Australian or Christian?

A quote from the man of steel reminded me of something Tim Costello said at Black Stump, firstly Howards quote:

Mr Howard says Australia has to obliterate state borders when it comes to water supply.
“At the end of the day we are Australians before anything else,”
‘ from the ABC News Page

And Tim’s quote:

A while ago I was at a meeting in Indonesia with several high ranking Australian officials (Foreign Minister, Head of Armed forces, etc) one of these officials hand balled a series of questions from the then Indonesian President on to me:
“Would you say that Bush and Howard consider them selves strongly Christian?”
“Yes”
“Would it be true that a Christian should consider matters of faith to be of prime importance?”
“Yes” – getting a sinking feeling about this line of questioning
“So it must be the Christian agenda to wag war on the eastern world/Muslims?”
“No that is a matter of politics”
‘ from the recollections of Gareth Pye listening to Tim Costello at Black Stump (heavily paraphrased, although significant attempts have been made to keep to the heart of the story)

Obviously the two leading examples of Christians in the world (Howard and Bush) consider several concepts to be more important than Christianity. Namely: Nationalism and Security.

Can we continue to support our leaders while condemning the likes of Osama Bin Laden and his ilk, when they are all just as wrong on their concept of what their religions calls for?

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3 responses to “Australian or Christian?

  1. i am watting ur response.and i have sent u a courier .please contect me.i and my family pray for u.
    khuramshehzad236@yahoo.com

    now that I have sent you a work visa would you like me to give you my bank account details so you can purchase a ticket?


    Gareth Pye
    Level 1 Judge
    Melbourne, Australia
    gareth@cerberos.id.au
    http://www.rockpaperdynamite.wordpress.com
    —————
    “Dear God, I would like to file a bug report”

  2. DEAR SIR

    MY NAME IS MUHAMMAD NAEEM ASIM.
    I LIVE IN [PUNJAB] PAKISTANM. I AM 24 YEAR OLD BOY.
    SIR I AM SO POOR BUT I AM HARDWORKER AND HONEST.
    MY FATHER HAVE DIED IN JULY 2000. I AM ONLY WORK
    FOR MY
    FAMLY .ALL MY YONGER BROTHERS READ IN DIFRENT
    CLASSES.
    BECAUSE I AM ELDER IN MY FAMLY I WORK HARD IN
    PAKISTAN SINCE 7 YEARS . I HAVE PASSED HIGH SCHOOL
    EXAM.
    I HAVE NO MONEY.
    PLS SIR HELP ME ADN GIVE ME UR COUNTRY WORK VISA. I
    WANT TO SEE YOUR COUNTRY AND WORK HERE ANE SEE YOUR
    TRIDETIONAL.
    I PROMIS I WILL TRY TO UPGRETED YOUR ECNOMICRATE.
    SIR YOU THINK FOR ME NOT ONLY MIND TOO BE HEART.
    I AND MY FAMILY PRAY FOR YOU PLEAS SIR HELP ME.

    MY POSTAL ADRESS
    P-202/1 MAIN BAZAR CHAK NO 203/RB MALIKPUR
    FASILABAD
    PUNJAB PAKISTAN POST OFFICE NISHAT ABAD
    I AM WATTING YOUR MAIL
    PLS SIR
    khuramshehzad236@yahoo.com

  3. I did receive your letter, but was unsure what you wanted me to do with it? For general skilled imegration to Australia you need to apply for the Visa your self, and I have no grounds to apply for any other style of visa for you.

    Which email address do you want me to contact you on any way? The mna203 or the jhuramshehzad?

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