Do you agree that all religion should be abolished?
No not at all - though I’m an agnostic I really romanticize the idea of a god and the way religious congregations bring people together to form communities. I also think that without religion people we would lose so much of the culture our modern day civilization has been built and passed on. Personally, science is very important to me but I understand when people chose to believe in a higher power because it does give people so much security, strength, confidence and company. I don’t think it’s right to take that away from anyone.
Unfortunately when you consider the sheer amount of muslims within the world, and take the estimated % of extremists (even at 1%) the number would roughly amount to 15 700 000. This is 3/4 of Australia's population willing to kill you simply because their ideology is different from your own.
I think that’s a poor way of putting it and it’s this type of language that fuels fear. There are a large number of extremists and this is in no way a defence to them - what I am saying is that it’s wrong to generalise against all muslims in that way. It’s like saying ‘every priest prays on young boys’ or ‘every person that is Jewish is a Zionist’. I don’t think that’s fair. There are always going to be people who take shit too far, and there is always going to be evil in the world - but you shouldn’t assume every person has evil in them.