Here is a video well worth watching. You can see it at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival website. (Click “watch now”.)
Paul Barclay from Radio National speaks to journalist, David Marr, the former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, and Scott Stephens, editor of the ABC’s Religion and Ethics portal.
The discussion centres around the paradox of the waning authority and relevance of religion contrasted with the continuing influence of Christian lobbyists upon politicians and policy.
The theists on the panel provide a thoughtful, nuanced view of Christianity which is rarely seen in the popular media and is certainly drowned out by the bleatings of the troglodytes of the Australian Christian Lobby. In fact, it is interesting to hear Scott Stephens argue that Christian lobbyists are anathema to his concept of Christianity while David Marr argues that Christians lobbyists should participate in the political process.
I highly recommend this thought-provoking discussion.