CultureWatch

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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Save the Planet: Hate Humanity

Oct 27, 2010

There is never a shortage of those who are so obsessed with saving the environment that they are quite happy to implement quite anti-human policies along the way. Examples abound of planet-loving, human-hating zealots who are more than willing to

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On Living in Wartime

Oct 5, 2010

I have been watching a documentary series on the Second World War lately. Airing late on Monday nights, the American series chronicles in some detail this horrific conflict, and the lives of ordinary Americans caught up in it. The seven

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Our Sensate Culture

Aug 30, 2010

If one reads the lists of vices that are the mark of an unbelieving, God-rejecting culture (as in Romans 1:29-31) or are a sign of the decadent last days (2 Tim. 3:1-5), one gets a pretty good picture of contemporary

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Beware Green Utopianism

Aug 24, 2010

With a newly elected Green MP, and four more Green Senators set to join the existing five in July, the nation and the media are beginning to pay some attention to the Greens as a political force. And many are

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Islam and Science

Jul 6, 2010

It is often claimed by Islamophiles that the Muslim world contributed greatly to science and learning. As but one recent – and rather silly – example, US President Obama has instructed the head of NASA to reach out to Muslims,

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Freedom, History and Memory

Jun 14, 2010

For both religious and non-religious reasons, history is vitally important, and it is imperative that we do not forget the lessons of history. As the Spanish philosopher Santayana once warned, those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to

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History Wars

May 31, 2010

George Orwell once said, “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Quite so. It has always been a hallmark of the totalist state to control education and to rewrite history. Those who can

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A review of Heresy. By Alister McGrath

Feb 6, 2010

HarperOne, 2009. (Available in Australia at Koorong Books)

The subject of this book seems rather strange today. That is because the concept of heresy only makes sense if we accept the concept of orthodoxy, or more broadly, the concept of

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2012 and the End of the World

Nov 17, 2009

If you knew the world was going to end in one week, would you do anything different? I recently posted a question quite similar to that on a social networking website. I received only two responses: one person said ‘yes’

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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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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Jul 15, 2009

OK, now that I have shamelessly pinched the title of Edmund Burke’s famous 1790 book, let me continue. Bastille Day, the French national holiday, was observed for the 220th time just recently in France. What happened on July 14, 1789

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On Celebrating Darwin

Feb 2, 2009

This year we have an important double anniversary of Charles Darwin: the 200th anniversary of his birth, and the 150th anniversary of his classic work, The Origin of the Species. Already plenty of celebrations and commemorative events are under

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