Tonight is Australian Census night, and I felt moved to post this comment as I fill out the Census form for my family.
Recently I got a letter from my Church denomination, requesting that under "religion" I remember to put the particular designation for our denomination.
I got to thinking: My religion is not my denomination. Indeed I may be a member of a particular denomination, and I may even subscribe to its doctrine, but that is not what the Census form is asking me and my family.
Now cautious, I re-read the Census question closely: "What is the person's religion".
I answered "Christian", and believe that to be not only the simplest but also the only conscionable answer. I belong to Him before I belong to anything else.