I who may well be...

Musings from the perspective of a human being who may well be not locatable completely within the usual categories of male or female or gay or straight or transsexual or intersexed or exploiter or exploited or supplier or consumer or performer or spectator.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Washing our hands of Boat People

Why are there demonstrations every Easter against jailing refugees? This weekend commemorates the state's persecution of Jesus, for daring to question the authorities, and insisting that everyone is welcome at the table of God. This message is ignored now as it was then, by church and state. Yet, now as then, a few activists call for social justice, and, now as then, most self-satisfied people will continue living blithely as if lip service and a few church events is enough to get them into Heaven ahead of the poor and heathen.

Washing our hands of boat people is more Pontius Pilate than Jesus Christ.

[This letter from me is published in today's SMH]


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