Thats not what we're critising Abblett for. Got nothing to do with his beliefs or intolerance. It's about isolating and segregating. It's about his role as a captain, taking a select group away from the main group in isolation and its affect on the rest of his team mates.
The problem here with religious people is they get so defensive in their faith the fail to see the forest for the trees and treat everything as an attack on their faith. What you fail to recognise is human nature. For a religious person, faith trumps everything. For non beleivers, the fall back is human nature and human nature for a non beleiver seeing a small group isolating themselves from the main group. It's just the way it is, for good or bad.
For arguments sake, lets say you take Abbletts road back to the office this arvo...see how well that goes down with the rest of your workmates.