Father Rotten Schmuck
No shortage of hypocrites downunder. One of the worst is “father” Rod Bower, also known as the Gosford Goose. Here he gives morally supremacist advice to Tim Blair, who really appreciates his pontificating zeal. Bower, the “Jesus boy”, as Blair calls him, claims he builds bridges “where there are no foundations”. People with half a brain do not build bridges where there are no foundations, and neither should Father Rod Bower. Besides, the People he so favours (to replace us) have different ideas about bridge building:
Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb explained:
The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.
make a short, high squeaky sound.“sparrows are cheeping all around”Tim Blair
WHILE HIS QATAR GENTLY CREEPS
NSW Anglican Father Rod Bower has become something of a nationwide celebrity among the social justice set. They just adore all the pious pinko messages Bower posts outside his Gosford parish.
“Every asylum seeker has a name,” read one, which might be easier to prove if they weren’t always throwing their passports overboard. “Bless the burqa,” read another. “Jesus has two dads and he turned out okay,” claimed yet another. Yep. Crucifixion was a fine outcome …
No perceived injustice ever escapes admonition from Rod’s holy message board of sanctimony. But he’s a lot milder when overseas. Minus his moralistic message board, Bower recently collected the Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue at a ceremony in Qatar.
Considering Qatar’s massive economic reliance on climate-changing oil and its abysmal human rights record (domestic violence and rape within marriage are not crimes, sex outside of marriage can earn you a flogging or death, homosexuals are imprisoned and so on) you’d think this would have given Bower the ideal platform to air all of his progressive views.
Sadly, Bower was as sweet as can be. “Great to celebrate national day of Qatar,” he posted on Twitter … Bower’s usual condemnatory mood returned once he was back in Australia and read an online piece in which I noted his curious Qatari contentment.
“What kind of person do you really want to be? It’s a big question Tim, an important one,” Bower scolded in a subsequent note. “You can take cheap shots at me because I live in the contradictory and paradoxical world of trying to build bridges where there often isn’t even a foundation to begin the process.
“Look into my soul Tim, my words are out there to give you some insights. Look into your own soul Tim. What kind of person do you want to be?”
It may surprise Father Rod, but I really want to be just like him. According to the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue website, that little award Bower picked up – for “actively tackling extremist views among the members of his or her society while promoting peace and harmony with rational arguments” – is worth a cool $134,000.