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Friday, April 2, 2010

Pell praises Aussie Christian values

The Australian way of life is the envy of many outsiders because its foundations are built on Christian teachings, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell says.

In his Easter message, Cardinal Pell called on Australians of faith and no faith to give thanks for these influences and for the work of Christian agencies and communities that "pump the waters of life into the wider society".

"We are not like ancient Roman society where up to 40 per cent were slaves, where women had almost no rights, where infanticide, especially of young girls, was common and where men and women gladiators fought one another to death as a spectator sport," he said.

Link: Yahoo News

Sean the Blogonaut's post:

I thought Australia was built on the teachings of Ned Kelly, convict transportation, rum rebellions, Eureka stockades and ANZAC traditions.

The mind boggles to think of a Catholic Cardinal telling us that women's rights were invented by Christianity. This is the church that does not allow female priests preaching the bible that clearly states that women must defer to their husbands in all things. Outrageous!

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