When do we submit to the state and when do we subvert its idolatries? What happens when our right for religious freedom clashes with the rights of another group? What does Australia need to do for religious freedom Secularism is a good thing, so that the government ought to not have the power to tell you how to do your religion. Australia is a multicultural country with a secular government, not a secular country, which is one where every cultural group can live at peace with one another. The ultimate goal of religious freedom is that of pluralistic liberal democracy, not theocracy, where we have the right to express our religion, and everyone has the legal right to be other.