The Prime Minister said it was “astonishing” that former prime minister Scott Morrison suggested people should put their faith in God rather than governments.
Mr Morrison told worshippers at a Perth Pentecostal church last weekend: “We trust him. We don’t trust in governments, We don’t trust in the United Nations, thank goodness.”
“I just thought wow, this guy was the prime minister of Australia and had that great honor of leading the government,” Mr Albanese told the ABC.
“I find it astonishing that in what must have been, I guess, a moment of frankness. He has said he doesn’t believe in government. I believe that government does play a role in people’s lives and our living standards.”
It was dishonest Twitter-whistling for the Prime Minister to disregard that Morrison was talking about spiritual trust and salvation. And it isn’t “astonishing” that Christians trust God more than governments. It is astonishing that statists trust governments as much as they did when their big names were killing 150,000,000 people in the twentieth century. The tragedy of the later Morrison era was that he didn’t go to war against those ‘government’ evils he now decries. In the name of ‘covid safety,’ the nation was ravaged on his watch.