As we approach Christmas, I’ve been reminded again and again that the majority of Australians aren’t anti-Christian, because to be anti-anything it would imply they cared. What they are is apathetic. Jesus is not rejected with vitrol, but with a yawn.
It would be a misnomer to call such Australians Atheist. Atheists at least have conviction in their non-convictions. Atheists are at least interested in religious conversation if only for arguing against religion(s). No, what I keep encountering is indifference, a focus on the immediate, on the superficial. So I find my self wondering: what prompts people to care? And more: how do I increase my care for people who don’t care?