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Losing My Religion: Unbelief in Australia

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Considering the consequences of changing religious attitudes, this compelling account examines diminishing theological belief and denominational affiliation in Australia. This study argues that Australia has never been a particularly religious nation and that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief—while most simply cannot see why they need to bother with religio ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by University of New South Wales Press
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Peter Lockhart
Nov 15, 2012 Peter Lockhart rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish. I am an atheist and interested in the subject and while Mr Frame is a Bishop, he is engaging and has a good style that I enjoyed very much.

I wish he would read my book. Better yet I would love to have dinner with him and discuss the matter. Mr. Frame is someone I like, admire and respect very much. There are a lot of people fascinated by this topic, and its refreshing to read something from the other side so to speak.

This book is recommended to all people
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May 10, 2012 Peter rated it really liked it
Tom Frame, former Anglican Bishop to the Australian Defence Force and current Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre, writes that this book (which he stresses is not autobiographical) comes out of his personal interest in our national cultural and spiritual mood, as well as a personal need to understand why so many of his fellow Australians find religious belief impossible.

After setting a clear platform for the language he uses in the book, Frame begins by examining the context of th
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Peter
Feb 10, 2013 Peter rated it really liked it
well worth a read, unfortunately he is still biased to a belief "frame". he is open an honest about this but IMO this significantly skews the book. I give him 1 in 10 odds of seeing through religious superstition within the decade?
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Good insights for churches. Thoughtful, moderate points, avoids polemic. Reads a bit more like a series of essays than a cohesive argument, but he pulls it together in the final chapter.
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