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

Close the Baby Abattoirs Now!

Apr 9, 2019

After yesterday’s Australia-wide attacks by the vegan vigilantes, there has been a fair amount of outrage by ordinary Australians. They are upset that this handful of militants sought to shut down parts of the country, shut down legitimate businesses, and

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The Cult of Violent Vegan Vigilantism

Apr 8, 2019

There is never a dull moment when you wake up each day and check out the morning news. When I looked at my news feed this morning it was filled with story after story about radical vegans causing mischief and

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Faith, Rationality, and the Limits of Science

Feb 21, 2019

While I am not a scientist, I have long been a keen student of philosophy, including the philosophy of science. And like all other types of philosophy – political philosophy, moral philosophy, etc – there are various worldview commitments that

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The Laughable and Lamentable Loony Left

Jul 27, 2018

The loons on the left are certifiable. They are unhinged, they are militant, and they are hate-filled. They are getting increasingly nutty, and increasingly militant and thuggish, with violence more and more replacing debate and reason. Just the other day

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On Banning Plastic Bags

Jun 23, 2018

As more and more supermarket chains and other retailers pull plastic bags from their stores, presumably to do something for the environment, it is worth looking at the issue in a bit more detail. And the real question that must

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Dead Baby Jewellery

May 5, 2017

Yes you read that right. And you are likely as incredulous as when you read the title of an article I penned five years ago: “Pepsi and Dead Babies” (see link below). It seems an Australian company is actually taking

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Second Thoughts on Darwinism

Mar 10, 2017

One of the most difficult things one can do today is dare to offer a critique of the reigning Darwinian paradigm. It is not unlike daring to leave Islam: it is considered to be apostasy and death is the required

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Recommended Recent Reading

Jan 30, 2016

As new books pile up around the home, and time does not permit a proper review of each one, the next best thing is to give a number of them at least a brief mention and write-up. So here I

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Love and Marriage, Horse and Carriage

Nov 5, 2015

Up until recently pretty much everyone knew that marriage and family go together, and more specifically, that sexual intercourse and reproduction go together. Most folks recognised that sexuality and children were best safeguarded within the institution of marriage.

Marriage was

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The Death of Western Universities

May 16, 2015

There is no question that contemporary education in the West is in a bad way. The crisis in our classrooms, especially at the university level, is simply indicative of the moral crisis in the West. Moral relativism, political correctness, and

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

May 7, 2015

Most days my news wrap could be titled something like this. There is often a mixture of good and not-so-good news, although sadly the bad news seems to predominate. But here I can offer a few cheery bits to go

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On the UK Elections

May 6, 2015

The general election in the UK will be held on Thursday May 7. As usual, the two main parties will be slugging it out: the Conservative Party vs the Labour Party. The Liberal Democrats have been the third main player

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The Idolatry of Climate Madness

Mar 1, 2015

Anything – even presumably good things – can become an idol if they take priority and precedence over God himself. And this happens all the time: Christians will go utterly overboard on some cause or activist agenda item, while ignoring

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Dysteleology

Feb 5, 2015

A term used much in discussions about God, creation and evil comes from the Greek word telos which means end or purpose. The teleology of something has to do with its purpose or aim or goal. The teleological argument for

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Vegetarianism and Christianity

Feb 4, 2015

My thesis is pretty simple: if Christians prefer not to eat meat for health reasons, dietary reasons, perhaps cultural reasons, or even moral reasons, that’s fine. No one is forcing them to eat meat. However, if they claim that vegetarianism

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