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Zed the Moonie! (and other tales of disclosure or otherwise)

By johnboy 29 April 2006 29

Over at the Canberra Times Markus Mannheim has done very well in finding oddities in the register of Legislative Assembly member’s pecuniary interests.

While Richard Mulcahy’s high-rolling Las Vegas ways are a source of amusement it’s Zed Seselja who’s taking the cake.

The Opposition’s planning spokesman Zed Seselja was the only other MLA to have declared gifts since the election, noting that he had been a guest of a Universal Peace Federation conference in South Korea last year.

The federation is part of a movement founded by the controversial cult leader, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, whose followers believe he is a Messiah. It paid for Mr Seselja’s travel and attendance, and gave him a watch and a gold tea set of unspecified value

Perhaps Zed should put his gold tea set on display in CMAG as it sounds quite magnificent? Perhaps he can also tell us how long he was in the care of the brain-washing moonies?

And perhaps ALL the other MLA’s can tell us if they really have received no gifts at all worth more than $250 since the last election?

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maria 10:01 pm 02 May 06

Talk to anyone who has lost someone into the arms of the “moonies” and you will have some understanding of the difference between cults (and this one in particular) and organised religion.

vg 8:52 pm 01 May 06

Some buttons have been well and truly pushed here. I’ll file it away for later

bulldog 4:45 pm 01 May 06

What has been with the recent accusations that the RA is banning people for telling it differently? Have I missed something or is this more freakish paranoia rearing it’s ugly head?

Kimba you/re entitled to your opinion but you are doing an awful lot of blow-assing for not much effect. It seems you are trying to take jb’s position as a declaration of war. He is just as entitled to not like freaks like moonies and scientologists as you are to defend them – although it does defy logic how you can defend any organisation that asks it members to sever all ties with the real world upon joining.

Perhaps there are some analogies to be drawn to catholicism, islam or buddhism – but for the purpose of this argument these other religions don’t ask you to sign over the deed to your house in order to join them on their quest for bliss.

Personally I think Zed can do as he pleases – at least he’s honest enough to declare it.

Wonder if Deb’s weekly rent subsidy could have classified as a gift?

Blamemonkey 4:33 pm 01 May 06

This argument/Discussion has nothing on me talking to a JW I work with.

Normally a nice guy good to work with but if the subject turns to religion look out, almost an hour it went round in circles covering topics like His right not to vote because of his religion, then I would fire back it is because of our democratic system he had that right, he would come out and say that Homosexuality was bad, but then I would say the government protects the freedom of choice, the same freedom that allows you religion… I think the point I had was lost…

Blamemonkey 4:19 pm 01 May 06

Kimba you are entitled to your own opinion, but doesn’t make your opinion correct.

Organised Religion is for losers any way, I’m not saying that you can’t believe in stuff, but if those beliefs start effecting my life (JWs, right for lifers, etc) the do not fear the wrath of God fear the wrath of ME!!!

johnboy 4:15 pm 01 May 06

noper, this one’s clear.

Blamemonkey 4:14 pm 01 May 06

Why do I have a feeling I missed a post?
JB are you deleting comments again?

kimba 4:07 pm 01 May 06

Yes down tools before I am also banned from the room because I dare to disagree.

johnboy 4:04 pm 01 May 06

I love how the great warriors against relativism suddenly fall back on it when they need to defend one of their own.

“ooh all religions are relatively the same” they squeal.

No. They are not. Some are better than others.

Form your own judgment as to which is which, but don’t try and pass off that they’re all much the same.

My opinion is that the two in question stink.

You’re just getting upset that your own boy is linked to one.

The funny thing is that if the negative perception was not widespread then you wouldn’t be upset. And yet somehow it’s me and the CT to blame for your discomfort.

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