This question has been troubling me for days.
Let’s examine the evidence:
Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified. Brash has returned from political oblivion after being crucified in the media over his secret links to religious and business groups.
When Jesus came into this world three wise men visited him. When Brash came into Act… actually, good luck finding three wise men within ACT.
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Brash’s version is slightly different: “I came that they may have money, and have it abundantly.”
Jesus expelled the money changers from the temple. A money changer expelled Brash from the National Party temple.
Jesus died so that we may be saved. Brash is planning to kill our economy so that we may be saved.
The Bible is a collection of fantasy stories. So is the last 2025 Taskforce report.
Jesus wanted to help the poor. Brash… not so much.
They didn’t serve corned beef or Big Ben pies at the Last Supper.
Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. We don’t know what Brash was offered to betray his friend Rodney Hide.
One of them is responsible for a collection of beliefs that has encouraged the spread of intolerance and bigotry across society. The other was just a Jewish guy in a robe.
Perhaps not then.
Next week: Is Don Brash Hitler?