Today, he has clearly underlined that he is no moral authority - he barely has morals at all - and deserves nobody's respect. He lies, highjacks national tragedies to further his own questionable agenda, and expects everyone to not only accept his pathetic pathological cries for attention, but to applaud and ask for more.
Today, via the SMH:
The Catch the Fire Ministries has tried to blame the bushfires disaster on laws decriminalising abortion in Victoria.If you can't already see the raging stupidity in attempting to make that link, then I can't help you, and you should leave now. Really.
The Pentecostal church's leader, Pastor Danny Nalliah, claimed he had a dream about raging fires on October 21 last year and that he woke with "a flash from the Spirit of God: that His conditional protection has been removed from the nation of Australia, in particular Victoria, for approving the slaughter of innocent children in the womb."It's almost too much to encompass. Please, Danny, go to one of the towns left a blackened, mourning shell by bushfire, and tell the locals about your theory. Please, please go. I'll pay your airfare. And I'll call the ambulance for you right now.
How monstrous, how unforgiveably smug and self-righteous, to say that God has killed hundreds and ruined thousands of lives because of the current state government's laws. Was that prophesied as well? If not, did God tell the voters of Victoria directly? I don't recall any reports of God speaking to them and saying "You go badger your local MPs not to make abortion legal, now, because if you don't, in a few months, I'll burn the whole countryside and make it look like a completely natural occurence! (Except for a few arsonists who I'll stay quiet about to make sure they get the blame.)" Well, if neither, then how precisely were the residents of Kinglake going to know?
Nalliah has no idea what the bushfire victims thought about abortion - statistically, some would have agreed with him (and hence, by implication, with God, although I've yet to find the bible verse with the old Aramaic for "abortion" or "stem cell research"). Is he saying that God didn't care and killed them anyway? Is that his God? Poor, poor man. Or didn't God know? I know Nalliah sure doesn't; we don't even know who a lot of them are yet, and may never know some. Oh, I forget, this comes from the same religious mindset that says it's okay to kill whole cities of civilians in warzones. Or that amputees' limbs don't grow back because they don't have enough faith. Sick, morally stunted, perverse excuse for a human being, you are, Nalliah.
Even if I agreed with Nalliah on the issue of abortion, I'd push him off a cliff for this little contribution. He has done for the abortion debate what Port Arthur did for gun ownership.
Secondly, he's lied. It never happened. There was no magic dream from his invisible sky fairy. How can I say that with such confidence? Well, AAP documented what Nalliah chose to publically speak about on October 22, the day after he was supposedly visited by (cough) prophecy:
DATELINE: CANBERRA Oct 22Gee. Not a word there of impending bushfires, of the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, of what will be at least 200 dead and thousands homeless.
Rain and a prime minister of God's choosing were the focus of prayers from 600 flag-waving, singing and dancing Christians in Parliament House in Canberra today. As Pastor Danny Nalliah, from Catch the Fire Ministries, asked God to open the heavens and give Australia much-needed rain the gathering in the Great Hall was joined by 50 farmers taking part in a protest outside Parliament.
"(We pray) that their farmland will be blessed to produce what they need," he said. "We love you, all of you in the farming sector. We thank you and are grateful for all of the hard work you do on our behalf."
However, I can almost understand his reluctance to make a prophecy before the event. What was his last public prophecy? Oh yeah, the Canberra Times published this on 30 September 2007:
Nalliah says, "I will boldly declare that Prime Minister John Howard will be re-elected in the November election (if the Body of Christ unites in prayer and action) and pass the leadership on to Peter Costello some time after."Snort of derision. Piss off home Danny, and shut your pathetic, lying mouth.
And oh yes, I've emailed this post to Catch The Fire ministries. Howdy, boys!
UPDATE: Someone's burning the midnight oil at Catch The Fire. I received this faux-nice, passive-aggressive response a bare thirty minutes after I sent them my link.
May the one true living God bless you Tim with His Saving Truth and Everlasting Love! (John 3:16)Not an auto-mailing - too delayed, too non-generic. A few hints for next time, guys:
We at Catch the Fire Ministries will keep praying for you to believe the Bible (Word of God) as the mighty Voice from Heaven that calls to you, “Tim, I died on the cross for you and rose from the dead to save you from eternal death, hell and destruction! Repent of your unbelief / doubt and surrender your life (past, present and future) to Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord before it is too late!"
Time is running out as you will soon stand before Him face to face as your Final Judge!
Say, 'Yes to Jesus, Yes to Heaven Forever!'
Say, 'No to Jesus, Yes to Hell Forever!'
Make the Right Choice, Your Eternal Future Depends On It!
* Complete fail on addressing the issues.
* Bright red 16-pont font doesn't convince me you're not a pack of lunatics.
* Random Capitalisation Does Not Convince Anyone You Have a Grasp Of The English Language.
* Please don't pray for me. On the evidence, you need it more than I do.