Kevin 07 and the efficacy of prayer

Back on October 18th I pondered about who God is gonna vote for in the election. As Kim notes, Family First didn’t do so well at the polls.

It also seems that the prayers of the Exclusive Brethren went gone unanswered as well. Even worse for the God squad, Catch the Fire Ministries pastor Danny Nalliah revealed that prophets are down this year with not one (that Howard would win), but two predictions (the second being Costello’s ascendancy to the throne) failing to come to pass.

Austrolabe throws up more failed predictions that show there isn’t much difference between divine divination and just plain old crazy.

The lesson is that evangelical excess leads to political embarrassment. Or that God is tired of his followers as well.

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Posted in federal election '07
13 comments on “Kevin 07 and the efficacy of prayer
  1. Cliff says:

    Maybe Kevin was just praying harder.

  2. wpd says:

    FGS Shaun you must have faith. When Danny makes predictions there are more escape clauses than a Rodent’s promise.

  3. Paul Burns says:

    Praying for John Howard to win the election is a bit like praying for the Spanish Inquisition to triumph, or the English to win the Amerrtican Revolution or for Custer to win at Little Bighorn ore Hitler to win WW2. As I understand the mysterrious ways og God, he’s not supposed to back the baddies. I don’t have a lot of time for leaders who use religion ass a political tool, the way Howard vdid. The refreshing thing about Rudd is that he goes to church because he wants to, not because it looks good,
    Tip for the near future. Watch for a lot of political hypocrites trying to emulate him. piously filling church pews in the future.

  4. christina says:

    You don’t think all those guys, like the Exclusive Brethren and Family First, could be wrong about what is important to God? Be crazy if God was into, like, giving food to hungry people, and giving a place to the disposessed, and healing sick people, and maybe welcoming strangers. Nah, must have the wrong guy.

    Plus, with free will and all, we get what we settle for 🙂

  5. Guy says:

    The symbolism of Australia’s new Prime Minister going to church the morning after the big win was interesting, I thought. One wonders if the “off to church” image is one that will stick to Rudd, in a similar way that “morning walk” stuck to Howard.

  6. Darlene says:

    God is a Melbourne High Church liberal Anglican.

  7. Paul Burns says:

    Christina,
    If there is a God, and after 62 years I still can’t make up my mind, he either has to be about all those good things you enumerated, or he has to have a sick sense of humour and be totally indifferent as to what happens on this ants nest of a world.

  8. chinda63 says:

    I think it should be painstakingly obvious to the Exclusive Brethren that God wanted Labor to win. That’s what they believe, isn’t it? That God determines the result?

    So what do they do now? Do they accept the umpire’s decision or do they start to actively undermine God’s chosen party by openly fraternising with the enemy?

    Do we really believe that they will just go away now that Johnny and his co-conspiritors no longer hold the purse-strings (or the ability to legislate in their favour)?

    Time will tell, I suppose.

  9. Fozzy says:

    Yes, I’ve always seen Rudd as a Micah 6:8 (favourite verse of the left) type of Christian rather than a John 3:16 (favourite verse of the right) type.

  10. David Rubie says:

    I’m God. Don’t tell Danny Nalliah though, I’ve got a few more tricks for him yet.

  11. Katz says:

    .God is a Melbourne High Church liberal Anglican.

    And lives south of the Yarra.

  12. Dr Bob says:

    Actually, there was some interesting religious politics (or probably more accurately political religion) in this election. I know this thread isn’t really taking it seriously, but I think Rudd’s part in the Australian Christian Lobby debate in the faux election campaign was an important part of the not-scaring-horses prediction.

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