On Sun, 15 Jul 2001, Russell Blackford wrote:
> Party of Citizens asked
> >....how would Extropians define Canada's God?
> I don't know.
> I can report that the British Act of Parliament that promulgated Australia's
> Constitution a bit over 100 years ago refers to God. There was a lot of
> debate at the time about whether this should go in. One outcome was that it
> did but, as a compromise, the Constitution itself forbids the state from
> establishing any religion. So we have some constitutional protection of
> freedom of religion here....
Translated by Philadelphia lawyers that means "the state will provide its
religion". It also means "since we lawyers are the dominant profession in
running the state, OUR religion will prevail".
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