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Why ‘doing God’ is good for democracy

9 May 2021

4:00 AM

9 May 2021

4:00 AM

“We don’t do God”

So said Alistair Campbell, communications director to the former British prime minister Tony Blair, to end a 2003 interview. But Campbell could well be speaking for contemporary Australia.

Scott Morrison’s Christian faith inspires both attraction and repulsion. To a certain segment of the voting population, Morrison is a breath of fresh air; comfortable with prayer, raising his hands in worship, and openly affirming of miracles. 

To others, this is horrifying.

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