Pastor Danny to bring the hate here to Canberra

johnboy 10 February 2009 69

If you’re lucky you’ll never again see something quite as spitefully evil as the latest epistle from the nutjob “Catch The Fire” ministries.

    CTFM leader, Pastor Danny Nalliah said he would spearhead an effort to provide every assistance to devastated communities, although he was not surprised by the bush fires due to a dream he had last October relating to consequences of the abortion laws passed in Victoria.

According to their events page Pastor Danny is coming to Canberra from 6-8 March when “Pastor Danny will be the guest speaker at the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International NSW / ACT Convention at the Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort, Federal Highway, ACT.

If you feel so inclined you can tell Rydges what you think of them playing host to this creature.

UPDATED: Crikey took a look a few weeks ago at some of the past hits from “Catch The Fire”.


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fnaah fnaah 4:03 pm 12 Feb 09

Howerver it’s a bit of a shame that the “Catch a retard” minsitries do not uphold that value and standard on their own webshite, eh?

Agreed. It’s one thing to hold or publicise an opinion, but another entirely to try and pretend that everybody agrees with you by moderating out any dissenting view.

I guess this is one of the reasons I love RiotACT.

*hugs right-of-reply*

jakez jakez 3:24 pm 12 Feb 09

I absolutely agree with both of you. The guy is a dick.

p1 p1 3:16 pm 12 Feb 09

I accept his right to spout shit, I only have an issue with it when he tries to claim that the people who call him a f%^k$tain are anti-christian, while in reality, they just don’t like what HE says.

This guy makes the Catholic Church seem like a modern, inclusive organisation.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:11 pm 12 Feb 09

I do not dispute, and would uphold this;

Mr. Nalliah is an idiot. And his views are deeply offensive to me and many millions of people across Australia. I will never respect this retarded view but i will fight for his right to express his opinions with my last breath.

which seems to be your point.

Howerver it’s a bit of a shame that the “Catch a retard” minsitries do not uphold that value and standard on their own webshite, eh?

jakez jakez 3:03 pm 12 Feb 09

http://alsblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/the-importance-of-the-freedom-to-offend/

I found the above blog post about Danny Nalliah on the Australian Libertarian Society’s blog page.

I think its message is very important.

rose1 rose1 12:22 am 12 Feb 09

I can’t stand these type of religious groups, they think that their right and were wrong, its either my way or the highway, thats what turns me off most different religious groups, they can believe what they want as long as they keep their oppionions to themselves.

youami youami 6:46 pm 11 Feb 09

I am still waiting for my masterpiece on the ctfm blog to be moderated and it has been nearly 24 hours. I hazard a guess though that I was quite negative : ) Here is what I wrote (OK reading it again I may have been significantly harsh and could be up for alleged vilification… perhaps… but I am just as free to call him a moron as he is to say Victorians deserved to die:

“Paster Danny, you are a moron. And anyone who believes in Pastor Danny and CTFM, grow up! Your archaic beliefs have no founding and no evidence whatsoever and I personally find your comments insulting to say the least! If you think you are right about the Bible and its meaning on life –there is a disconnect here as you appear to condone the notion of people being burned alive in a natural disaster but yet condemn the killing of a foetus? Have you actually read the Bible and read the atrocities that were allegedly committed in the name of religion? Let me say one word: Lot. Seriously though, in this day and age people like you and your followers are still taking notice of a bunch of fairytales that suggest good over evil? C’mon, think about what you believe in and make your own informed judgement rather than be part of the masses. Oh and another thing, if you think that god has punished a state for accepting abortion then that ’supreme’ being is just as masochistic as any human and animal could be. I bet those that perished in the fires had a multitude of beliefs on the issue abortion, some supporting it, some not supporting it, some indifferent to the issue. Why can’t you just accept that things just happen?! Again, you are a moron.”

Ozhair Ozhair 6:15 pm 11 Feb 09

Just left a comment on the Catch The Fire website (as “John Smith”, meh) Currently awaiting moderation, so it’ll be interesting to see how long it stays up there 😉

caf caf 4:20 pm 11 Feb 09

Hitchens’ book is a good read, and contains some pretty interesting things (eg. the Gospel of Judas, which I’d never heard of).

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 4:08 pm 11 Feb 09

I’m not sure what you are trying to say…there are stories in the bible (or other religous texts) that somehow prove the existence of god?

That’s not the argument I’m trying to make. There are a range of stories in religious texts (and I’m talking wider than the Bible here), and these stories cover a huge range of topics. I recall from reading the book that Dawkins pulled a few snippets from here and there, without actually linking his arguments back to the wider base, which also contained stories that refute his arguments.

This is getting kinda obscure, and I don’t think I’m explaining my position very well. Still, it’s good to have this kind of material, as it helps one sort their own thoughts out a bit. Although I didn’t agree with some of Dawkins conclusions, it did make me think about things.

fnaah fnaah 4:05 pm 11 Feb 09

Nice. Wonder if I’ll be moderated or not – I tried to be civil. Really, I tried.

MsCheeky MsCheeky 3:56 pm 11 Feb 09

No, I don’t think you can, PB. Lots of people have tried after it was posted on Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers sites, and its heavily moderated. Nothing critical is getting through apparently.

And on the subject of religious loonies, I’ve noticed that the Scientologists are pretty busy around Civic lately. Warning, warning, warning!

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 3:43 pm 11 Feb 09

Anyone wishing to pass on their thoughts about the good pastor’s comments can do so here..

http://catchthefire.com.au/blog/2009/02/10/media-release-abortion-laws-to-blame-for-bush-fires/#more-2215

justbands justbands 2:59 pm 11 Feb 09

> I think he needed to address the examples that apparently contradict his position.

I’m not sure what you are trying to say…there are stories in the bible (or other religous texts) that somehow prove the existence of god?

Even if we took as true that his arguments are a little lacking, at least he *has* an argument! The religious types of the world have nothing….they fall back on belief whenever challenged. They are, as Dawkins says, deluded…& most likely victims of religous indoctrination as children. Not that I have strong view on this. 😉

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:55 pm 11 Feb 09

It’s been a while since I read through it. Any example I give would probably be shot to pieces through my own poor articulation of my arguments.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 2:46 pm 11 Feb 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

If he wants to make strong, compelling arguments, I think he needed to address the examples that apparently contradict his position.

I would love an example of the contradiction to his claims.

Hey PB, if you liked the book, then great. My opinion is still that his arguments were lacking.

Fair enough, or “no worries” as you colonials would have it.

p1 p1 2:44 pm 11 Feb 09

I saw a duck once, so god must be real.

fnaah fnaah 2:36 pm 11 Feb 09

Ok, maybe the phrasing was a bit wide there, but I am interested to hear rational counter-arguments and examples that contradict Dawkins’ point of view.

fnaah fnaah 2:33 pm 11 Feb 09

neglects to include other similar stories that may weaken his argument

Which stories weaken the argument that religion is a story?

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:30 pm 11 Feb 09

Picking fallacies in the religious texts has nothing to do with it. In some arguments he chooses certain examples, when other examples exist that refute his argument.

If he wants to make strong, compelling arguments, I think he needed to address the examples that apparently contradict his position.

Hey PB, if you liked the book, then great. My opinion is still that his arguments were lacking.

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