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Canberrans triumph in the battle for Mount Ainslie

johnboy 20 October 2009 105

[First Filed Oct 17, 2009]
Mount Ainslie was a glorious place to be this afternoon for a proud Canberran.

Victoria’s banjo country bused in to vilify our pagan community and Canberra turned up to shout them down, and laugh at them.

It was done with a laugh and a smile, resounding choruses of “We are Australian”, people dancing in their underpants, and men kissing to cries of “Heathen, Heathen” from the fundamentalists. (rejoined with proud shouts of “homo, homo” from the members of the crowd not wearing funny red tags).

Oddly, despite much advance media the police were not in attendance, so it was lucky the “Catch The Fire:” mob were not only outnumbered but also in general much older and frailer.

The anti-fundies had managed to gather in numbers around the Mt Ainslie beacon and after ten or so minutes of confrontation the fundamentalists, ringed by a looser crowd of Canberrans decided to retreat away, led by a man with a megaphone “speaking in tongues”.

I left just before three to update you all, hopefully it has stayed calm up there.

The Danes are understandably proud because when the Nazis came for the Danish Jews the Danes managed to evacuate the endangered members of their community to neutral Sweden.

In a smaller way I’m equally proud that Canberra turned out in good numbers to laugh at the forces of intolerance come to vilify members of our community.

Here’s some video and audio, not shot with a purpose built video camera sadly, but it gets across the spirit of the thing:

UPDATED: qednet has posted a more complete video account on the day on YouTube. It looks like I wasn’t the only one to wander off too early and the fundies got their moment on the beacon (not a comms tower).

ANOTHER UPDATE: The Age has picked up the yarn.

(Stills slideshow below)


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AngryHenry 3:10 pm 23 Oct 09

Muttsybignuts said :

“the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?”

Maybe He hid it near the back to see if anyone actually read the whole book?

Or, does it only come with the limited edition, deluxe version?

It’s just before the fold-in.

Muttsybignuts 10:23 am 23 Oct 09

“the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?”

Maybe He hid it near the back to see if anyone actually read the whole book?

Or, does it only come with the limited edition, deluxe version?

MrPC 10:19 pm 22 Oct 09

@93 What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious

Meh. Of the ten commandments, there are perhaps three good ones (murder, steal, false witness). The rest are either unjustified, dated, filler and/or just plain absurd.

farq 9:18 pm 22 Oct 09

just pick and choose one version that fits with your politcal agenda. ignore the rest.

Skidbladnir said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious 🙂

Which ten though, Vy?

The Exodus 20:1-20 Ten, or
Exodus 34:1-28 Ten, or
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Ten, or
the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?

The Exodus 34:1-28 set are the only ones called the Ten Commandments within text.

Let’s start with the basics, eh?

Skidbladnir 1:22 pm 22 Oct 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious 🙂

Which ten though, Vy?

The Exodus 20:1-20 Ten, or
Exodus 34:1-28 Ten, or
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Ten, or
the Special Bonus Commandment hidden near the back?

The Exodus 34:1-28 set are the only ones called the Ten Commandments within text.

peterh 12:35 pm 22 Oct 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Azerate said :

Evil? What is evil? It’s defined as anything morally objectionable, and since I stand against the morals and principles of Christianity then yes, I am most certainly committing evil acts on a daily basis, as are most people. I’m not evil in the traditional sense. I haven’t killed anyone, maimed anyone or burnt down a whole city. I’m just substantially adversarial.

What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious 🙂

what is your position on the laws of this country, considering that they are based on the ten commandments, to a degree?

you haven’t killed anyone? great. what have you done that flaunts the law? what i have never understood in the whole issue of religious beliefs, is if you have been a christian, why do you have to follow the teachings of the church?

I am a christian. Gays? your choice. witches? good on you. People who listen to slayer? so do I.

I also meditate, practice crystal therapy and healing, and my priest really doesn’t give a sh*t. He is there for me to talk to, and help me learn to confront my problems head on.

I listen to motorhead, judas priest, Iron maiden, etc, etc. it is just music. I don’t feel the need to attack anyone after listening to it.

If a coven wants to go to Mt Ainslie and practise their rites, great. it is a nice change from the drunken tourists and parkers that go up there.

If you want to convert to christianity, go to a church. I don’t have the time nor the inclination to convert you.

I really think that non-religious people need to step back and just think about those of us who are religious. I want the same as most people. A job, food on the table, kids in clothes, and a roof over my head. My personal beliefs are just that. Personal.

