Thursday, 2 May 2019

Silly Talk

To Whom Does The City of Christchurch Belong?

We are all aware that our present education systems manage to produce surprisingly little knowledge in the hearts and minds of students.  This has been going on for decades.  It can now be said to be multi-generational. 

When it comes to religions, their doctrine and history, the picture darkens even further because our society is profoundly secular, denying all religions (except secularism). 

Here is an example.  Kiwiblog author, David Farrar identifies as a Jew.  He recently heaped sarcasm upon a Christian because he deemed him to be, for want of a better word, ignorant.  The particular target was a minister, who was written up in a newspaper thus:
Members of Destiny Church affiliated groups have met opposite the Al Noor Masjid to proclaim Christchurch a Christian city.   Destiny Church Christchurch senior pastor Derek Marina Tait said the affiliated groups, Man Up and Legacy, opposed the national broadcast of the first Muslim call to prayer by the mosque following the March 15 terror attack.  “The purpose was to stand out in the open and to declare that Christchurch and New Zealand belongs to Jesus Christ who is the one true god.” [Stuff]
Mr Farrar sarcastically commented thus:
Oh eff off. Christchurch doesn’t belong to Brian Tamaki or any God.
Clearly Christchurch does not belong to any man--at least we are not aware of any totalitarian laying claim to ownership of Christchurch.  Brian Tamaki included.  But when it comes to God, not so fast.

There is an ancient religion which in its tanakh declares the following:

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
    the world and those who dwell therein,
for he has founded it upon the seas
    and established it upon the rivers. (Psalm 24:1). 

So we say to Mr Farrar on this matter: au contraire.  The holy book of your own religion declares that Christchurch, along with the whole world and all who dwell in it, belongs to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

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