Sunday, March 27, 2005

Fundamentalist building blocks

The devil may have all the best songs, but the Christian political parties have the best web sites. Check out Destiny New Zealand's web site. Superb front page using Macromedia Flash. Slick, professional design, in smiting black, red and white.

Christian Heritage New Zealand's web site used to look like this - clean and wholesome - an elegant simplicity of design. I much prefer the old look to the new look. Note the colourful new children's building blocks which illustrate CHNZ's new child-friendly "ABC agenda". Evidently, CHNZ is "focussing on families" and is "next generation minded" - just like their bedfellows, United Future NZ and Destiny NZ.

I couldn't buy alcohol at the convenience store today. How inconvenient. The beer and wine were roped off. The store couldn't sell me any, even if they wanted to. I couldn't buy any, even though I wanted to. Drinkers don't seek to prevent Christians from going to church on Sunday. Why on earth do Christians seek to prevent drinkers from buying alcohol? Why can't they mind their own business? At least the store was open. I suppose I must be grateful for small mercies.

In 1996, the Christian Coalition came perilously close to representation in Parliament with 4.3% of the party vote. Here's hoping for an even three-way split between the Christian parties this time around. None of the three is mainly about Affirming Marriage, Building Families or Celebrating Life. Their hidden ABC agenda is Anachronism, Bigotry, and Compulsion.

Update: (April Fool's Day) Former Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 12.


At 1:02 pm, Blogger Greg Stephens said...

I agree wholeheartly that stores should be able to sell alcohol on any day of the year. Christians have no right to limit my life due to their outlandish belief about some dude who died 2000 years ago rising from the dead.
The only day I think it would be acceptable to ban sales on is ANZAC Day to remember 30000+ NZers who died within the past 100 years who we all agree actually lived.

At 5:01 pm, Blogger Rich said...

BTW, why is it that while non-religious political parties are limited to their allocated political advertising, Density are able to buy infomercial time for their propaganda/preaching.

At 7:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't conflate those parties with the alcohol ban Sir. As if the current govt cares about the religious aspect of Easter - they just want to control us all. For example look at the left and the Schiavo case in the US - who are the real conservatives?

At 8:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Religion and politics should not be mixed. One person's religion should not dictate another's right to their own values.

At 4:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

uhh guys... its not christians stopping you drinking on religious holidays - its the government


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