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Old Today, 12:24 AM   #1361
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Only that particular photo. Other photos showing the same gesture clearly look very different. Do a Google Image search for "pentecostal worship" and you'll see how it's different.
Sometimes they look like a bunch of sleepy trainee traffic police.
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Old Today, 01:05 AM   #1362
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Here's an interesting article on how and why Scott Morrison's religion affects his approach to policy:

Five aspects of Pentecostalism that shed light on Scott Morrison’s politics
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This is why further action on reducing carbon emissions to counter the environmental damage wrought by climate change may have little intellectual purchase with the PM. If the end of the world through climate change is part of God’s providential plan, there is precious little that we need to or can do about it.
It is crap like that which renders the whole article suspect.
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
It is crap like that which renders the whole article suspect.
Any more suspect than Morrison bringing a big lump of coal into Parliament with a **** eating grin and asking members why they were scared of it?

Look, I agree he may not invoke god when talking about carbon emissions, but he is not serious about it.

Australians in future decades will look back in wonder about an election swayed by a ******* coal mine.
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Old Today, 01:25 AM   #1364
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
Any more suspect than Morrison bringing a big lump of coal into Parliament with a **** eating grin and asking members why they were scared of it?

Look, I agree he may not invoke god when talking about carbon emissions, but he is not serious about it.

Australians in future decades will look back in wonder about an election swayed by a ******* coal mine.
Of course ScoMo isn't interested in climate change. He either believes that it is not real or that Australia is too small to make a difference (and money is probably at the root of it).

But this idea that ScoMo is planning to bring on a religious armageddon has to stop. It is making a laughing stock out of this thread.
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Old Today, 01:31 AM   #1365
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post

But this idea that ScoMo is planning to bring on a religious armageddon has to stop. It is making a laughing stock out of this thread.
Okay I agree that it is unlikely to be an Armageddon, but I do think his religion will impact policy decisions. Let’s wait to see what he does about the so-called “religious freedom” issue, or more correctly non-issue.
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Old Today, 02:09 AM   #1366
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
Okay I agree that it is unlikely to be an Armageddon, but I do think his religion will impact policy decisions. Let’s wait to see what he does about the so-called “religious freedom” issue, or more correctly non-issue.
Thanks to section 116 of the constitution, ScoMo can't make any religious laws (that is why we have a federal racial discrimination act but not a federal religious discrimination act). He can only give his opinions and he is unlikely to say anything that would cost him votes.
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Thanks to section 116 of the constitution, ScoMo can't make any religious laws (that is why we have a federal racial discrimination act but not a federal religious discrimination act). He can only give his opinions and he is unlikely to say anything that would cost him votes.
He can make and unmake vilification laws though. The fundies hate that they can’t vilify those who don’t share their views.
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Old Today, 04:19 AM   #1368
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
He can make and unmake vilification laws though.
No he can't.
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Yep. Nothing religious about that. It's all about sucking up to the big end of town.

Religion and money have a long and incestuous relationship. Churches are a religious tool used to acquire wealth.
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The Three Stooges now in power (almost anyway.

Morrison, Trimp and (most likely) Johnson. For nations with great leaders in the past, this is simply embarrassing.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Here's an interesting article on how and why Scott Morrison's religion affects his approach to policy:

Five aspects of Pentecostalism that shed light on Scott Morrison’s politics

Scary stuff indeed. The following excerpt is along the lines of what I have been saying about these and fundy Christian take on environmental issues.

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This is why further action on reducing carbon emissions to counter the environmental damage wrought by climate change may have little intellectual purchase with the PM. If the end of the world through climate change is part of God’s providential plan, there is precious little that we need to or can do about it.

All part of God's plan so there!

Oh I just noticed psionl0 posted the same excerpt and identified it as crap. Must have a different perception of crap to me. Some explanation of the crappiness would be interesting.
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Thanks to section 116 of the constitution, ScoMo can't make any religious laws (that is why we have a federal racial discrimination act but not a federal religious discrimination act). He can only give his opinions and he is unlikely to say anything that would cost him votes.
As long as any laws do not prohibit the right to "free exercise of any religion" then he pass any laws. Make it ok for anyone to refuse any service to certain types of people, such as homosexuals, then that is ok. Maybe the legislation does not even mention religion. Hence s116 is not relevant.
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Old Today, 09:46 PM   #1373
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
Oh I just noticed psionl0 posted the same excerpt and identified it as crap. Must have a different perception of crap to me. Some explanation of the crappiness would be interesting.
Stupid theory is stupid. The whole article has puts the worst possible spin on pentecostal teachings and attibutes it all to ScoMo.
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