"Praise the Lord" - Hill$ong Parody - Brought to you by "The Chaser's War on Everything"
Introduction: - " Ladies and Gentlemen in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit let me hear you say "A - men." Let me hear you say "Praise the lord." Let me hear you say "I will empty the contents of my wallet into that little collection plate when it comes around. And it's all Tax free! Hallelujah! "
"Praise the lord for all the cash I've got. Praise him for my Rolls Royce and my yacht.
Serving god ain't hard with a credit card. Jesus died so I could make a lot.
Praise the lord he's made us millionaires. Wave your donations in the air.
We've replaced our hymns with ATMS. And soon we'll charge a fee on every prayer.
Jesus Christ was a poor man don't you know. He should have used our accountants for his cash flow.
Stop the sermon on the mount he should have had a bank account.
Two thousand years with interest he'd be rolling in the dough.
Praise the lord this song's out on CD just $40.95 plus GST.
Hallelujah plenty of moolah. Solid gold baubles on my christmas tree.
I've got all of heaven's riches thanks to all you stupid b*tches.
Praise the lord for modern christianity. Whoever said religion should be free."
Hillsong Church (formerly Hills Christian Life Centre) is a Pentecostal Christian church. Its primary location is in Australia where it is headquartered at its "Hills" campus near Castle Hill, to the north-west of Sydney in Baulkham Hills' Norwest Business Park.
The Hillsong Church has attracted support from high profile politicians, especially from the conservative Liberal Party of Australia. The Prime Minister, John Howard, opened its Baulkham Hills campus and the Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, spoke at its annual conferences in July 2004 and 2005. Mark Latham, the former Leader of the Opposition, declined Hillsong's invitation to the 2004 conference, although Bob Carr, the then Premier of New South Wales, (from the Australian Labor Party), did attend the 2005 conference. The former New South Wales Liberal Party state director, Scott Morrison (to November 2004), is a prominent member of Hillsong Church.
The Anglican Bishop of Western Sydney, Ivan Lee, has expressed concern that the extreme emotion of Hillsong services could be manipulative and said that "... their worship is in danger of being experience-centred rather than Bible teaching-centred".
Of course it is manipulative. It wants people to have an emotional experience, which will encourage them to part with their cash.
In the Australian Constitution - Section 116 - (Commonwealth not to legislate in respect of religion), it states that: - "The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth."
Unfortunately, the constitution doesn't say - "And no politician will kiss the arse of corporate religion in order to gain a few more votes."