Tuesday, September 20, 2005



"Ordained by God"

Here's a nice little twist for the Exclusive Brethren: during the interview in which the "secret seven" emerged from the shadows and explained why they had been backing Don Brash, one of their number laid out their political philosophy:

"We hold government to be ordained by God and governments are raised up and also, I might add, dismissed, by God"

I wonder then how they feel about the election result. After all the dust has settled, it looks as if Helen has won the election. Does this mean she is "ordained by God"...?

3 comments:

Evidently God has a keen sense of irony.

Posted by JamesP : 9/20/2005 02:55:00 PM

I think the idea is that the fact that labour winning the election is "the will of god" does not mean that labour is right - it may just be a lesson to the opposition that they need to do better.

Posted by Genius : 9/20/2005 06:56:00 PM

It may also mean that God wanted Labour to win. And, according to the EB, God is Right.

Posted by Aj : 9/21/2005 10:54:00 PM