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« on: February 07, 2011, 08:24:25 AM »

I can rather imagine a heaven such as this!

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has come under fire for saying that people who opt to vote for opposition parties choose what he termed "hell", the SABC reported on Saturday.

Speaking in Zulu, Zuma said if one voted for the ANC, one chose heaven but a vote for the opposition meant hell.

He was addressing people in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape as part of the ANC's registration drive ahead of the 2011 local government elections.

Responding to the statement African Christian Democratic Party president Kenneth Meshoe said Zuma's comments were a disgrace.

Meshoe said no angels would be wearing ANC colours and Zuma's statement was simply blasphemous.

"... I am shocked to hear that the South African president would make such a ludicrous statement. It is not only shocking but it is disappointing to hear the head of state that should be an example of integrity choosing to be the laughing stock of the nation by being deceptive.

"This is nothing but deceptive. Nobody can access heaven because of their membership of a political party. For him to suggest that the angels in heaven are also wearing the colours of the ANC, that is nothing but blasphemy.

"All the Christians in the ANC should right a petition to their president and also ask the president to apologise for such shocking blasphemy... angels are not political beings," he told the broadcaster.


I can just imagine the choir (with harps and all) dressed in the royal ANC colours instead of the dreary traditional white, I wonder if they will sing a holy version of kill the boer?
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 09:36:44 AM »

Guess I will have to vote ANC now.  WTF!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 09:59:32 AM »

Using religion to obtain power and control people?! I'm SHOCKED!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 10:58:36 AM »

I totally dig ANC colored angels... 
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 11:52:41 AM »

I think JZ is influenced by Pastor Ray...angels in ANC colours will look so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 15:04:36 PM »

The ACDP is playing its cards very poorly.  Instead of insisting that they are the way to heaven, they denounce the ANC for doing it.  Don't they know about Pascal's wager?  The voters who don't want to take a chance can no longer support the ACDP now.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 21:58:41 PM »

I find this incredibly funny - not the statement by Zuma, but the outcry from Meshoe... In another universe, it might've sounded like this:
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No! God personally told me that all angels are colorblind and were actually wearing DA colours by accident. He said he would rectify the situation immediately. Until then, Jacob, leave the pandering to us, the appointed spokespeople of God, who can use His name whenever we like for whatever end.

Utterly fucking reprehensible and I'm glad to see the resounding backlash he's been receiving; this sort of religious pandering makes me sick. Jacob Zuma, for all his misgivings, is a very bright guy and knows that being a populist and a religious zealot will garner him much favour in the rural sectors. Can't say I'm surprised, and politics is always a good solution to low blood pressure, but it's especially funny because according to the very same religion on which he's trying to garner votes, he'd go to "Hell" for being a polygamist.

This statement is not ironic.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011, 09:21:34 AM »

Uhh, weren't a bunch of bible mac-daddies polygamists? I'm pretty sure the bible (at the very least the old testament), is pretty hip with keeping the womens down and collecting them.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011, 12:08:21 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy#Christianity
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 12:29:01 PM »

Ah I'm once again reading what the bible SAYS as opposed to what it MEANS to say, as interpreted by Catholics and Romans. Silly me...
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 13:33:39 PM »

And here's some more comedy:
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/says_about/polygamy.html
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/interp/polygamy.html
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