Religion and Politics: A Letter to Scott Morrison
By Annasis Liz Kelly
Take me by the hand and let me tell you a story of a man who thought he was God’s gift to, well, Australia. There is a certain person who has a very high position in the government who believes that he was anointed to this position because of the God that he pays lip service to.
Whilst I have no issues with a person’s personal belief system, as I hope none take issue with mine. I do, however find it disgraceful to this very country to stand as the Prime Minister and give sermons while flaunting his lip servicing beliefs. You, Mr. Morrison can claim to be Christian all you want but you need to practice it as if it is Jesus who you were helping. The very fundamental aspect of Christendom. To be like Christ. The man who walked with the hopeless and gave them hope. The man who walked with the sick and healed them. The man who fed the poor and hungry because it was the right thing to do. The man who rebuked those who paid lip service and knew that those who did, their hearts weren’t pure.
You, Mr. Morrison have forgotten the words of Christ, so here is some to remind you.
Mark 10:25; “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” As a man of faith, you believe that you are going to go into heaven because you believe in Jesus?
Yet, you have, Matthew 19:14; “but Jesus said suffer little children and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven”. Made children suffer.
And forsaken one of his greatest commandments “love thy neighbor as thyself”. It is that important in that it is cited three times in the New Testament in Matthew 22:35-40, Mark 12:28-34 and Luke 10:27.
Basically Mr. Morrison, as a Christian, a man of Christ, you at the very core of it, are capable of helping every one of the children in this country to not be poor. You are in the right position but you choose to follow the money. It is something that you should not do and you should love and treat everyone as you love and treat yourself. As a Christian, you should be focusing on helping the less fortunate not focusing the rich people like you have since taking the position of Prime Minister.
If I was still a Christian, I would be so ashamed that you are what others view Christians. I am ashamed as it is that you lead a country that has many different religious beliefs, while bringing your beliefs to your PMship. It is fine to allow them guide you, but not take over. And no this is not a form of persecution for being a Christian, like I know many would be thinking when reading this. This is someone who is sick of seeing empty promises and lies (another broken commandment, the 9th one) and a complete disregard to human life that is not your own.
Why not bring home the Tamil Family (including two Australian children) living on Christmas Island for the past three years to the tune of 2.5 million dollars, at the 16/09/2019 Senate? That would be the Christian thing to do. Why not bring real change to the issues facing the Indigenous of the land? Why not let the Sacred Sites of the Indigenous mobs stay in their hands? That would be the Christian thing to do. Why not get rid of the Indue Cashless Debit Card and the Basics Card? That would be the Christian thing to do.
The Christian thing is to literally do what Christ himself would have done. In fact, in Matthew 25:35-40 35 it says; “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” So what you do, Mr. Morrison, to the poor of the land, you do unto Christ, himself. Not very Christian-like.
How can you call yourself a man of God, a good Christian man, when we rarely see you behave like him? I have in fact seen the poor Aboriginal man give away his last coin to a child just so that child could buy a sweet. The look of pure joy in his eyes knowing he made that child happy is one of my favourite memories. Yet you cannot give that to a child? That is who we are supposed to be to help our fellow human beings. We are not garbage. We are not children to be dictated to by an authorial man. We are, going by Christian beliefs, God’s wonderful creation, yet you do not treat us as such.
Your religion is not the be all and end all in who we are as Australians. We are and always will have many different beliefs and quite frankly your choice on merging the two is indicative of where you want Australia to head into the future. Which may follow a similar path seen by the Romans. Collapsed into smithereens. Simply put, your religious freedoms don’t allow for other religious freedoms. Our basis of government should remain the confounds of science and a person’s belief should only be a guide the individual and nothing more.
You can say you are a Christian but the public does not need photo opportunities seeing your arm stretched in praise to your Abrahamic God. Would you like the same for a Muslim to praise their Abrahamic God? No, you wouldn’t. What about any other belief say the Dreaming? Again, you wouldn’t. Why? Because you have been led to believe that by allowing this to happen is an attack on your beliefs but it isn’t.
Remember how I said that I was once a part of the Church? Yeah, well I know what gets taught. What we get “programmed” to believe. There is no attack on you or Christianity, just your attack on everyone else’s right to believe in something else other than Christ, as per your personal beliefs. No, we will not go to hell due to a differing perspective on faith. And if you are right and there is a Heaven and Hell, and you went to heaven, well I would prefer to go to hell. Simply because people like you, and others I have met who claim to be Christian, would apparently go to heaven and I wouldn’t want to spend the rest of eternity with the likes of you. With all the people you lot claim to “are going to hell” because they are, gay, trans, unwedded mothers, and any other versions of “undesirable”, hell is going to be fun.
