's religions.

    The poll was conducted by Reasearch New Zealand, and involved 500 respondents from across New Zealand.

    The Prime Minister recently drew scorn from religious organisations for suggesting we have no state religion.

    Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki is seeking formal government recognition of the Christian elements in New Zealand's heritage in such a way that future governments could not tamper with it.

    - NEWSTALK ZB

    From here .
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  2. #2
    nickydwuk's Avatar
    nickydwuk is offline God like figure
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Was Oxford nr Chch, NZ now UK
    Posts
    880
    Blog Entries
    13

    Default

    I thought NZ was a predominately christian country already - have I been misled?
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
    Flights booked for 19th Sept to Christchurch

  3. #3
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I was under the same impression. Don't know why they've got to make such a big deal about it. People don't need to be told which religion they should follow and, as such, a country's religion should be self-levelling as people worship and believe in their own way.
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  4. #4
    KiwiHopeful's Avatar
    KiwiHopeful is offline God like figure
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    747

    Default

    I thought I read in one of my books about NZ that it has the lowest percentage in the Western world of people who regularly attend church ...
    EOI Submitted: July 20, 2006
    EOI Selected: August 2, 2006
    ITA Received: October 12, 2006
    ITA Submitted: February 2, 2007
    Migrant Levy Paid & Visas Shipped: June 6, 2007
    Arrived in NZ: July 26th, 2007
    Leaving NZ: June 1st, 2008

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19