Their underlying argument is that a decline in belief in God is leading to a breakdown in society, and those responsible for this breakdown are The Australian's usual culprits: the 'Elites'.
In many cases the Church was involved in defining these laws, especially on the continent with the rule of Christian Democratic parties, for instance in Germany and Italy.
Now, if it is correct that there is no God, then certain things logically follow: these things are so regardless of whether any particular atheist believes them or not.
I hope that the 'Christians' who feel that their marriage has been trashed will stop trying to be holy and make an effort to love the human race a little better than they normally do.
He may concede that the Judaeo/Christian tradition has been the basis of our civilization and he may applaud that, but it is not for him.
The atheists that Sheridan then goes on to abuse would be laughing because he gives them such an easy target.
I encourage you to consider arguments on both sides, make your own independent decision and not to give up your vote.
Religion is a man-made construct, and its flawed origins are rooted in the primitive recesses of our limbic brain - and distorted by our innate survival mechanisms.
While it may seem rationally urgent to posit the existence of a being who set the planets in their orbits, this is not a concept to be found in the Hebrew Scriptures.
If a kindly Father God was looking down from above ready to intervene for his Son he must have turned aside so as not to see.
Calling the trinitarian entities 'persons' is obviously metaphorical since they are not persons as you and I are persons.
The Trinity is not an arithmetic impossibility but conforms to the way we experience and know and remember anything.