Piousness is a party political free zone. I guess from what I’ve observed of the United States and the United Kingdom it also appears to know no borders.
Do politicians actually believe in the religions that they so wholeheartedly embrace before the television cameras.
Maybe I read the wrong bits of the Bible but the parts that resonate with me are the Beatitudes and the new testament when Christ says “What you do unto the least of these you do unto me.”
I must have been reading a different bible.
How else do you explain how successive Australian Governments regardless of their particular hue have demonized refugees to the state of sub human status, while their leaders (Howard, Rudd and Abbott) have worn their Christianity like a badge.
I don’t get it.
The hypocrisy is breathtaking and yet nobody calls them out on it. I know that there is some sort of tradition that says we don’t touch religion in a political sense but ….when a politician plays the religious cars he should be held to account.
You can’t have it both ways.
At least Julia Gillard had the courage to say she wasn’t religious which gave the religious right one more reason to hate her.
You can’t trade and traffic in human misery the way the Australian Government has done and then roll up to church on Sunday.
I hate bigotry. I hate politicians as a matter of course but above all else I hate hypocrisy.
Maybe its time our pious politicians actually heeded the messages that are contained in the new testament, but there’s more chance of hell freezing over