It may be time to remove religion entirely from parliament

I was brought up Catholic and hold Christian values but I am the kind of person who will cut off my hand if that is the only way to save the rest of my body. Seeing what is happening all over the Western world I am wondering if the only way to prevent New Zealand going down the same path of Islamic infiltration and Sharia creep is to remove religion from both our government bodies and our schools.

Labour has already started down the path to allow Islam into our government by removing the word Jesus from prayers with the justification that they want to make prayers more inclusive of other religions. The barn door has been opened wide and if we don’t close it by removing religion in any shape or form from government Christianity will be out and Islam will be in.

[…] A senior Auckland Islamic prayer leader has questioned the motives and sincerity of the Government’s decision to remove reference to Jesus in the parliamentary prayer – suggesting the move may be designed to marginalise all religions rather than be inclusive of different faiths.

I wish that was actually the case quite frankly but Labour like most left-wingers are supporters of and apologists for Islam. This move will be used to marginalise Christianity, not Islam.

Auckland Islamic Shia leader Seyed Mohammad Taghi Derhamy has questioned whether Speaker Trevor Mallard’s removal of “Jesus Christ” from the parliamentary prayer is actually intended to make people “forget” about religion on the whole.

As much as I like Christian prayer in parliament its existence makes it impossible to say no to Islamic prayer. Church and State are separate in New Zealand so a Christian?prayer does no harm but Islam is a political ideology with its own Islamic Sharia law. It should not be allowed in even the smallest way near our corridors of power. If we have to remove all prayer from parliament in order to prevent Islam getting a toehold then maybe that is what we should do.

“But if the reason people are taking the name of Jesus out is to forget about religion as a whole, I’m against it.
“To de-religionise the society, saying all religions are equal and they are all equal to zero, they are equal to nothing.”

He is right all religions are not equal and if making them all worth zero prevents Sharia creep then that is a sacrifice I am prepared to make.

[…] On his first day in parliament, speaker Trevor Mallard removed both reference to Jesus and the Queen from the parliamentary prayer, telling media a consultation process with MPs would ensue before the changes were officially adopted.
However, Mr Mallard continued to exclude reference to Jesus from the parliamentary prayer up until the date, November 28, at which the supposed consultation process had resolved whether to permanently change the prayer.
Mr Mallard’s explanation for the prayer amendment was that it would now be more inclusive of a “variety of religions” rather than just Christianity, and Anglicanism.

During this consultation period, National MP Jamie-Lee Ross sent a letter to Speaker Mr Mallard on behalf of the National Party Caucus to express “strong concern” over the already implemented changes to the parliamentary prayer, and the method of consultation.
Mr Ross said the National Party was concerned about the removal of Jesus Christ from the prayer for its importance to Parliament’s history, and because it holds meaning “as a more personal association between members and their personal beliefs”.

There was a time when heads of Christian churches were known as defenders of the faith but we cannot look to them these days to stand up for Christianity. From the Pope down they are already embracing their? Dhimmi status.

New Zealand’s top Catholic clergy, Cardinal John Dew, also provided his very measured reservations over the Mr Mallard’s impromptu removal of Jesus from the parliamentary prayer.
“While we hope that there would always be a prayer acknowledging the importance of God in our lives, it is important in today’s society to be respectful of all faiths,” Cardinal Dew said.

[…] Mr Derhamy, [said] the historical parliamentary prayer with reference to Jesus Christ was a healthy example of religious freedom that didn’t need to speak for all faiths.
“All I am requesting, is for them to be honest and sincere, and everybody else understand that his (the Speaker’s) prayer is not representing me, or any other,” Mr Derhamy said.
“We must be able to say our prayers in our heart the way we believe.
“How can anybody summarise and make one out of such a diverse set of beliefs, from non-believer at all to believer in Jesus, believer in Buddha, believer in Hindu? How can you make one out of them all?
“You cannot, so why do you make an impossible task for someone to do by not mentioning Muhammad’s name, not mentioning Jesus’ name, not mentioning Moses’ name. Are we mentioning all of them? Rubbish.”