Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nutbags : Sinners Causing Drought

This idiot has no right to speak on behalf of God :

A radical Christian group with the ear of prominent politicians has blamed "sinful" Australians for the nation's record drought.

Catch the Fires Ministries, which has links to several prominent politicians including Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, has hired Festival Hall so 5000 of its followers can pray for rain on Australia Day.

Leader Danny Nalliah said moral decline, not climate change, was responsible for the drought.

"Australia has turned away from Almighty God ... the sinful condition of mankind has contributed to the stem of rainfall," he said.
Is this guy allowed to drive a car or operate heavy machinery?

Australians are turning away from the churches where the so-called Word of Almighty God is preached because of idiots like Nalliah talking absolute twaddle, instead of inspiring people.

According to Nalliah, lots of prayer will take care of the drought problem.
"When John Howard called the nation to pray for rain, and the church enthusiastically responded in united prayer, the heavens opened," he said.
Well, not really. There were increased rainfalls in some parts of Australia, but it took a couple of weeks. Maybe God had a backlog of prayers to sort through.
"Since that historic prayer gathering in our nation's capital, Australia has experienced unceasing drought-breaking rain."
Parts of Australia have received rain, but nobody is claiming these have been "drought breaking". 80% of New South Wales is still in the midst of a crippling drought, and as summer comes on, it's likely to get worse.

It's interesting to note that Nalliah, who was sued for vilifying Muslims, and has been known to claim that the Koran is the work of the devil (or words to that effect), sounds an awful lot like Muslim cleric Mohammed Omran :
This year Sheik Omran preached the drought, climate change and pollution were due to Australians' lack of faith in Allah.

"The fear of Allah is not there. So we have now a polluted earth, a polluted water, a wasteland," he told a meeting.
God and/or Allah were both unavailable for comment.