And the loonies that stir up trouble from the christian camp, shame on you all. You have tarred us all with the same brush. And That is religious persecution.

MtAinslieWitches 11:26 pm 21 Oct 09

Id call it the overenthusiasm of youth, and leave it at that.

93
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Mt Ainslie Witches

Skidbladnir 8:53 pm 21 Oct 09

Azerate:
Maybe it was just the editing, and they left out your reasonable logic and well structured arguments leading up to your “I Will Bring Down Christianity” statement.
But the video presents you as a dickhead.

I-filed 6:02 pm 21 Oct 09

Azerate said :

I haven’t killed anyone, maimed anyone or burnt down a whole city. I’m just substantially adversarial.

Well you’re a pretty half-baked Satanist then I must say and you were just having a lend of us. That list would make me a Satanist too.

Muttsybignuts 4:29 pm 21 Oct 09

Danman said :

as well as great 80’s synthpop hits… Does that make someone evil ? Do I need to be saved ?

Sorry Howard Jones. Liking 80’s synthpop hits DEFINITELY MAKES YOU EVIL. Unless it is AHA. Those dudes roll!

Muttsybignuts 4:23 pm 21 Oct 09

Azerate said :

Evil? What is evil? It’s defined as anything morally objectionable, and since I stand against the morals and principles of Christianity then yes, I am most certainly committing evil acts on a daily basis, as are most people. I’m not evil in the traditional sense. I haven’t killed anyone, maimed anyone or burnt down a whole city. I’m just substantially adversarial.

Sorry mate. I see what you are trying to say however in the youtube video you look like a bit of a tool. I think the whole ” I will single handedly bring down Christianity” threat didn’t do you any favours.
Separately I withdraw my comments about you probably not being into Slayer. I was too fat, old and lazy to bother to travel to Sydney to see them so if you made the effort then good on you. Kerry King is an ominous sight when in full flight.

Azerate said :

Evil? What is evil? It’s defined as anything morally objectionable, and since I stand against the morals and principles of Christianity then yes, I am most certainly committing evil acts on a daily basis, as are most people. I’m not evil in the traditional sense. I haven’t killed anyone, maimed anyone or burnt down a whole city. I’m just substantially adversarial.

What’s your position on Christianity’s ten commandments? Just curious 🙂

The Brad 3:16 pm 21 Oct 09

Azerate said :

I’m just substantially adversarial.

Well, you’ve peaked my curiousity.
What do you do that is substantially adversarial?

Azerate 1:23 pm 21 Oct 09

Evil? What is evil? It’s defined as anything morally objectionable, and since I stand against the morals and principles of Christianity then yes, I am most certainly committing evil acts on a daily basis, as are most people. I’m not evil in the traditional sense. I haven’t killed anyone, maimed anyone or burnt down a whole city. I’m just substantially adversarial.

LMR 11:30 am 21 Oct 09

Dannys whole trip WAS worthwhile.
As entertainment it was GOLD, I cant wait for his travelling circus to come back to town.
Oh oh, lets reclaim Mt Ainslie for Satan! Then he will have to come back, pitty Danny dosnt
realise, although I suspect he might, that he and his ministary are actually working for
Satan, and I have proof, sort of.
I do agree with Azerate, Danny is a Fu—– Wanker.

I-filed 11:20 am 21 Oct 09

Azerate said :

For everyone’s information, my purpose was the same as that of the gays and the atheists – to protest. Although I am a Satanist, I don’t worship the Satan from the Judeo-Christian religion, nor do I ascribe to any principles of evil. I have a very healthy outlook, spiritually.

But, dear, no-one would be fussed about anyone idenfiying as a Satanist for fun or to assuage some innocuous inner drive – but you put yourself on the record – you said your charter, as part of your Satanism, is to “commit evil”. That’s a healthy spiritual outlook?

Skidbladnir 10:05 am 21 Oct 09

Azerate said :

I went up there to instill in the Christians the kind of innane and mendacious fear that I was indoctrinated with growing up in a Christian household.

Still, as far as he’s concerned, you probably made Danny’s whole trip worthwhile.

Azerate 8:33 am 21 Oct 09

No, but I felt Nalliah’s disgusting breath far too close to my face.

farq 11:06 pm 20 Oct 09

Azerate said :

The exorcism that I allowed Nalliah to attempt to perform on me was completely out of my own curiosity…..

did you feel the powha brother?

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