21st June, 05

The Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc is somewhat surprised by the actions of the South Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, in choosing ‘Affirmation’ over Bible oath in the Ashbourne case. This public display of an incongruity between his Roman Catholic ‘beliefs’ and secular practice begs the question as to why.

It is to be hoped that congratulations are in order to Mr Atkinson in setting an example, as the highest law interpreter in South Australia, in discounting the truth-binding power accredited to the writings of a superstitious age.

David Nicholls, President of the AFA said: “We take it on face value that Mr Atkinson saw fit to embrace secular ideals as an example to society.”