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More Attacks on Religious Freedom

May 19, 2009

Throughout the Western world rights talk is being used to promote the agendas of activist minority groups, and to silence Christians from publically affirming their faith. This takes many forms: hate crimes legislation, equal opportunity laws, anti-discrimination legislation, and so

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Hate Crimes and the Religious Left

May 12, 2009

Christians know that in this world they will suffer persecution and tribulation. Jesus promised this would happen to all true followers of his. But one of the more ominous warnings that Jesus gave was that this persecution would often be

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Christian Terrorists

Apr 18, 2009

If the above title sounds oxymoronic, well, it is. But according to the secular left US government, such a beast actually exists. A leaked government report of the Obama administration warns that the nation must watch out for new, dangerous,

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The ABC’s War on Christianity

Mar 30, 2009

The acronym ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) could as easily stand for the Atheist Broadcasting Corporation. Or perhaps Anti-Biblical Christianity. It is an incredibly secular, leftist and trendy network, pushing almost all the wrong ideologies. A good case in point is

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George Pell on Intolerance

Mar 13, 2009

Last week Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, gave a very important speech at Oxford University. In the talk, “Varieties of Intolerance: Religious and Secular,” he made a number of important points about the collapse of the West and the

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Making It Illegal to Criticise Islam

Mar 12, 2009

It is one of the many benefits of Christianity that the West enjoys religious freedom and freedom of conscience. The properly understood notion of the separation of church and state arose from the Christian worldview, and goes back to the

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Censorship and the Secular Left

Feb 17, 2009

Liberal or leftist secularism is the reigning ideology amongst our Western intelligentsia and elites. It certainly has a stranglehold on our educational system. It can be very difficult to get in alternative points of view. Most attempts to penetrate this

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Freedom From Religion

Jan 25, 2009

American President Ronald Reagan once famously said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.” That is certainly true in the area of religion. Whenever the government starts sticking

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Faith Busters

Jan 22, 2009

When it comes to wiping out biblical Christianity, who ya gonna call? Why, the government of course. They are the real faith busters. They are working bit by bit to minimise and destroy the Christian faith. And it is all

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A review of Defying Death. By Stuart Robinson.

Dec 10, 2008

CityHarvest, 2007. (Available in Australia from Koorong Books)

Father Zakaria is a modern day Apostle Paul. Like Paul, he has evangelised extensively around the world and led countless people to Christ. He is a bold apologist willing to take on

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Watch Out For Those Tolerance Thugs

Nov 14, 2008

It always amazes me how those activist groups who most go on and on about tolerance and acceptance and peace and love are often the most unloving and intolerant folks around. Their rhetoric often is light-years away from their actions.

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Scientism as the New Fundamentalism

Sep 17, 2008

The term ‘fundamentalism’ is today taken as a term of derision. It is used in a pejorative sense. It is now used to refer to those who are bigoted, closed-minded, not open to reason and evidence, and pushing a narrow

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China, the Olympics and Humans Rights

Aug 2, 2008

In less than a week the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will begin. While the world’s attention will be on the athletes, the competitions, and the medal count, others will be feeling the effects of an oppressive regime which has

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Homosexual Lawsuit against the Bible

Jul 23, 2008

If nothing else, the steady stream of madness and moral decrepitude one encounters on a daily basis at least keeps life interesting. It is hard to stay bored in such an environment. Consider as an example this quite recent news

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How Free is the Free West?

Jun 10, 2008

A case can be made that there is some sort of connection between the Judeo-Christian worldview, and basic Western goods, such as freedom of speech. And a case can also be made that there is a connection between the decline

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