Scott Morrison mocks Christmas

By December 22, 2017Australian Politics, Society

As the great American comedian Jon Stewart, said:

“Yes, the long war on Christianity. I pray that one day we may live in an America where Christians can worship freely! In broad daylight! Openly wearing the symbols of their religion… perhaps around their necks? And maybe — dare I dream it? — maybe one day there can be an openly Christian President. Or, perhaps, 43 of them. Consecutively.”

This sort of retort also applies to Treasurer Scott Morrison, who has stated that he “is not going to put up with it any more”. What he refuses to put up with any more, is a little unclear apart from erosion of ‘religious freedoms’ and ‘mockery’ of his faith and religious festivals1.

One of the funniest things to happen in recent days is the joke prosecuted by Senator Nick McKim in which he had a ‘Merry Christmas’ sign on a wall, with the latter word crossed out and replaced with ‘nondenominational seasonal festivity’. It was a pisstake, but the humourless conservatives went berserk, jumping onto their annual ‘war on christmas’ drivel-driven bandwagon. Nick McKim has form in the pisstake, having posted a photograph of himself in April this year with a bowl of easter eggs and a plate of hot-cross buns, with the caption ‘Treating staff to halal-certified holiday eggs and warmed non-denominational cinnamon flavoured geometrically decorated seasonal fruit buns’2. So, it is not as if conservatives weren’t warned. But still they are infuriated that someone like McKim doesn’t deck his halls or walls with images of reindeer, sleighs and old fat blokes in red suits, like all those who really believe in Christmas.

Scott Morrison, the Santa of stupidity, who keeps on giving, stated: “The Greens are actually opposed the Christmas! For many millions of Australians Christmas is a very spiritual time of year and central to their religious faith. For Members of Parliament to treat this important religious occasion with such disrespect is as offensive as it is disappointing”

What I find offensive is Morrison pretending to be a Christian, while screwing the lowly paid, those who are on benefits, those who depend on penalty rates and those who want to go to university, while he sits back on his $1,000 dollar per day salary, wanting to give a $65 billion tax cut to his wealthy donors in big business, so they can continue to donate to his political party. Not only is that a mockery of democracy, it is also a mockery of Christianity, and Morrison makes McKim’s jokes look like small beer in the mockery stakes. Morrison goes to one of those churches where arm-waving is mandatory, and where copious amounts of money roll in. It is the sort of church where, if the second coming happened and Jesus rolled up espousing what he is reputed to have done, these ‘christians’ would call the police and have him dragged away and incarcerated.

Sources

  1. http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/im-not-going-to-put-up-with-it-anymore-morrison-vows-to-defend-christianity-in-2018-20171221-h08jg8
  2. https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/mckim-declares-war-on-christmas/
  3. http://www.blotreport.com/australian-politics/war-on-christmas/

 

5 Comments

  • Arthur Baker says:

    “But still they are infuriated that someone like McKim doesn’t deck his halls or walls with images of reindeer, sleighs and old fat blokes in red suits”.

    Indeed. Or, at Easter, sickening images of a man being tortured to death, impaled on a wooden cross with nails hammered through his hands and feet, wearing a crown of thorns which makes his head bleed, and left to hang there in agony until he dies. Christians regularly inflict such an image on the rest of society, wearing it as if it is a badge of honour. Some carry it around as a lapel badge. I think that’s pretty sick. If any secular person or organisation regularly displayed images of torture and killing as part of their schtick, you could guarantee Christians would jump up and down complaining about their kiddies being unnecessarily traumatised.

  • Arthur Baker says:

    The Age article you reference was also published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Here’s the text of a letter I’ve emailed to the SMH today:

    [Begin quote]
    James Massola and Eryk Bagshaw (“’I’m not going to put up with it any more’: Morrison vows to defend Christianity in 2018”, December 22) provide a timely reminder of Scott Morrison’s 2008 maiden speech. Now approaching its tenth anniversary, Morrison’s first parliamentary effort is still arguably the most monumentally hypocritical speech ever recorded in Australian Hansard.

    “From my faith I derive the values of loving-kindness, justice and righteousness, to act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity and to consider the welfare of others”, Morrison intoned, without any obvious sign of embarrassment or irony. “My vision for Australia is for a nation that is … above all, generous in spirit, to share our good fortune with others, both at home and overseas, out of compassion and a desire for justice.”

    Australians will doubtless evaluate this lofty vision against Morrison’s subsequent gut-wrenching attitude of inhumanity towards asylum seekers who came to us requesting a small portion of his professed loving-kindness and compassion.
    [End quote]

    If you want to read the whole of Morrison’s maiden speech (not recommended) you can find it here:
    http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansardr%2F2008-02-14%2F0045%22

    Be sure to have a large bucket handy, since nausea is a common involuntary response to such sickening guff.

    • admin says:

      Arthur,
      What I find difficult to understand is that christians seem completely oblivious to the inconsistencies between what they say and what they do. In Morrison’s case I expect it all gets down to this property christianity, which effectively states that ‘if I feel good and I’m making lots of cash, I am a good christian’; the perfect religion for narcissists.

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