04/07/2019

Folau’s Poor Doctrine & a Media Shit Storm!

Posted in Musings, Self-Awareness tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 am by The Water Bearer

I know I know, If you’re an Aussie you’re probably sick of hearing everyone voice their opinions on the recent scandal surrounding Australian Rugby Player, Israel Folau.

I’m sorry, but I promise this won’t be like any of what you have heard so far!

But for those of you across the pond around the world who are unfamiliar, here’s the highlights as far as I can tell.

  • He had a contract to play Rugby Union for Australia.
  • He used his position as an influencer to share some meme’s on social media that were deemed homophobic, hate speech.
  • He was warned he would lose his contract if he did it again.
  • Oops, He did it again.
  • He lost his $4million contract.
  • He started a #gofundme page to raise the money to fight Rugby Australia in court under grounds of Religious Expression.
  • #gofundme closed his page and refunded all his donations to the contributors.
  • Most of Australia laughed at his page closure, saying “serves the homophobe right”.
  • Australian Christian Lobby used their platform to reopen his campaign. Folau received more than triple the refunded donations in two days (over 2 million AUD).
  • Rage ensued across our nation as arguments were voiced on either side, for Freedom of Religious Expression and Freedom of Speech vs Hate Speech, Homophobia fury and defense of Contractual Law.

So what did he post that sparked this media fire?

 

I’ll not bore you with the typical arguments that “he broke the terms of his contract” vs “Religious Expression is Constitutional Law and therefore overrides contractual law” and I won’t get into the fact that the word “homosexuals” was picked up and ran with as “hate speech”, when clearly the message was for everyone, as ALL of us are guilty of at least a few things on that list.

Even one Atheist was quoted saying “Folau’s post was no more filled with hate than smoking warnings on cigarettes is hatred against smokers”.

Yep as you can see, Everyone has an opinion!

This blog is called Inner Angels and Enemies, So I’d like to take a deeper look under the hood of what’s really going on here.

This meme is a classic example of poor doctrine, and theological ignorance, and clearly touches on a sore spot in our current societal climate. However, as I’ve written many times before, in my posts The Beauty of Hell and Are You Chasing People Away?  and Religion Vs Relationship, if you want to be obliterated in open debate, then tell someone they’re headed for Eternal Burning Hell in front of me!

We are not in the dark ages anymore people… Most of us are more scared of what our friends and peers think of us, than where we will spend our eternity after this life.

It’s time we realised that manipulating and blackmailing people into the Christian faith is a cheap trick which fills church pews with inauthentic mask-wearers who become the very reason people are flooding out of the church and away from God in droves, and lets face it, these threats are not Christ-like in any way, shape or form.

Yes I know that the scripture’s talk of ‘Hell’ where the ‘worm never dies’ and ‘eternal fire & brimstone’, but until we actually die, we don’t really know what comes next. Surely, if your a genuine believer, who has a true relationship with God, then you will have plenty of actual personal testimony to encourage people into the fold, without needing to resort to playing God!

Yes it is playing God!

The exact thing that apparently got Lucifer kicked out of the heavenly courts.

No wonder, institutional faith is riddled with so much corruption.

We are all human, and God alone is God who reads the human heart and looks not to external behaviour. Lets leave the big rulings to Him hey!

Folau didn’t exclude anyone and he doesn’t have the keys to the kingdom so lets drop this ridiculous argument! PLEASE!

So perhaps you might be thinking after reading all this, that because I’m against Folau’s meme that I must hope he loses in court? Just as the rest of the haters do!

But you couldn’t be father from the truth.

For some time I have noticed a hidden conspiracy, lurking under the surface of this world, deep in the spiritual sub-structure of weak men’s hearts.

It is a war against words.

The word LOGOS is the Word of God, which in spoken form, has the power to bring creation into existence. His word in written form, or scripture, has the power to overthrow strong holds, divides soul from spirit, and discerns the intentions of the heart. Scripture explains that the power of life and death are in the tongue.

Words are a mighty and powerful weapon!

As Voltaire said so beautifully I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I may not agree with what Folau said, but I will defend his right to freedom of speech, even if it severely damages the reputation of the God I know and love, even if I believe he has missed the truth entirely. I just simply trust God to sort each of us out and I know I will be in agreement with whatever He decides, even if its at my own sufferance.

I defend Folau’s right to speak because I feel with all the attacks against freedom of speech, and the increasing limitations due to shifty concepts of “hate speech”, before long none of us will be able to voice our beliefs, our opinions, and debate the very issues like this that need some discussion!

As someone who has spent their entire life trying to stop speaking my opinions and having no such luck, if I don’t speak now while I still can, very soon I too will be silenced, and so will you.

This Folau incident was nothing more than a media propaganda shit storm trying to incite anger within the LGBT community so they will fight to change laws, handing over more and more rights to our government, and less rights to the people, because of nothing more than a knee jerk, emotional reaction, without any genuine freedom for ALL in sight.

The LGBT community might recall that it wasn’t so long ago when they weren’t allowed to speak their opinions and belief’s in public, or how many Christian’s actually died to fight for their right to share their faith publicly, but oh how quickly the rights of others become fodder for the crowd mentality when you’re on the other side of the argument!

 

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. GodGirl said,

    Well said! Very well balanced. I don’t agree with his scare tactics but it’s certainly opened up a can of worms in terms of free speech!

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  2. Thanks GodGirl.. it sure has given me many more opportunities than I’ve ever had before to voice my opposition of threats of hell and share the goodness of God. Simply because others keep raising the subject around me. 😂💜👍💋

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