At dinner last night with, amongst others, two eminent medical scientists and practitioners. We are not able to deal with the biggest issue of this or any day, says one, referring to global warming. It is not in human nature to respond properly or in time, he went on. Sadly no-one at the table disagreed with that proposition but we all read and respect the science.
A general discussion ensued about religion being a problem and a major contributor to the culture of denial and optimism in the face of reality with Joe opining that monotheism is to blame for entrenching the idea of the only god with his chosen people to the exclusion of all other people and definitely any other group who felt that they had a special relationship to their god.
History is littered with the bodies of the people who fell in the pursuit of such notions.
We are looking dangerously like we are about to elect a government led by a man captured by a religious hierarchy that is about to be put through a royal commission for its past and present crimes.
Watch this space.