CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Just Who Is Being Provocative?

Aug 6, 2018

We hear a lot nowadays about certain sorts of people being labelled “provocative”. Almost always it is heard on the leftist mainstream media, and almost always it refers to conservatives, be they religious or non-religious conservatives.

Anyone daring to open

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The Cultural Revolution 50 Years On

Jul 13, 2018

A half century ago America and much of the West was engulfed in the counterculture movement. It had other names, such as the hippy movement, the Woodstock generation, the cultural revolution, the peace and love generation, and the radical 60s.

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SCOTUS, Kennedy and Beyond

Jun 28, 2018

Anyone who follows American politics knows how important it is to get the right sort of president in, because – among other things – he is the one who nominates new Supreme Court of the United States’ justices when one

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RIP the West?

Apr 21, 2018

I have used the phrase “the death of the West” or something like it plenty of times now. And for good reason: the West has been in deep decline for decades now, and one wonders if this is reversible. It

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The Trans War on Truth and Reality

Mar 26, 2018

I told an audience yesterday morning that a good definition of truth is “that which corresponds to reality”. If there is a major mismatch between what you say and the way the world actually works, you might not be speaking

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Socialism, Social Justice and the Church

Nov 12, 2017

There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the wellbeing of your neighbour. But there is plenty wrong in thinking that more Big Government is the answer. Plenty of the social justice warriors (SJWs) on the Left never lift a

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The Trans Cult Really is a Cult

Nov 10, 2017

All cults have several common features. A quite basic one is this: once a person gets sucked into it, it is very difficult to get out of it. Indeed, it is seen as an act of treason and betrayal to

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Tears in Heaven

Nov 1, 2017

Life in this world is filled with tears. And if this life was all there was, then this would be terribly tragic indeed. But the Christian believes there is much more than this life, and that one day all tears

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The Paris Statement

Oct 17, 2017

Europe is in a real bad way. Secularism, immorality, porous borders, an inability to understand Islam for what it is, the rapid decline of Christianity, a loss of purpose and identity – these and other factors have resulted in a

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Keeping the Military Fit For Service

Jul 27, 2017

The announcement by US President Donald Trump that transsexuals will not be able to serve in the US military has had all the expected hysterical reactions from the lunar left. Democrats, leftists and activists are denouncing Trump and predicting the

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Legalised Patient Killing Again

Jul 25, 2017

The push to legalise euthanasia is never ending, and Victoria is one of a number of Australian states hard at it. Just the other day the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying released its final report on the issue.

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The Christophobic ABC Strikes Again

Jul 20, 2017

Never one to let a good chance to attack Christians and tell porkies about Christianity slip away, “our” taxpayer-funded ABC has been at it again. Of course they make a living (at our expense) in doing this. I have lost

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The Great Anglican Death Wish

Jul 11, 2017

It was the renowned journalist Malcolm Muggeridge who used to speak about the “great liberal death wish”. There were various versions of this given, either as an essay or a talk. Here is a short part of one such version:

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[Re]Affirming the Things that Matter

Jul 9, 2017

Two articles that have appeared recently, and one speech just delivered, all speak to the things that matter, and the need to stop the rot. The articles come from Australian journalists while the speech comes from an overseas world leader.

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