CultureWatch

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

The NRL: No Wonder it is in Such a Mess

May 15, 2009

Australian sport is taking quite a hammering lately, with a number of sex scandals coming to light. The National Rugby League has especially come under the spotlight recently. The group sex saga involving Australian rugby players and a New Zealand

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Christianity and Rights Talk

May 10, 2009

Christians have a wide range of views on all sorts of issues. Thus it is not surprising that they may agree to disagree on issues concerning human rights policy in general and things like a Bill of Rights (BoR) in

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Abortion and Civil Disobedience

May 6, 2009

Much ink has been spilled on the ethics of civil disobedience, and whether it is ever justified. People of various belief systems have struggled with the question – both Christian and non-Christian. I have already weighed in on the debate

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The Importance of Mothers

May 5, 2009

Mother’s Day is almost here. It is a no-brainer to declare that mothers are important. But we live in a no-brainer age in which the very concept of motherhood is now under attack. Thus we must come to the defence

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More Attacks on Our Toddlers

May 4, 2009

The activists of the secular left are no dummies; they know that in order to win the culture wars, they must get access to our children, and the younger the better. They know that if they can indoctrinate our kids

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Scenes from the Abortion Wars

Apr 28, 2009

Two recent episodes in the abortion wars are worth recounting here. Both demonstrate the importance of pro-life resistance to the culture of death. The first is a bittersweet story, in which the pro-death camp thought it had the upper hand,

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More Celebrity Zingers

Apr 25, 2009

Hollywood celebs, pop stars and other movers and shakers in popular culture are not always known for their brilliance and depth of intellect. They are not exactly known for their high moral standards either. But given their huge fan bases,

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Rogue Science and Human Cloning

Apr 24, 2009

The danger always exists that if science can do something, it will do it. But simply because something can be done does not mean that it should be done. Some scientific possibilities are better left alone, never to be pursued.

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More Population Madness, More Human Culls

Apr 22, 2009

With increasing regularity our elite moonbeams are coming out with over-the-top proposals to save the planet. In their zeal to rescue mother earth, these green fanatics are quite happy to wipe out much of the human population to achieve their

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Christian Terrorists

Apr 18, 2009

If the above title sounds oxymoronic, well, it is. But according to the secular left US government, such a beast actually exists. A leaked government report of the Obama administration warns that the nation must watch out for new, dangerous,

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Indoctrinating Our Toddlers

Apr 14, 2009

Public, state-provided education is relatively recent, not even 200 years old. Prior to state education, parents were the primary educators of their children. In addition to teaching children the basics, they could also pass on deeply-held values and beliefs.

But

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The Slippery Slope in Action – Euthanasia Kills

Apr 7, 2009

Whenever contentious social changes are promoted by various activist groups, we are always assured that adequate safeguards will be set in place, and that things will not spiral out of control. Whether it is abortion, drugs, prostitution, or pornography, we

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When Children Go Berserk

Apr 6, 2009

The media today is abuzz with the shocking case of yet more child-on-child violence in the UK. Reminiscent of the James Bulger case, two schoolboys aged 9 and 11 were viciously assaulted and tortured by another pair of boys the

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The Coercive Utopia Known as Sweden

Apr 3, 2009

There are plenty of countries in the West which have promoted secular, leftist ideologies and have embraced radical social engineering. And these utopian schemers are quite happy to use the coercive powers of the state to enforce their radical objectives.

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The Problem with Rights-Talk

Apr 2, 2009

In the contemporary Western world, rights-mania is all the rage. It seems that each passing day we find a new claim to some special right. People are pulling rights out of the proverbial hat, even when no such rights ever

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Shattering the Ten Per Cent Myth

Mar 19, 2009

I was recently awoken by a radio station wanting to interview me about a lesbian character to appear on a popular TV soapie, Home and Away. I said this was another attempt to cram the homosexual agenda down our

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Killing Babies to Improve Their Health

Mar 10, 2009

The Rudd government has just announced that it has overturned the ban on foreign aid funds going to abortion services. Following in the wake of the pro-death Obama administration, the Rudd government has simply slavishly followed suit.

Foreign Minister Stephen

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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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