It’s an Australian miracle – Christians only need apply

The Australian continent is covered in Sacred Sites and the Dreaming is a vast complex of tranformational miracles – but none of these really count with Anglo-Australian politicians – who reserve the supernatural for an alien notion of a European god.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

“The Foreign Affairs Minister, Kevin Rudd, believes in miracles, and he says most of us should. Belief in supernatural intervention necessarily follows from being Christian, he says.

Speaking to Channel 10 from Rome, where he is leading the parliamentary delegation for Mary MacKillop’s canonisation, the former prime minister said he would not say whether he believed in the miracles that have qualified her for sainthood. But he said if he was asked that if as a Christian believer he accepted the ”proposition of the supernatural and supernatural intervention,” the answer would be ”well, of course”.

”One follows from the other,” he said. ”I think that would be the same applied to any person of the Christian faith, whatever their denomination or creed.”

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