CultureWatch

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

Abortion and Hard Cases

Aug 19, 2008

One of the most common arguments for the legalisation of abortion is the issue of the so-called hard cases. Invariably when a discussion of legal abortion is underway, the pro-abortionist will raise issues such as rape or risk to the

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Abortion Myths

Aug 17, 2008

Abortion is one of the most controversial social issues of our day. Heat rather than light often characterises the abortion debate. There are a number of common arguments heard from the pro-choice side. They all seem to involve misleading and

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On Breaking the Marriage Covenant

Aug 12, 2008

For millennia, the institution of marriage was viewed as a solemn covenant, involving strong obligations and commitment. Recently however many Westerners have come to view marriage as just a mere personal arrangement, which can be treated lightly and dissolved at

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More Objections to Legalised Euthanasia

Aug 6, 2008

The push to legalise euthanasia is continuous and relentless. Thus those concerned about the dignity of human life must be aware of the challenges, and have the right information at hand to take on the pro-death crowd. Thus I here

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More Questions about Climate Change

Aug 5, 2008

There are various reasons why people have jumped on board the climate change bandwagon. Some reasons are better than others. Some people have genuine concerns about the environment and believe that science is saying that things like Anthropogenic Global Warming

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Kids and Crime

Aug 3, 2008

Two recent articles about teen crime in Victoria make for disturbing reading. But of more concern is that most of the “experts” seem to have no idea what the real cause is. On August 1 the Herald Sun ran with

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Sliding Toward Polyamory

Jul 22, 2008

Polyamory has gone big time. There are magazines and journals devoted to it, societies founded to further it, conferences held around the world to discuss it, and countless organisations in existence to promote and defend it. In case you are

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On the Rights of Children and Pedophiles

Jul 11, 2008

The recent case of pedophile Dennis Ferguson raises important questions about the rights of criminals, and the rights of the rest of society. In this instance, the serial child sex offender is moved from one location to another – only

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More Scenes from the Passing Madness

Jul 6, 2008

Keeping up with cultural decline and mental erosion has now become a full time occupation. Simply listing all the cases of Political Correctness would fill hundreds, if not thousands, of volumes. And detailing the decline of the West is a

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Scenes from the Passing Madness

Jul 1, 2008

As the West sinks into terminal decline, it becomes a fulltime job simply to chronicle each new case of madness and idiocy. The West is becoming expert at self-destruction, and the examples of its deterioration are the stuff of daily

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Muslim Polygamy in Australia

Jun 25, 2008

An Australian Islamic leader has announced that polygamous marriages should be recognised by the Australian government. Keysar Trad from the Islamic Friendship Association of Australia said that polygamous relationships in the Muslim community should be legalised. He said this would

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Abortion, Logic and Morality

Jun 22, 2008

It seems the more controversial an issue is, the more sloppy the thinking and the more immoral the evaluation. Abortion is a good case in point. It is an issue immersed in convoluted and confused reasoning, and cloudy and questionable

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Home Truths about AIDS

Jun 16, 2008

Put together one part political correctness, one part minority group activism and intimidation, and one part infectious disease, and what do you get? The world’s first politically protected disease. Of course these sorts of things are not often said, but

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Terrorising Our Kids for Gaia

Jun 10, 2008

Fear-mongering about the environment is not new. And using our classrooms to terrorise our kids about supposed environmental catastrophes is not new either. The people doing the terrorising may have good intentions, but they often have hidden agendas as well.

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The Abortion Wars, Round 89

Jun 6, 2008

Abortion is never far from the headlines. In Victoria the VLRC released its report recommending open slather on baby-killing. And the Rudd government is considering overturning a ban on abortion services as part of its overseas aid programs.

In Victoria

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Home Truths about Working Families

May 29, 2008

The Rudd Government speaks incessantly about working families. The recent Federal Budget was all about working families. Government policy is aimed at working families. So just who and what exactly are these working families?

Certain terms are simply government code-words,

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