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

Social Media and the Ugly Greyness of Groupthink

Sep 13, 2018

Imagine a world without colour – only a thousand shades of grey. Imagine a world without music – only dull monotones. Imagine a world without poetry – only politicised prose. Imagine a world without genuine diversity – only compulsory conformity.

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Actually No, Jesus Was Not a Socialist

Aug 14, 2018

As biblical illiteracy and radical leftism both increase throughout the West, we are finding more and more people who say they are Christians making the silly claims that Jesus was a socialist, that socialism is somehow biblical, and that all

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Scandinavia, Socialism, and the Welfare State

Aug 13, 2018

There is plenty of fuzzy thinking about what is variously called Scandinavian socialism, the Nordic model, democratic socialism, and so on. And now that most leftists have finally realised that their socialist utopia – Venezuela – is actually just another

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Venezuela: Socialism Kills

Aug 12, 2018

Long ago Winston Churchill rightly warned, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” We have now had a century of socialism and we

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The Cultural Revolution 50 Years On

Jul 13, 2018

A half century ago America and much of the West was engulfed in the counterculture movement. It had other names, such as the hippy movement, the Woodstock generation, the cultural revolution, the peace and love generation, and the radical 60s.

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Harvard, Solzhenitsyn and Truth

Jun 9, 2018

Forty years ago a very significant commencement address was given to the graduating class of Harvard University. It was delivered by one of the most important figures of last century, Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008). The Soviet dissident, author and historian did

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Socialism, Social Justice and the Church

Nov 12, 2017

There is nothing wrong with being concerned about the wellbeing of your neighbour. But there is plenty wrong in thinking that more Big Government is the answer. Plenty of the social justice warriors (SJWs) on the Left never lift a

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Tears in Heaven

Nov 1, 2017

Life in this world is filled with tears. And if this life was all there was, then this would be terribly tragic indeed. But the Christian believes there is much more than this life, and that one day all tears

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Understanding Cultural Marxism

May 30, 2017

Throughout the West we see leftist activists ever at work. They seem relentless in their drive to destroy everything that has made the West great. They are ever agitating against all that we hold near and dear, and seem hell-bent

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The Collapsing Christian Worldview

May 13, 2017

On a regular basis, sadly, I find myself in debates with fellow believers who seem woefully clueless as to the biblical worldview. They seem to just regurgitate pagan thinking, beliefs and practice, yet still somehow think they are being good

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More Anti-Free Speech Fascism

Mar 9, 2017

I was part of the radical 60s counter-culture, and one of the things we made a real big stink about was free speech. We insisted that everyone had a right to say anything they wanted anytime, and denying them that

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Free Speech, Fascism, and the Left

Feb 3, 2017

Free speech is regarded as being inimical to fascism, and rightly so. And leftists routinely claim that they are the enemies of fascism and the champions of free speech. But as we see over and over again of late, it

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Leftists Politicising Our Schools

Dec 19, 2016

That the Australian education system is a hotbed of radical leftist political ideology and propaganda should surprise no one. This of course has been happening for decades now and I have been documenting this for decades now.

For example, almost

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