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Former PM Tony Abbott has today joined other conservative minor party politicians in accusing the Australian Bureau of Statistics of driving a ‘leftie’ bias agenda – after a record number of people who claim “no religion” has overtaken Catholics in the 2016 Census Results.
The most recent results show that “no religion” rose from 22.6 per cent to 29.6 per cent — nearly double the 16 per cent in 2001. These new numbers clash with the modern conservatives interpretation of Australia, especially the results that suggest those identifying as Catholic dropped from 25.3 per cent to 22.6 per cent.
“The ABS is just forcing their leftie agenda down everyones throats” said Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi.
“They are trying to say that our Christian nation is increasingly not-Christian. What’s next? These lefties will want to ban Christmas”
“Or ban the cane from schools”
Islam (2.6 per cent) and Buddhism (2.4 per cent) were the next most common religions reported, proving that modern Australian political populism may be a little bit off when it comes to their fear-mongering warnings about the rise of Islam.
“Islam has pretty much grown with the population” says one statistician.
“I don’t think we have seen much of a growth since last census. Put it this way, there are more people in this country that identify as transgender than there are that identify as Muslim”
“I think everyone needs to calm the fuck down. Islams represents a very small minority when it comes to belief systems”
Christian orders who can see the writing on the wall when it comes to the decline of tax-free collection plates, also made headlines last year to encourage people to list themselves as ‘Christian’ instead of Atheist to avoid Islam being listed as our number one religion.
Unfortunately there fear campaign was also proven fals as ‘No Religion’ is now listed as Australia’s most popular religion. Which technically means we are a No Religion nation.