Hundreds pray for…um…you know…stuff

October 22, 2007

Good grief. Breaking news from the Age:

Rain and a prime minister of God’s choosing were the focus of prayers from 600 flag-waving, singing and dancing Christians in Parliament House in Canberra on Monday.

Haven’t they heard? Prayer doesn’t work.

Apparently one of the faithful commented:

“I hope the country will be run on good Christian values based on good ethics and principles,” he said.

Hmm. Good Christian values. Why not good secular values? Let me guess:

  1. Good secular values? There’s no such thing silly!
  2. But that would be unfair to Christians!
  3. This is a Christian nation!
  4. Stupid non-theists. They smell like foreign cheese. (Isn’t Australian cheese good enough for em?!)
  5. All of the above.

Sometimes I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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3 Responses to “Hundreds pray for…um…you know…stuff

  1. Reynvaan Says:

    As an American, I can totally sympathize with what people in Australia are going through. Hopeful 2008 presidential candidates here in the US won’t even answer questions honestly, for fear of slipping up and angering the hordes of fundamentalist evangelical Christians, who could sway the election however they want. I am so sorry that this kind of thing is happening in other parts of the world as well.

  2. owen59 Says:

    Aye, aye, to the seeker, God doeth what He Willeth.


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