Yesterday in our analysis of pollies’ Christmas cards, we made reference to the card from Western Australian MP Andrew Hastie, who is a well-known Christian. Hastie’s card used a passage from the book of Isaiah, which we thought was a bit fire and brimstone for Christmas, which is usually the soft and fluffly side of Christianity. A tipster writes however:

“No fan of Andrew Hastie, but surely just a little attention to the verse he quoted would make it clear that it is not about fire and brimstone but the promise that the bloodied attire of warriors will be no longer needed when the Prince of Peace comes. Can’t think of a much more uplifting choices than that — and one of the stock standard Christmas verses for centuries!”

It’s a long time since Ms Tips sat in a religious education class; sounds like some revision is required.

Peter Fray

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