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September 3, 1988 | From Times wire services
Australians are more religious than many people think, according to the Rev. Gary Bouma, an Anglican priest and lecturer at Monash University in Australia. In an article written for the Australian magazine Church and Nation, Bouma wrote, "It cannot be said that Australians are essentially secular and irreligious when about 58% claim to be religious persons; two-thirds pray, meditate or contemplate occasionally or more frequently, and only 4.5% claim to be atheists."
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November 2, 1996 | Reuters
Australian aborigines invented religion more than 6,000 years ago, Australian and British archeologists have asserted. Their early religion was based on a cousin of the sea horse, the archeologists told New Scientist magazine. Paul Tacon of the Australian Museum in Sydney and Christopher Chippindale of the University of Cambridge based their findings on studies of ancient rock drawings of the aboriginal religious icon, the Rainbow Serpent.
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November 2, 1996 | Reuters
Australian aborigines invented religion more than 6,000 years ago, Australian and British archeologists have asserted. Their early religion was based on a cousin of the sea horse, the archeologists told New Scientist magazine. Paul Tacon of the Australian Museum in Sydney and Christopher Chippindale of the University of Cambridge based their findings on studies of ancient rock drawings of the aboriginal religious icon, the Rainbow Serpent.
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September 3, 1988 | From Times wire services
Australians are more religious than many people think, according to the Rev. Gary Bouma, an Anglican priest and lecturer at Monash University in Australia. In an article written for the Australian magazine Church and Nation, Bouma wrote, "It cannot be said that Australians are essentially secular and irreligious when about 58% claim to be religious persons; two-thirds pray, meditate or contemplate occasionally or more frequently, and only 4.5% claim to be atheists."
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May 3, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Robert Schuller, who has come under criticism for a misleading 1981 fund-raising appeal, is embroiled in a dispute in Australia over his last-minute cancellation of a speaking tour there in March. The television evangelist's decision to back out of the heavily advertised and promoted series of motivational lectures is now the subject of legal negotiations in Sydney.
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September 30, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
More than an ocean separates Australians and Americans. There is a fundamental difference in their approaches to life that New York art critic and native Sydneysider Robert Hughes believes has its roots in the English settlement of each country. "White colonization in American began as a religious venture; the Puritans thought they were, literally, creating God's country," he wrote in Time magazine. "Australia, by contrast, began as the continent of sin, the dump for English criminals.
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May 3, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Robert Schuller, who has come under criticism for a misleading 1981 fund-raising appeal, is embroiled in a dispute in Australia over his last-minute cancellation of a speaking tour there in March. The television evangelist's decision to back out of the heavily advertised and promoted series of motivational lectures is now the subject of legal negotiations in Sydney.
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