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Postby JR8 » Sat, 16 Nov 2013 9:45 pm

Need to tick the boxes here, no exceptions are conceivable or allowed.

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 9:23 am

I married my ex wife (a Muslim) in the Australian High Commission in Singapore in the early 90s. Unfortunately now they can no longer perform marriages there.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:25 am

bloodhound123 wrote:When I applied for my PR last year I put in my race as "Human" and religion as "Free Thinker". I was asked by the ICA officer to cut them and put in the actual values in those fields.


Strange, since I specifically recall that MOM's EP application had 'Free Thinker' as one of the check boxes. I actually had to Google it to make sure I wasn't signing myself up for some kind of new-age hippy cult.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:54 am

Free Thinker. Interesting concept in Singapore. To me, after knowing a lot of them, means nothing more than they don't pay tithes, therefore free and well, the thinking part just means they have been free from thinking as well, otherwise they would be of a particular religion/way of life (pick one) or agnostic or atheist. :-|

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 2:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Free Thinker. Interesting concept in Singapore. To me, after knowing a lot of them, means nothing more than they don't pay tithes, therefore free and well, the thinking part just means they have been free from thinking as well, otherwise they would be of a particular religion/way of life (pick one) or agnostic or atheist. :-|


Well I recall the MOM application was very specific and only had a few options; that was the closest one to agnostic/atheist.

Now that I think about it, that could have been on the EP application Santa Fe made me fill out which they then just re-transcribed to the EP app and then charged my company thousands.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 2:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQJ3sqkdCRE
Bertrand Russell - Why I'm Not a Christian

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Nov 2013 3:32 pm

Interesting. I started my own quest when I was around 14 and by the time I was 16 I was pretty much there, although, I did study most major religions and a number of minor religions for the next 25 years until I just accepted that I was going the be a doubting Thomas the rest of my life. Out of all my studies, the only consistent that I could come up with (I revisited a number of them over the years) was Theravada Buddhism except I could never accept the premise of re-incarnation therefore I could not fully embrace that either. However, I firmly believe in myself and I've probably take something from all subconsciously, and created my own temple inside that has no supreme deity other than myself. Works for me.


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