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The State, Mandatory Health Care, and Eugenics

May 8, 2020

Some thoughts on government power, the public good, and mandatory policies:

Australian leader Scott Morrison recently said that those in some sports codes should not be allowed to play unless they are vaccinated. As one report put it: “Prime Minister

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Our Naming and Shaming Corona Pharisees

May 3, 2020

It is time for the meddling moralisers to chill out:

I know I am not alone in getting rather sick and tired of all the corona alarmists and their incessant moralising, preaching and finger pointing. Sorry, but I will not

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On Corona Tracking Apps

Apr 27, 2020

What could go wrong with a government app?

As expected, there is already a massive debate over the merits or otherwise of the new government COVID-19 tracking app that folks can download onto their phones. A major part of the

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Corona: My Government Right or Wrong?

Apr 22, 2020

Good citizenship should not turn into blind support for the state:

In my discussions about the trade-off between virus containment and lockdown measures, I keep getting folks who seem to think that the state can do no wrong. They have

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A Pro-life Take on the Corona Crisis

Apr 21, 2020

There are more than just medical issues to consider in the corona debate:

Sadly, I have already had my fair share of those who somehow think I do not care about human life because I dare to ask questions about

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Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Corona, Crisis, and Health Care

Mar 26, 2020

It is too easy to let mere utilitarian concerns determine how people get medical treatment in a time of crisis:

We live in a finite world with finite resources, so often there may need to be some rationing or prioritising

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Big Brother Is Certainly Here Now

Mar 5, 2020

We were clearly warned about this brave new world:

In the 1930s and 1940s two parallel movements were arising: cultural Marxism, and those warning about tyrannical statism. As to the latter, we had dystopian novels penned by Aldous Huxley (

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The Church, Apostasy and Homosexuality

Feb 24, 2020

Full-blown apostasy is among us, with homosexuality leading the way:

Here are three things that you should have heard repeatedly: One, the Bible often warns about the dangers of apostasy, of falling away. Two, Scripture and church history both attest

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Culture Wars and Christian Litmus Tests

Feb 20, 2020

Are you a secular leftist or a biblical Christian?

There are certain issues that pretty well define where a person is at, what he believes, and what he values. There are of course various core theological beliefs that one must

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The Sad, Swift Road To Destruction

Feb 10, 2020

Another celeb thinks she is a theologian and wants to ‘correct’ our views:

It was Jesus who made this very sombre statement, as found in Matthew 7:13-14: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad

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Yes, Non-Christians Are Morally Accountable

Feb 7, 2020

What are we to make of the claim, ‘You can’t expect non-believers to act like believers’?

How often have you heard some Christian saying something like the following: ‘Well, we can’t point out the sins of non-believers because they are

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Trump, SOTU, Pelosi and the Left

Feb 5, 2020

Trump’s State of the Union address was a very important speech indeed:

Donald Trump has just finished giving his 3rd annual State of the Union speech. The 80-minute address was a powerful performance, with plenty of standing ovations along

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The Lunatic Left On Full Display

Feb 2, 2020

The loony left can’t get any worse – can it?

Sometimes you just gotta ask: have secular leftists gone completely mad, or are they just plain evil? Sadly, it seems that far too many of them are both. How else

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