CultureWatch

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

Abortion Hurts Women (Not To Mention Babies)

Dec 22, 2011

Given the horrors of abortion, it is not surprising that it is surrounded with so many entrenched myths. Those who seek to justify this ghoulish trade will use all sorts of euphemisms, half-truths, and patently weak and false arguments to

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World AIDS Day

Dec 2, 2011

December 1 is World AIDS Day. This is a worthy cause no doubt. But in so much of the Western world AIDS has in effect been allowed to spread unchecked. Instead of taking normal routine actions to check the spread

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Peter Singer’s Twisted Ethics

May 6, 2011

singer 1I was absolutely gobsmacked to read this headline: “Child’s life is the best Mother’s Day gift.” And I was further bowled over to read the next line: “Eight million deaths a year can be prevented – we only have to

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The Death of Planned Parenthood?

Feb 19, 2011

Given that Planned Parenthood is one of the greatest promoters of death around the globe, it is fitting that we may be witnessing the death of this nefarious organisation. If not its death, we are certainly seeing its long-overdue meltdown

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Let’s Create a Master Race – Again

Feb 13, 2011

It seems that learning from the mistakes of history is not one of the strong points of many intellectuals. Although we can be taught so much by the study of history, especially truths about the avoidance of its past mistakes,

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When Rights Talk Goes Completely Mad

Dec 20, 2010

Just when you thought you had seen it all, something comes along so absolutely mind-boggling that you sit in stunned disbelief. Indeed, this episode is so shocking that this article is now the fifth I have written today. My family

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More Reasons to Oppose Legalised Euthanasia

Dec 6, 2010

One of the major reasons why societies should never go down the path of legalising euthanasia is that the doctor-patient relationship will be seriously weakened. When the medical profession becomes involved in killing, the delicate trust relationship between patient and

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Mutilating Our Children

Nov 14, 2010

(Caution: adult-only content)

With moral decline reaching epidemic proportions, it is hard to find much of anything nowadays to actually shock us, move us, or spur us out of our lethargy. If the following item does not do

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Parents and Eugenics

Jul 21, 2010

There are a number of defining features of the post-Christian West. Some of our highest virtues and values now include personal autonomy, personal choice, and personal convenience. Pleasing self and maximising personal happiness are seen as the epitome of the

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Late-Term Baby Killing

May 20, 2010

George Orwell once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” We are living in such an age of lies and deception, that truth has to

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The Politicisation of Society

May 18, 2010

In contrast to free democracies, totalist police states seek to politicise everything. In free societies the state is limited in what it does and what it impacts on. In dictatorships, everything is political and the state sticks its nose into

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Fifty Years of Sexual Suicide

May 14, 2010

It was 50 years ago this month that the contraceptive pill was launched. It sparked a worldwide revolution which we are still feeling the effects of. It was a major factor in the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and it

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Obamacare and the Decline of a Nation

Mar 24, 2010

A one trillion dollar package; a 2000 page bill; a win by just seven votes; and one big meltdown of a nation. That about sums up the numbers on the passage of Obama’s health care bill. While the President has

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Health Care Myths

Nov 30, 2009

There are two horrendous government bills being considered at the moment. Both deserve an immediate and decisive death. One is the ETS bill which Rudd wants Australia to pass. It, like the Copenhagen proposals, will be utter disaster for all

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Abortion and the Nazi Doctors

Oct 12, 2009

I was stunned to open today’s newspaper and read an incredible letter to the editor, not only defending abortion, but making a case which the Nazi doctors would have been proud of. A Melbourne doctor castigated a fellow paediatrician for

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Crucified For Speaking the Truth

Aug 2, 2009

There is one thing that can be counted on with absolute certainly in this relativistic world: there is a protected species which no one even dares to cross, certainly not in the mainstream media. This group can now get away

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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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