CultureWatch

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

Our Anti-Natalist Fatalists

Mar 6, 2009

Planet earth is doomed. That is the clear message coming from the population control zealots. These anti-natalists are certain that if we do not immediately take radical steps to curb population growth we will all perish. Of course we have

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Our Government’s True Colours

Feb 25, 2009

Immediately after John Howard and the Liberals won their fourth-term in the 2004 election, Kevin Rudd called together certain Federal Labor members to see how they could win the next election. The main strategy was to win over evangelical Christians,

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Same-Sex Divorce

Feb 24, 2009

Now that the homosexual activists have succeeded in ramming same-sex marriage down our throats in so many parts of the West, the next obvious outcome is already taking place: same-sex divorce. And given that long-term relationships are not exactly a

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Sexual Suicide

Feb 16, 2009

The dramatic erosion of marriage and the explosion of out-of-control sexuality are not without their devastating consequences. Many acute observers have noted this. In 1968 Will and Ariel Durant’s important book, The Lessons of History appeared. In it they said,

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Children as Guinea Pigs

Feb 11, 2009

The desire for people, especially women, to have children is of course normal, but one has to ask if homosexual or lesbian parenting is desirable. Homosexuals may claim that there is no reason why they should not raise children, that

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Freedom From Religion

Jan 25, 2009

American President Ronald Reagan once famously said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’.” That is certainly true in the area of religion. Whenever the government starts sticking

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Turning Parents into Criminals

Jan 6, 2009

A great way to turn most parents into criminals overnight would be to ban all corporal punishment in the home. Make smacking illegal, and most of the adult population would find themselves to be lawbreakers. That is the likely outcome

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Nothing Right about a Bill of Wrongs

Dec 23, 2008

The Rudd Government has established a panel to conduct an inquiry into whether Australia should have a Bill of Rights. The panel will be chaired by Fr. Frank Brennan. The recently passed Victorian Bill of Rights seems to serve as

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Warren and Obama: Strange Bedfellows

Dec 21, 2008

It was recently announced that Barack Obama has asked megachurch pastor Rick Warren to pray at his inauguration. Warren has accepted the invitation to deliver the Inaugural Invocation. He released a press statement saying this:

“I commend President-elect Obama for

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I’m Sorry (For What Somebody Else Did)

Dec 15, 2008

There are two related tendencies in the West which are as puzzling as they are troubling. One is the habit of claiming victim status. Ben Wattenberg once called this “The Victim Dictum”. It goes like this: “Every Problem Can Be

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He’s a Killer, But…

Dec 8, 2008

The US election is now history, but there is still plenty of discussion about the election of Barack Hussein Obama. His supporters and detractors are still slugging it out. Indeed, in my discussions with other Christians I find a constant

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Students, Red Pens, and the State of a Nation

Dec 5, 2008

By now most of you would have heard of another example of madness in our public (taxpayer-funded) schools. An education kit in Queensland is encouraging teachers to throw out their red marking pens because using them might give little Johnny

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So Just Shoot the Messenger

Dec 4, 2008

It is a commonplace tactic for those who do not have a leg to stand on regarding the facts and evidence to simply ignore the facts and evidence, and instead resort to ad hominem attacks. Attacking the character of one’s

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The Menace of Eugenics

Nov 20, 2008

Most people know about Hitler’s plan to create a master race and to weed out the unfit and inferior races. His horrible plans resulted in the Second World War, the deaths of millions, and the Holocaust. His notions of racial

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Those Unethical Ethicists

Nov 18, 2008

Why is it that Australia seems to produce so many “ethicists” who would perhaps have been perfectly at home in a certain European nation about 70 years ago (beginning with ‘G’ and ending with ‘y’). Why do they so often

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Christian Political Involvement

Nov 6, 2008

Yes I know: I am a glutton for punishment. I am writing about the two things one is not supposed to discuss in polite society: politics and religion. But here I am, talking about both. So call me a sadist,

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