Christopher Luxon goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about the great news that his friend Jesus has risen

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To date, most criticism of National Party MP Christopher Luxon has been that he is a member of an elite happy clappy evangelical Christian Church who take a literal interpretation of the Bible so why would anyone want a Prime Minister who thinks the earth is 8000 years old trying to solve the climate crisis because Luxon’s belief would be that global warming is happening due to God hugging the earth extra tight.

So you would think that with such an enormous dent to ones personal political brand, Chris would avoid cementing into voters minds that he believes every word his invisible magical flying wizard friend tells him.

Amazingly, no! His maiden speech in Parliament went on and on..

“It seems it has become acceptable to stereotype those who have a Christian faith in public life as being ‘extreme’, so I will say a little about my Christian faith.

…and on…

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“It has anchored me, given my life purpose and shaped my values – and it puts me in the context of something bigger than myself,”

…and on…

“I see Jesus showing compassion, tolerance and care for others. He doesn’t judge, discriminate or reject people. He loves unconditionally.”

…and on…

“Christian abolitionists fought against slavery. Others educated the poor and challenged the rich to share their wealth and help others less fortunate.”

…and on…

The world was a better place for Christians such as William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King and Kate Sheppard contributing to public life.

…about the great news that his friend Jesus has risen.

We get it Chris, you love your invisible magical flying wizard and will do whatever he tells you to do.

Personally I’m surprised Luxon was the CEO of Air NZ because I’m pretty sure he believes planes can’t fly through the air without the power of Jesus.

I was always waiting for Air NZ to put out a safety flight message on what to do during the Rapture.

Look, we live in a liberal progressive democracy where you can believe in any manner of invisible magical flying wizards, but I want a Prime Minister who answers to the people, not the voice only they can hear in their head.

If you doubt how fanatical Luxon is, his maiden speech should put to rest any question of how many witches he will burn at the stake given half the chance.

 

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32 COMMENTS

  1. Chris is becoming tiresome. The Buddha didn’t wander around justifying HIMSELF, and neither did the man from Galilee, although I have my doubts about one or two others, not including Saint Francis of Assisi. Confucius was far too correct for this sort of very public vulgarity – by Jove I loathe vulgar.

    Message to Chris from God:

    “If you should rise from Nowhere, up to Somewhere,
    ….
    Beware of coming too much to the surface,
    And using for apparel what was meant
    To be the curtain of the inmost soul.” Robert Frost ‘ The Fear of God’.

  2. They, the Christian & missionaries also raped, pillaged, took land, and denigrated indigenous peoples culture. Up North they threw Maori carving into the waterways especially those depicting genitalia and most damaging was they let the royals of the world take what ever they wanted from the indigenous peoples as they believed indigenous people were non human so it wasn’t all one way.

  3. It might pop your bubble but you should find out the faith beliefs of many of the early scientists (Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, etc) for a start. While it is a sad fact that many religious people are not very nice unfortunately you can say the same about non-religious people as well so it seems that faith alone is not a suitable way to define people. The book tells us that by their fruits we can know them so you are on solid ground criticizing people for bad behavior but claiming they hear a voice in their head is a reason to ridicule them is a bit selective when people from all parts of society claim a similar experience at times.

  4. He’s probably just a wishy-washy nincompoop, but he must never get near power. I am chastened that he is Canterbury Uni lad, but it looks like the same dept as John Key, and our once-good colleges of learning, aren’t.

  5. I thought that Luxon and that other pollie from Tauranga were the same person – both are trendy bald – but I now see that they have different names. This may help to differentiate between them.

  6. There are some historic photos in that Herald article… Jesus with John the Baptist at the last supper, and Jesus with Judas and Thomas, who famously doubted his ability to hit a six into the stands.

    • And yet Luxon was happy to sit with Judas(Key) whilst attending the recent boxing event with Junior Fa and Joseph Parker.
      Not sure the invisible magical flying wizard would have condoned violence in his pleasures.
      Or was their meeting a guise for the pending National party leadership takeover?