You do not get to dictate to us if we have sinned, when you have not removed the plank in your own eye. And remember, pride comes before a fall, you sir, are that full of pride that it is floating up like a hot air balloon and when your fall comes, believe me it will come sooner than you think, that balloon will pop, and how does a popped balloon go? Mmmm, just like that. You will become so deflated in the fall; your ego will have no other choice but to lash out.
The fact remains, if Christ was to have a second coming, he would dine with me before he would with you. Because when a child was hungry, you kept a card in play that allowed rich people to feed upon. When a homeless person needed help, you made it difficult for them to gain a home. When someone cried out for a job, you allowed business to close whilst allowing your rich mates to profit. When the sick cried for their much-needed medication, you couldn’t, nay wouldn’t deliver the medication. When our elderly in aged care were wringing their hands due to the traumatic experience of their lives, you turned but a blind eye. When the country burnt, you were not here, “coz you needed a holiday”, yet there were thousands who lost their homes and are still waiting for financial aid.
And worse of all, when women cried out for justice, you closed your ears. When Ministers show severe misconduct in their performance, you give them a free pass by doing an “online empathy course”. Newsflash, you gain empathy as you grow up, interacting with your peers, you cannot gain empathy by doing an online course and have a certificate saying that you have empathy. The biggest con job, every lie you have told.
From the appearance of the heart you show, your actions are evident. You are only Christian by your words, not by heart.
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That’s a good survey of an execrable, delusional, hollow, twisted, perverted, corrupted fantasy and fraud embracer, who can only exist through triumphal self distortion and becoming an inflated coated substandard pseudo human defective. We do not deserve a cartoon fraud, who relies on our submission to dishonest values and a fictionally contrived image of life, worse than Hollywood’s disgusting manipulations. Movies, cartoons, T V, advertising, the Merde Cock types, make life a bitter farce. Do not submit to this.
Thank you. All the things I wanted to say. Christianity has been so warped over 2000 years it no longer resembles the man whose name it carries. Time for a reset.
And more than time to completely separate church and State.
Annasis Liz Kelly,correct weight on every count,guilty as charged .This charade of a human being is the single greatest disaster to ever have inflicted himself upon our largely apathetic population.A towering hypocrite ,piece of shit who cares for nothing more banal than his own ego fixated,political survival.He need only look in a mirror to glimpse the’ evil one’…he’s standing in his shoes.
The ONLY thing more pathetic and nauseating than the bone-idle Sloth Morrison’s ineptitude is his stratospheric, totally undeserved ego! This is a man who has just about defunded, destroyed and annihilated EVERYTHING the taxpayers of Australia cherish; a mediocre, bible-thumping hypocrite who has been prematurely removed or suspiciously replaced in EVERY job he ever held before joining the ranks of the parasitic LNP; a man who rose to the top by backstabbing and betraying his own colleagues (just ask Michael Towke and Malcolm Turnbull); a shallow, smug, non-achieving individual who belongs to a neoliberal capitalistic party overflowing with skirt-lifting misogynistic predators, callously inhumane sociopaths and totally corrupt, self-serving rorters who have sold off and privatised just about every asset and resource Australian taxpayers own!
Morrison is a man – like the appalling lying war monger, John Howard and the mumbling, bumbling inarticulate misogynist, Tony Abbott, before him – who relish the cruel vilification of the poorest most vulnerable citizens in our communities, who THRIVE on division, non-stop pathological lies, elitism and hate! This is a party of soulless, heartless, destructive environmental vandals – at State and Federal level – who have just about decimated the Murray/Darling River (no thanks to Barnyard Joyce) and are, right now, chopping down VAST areas of old growth forests in Tasmania to satiate the greed of their donors in the timber industry!
This is an outrageously corrupt, divisive party who maintain a dangerously fascist collaboration with the malignant Rupert Murdoch – who dumped his Australian citizenship in the bin to become an American citizen – but STILL controls the LNP like a puppet master and, in return, maintains a sickening, totally biased Alliance with the LNP and the unspeakably corrupt multi-millionaires in the IPA (like Gina Rineheart) whom the LNP place as a TOP PRIORITY ahead of ordinary Australians! The fascists within the LNP/Murdoch/IPA Alliance are now ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED to defund, obliterate and privatise OUR taxpayer-funded ABC because these undemocratic autocrats in the LNP/Murdoch/IPA Alliance only want Australians to HEAR and SEE what THEY want us to hear and see!
DEMAND THAT THIS GOVERNMENT BE DISMISSED – they are totally incompetent, treat ordinary working- and middle-class Australians with condescending contempt and their ONLY agenda is to enrich and empower THEMSELVES and their billionaire donors in the Top 1%. When you see the long, long list of corruption (link below) committed by this depraved regime, it is imperative – for the sake of our nation, our international reputation, our children’s education and future and the future of our environment – that they are removed asap!
Christianity does best when either ignored or actively persecuted by the State. When an arm of the state, as Morrison would have us be, it gets fat, lazy and arrogant. Nothing like its teachings. Christians should never seek privilege or wealth or power , except to quickly pass on to the most in need. They should abhor heirarchies and the trappings of distinction, as making us unequal , supposedly in God’s sight , but actually in our o wn.
