In the Census this year it might seem like a great joke to designate yourself as a Jedi when answering the question of the person’s religion. Although funny this is not helpful. When you do this it means you are adding to the tally of religious people in Australia. Thus giving a false representation of religion in Australia and allowing religious views to continue to enter politics based on them being classed as a majority.
Another problem is people who believe they should mark themselves as religious because they were baptised. Receiving a baptism does not make you religious. It just means a dude in a frock splashed “magic” water on you. If you don’t attend church and if you think there might be a god or gods but aren’t sure, answer the census question as ‘No religion’.
If you have children make sure to mark them as not having a religion. An adults religion should not be pushed onto their children. A child does not have the understanding or the knowledge of other religions to make that choice and it is not the right of the parent to make that choice for them.
Make sure you answer this question as it is not a compulsory question, however it is an important question. If you currently do not have a religion, even if you may agree with a particular religion and believe there may be a god, answer the question as ‘No religion’ and help remove religion from politics.
For more information go to http://www.censusnoreligion.org/ as this site will hopefully answer any questions you may have.