CultureWatch

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

Where is Marriage Headed?

Feb 8, 2011

If you only go by what the activists, and much of the mainstream media, are saying you could be forgiven for thinking that the whole world is wildly in favour of same-sex marriage, and that most of the world has

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Why Does The Age Hate Christianity?

Dec 20, 2010

Leave it to the secular militants at the Melbourne Age to feature not one but two opinion pieces at Christmas time by atheists telling us we don’t need Jesus to enjoy Christmas! Imagine that. One piece is just not enough,

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Modern Culture and Deadly Entertainment

Oct 31, 2010

When Neil Postman wrote his 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, he may not have known just how literal his warnings would prove to be. For those unfamiliar with this landmark book, it was about how the electronic media,

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Marriage and a Manipulative Media

Jul 5, 2010

The mainstream media today does not cover news – it creates news. The MSM does not report the news – it determines what’s news. It does not strive for objectivity and neutrality – it pushes agendas. The MSM does not

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Terrorism, the Media, and Israel

Jun 2, 2010

Here we go again: more “peace activists” – complete with knives, iron rods, and clubs. It all takes me back to my radical student days, when I too was a “peace activist”. Indeed, those of us in the New Left

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Remaining Silent at Our Own Execution

May 5, 2010

In a recent post I mentioned how one especially foul-mouthed misotheist was sacked from her own newspaper. Given how atrocious she has been over the years, this decision was long overdue. But sadly, there would be plenty more such anti-Christian

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Atheists Say the Ugliest Things

May 4, 2010

While atheists will demur, it seems that miracles still happen. One of Australia’s most foul-mouthed, bigoted and vile columnists has just lost her job. Atheist Catherine Deveny has just been fired by the Melbourne Age newspaper.

Even this godless newspaper

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Turning the Porn Tide?

Apr 5, 2010

Two articles in the papers offer a glimmer of hope that the porn avalanche may be meeting a bit of resistance. It is early days yet, but these news items may well be the harbinger of more good news to

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How the Other Side “Argues”

Feb 4, 2010

In any important debate, what is supposed to happen is each side presents its best arguments, offers the relevant data and facts to back up those arguments, and submits its case to the court of public opinion, hoping that the

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Abortion Wars: Seeing What We Kill

Jan 30, 2010

The mainstream media is quite good at using its powers of influence to push agendas. The image-heavy MSM can create news and affect public opinion simply by the images that are shown, and how those images are presented.

For example,

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And So the Copenhagen Circus Finishes

Dec 21, 2009

The three-ring circus known as the Copenhagen Summit is now history – and not a moment too soon. And the good news is, it seems to have been a dismal failure – at least on the organisers’ own terms. All

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Tigergate

Dec 15, 2009

By now everyone in the Western world – and then some – has heard about golf superstar Tiger Woods’ indiscretions. His harem is already past the dirty dozen, and shows no signs of leveling off. Each day brings a new

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Scaring Our Kids to Death (To Save the Planet)

Dec 9, 2009

The four-minute opening video at the Copenhagen Summit was a propaganda piece which would have made Goebbels proud. Entitled “Please Help the World,” it has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood end-of-the-world blockbuster. Loaded with emotional hysteria, moving imagery, and

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Climategate and Mediagate

Dec 1, 2009

Thank God for the alternative media. And a pox on the mainstream media. The former has done wonders in running with the Climategate story while the latter has shown its true colours as a censorious, bigoted and biased bunch of

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Rogue Science and Biased Media

Nov 25, 2009

This has not been a good week for the climate alarmists. Nor has it been a good week for the mainstream media. The MSM has proven once again that much of the media is no longer interested in objectivity, fact,

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