The Centre for Theology and Public Issues did this as their forum today.  Yet again, my notes:

Two models of secularism were suggested: Procedural Secularism, keeping out institutional religion and sectarianism; Programmatic Secularism, keeping out religion from the public domain.

New Zealanders tend to be pragmatic.  It’s better to be agnostic than atheist.  Don’t make a stand.  Anti-intellectualism and anti-religiosity go hand in hand.

The loudest voices are the ones not getting heard by government, but they’re easy for the media to find.

There is no dishonesty for any candidate in the public domain what ideology that motivates them.

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