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Religious freedoms should include spiritual beliefs too

Nearly a third of Australians at the last census checked “None” when asked about their religion, up from 19% in 2006.

What many people might not realise is that while some “Nones” are indeed atheists or agnostics, a substantial percentage do have faith.

  • Jeremy Patrick
  • The Conversation

It’s just not in mainstream religion as we generally understand it.

Menem 2bThe number of people identifying as “spiritual but not religious” appears to be rising in the western world.

A 2017 McCrindle report suggests 14% of Australians belong to this category.

In the US, a…

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