  7. I’m sick of maiden speeches being FIGJAM contests. Uncle Fester I don’t give a fuck about how quickly Air “Aotearoa’s’ car fleet went electric or your religious beliefs however I do give a fuck about how you are going to fix the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff this country is going to be when the Blairite ‘Seagulls’ Grunter and decides to join her friends Megs and Harry.

    Wanking on about productivity and having a post orgasmic dream where we become Switzerland of the South Pacific is as vacant as the Blairite’s promise of eliminating ‘poverdy’. It’s like me saying i’m going to be opening for the Black Caps next season. 40 fucking leaps in logic……

  8. Evangelists who raise christian opposition to slavery to bolster their cult really do occupy the bottom of the pit.
    Let’s be clear, in their holy Babble the christian god Yahwe condones slavery.
    This particular god even lays out his rules on it, for instance, on how violently owners are allowed to beat them, so long as they don’t die within a day or two of the beating and how you can legally trick other family members of slaves into further enslavement.
    Jesus does’t anywhere condemn the practice of slavery, it’s not as if it would have taken much effort on his part to just come out and say “thou shalt not” own other people as your property, but no he said nothing about the practice at all. He did however say his followers should follow the “Law” as laid out in the “Old Testament”, which includes those gems I’ve provided above.
    And what of his his apostles? – the only time he wrote about slaves, “Saint” Paul recommended that slaves should obey their masters, it’s all so very compassionate.

    • good insight there Richard Christie. Hence the opposition to Wilberforce by the established church for so long.Abolitionists were on a par with modern day cannabis/drug reformers in their day.

    • It’s easy to say things but you need to provide proof to be believable. The undisputed fact that the abolitionists and the established church used scripture should tell you that there seems to be different ideas about slavery that need to be resolved.

      • “It’s easy to say things but you need to provide proof to be believable.”

        Exodus 21
        Go read it Bonnie.

        “The undisputed fact that the abolitionists and the established church used scripture should tell you that there seems to be different ideas about slavery that need to be resolved.”

        It is undisputable fact that slavers and church figures used scripture to justify the slave trade and that should tell you something about their big book of multiple choice and its immoral content.

  9. Ethnic Jedi – Judas may not have existed. He may have been a literary device. I think that members of the Jesus Seminar have suggested this.

    Nor is there any consensus about who the beloved disciple may have been, with at least three possible candidates. Observe how at family dyings and deaths and aftermaths thereof, rellies jostle, declaiming that they were the one who best knew the deceased.

    Politicians proclaiming that they are not like these other men, God, is nothing new, but as Bonnie says, by their fruits we shall know them – and this may not be most opportune of times for a wannabe PM – or anybody – to be flaunting their religious idiosyncrasies.

  10. Does your liberal personal democracy involve vilification and denigration of religious faith? Do you turn up at a mosque/church and spout all this stuff in person? How does that fit with the be kind message? Faith is literally all some people have-wizard or not it brings them peace. Denigrate that-classy.

    • Yes. No, because that would be harassment as opposed to my expressing my opinion. That’s Jacinda’s policy, not mine. Yes, fairy tales do that. Apologist much? Lazy.

    • Faith is an allergic reaction to thinking deeper than one’s navel. And no I am not being sarcastic or insulting I am making an observation of human behavior. Thinking is hard work for all of us. Some of us call it our hobby.

    • “Faith is literally all some people have-wizard or not it brings them peace. Denigrate that-classy.”

      Faith is no pathway to truth. You can believe absolutely any nonsense “on faith”.
      And people do.

      Yeah, we can denigrate faith, by exposing it as fraudulent epistemology.

  11. Let me quote, as best I can, the immortal words of William S. Burroughs.
    No. Wait? Fuck it. I’ll google it.
    Here it is:
    “Never do business with a religious son-of-a-bitch. His word ain’t worth a shit — not with the Good Lord telling him how to fuck you on the deal.”
    And isn’t national ( and labour ) all about business?
    The only way to recognise a good and proper politician will be when you can see that they have their boot on the neck of the bankster. Not their lips on Gods arse.

  12. Lets hope Luxon sees Jesus showing compassion, tolerance and care for others and that he doesn’t judge, discriminate or reject people and he loves unconditionally with his politics and policies as based on his values and morals speech he is in the wrong party.

