Monthly Archives: July 2010

The End

This is the end.

The end of words,
the end of lies,
the end of love,
and the wondering why.

Why I hurt you, myself,
why we hurt each other,
and why everything ends up hurting,
in one way or another.

No escape from love,
and the pain it brings;
no escape from growing indifference,
and the binding of these rings.

Bring to an end this dance,
this walking on thin wires;
and bring to an end, once and for all,
the loveless you and I.


Catch the Crap

On 17 October 2009 Pastor Danny Nalliah and supporters of his Catch the Fire Ministries descended on Canberra to conduct a “prayer offensive” from atop Mt Ainslie, ostensibly to drive out witchcraft from Parliament House.

A brief discussion of the day can be found here. A description of “spiritual warfare” in support of the prayer offensive can be found here.

On 6 July 2010 Danny Nalliah claimed on the CTFM blog that the prayer offensive, which, I think it’s fair to say, most of us had forgotten about, had not only been successful in breaking the drought but also in removing the “ungodly” Malcolm Turnbull and the “great deceiver” Kevin Rudd.

As J.D. said in Heathers, colour me impressed.

[I originally had a bit of a spit on my Twitter page about Nalliah’s article and posted a comment (copied at the end of this post) to his blog. Unsurprisingly my comment did not survive moderation. Sniff. The post you’re reading now is intended to expand a little on my Twitter rant and to provide some context for my rejected comment.]

Despite saying that he wanted to consult god’s wisdom before commenting on the current political state of the country, Nalliah goes on to make several other ludicrous claims (casting doubt on the wisdom of his god).

Apparently god was a supporter of John Howard and Peter Costello and, prior to the 2007 election, told Nalliah that Rudd was not “God’s man for Australia.” Rudd won the election not because Australians wanted a change but because Christians had not been united in prayer. In response god gave Australians what they asked for, a leader “much to their detriment.”

After Rudd’s election Nalliah had a vision “that Julia Gillard came behind Rudd and stuck a knife in his back and Rudd fell to the ground, then she took over the government.” For some reason Nalliah did not make this publicly known until 3 July 2010. Thanks to Nalliah’s failure to warn Rudd of his imminent political assassination we now have “the worst Atheist Prime Minister you can think of ie Julia Gillard”.

It seems that we’re screwed.

Danny, why didn’t you speak up and tell Rudd? How can we repair this catastrophe?

Luckily, Nalliah has the answer: Australians need to vote for a “genuine Christian”.

But who is a genuine Christian?

Nalliah can help us there, too. Even for those of us who “do not pray or discern” the answer is clear: Tony Abbott, that “Godly man with good moral values”, will save us from the sinful and “openly anti-God, Pro-Abortion, Pro-Homosexuality” Julia Gillard.

But wait! There’s more!

According to Nalliah, more Federal Liberal politicians have sworn oaths on the bible than have Federal Labor politicians. This ‘fact’ makes it clear that Christians should vote Liberal at the upcoming election. Any Christian who remains determined to be stupid and vote for Labor, despite Nalliah’s impeccable advice, “cannot be a Christian who has a proper relationship with Jesus”.

You have been warned.

Let us be thankful that Danny Nalliah loves us enough to share his wisdom and is willing to reach out and guide us through such dark and difficult times.

This is the unedited (rejected) comment I posted on Nalliah’s blog. I think I raised some questions that deserved to be answered, didn’t I?

WTF Jul 7th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Thank you, Danny, for sharing with all of us your 2007 vision of the political assassination of Rudd. But why did you wait until after the event happened to tell us?

And aren’t visions the work of the devil? Are you really the devil in disguise? How do we, your faithful sheep, know that you are not leading us to the slaughterhouse instead of the shearing shed?

The doubt and uncertainty of your authenticity is tearing at my soul and I fear that I cannot do as you ask but must instead refrain from voting for Tony Abbott, the man who had many extramarital dalliances and may have fathered one or more children out of wedlock. I cannot vote for such an obvious sinner, a man who denigrates women and shows no compassion for immigrants and refugees, a man who would rather keep wicked businesses in profit than save this beautiful world the Lord gave us.

Your exhortations of that man’s qualities leaves me in no doubt that your word is not as you say it is. I pray that you do not suffer excessively when the time comes to answer for your sins.

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The Correct Side

A lone man
jacketed in black leather
walks atop the cement barrier
along Gungahlin Drive,
oncoming cars on his left,
anti-jump wall on his right,
and his actions,
while curious,
only leave me thinking
‘At least he’s on the
correct side of the road.’