CultureWatch

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

France’s Fatal Folly

Oct 2, 2012

You gotta hand it to the French socialists. When they start implementing their agenda, they sure don’t mess around. Now they have decided to fully subsidise murder. Yep, all French taxpayers will be fully funding murder, whether they like it

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But We Told You So

Jun 8, 2012

Actually I and others have been making these warnings for years now. Sadly they often fall on deaf ears – on those who are asleep, apathetic, indifferent, and unconcerned. And of course the activists mock me and pour scorn on

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Sweden, Sex and Sanity

May 3, 2012

This title should really be, ‘Sweden, Sex and Insanity’, but the alliteration breaks down a bit then. Insanity is however just what we are witnessing here. Sadly I have had to write about Sweden before. It has been on the

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Some Wins on Same-Sex Marriage

Mar 29, 2012

It may seem like it is all bad news when it comes to the relentless homosexual juggernaut, with their never-ending list of demands to radically remake society into their own image. And the activists would like us to think that

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Sexual Insanity

Feb 6, 2012

When a society starts to hit rock bottom, you can be sure that sexual anarchy was a big part of the chain of events leading up to it. When immorality skyrockets, then societies plummet. When people start going over the

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The Death of a Hero, and of a Monster

Dec 20, 2011

Two noted political leaders have just passed away: the Czech political liberator, Vaclav Havel, and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. The two lives could not be seen in greater contrast. One was a man of letters and a fighter

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The Case Against Prostitution

Dec 13, 2011

Although prostitution may be the “world’s oldest profession,” mere longevity of something does not mean it is right or necessary. That prostitution itself is anti-women and anti-family should be clear. Anything that encourages men to violate their wedding vows is

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Where To For Europe?

Dec 6, 2011

Back in 1948 TS Eliot wrote about “the common tradition of Christianity which has made Europe what it is”. In the essay, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, the American-British poet and critic argued that if we lose Christianity

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Dealing With the Dutch Disease

Nov 18, 2011

In my back yard – and in many others – there is an ongoing battle with Dutch elm disease. These little varmints (elm bark beetles) are destroying plenty of elm trees. But that is not what I am talking about

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Faith, Population, and National Survival

Nov 8, 2011

A number of scholarly works have now noted the connection between religion and demographics. Faith and fertility it seems are closely linked. Consider for example sociologist Eric Kaufmann’s 2010 volume, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

Simply put, nations with

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When God Departs

Aug 8, 2011

One of the saddest set of words one can read in Scripture is when it says that God has departed from a person or a place. Indeed, we even have a term for this. We read about how the glory

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Norway, Crime and Madness

Jul 27, 2011

In the Western world we have abandoned belief in God, so with that goes a number of other long-standing beliefs. One is the concept of sin. Most Westerners no longer believe in sin, and along with that, most people no

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On the Norway Massacres

Jul 24, 2011

The first and most obvious thing to say about the tragedy which just recently took place in Norway is that it never should have happened, it was horrendous, and we must pray for this nation and all those so heavily

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Can Sweden Get Any Worse?

Jun 27, 2011

Why is it that some nations keep appearing in the top five moonbat nations of the year category? Why do some countries consistently take out the prize for being the most politically correct, and therefore the most morally numbed and

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Wilders, Holland, and Hope

Jun 23, 2011

Just when things start looking the darkest, things can suddenly turn around. One of the best examples of this, in my eyes, is the European nation of Holland. For decades now it has been one of the darkest, sleaziest and

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Standing Up For Freedom

Jun 3, 2011

All around the Western world freedom is under threat. It is often at the hand of radical minority groups that these threats are coming. Militant Muslims, radical feminists, or activist homosexuals are some of the groups whittling away our freedoms.

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Sweden, Sheep, and Sexual Suicide

May 23, 2011

Examples of moral inversion abound. What once was called bad is now called good. What once was frowned upon is now celebrated. What once was seen as deviant behaviour is now regarded as just another lifestyle choice. What once was

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Even the Stones Will Speak Out

Mar 5, 2011

As Western culture continues to head straight into the cesspool, there are at least two options. The downward decline will either continue unabated, or some concerned individuals will rise up and shout, ‘Enough is enough’. And sometimes when things get

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