The former Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, is in the news again today (not really; he’s only in the Sydney Morning Herald).
Yesterday, he gave a sermon at his church where he suggested the recent bushfires in Australia were a direct result of the godlessness of the country’s population.
Of course, the ever-declining business masquerading as a news outlet has inferred because of this, Folau is a religious nutcase.
Picking on the religious beliefs of others is always a fun pastime, mainly due to the low cost to oneself; a religious belief, by its definition, is one that not capable of being disproven using the scientific method.
I must admit to having never entered the auspicious offices of The Sydney Morning Herald in Pyrmont, but if I did, I would be unsurprised to discover the following demographic boxes and beliefs ticked by the vast majority, if not all editorial employees;
- Politically left
- Accepting of the concept that the west is a toxic patriarchy
- Accepting of the concept that the west is systemically racist
- Accepting of the concept of gender fluidity
- The concept of Judeo-Christian values or worth is to be dismissed as morally-inferior
- Acceptance of every report issued by the IPCC as being accurate, including every prediction and solution
If you are or know someone who is employed in that department and don’t tick one or several of those statements, please do correct me below.
We all hold unprovable beliefs.
Sit on a bus or a train and look around you. Do you know even a fraction of the thoughts appearing in your fellow travellers’ minds?
Of course not.
Does it matter?
Not if they aren’t harming you in any way.
Israel Folau isn’t attempting to dip into my bank account, restrict my ability to heat/cool my home, drive a car or take overseas holidays.
Izzy can believe whatever utter garbage he wishes.