by News Staff / AH : Feb 19, 2007 : NZ Herald
“Yes, New Zealand is a Christian country and we shouldn’t forget it. One doesn’t have to be a practising Christian to accept its doctrines and tenets.”
When the New Zealand Herald asked its readers whether or not their country is Christian, the majority of respondents, about 4 to 1, replied that it is. Some of the comments from those readers are included in this summary. To read the full article from the NZ Herald, follow the link below.
“Yes, New Zealand is a Christian country. Not a country entirely populated by Christiansâ€”it never has been thatâ€”but a country deeply founded and grounded in the beliefs and ethics that spring from the founding Christian teachings and values….”
“While not every New Zealander is Christian, this is fundamentally a Christian nation. Government, the legal system, hospitals and society were founded on and adhere to Christian principlesâ€”for this we should be truly thankful to God….”
“Christianity is not a state religion, and New Zealand is not a Christian country. New Zealand is a country that has a diverse make-up of ethnic groups, with differing religions. In order to truly have freedom of religion, this means all religions must be tolerated and made room for. Not just Christians….”
“A country can be Christian in name only but not in practice as is sadly evident in NZ. However laws based on Biblical principles have proved to be the best because they are based on the great love of God for the world and which is the unknowing basis generally practiced in humanitarian needs….”
“Yes, New Zealand is a Christian country and we shouldn’t forget it. One doesn’t have to be a practising Christian to accept its doctrines and tenets….”