What a brilliant article, illustrating just how wrong is this lying fucking imbecile when he thinks only his “religion” can save us all & is the answer to all our prayers! I am not a religious person, so my comments about this dickhead are biased. But I would hope that ANY leader of our country would not invoke Christianity in whatever form they like, to be our guiding light to the future! Sadly his bloody version of Christianity seems to not allow any of these long suffering “lost souls” imprisoned in horrible conditions & costing millions or more just to keep them locked up. As for the robo-debt crap, what is Christian about any of this? We cannot forget his “treatment” (sic) of the many females in the Parliament who have been raped or sexually abused. He does not even care that ANY of the accused MUST be stood down until proven innocent of any of the charges against them. As far as I am concerned he is DEFINITELY not fit to be our PM, he should resign, fuck off & preach his happy clapping religious crap to those stupid people who “believe” (?) in his “ideals” & his beliefs! Well put Annasis Liz Kelly! Great comments, too, Phil Pryor!
“I cannot do that because it is against my religion” soon devolves into “you cannot do that because it is against my religion” thence comes the accusations of persecution against their religious freedoms because we will not comply with their ridiculous edicts
Scummo, the pumped up, lying hypocritical bastard claims to be blessed with divine inspiration (the Christian type), but as is clearly seen, in all his words and deeds, he only follows religiously, the instructions of that slimy crinkled old bastard, Murdoch, his only point of reference is the ‘bible’ according to the IPA, and he only consorts with the rapists, the environmental vandals, the tax avoiders, and the most craven corrupt public servants, who will eventually lead us all to a hell, far worse than that pictured in those children’s sunday school booklets.
Despite all their posturing, these creeps are the least recognizable examples of Christians, you will see anywhere in the world.
Most have a picture of an Angel on their wall. Not the PM, his god talks to him through a soaring eagle. The picture of the eagle adorns his office wall. The one at the Lodge I think. At least, Ken, our local agent got a sale.
Trouble is most cannot see this. An essential read.
Nailed it, Annasis. Great stuff.
Called up YouTube’s 23:22 minute post of the PM speaking at the Australian Christian Churches conference on the Gold Coast, posted by his political holiness himself, (no shame or reticence at self-promotion), and managed to get a touch over two minutes before bailing out.
The references to his ‘brothers’ Matt & Stuey, his sycophantic references to his various ‘mentors’ – ministers at Hillsong & Horizon, his body language, his evident superficiality, his playing to the audience, the lack of gravitas (I’d be surprised if he even knows the meaning of the word), all of this summed in my quick and accurate assessment of the man as someone I wouldn’t want fouling my inner landscape.
I gave it a try, but I bailed out. An act of mercy towards myself, and a wish at the same time to not have to bear listening to God’s name profaned by this carpetbagging huckster.
Canguro, you’re being altogether too kind…Morriscum is a seriously dangerous effwit.
A truly brilliant article – thank you Annasis. You have summarised everthing that is wrong about the current forms of so-called christianity.
It is horrifying that this Prime Monster can bring to the political table, his beliefs, which – as I know having had unfortunate dealings with Pentacostalism, he has been brain-washed to believe and told to put forward in any way possible these beliefs … i.e. to ‘preach ‘. They are allegedly mysterious, but are encapsulated in dogmatic fear, then more fear and then some more. A truly awful mob.
They do terrible things to the mind, however I make absolutely NO excuse for this rabid idiot who lies constantly to our country with vacuous promises. I think if one took away the religions influence there, he would still be a smug egotistical idiot who doesn’t have a decent thought about how to care for the people / country, especially those in need.
Again, thank you for such a fantastic article.
Hello Yes to all you wrote. In response to Morrison’s grandiose claims, and his other machinations, I wrote a three-part essay about ‘Morrison the Pharisee’. It is very telling. The Australian people deserve to read a thesis that details the difference between a Pharisee and person who is Christlike. The two are chasms apart. I would be grateful to hear from people who might be able to guide me getting the essay before as many Australian eyes as possible. Thanks Don
Where is the G.G. when you need him?
Faith, belief and truth, the usual trilogy, without the opportunity for questioning, is immutable and secret.
Folau opened a crack in the door but someone got to ask what fault god put into women to impose male superiority or are the stories and instructions in the old testament true??
I’ve enjoyed this read for a none believer. If you aren’t “lying” once again and really believe God exist, not just a fictitious creation that can’t be proven either way, to dumb down the masses, then your HELL await you Scummo ! the chosen one and his followers of wealth, classism, fascism, racism and propaganda speak, all funded by taxpayers and endorsed by whom ever, voted LNP year in year out, for their own self interests ,not our people society or the countries betterment for all Australians, let alone the planet.