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

And Now, Julia

Jun 24, 2010

Julia Gillard’s win in the Labor spill means we have our first female Prime Minister. It also means we have our first atheist female Prime Minister. The one-time secretary of the Socialist Forum is now up against Tony Abbott for

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Difficult Bible Passages: Acts 4:32-5:11

Jun 21, 2010

This passage of Scripture is not so much difficult to understand as it is prone to being misunderstood. It is regularly abused and misused, usually by the left – both religious and secular. It has often been used to justify

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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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Socialism and Radical Environmentalism

Dec 12, 2009

Old, failed ideologies seldom are killed off easily, or die off only once. They have a nasty habit of showing up again and again in various guises and with new titles. But the same old discredited notions and failed philosophies

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Lessons From the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Nov 3, 2009

As things continue to decline spiritually, morally, culturally, politically and ideologically, we need more than ever men and women willing to stand up, go against the tide, and provide some hearty resistance. We need, in other words, men and women

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A Review of United in Hate. By Jamie Glazov.

Sep 16, 2009

WND Books, 2009.

One of the great unresolved questions of recent history is why so many members of the Western left have become so besotted with and apologetic for ruthless totalitarian regimes. Whether the Soviet Union, Cuba, or Islamist Iran,

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Obama’s Toxic Team

Sep 9, 2009

You wouldn’t necessarily know it from the mainstream media, but President Obama is a pretty radical politician. There are many ways this can be quantified, but one way is to examine those people he appointed to occupy key positions of

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Fred Schwarz, RIP

Jan 29, 2009

Jesus once said that a prophet is without honour, except in his own country. One of the greatest Australian prophets of the past century has just passed away, and nothing that I am aware of about his passing can be

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China, the Olympics and Humans Rights

Aug 2, 2008

In less than a week the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will begin. While the world’s attention will be on the athletes, the competitions, and the medal count, others will be feeling the effects of an oppressive regime which has

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The Left and Dictatorship

Feb 23, 2008

The stepping aside of Fidel Castro provides a good opportunity to recall how Western lefties have tended to idolise various tyrants, especially Communist dictators. The Left has had a love affair with such thugs, and the irrational devotion bestowed upon

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The Misery that is Cuba is Not Over Yet

Feb 20, 2008

After 49 years, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has announced that he is stepping down from power, due to failing health. That is very good news indeed for the oppressed citizens of Cuba. The bad news is, his brother will continue

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Marxism and Islamism

May 7, 2007

There have been a number of names given to radical Islam. Terms such as the Islamists, or Jihadists, or militant Muslims, are often used. Another term often used is Islamofascism. It is a fitting term, in many respects. All-embracing Islam

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