Destined for hell
Peter Jackson, in his excellent commentary regarding the Israel Folau controversy (Christians are fair game, April 24, 2018) , said, ‘It is unimaginable that a Muslim . . . would have experienced a Folauesque reaction to any statement detailing his or her faith’s belief regarding any form of human behaviour.’
Seeing Folau’s comments referred to those destined for hell, we could test Jackson’s statement, and ask all those fawning over Islam at the moment as a result of the Christchurch shooting, especially the Prime Minister and all those women who naively donned a hijab, to comment on the fact the most reliable Islamic sources say repeatedly that Mohammed saw into hell, and most of its inhabitants were women.
Asked by women why this was so, he said because women curse frequently, are ungrateful to their husbands, and are ungrateful for good treatment. He added, ‘I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment than you.’
The women asked what was deficient in their intelligence and religious commitment. He replied that the testimony of two women was equal to one man, showing their deficiency in intelligence. Their deficiency in religious commitment was shown by them not being able to pray or fast during menstruation.
I suspect most people don’t know this, and most media would bury it if they did.
Ironically, it actually appears these women were deficient in intelligence because they accepted his reasoning. RENTON MACLACHLAN
many people with inane suggestions being floated.
Certainly we must try to ensure Christchurch-type catastrophe never happens again by taking appropriate practical steps, but we must move on from agonising over Christchurch ad nauseum.
As a first step, gun control/ ban was essential, but why didn’t we just follow the Australian legislation with amendments, although whereas they had a firearm registry, we in New Zealand have not since 1987? Blame our politicians for this, and for allowing free access to military-style semi-automatic weapons etc.
It is all very well getting compliance from legitimate gun owners, but what about the tens of thousands of illegal guns
floating about in Etherland, and what will politicians do to track down those weapons? What will the government do with all the guns purchased for between $100 million and $300 million? It has been rumoured that they may look to sell some guns overseas, where they could end up in conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East. Can the government categorically state this will not happen, and that all the guns surrendered will be destroyed?
Where is the urgent critical workable gun register legislation?
A Supreme Court judge has been appointed to head the Royal Commission (costing $8.4 million), which will go on forever, yet no firm conclusions are anticipated. Wouldn’t it have been better to get the terrorist trial out of the way, where much of the evidence etc. may be forthcoming anyway?
Appallingly, what continues to happen is the usual culprits’ exploitation of the Christchurch massacre by seizing every opportunity to heap vitriolic, scurrilous attacks amounting to hate speech on their fellow Kiwis in an attempt to shut down robust criticism of their own offensive activities.
Justice Minister Little is looking at new hate speech legislation, presumably to shield the government, local government and the race-based activist ratbags from robust criticism by trashing the right to freedom of speech.
New Zealand sports team
names that were never an issue until this evil lone wolf terrorist surfaced in Christchurch have now also come under the blowtorch.
Frankly, how can anyone have any confidence in any government legislation or policy initiatives when it can’t even get the Provincial Growth Fund fiasco, Kiwibuild debacle or Cullen’s crazy CGT issues sorted?
These socialist sods who are imbued with the global world socialist (Marxist) philosophy, which always over-promises and under-delivers, being based on the philosophy of failure, ignorance and arrogance, with the equal sharing of miseries by everyone, couldn’t organise a booze-up in a brewery, while their rivals, who pay lip service to capitalism, the philosophy of greed resulting in the inequitable, disproportionate sharing of wealth, are no better. Both factions share many of the same despicable traits, including the lack of public consultation, transparency, openness, honesty or accountability.
Trust any of them at your peril.
ROB PATERSON Mount Maunganui