Open Forum – Sunday

21 April 2019

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  1. Jacqueline

     /  21st April 2019

    Easter 2019

    The hijab –
    Women in Christ are free to choose how they practise their modesty. Men are free to express their preferences in this regard.

    The pride in the hijab –
    We boast in the Saviour who took our place.
    The hijab is on the same page as the burqa. We are free to say so. We want Kiwi children to enjoy the sun on their skin and to climb trees together.

    The praying position –
    Those redeemed by Jesus, and those who seek, may talk to God anywhere, anytime and in any position. Jesus the Good Shepherd hears.

    The friendship –
    Walking with Jesus is sometimes lonely, but not onerously. Spot the difference politically.
    Church always prevails. Sisterhood. Brotherhood, non violently and non politically.

    The inequality excused and glorified –
    The Body of Christ continues to learn how to practise equality. This is Jesus’ desire and this will keep us safe and prosperous.

    The victimhood –
    Jesus is God, the victorious victim. Hallelujah, Jesus Christ is risen today!

    The saintliness –
    You are one already, or you can easily be one. You won’t crow about it. You’ll just keep on keeping on in simplicity. You know there’s no human way to earn saintliness neither by effort, accident nor atrocity.

    The warmth –
    The Bible is the best book of all. No tricks in there which hide ulterior political motives. There are a few paradoxes and difficult to understand bits just to keep you on your toes. There are even parts which fundamentalist types might use to control you. And there are parts which wolves in sheep’s clothing might use to lead you astray. Use your mind – Jesus is cool with you behaving exactly and entirely as one individual, and you are warmly welcome.

    The symbols –
    Sadly, some still cling, including to mystical invisible symbols. We’re learning. We are well loved and well taught. We are patient with one another.

    The rules –
    There’s only one.

    The media –
    Yes, well. Keep talking to each other. Moderates, now is no time for modesty in gentleness. Let true gentleness flow. Use your fighting words for freedom of speech. If you make a mistake, who cares? We have a Saviour.

    The pity –
    Jesus could make use of your pity. Pity what? Pity Him! That’s the way to keep our Kiwi sense of humour. We can, and need, to lay off pettiness. Pitying Jesus helps.

    The worldliness –
    We are in the world, but we’re not of the world. Each to their own for the way this is practised. We are blessed to live in a free country where each may choose their level of worldliness.

    The submission –
    Jesus is gentle and lowly in heart.

    Allah is great –
    Jesus Christ is the greatest.

    The fatalism –
    Jesus Christ exudes positivity. God blesses.

    The faithfulness –
    Pleasant within groups of friends, also joyfully workable as an individual.

    The hierarchy –
    There is one head of the Church and He knows His own mind. The way clear from impending political corruptness depends upon there being enough individuals to let Jesus lead.

    The belonging, the respect –
    Free to choose. We are Aotearoa New Zealand.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  21st April 2019

      You might think that someone whose boobs are almost falling out of her dress and whose dress is so short that her undies are visible is displaying or practicing modesty; I beg to differ.

      I was at a bus stop sitting next to a Muslim girl. We were dressed similarly (jeans, sandals, top) except for her scarf. She was obviously a university student. She seemed liberated to me as she yakked away on her smartphone.

  2. Corky

     /  21st April 2019

    I missed seeing the Ross Kemp programme regarding drug abuse in Palestinian. But going by the promo, a two state solution with Israel may not be needed because one state may soon cease to exist in any coherent form.


  3. orky

     /  21st April 2019

    Germany has woken up. Time for NZ to do the same with regards to any funding or official recognition.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  21st April 2019

    How can such a large city,Auckland have such poor sports teams,Blues.Warriors,netball and basketball.Could it be cause by the city having no heart or due to the fact that they are just hopeless?

  5. lurcher1948

     /  21st April 2019

    Its Easter and i still remember the racist Sen Fraser Anning and his disgusting comments and came across this gem,

    hoping this doesn’t egg you on

    • lurcher1948

       /  21st April 2019

    • harryk

       /  21st April 2019

      Anning is just one of many. One Nation, from which he emerged, was the creation of extreme right groups in rural Qld like the Confederate Action Party. Rural Qld has always been vulnerable to populist extremism, isolated and looking for someone to blame for their woes. Banks and Jews, Aborigines, the UN, free marketeers. Remember, the White Australia Policy began with Unionism and the Left before it became bipartisan. Some elderly One Nation voters once supported Labor. Racism in Australia exists across the political spectrum. The original ANZACs once shared many of the cultural values the Anning types proclaim. Yes it’s embarrassing. But they get votes in rural Qld and have to be engaged with rather than stigmatised. Demonising the odd nutter like Anning may make us feel good but neither the ALP nor Coalition have found a way to engage the Qld One Nation base. The good news is they grow fewer with each generation as our cultural values change. In the meantime they’re a profoundly embarrassing reminder of our racist history.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  21st April 2019

    Hell I’m getting old I’m watching the Wgtn Pulse and the earlier game a draw and enjoying it, well it’s wet….fire me

  7. lurcher1948

     /  21st April 2019

    NETBALL and the WELLINGTON Central Pulse WINNERS,27points

  8. duperez

     /  21st April 2019

    Story on Stuff put up a short while ago under “Huge fire in industrial building in Auckland’s Onehunga.”

    “A Stuff reporter on the scene said it appeared two buildings were on fire: Wakefield Metals and Argus Fire Protection, which specialised in fire protection intelligence systems.”

    • lurcher1948

       /  21st April 2019

      Just about sums up Auckland,a metal merchant and a fire protection place.It could be worse, a matchmaking factory and a fuel storage site

  9. Corky

     /  21st April 2019

    While law abiding folk have their guns removed, the bros in South Auckland don’t give a stuff. No one is taking their guns off them. Maybe police should cut back on their knee jerk reaction regarding white supremacists and concentrate more on a ”real issue.?”


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