Thursday, 2 June 2016

Categorising (June)

Is 'No Religion' a category? Can someone seriously be either religious or not religious? What does it even mean, ‘No Religion’?  ‘No Religion’ is a box in the coming census, but what’s it mean and how’s it interpreted? If someone thinks they’re an atheist in June, two months before the census, then becomes a Christian in September, what were they on the day of the August census? Is it the same as saying you don’t subscribe to a denomination? If religion is a reasonable definition of being human, then is ‘No Religion’ possible, or even feasible? It's a meaningless category.

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