  13. Selling state house, privatising state assets, cutting benefits, locking up more Maori and running down our health systems and schools is not sharing the wealth or helping others less fortunate, its more like kicking them in the guts.

  14. Luxon obviously has a positive view of religion as a force for good in the world, and finds the above arguments convincing. Clearly you are not the target audience.

    Many New Zealanders are sincere believers, having devoted themselves to a life of seeking truth and following the example of Christ. This bloc (of largely non Pakeha communities) can help the Left a lot, if only the politically inclined set aside their righteous fury and showed a little kindness.

    • You are stereotyping roblogic not very christian like I thought Christians are not suppose to judge.

      • I’m more concerned that the Left is stereotyping Christians as a bunch of right wing nuts (following the MSM’s moronic focus on the weirdest example they can find) rather than respecting diversity.

        AFKTT and Snow White are right about the Gospel being very much about justice for the poor and downtrodden, (Luke 4:17-21) but admittedly much of the Church has gone astray into Trumpian delusions.

        Thank God for the Salvation Army and the City Mission

    • Based on your argument robolog if Lux-on has a target audience and ‘This bloc largely non pakeha communities’ are not his target group that makes him highly unsuitable to ever be our PM.

    • “Many New Zealanders are sincere believers, having devoted themselves to a life of seeking truth and following the example of Christ.”

      God beliefs rest on faith. You can’t find truth via faith. It’s a utterly unreliable methodology. Name a single that thing you couldn’t believe based on faith.

      They are just wasting their lives.

      • Any philosophy rests on (generally unstated) axiomatic faith assumptions. For example, Science assumes that nature follows certain laws and that the human mind is able to model those laws. There are plenty of people more intelligent than you or I who have wrestled with the question “is God real” and concluded that yes, there is a First Cause, a Higher Power, or whatever out there. Knowing that this life is not the end of the story, and that Love is the heartbeat of Creation, gives life has meaning and purpose and hope.

        I understand many have a visceral reaction to religion but any broad Left movement will need to get over themselves and accept a bit of diversity

  15. If people who call themselves Christian actually followed the teachings of Christ described in the bible the world would be a very different place:

    Throw the money changers out.

    Challenge the hypocrisy and lies and power structures of religious leaders.

    Turn the other cheek.

    Minister to the poor.

    Not attempt to store up worldly wealth.

    Treat others as one would like to be treated….

    Fortunately Christianity is on its way out and we will revert to worshipping the Sun fairly soon, as recommended by George Carlin.

    “I’ve begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, and a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to ‘God’ are all answered at about the same 50% rate.”

  16. Jesus kicked the money lenders out of the temple, and overturned the tables of the foreign exchange lot, so we should be able to count on Luxon booting out the foreign banks, giving govt business to Kiwi banks, and rendering to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.

    Jesus fed the poor with loaves and fishes, and if Luxon follows in his masters’ footsteps, he will be making sure that no more children go to school hungry, and that Winz doesn’t send hungry people to charity food banks, he will prioritise everyone being able to afford to procure their own food without worry or humiliation, but as a natural human right.

    Jesus said, “What you do for the least of my brethren, you do unto me,” and if Luxon is Jesus’s man, he will work ceaselessly for the poor and the downtrodden, or he will never get through those pearly gates because liars and hypocrites are an abomination in the sight of the lord and me too.

  17. If we want to know what would happen under an evangelist theocracy, just look across the Tasman… Canberra has devolved into a stinking cesspit of greed, bigotry, lascivious behavior on a grand scale.. Blatant attacks on the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of society, to the point where they become easy prey for the “missionaries” working out of the pop-up churches “popping up” in every city, and medium sized town in the country… The “harvesting of souls” using government structures, allied with a pliant police leadership, and all supported wholesale by uncle Rupert… Do we seriously have to display the level of ignorance, and stupidity required to invite this self destructive lunacy into our lives? It’s been on display here far more than is good for us already.. NZ already has an entrenched hierarchy dedicated to keeping the wage slaves in NZ firmly in their place.. Which is running on that treadmill until they die of exhaustion.. I refer to the top tier bureaucrats.. The ones that have hard to break contracts… Heaven help us if we were stupid enough to add religious zealotry to that mix..

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