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

Euthanasia and the Nazis: Never Again

Nov 8, 2010

With euthanasia back on to the agenda thanks to the pro-death Greens, we need to recall the lessons of history. Without remembering the past we will be doomed to repeat its mistakes. And one of the biggest mistakes in human

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Euthanasia “Safeguards” and the Slippery Slope

Oct 9, 2010

For all the talk about “safeguards”, there really can be no really effective safeguards in legalised euthanasia. Countries which have legalised euthanasia speak much about stringent conditions and strict safeguards, but the reality is quite different than the rhetoric.

The

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Should We Kill Babies or Save Babies?

Oct 6, 2010

No this is not a rhetorical question. Of course it sounds absolutely ridiculous to even ask it, but we live in ridiculous times, and now such questions do not seem all that far-fetched to many people. Thus the question has

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The Death Party Springs Into Action

Sep 30, 2010

It appears that the party of death never sleeps. Already the Greens have introduced their pro-death bill into Federal Parliament. Bob Brown argued that most Australians support voluntary euthanasia. But I suspect most Australians in fact may not have a

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Euthanasia, Choice and Autonomy

Sep 26, 2010

A leading argument for euthanasia is the argument from human autonomy and self-determination. “It’s my life and I can do what I want with it. It’s my choice!” is the oft-heard cry. Today this idea of independence and autonomy is

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Palliative Care Versus Euthanasia

Sep 25, 2010

Palliative care is one of the great overlooked issues in the euthanasia debate. What the terminally ill want and need is pain relief, not an end to life. While suffering certainly exists, so too does substantial hope for healing and

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Euthanasia and Compassion

Sep 24, 2010

Bob Brown’s version of social justice is to kill people from womb to tomb. In the perverted and dysfunctional morality of the Greens, compassion means to kill people. Talk about a brave new world where evil becomes good, and good

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Clear Thinking on Euthanasia

Sep 22, 2010

With a Labor/Green government now in power, the culture of death is being further emboldened to push its agenda. A number of states are pushing for legalised euthanasia and already the Greens’ federal leader Bob Brown is telling us that

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Christians and the Party of Death

Sep 19, 2010

In 2006 Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a book entitled The Party of Death. It was primarily about the US Democratic Party, and the courts and mainstream media who side with the culture of death. They see the right to abortion

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Enlisting Jesus for the Pro-Death Lobby

Sep 22, 2009

C.S. Lewis once warned about the danger of appending the words “and…” to “Jesus”. That is, phrases like ‘Jesus and socialism’, ‘Jesus and liberalism’, etc, were all to be studiously avoided. By this he meant that Jesus and the gospel

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More Reasons to Keep Euthanasia Illegal

Jul 29, 2009

The pro-death camp is ever active, and it is constantly seeking to introduce more pro-death legislation in various jurisdictions. In Tasmania a private members bill was recently introduced by the Greens to see euthanasia legalised. There are many sound reasons

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The Slippery Slope in Action – Euthanasia Kills

Apr 7, 2009

Whenever contentious social changes are promoted by various activist groups, we are always assured that adequate safeguards will be set in place, and that things will not spiral out of control. Whether it is abortion, drugs, prostitution, or pornography, we

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The Death Culture in the West

Oct 24, 2008

In the West the culture of death continues to grow. And there is a connection between the culture of death and the death of Christianity. When a nation dies spiritually, it begins to fixate more and more on death. A

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More Objections to Legalised Euthanasia

Aug 6, 2008

The push to legalise euthanasia is continuous and relentless. Thus those concerned about the dignity of human life must be aware of the challenges, and have the right information at hand to take on the pro-death crowd. Thus I here

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Some Objections to Legalised Euthanasia

Jul 29, 2008

There are many reasons why we should not legalise euthanasia. To deal adequately with them all would make this article far too long. So here I wish to concentrate on just two considerations. But before proceeding, let me make a

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The Baby Killers

Nov 21, 2006

Those opposed to euthanasia have long warned about the slippery slope involved in its legalisation. Today the hard cases of the terminally ill; tomorrow, anyone deemed unworthy of living. The boundaries continue to be pushed, and those considered to be

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Suicide: A Biblical Assessment

Sep 14, 2006

Suicide is a major problem in the Western world. This paper has a very limited focus however. It will not look at such issues as why people attempt suicide, or how we can prevent such attempts. Instead it will focus

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