Victorians defied the threat of terrorism Sunday as more than 1000 resolute worshippers celebrated Christmas in the church that was the target of a planned mass-casualty attack.It's a lovely cathedral and the see of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. For those curious, "CBD" stands for "central business district"; what we commonly call "downtown".
Undeterred by a thwarted plot to bring terror to the heart of Melbourne, large crowds flocked to the CBD to enjoy a sunny Christmas Day.
It has ever been thus. When threatened with martyrdom, Christians have a stubborn habit of walking towards it in a combination of defiance and faith. However, Aussies seem to have a moxie that Americans used to have, as even non-theists were in attendance, if just to prove a point. I doubt most of my countrymen would walk into a church for any reason these days.