Completely Biased

Friday, September 10, 2004

Election 2004 | Day 12 | Would Jesus Vote Liberal?

WHEN Treasurer Peter Costello started preaching the message of the Gospel to 800 worshippers at the Scots Church in Melbourne earlier this year, he urged a spiritual fightback against the forces of moral decline in the nation.

Just days after handing down his ninth budget, there was no mention of tax cuts, baby bonuses or an inter-generational threat to Australia's fiscal outlook. Instead, he declared the answer to Australia's problems was to be found in the Ten Commandments.

His simple message had the crowd in a state of rapture. Worshippers were rising to their feet, applauding the Treasurer, before singing How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace.

"We do not have to look far to see evidence of moral decay around us," Costello told churchgoers. "We see it and hear it in entertainment like rap music, in songs that glorify violence or suicide or exploitation of others.

"Drugs break up families and marriages. Many addicts end up in prostitution or burglary. These outcomes are the very antitheses of all values set out by the Ten Commandments about how to order society."

Holy shit.

Real the full article at The Australian, then wonder what planet we're living on. To balance this out with a religous person not being insane, here's an article where the Bishop of Parramatta acts awesomely.

And to finish off, here's Jerry Springers final thought (okay, so it wasn't):
"A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion."
- Justice Black, US Supreme Court, 1962