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Is New Zealand secular in public social settings?

Asked by: Quifina
  • Secular, but not for the reasons people are saying it

    New Zealand is secular because the religion is not a determiner of rights. Secular doesn't mean a country isn't religious. It merely means the country isn't a theocracy. A country can be predominantly Christian (much like New Zealand is) and still not discriminate against those of other practicing faiths. Hello...

  • New Zealanders don't often see visible religious symbols or signs of faith in public.

    It is still unusual to see outward signs of faith in New Zealand public social settings. For example it is not the 'norm' to see people wearing burqa/niqab (Muslim religious veil that covers the face/eyes). This is especially true for southern areas of New Zealand and away from the large cities.

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