CultureWatch

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

Australian Jihad: The Aftermath

Sep 19, 2014

The news of the major foiled Islamic terrorist raid in cities around Australia is still developing, and we keep learning more about what was being planned. For example we now know that attacks on Parliament House in Canberra were also

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When Will This Hysteria Die Down?

May 1, 2015

I refer here to the hyper emotionalism and cloudy thinking of way too many Christians in the case of two convicted criminals who met their end recently in Indonesia. I certainly did not plan to say anything further on all

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The House that Muhammad Built

Sep 10, 2014

Imagine this scenario if you will. A Christian bookshop in the leafy suburbs of an Australian city is actually much more than it appears to be. Inside it has all sorts of literature calling for the killing of non-Christians, and

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Resisting Sharia

May 29, 2013

All over the Western world we see creeping sharia and stealth jihad occurring. We are allowing the undermining of our free and democratic nations by a foreign political ideology which is not compatible with our way of life. The examples

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On the National Census

Aug 5, 2016

On August 9 the Australian federal census will take place. There have been various concerns expressed about this from different quarters. Some are legitimate concerns while others are less so. So let me look at some of these issues.

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Outlawing the Gospel

Jun 29, 2016

OK, so here we have a tale of two churches. In one place a new church was launched: a cannabis church to be specific. The state moved in rather quickly and put an end to that foolishness. In another place

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These Guys Are Utter Moonbeams

Jun 2, 2016

For those who adhere to the Judeo-Christian worldview, we know that one of the earliest creative acts by God was the creation of mankind. And this was a very specified creation. As we read in Genesis 1:26-27: “Then God said,

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Hope in the Culture Wars

Mar 2, 2016

Admittedly things are looking rather grim at the moment. All over the West it seems like evil, the devil, insanity, runaway political correctness, sexual perversion, and moral anarchy reign. Things are getting darker and darker. Those who care about all

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Children and Pornography

Feb 7, 2016

As has been documented so often, porn impacts everyone and is exceedingly harmful. Of real concern is the easy access children have to pornography nowadays. One older study found that 10 to 15-year olds can readily access porn sights,

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When a Nation Sides With Its Enemies

Dec 20, 2014

Is Australia the only nation in the world that actually sides with its avowed enemies? Is this the only country that experiences a major terror attack on its own streets, and then sides with the attacker against the innocent victims?

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Why the Jihadists are Winning

Dec 16, 2014

OK, so this is where we have managed to come as a Western nation: a devout Muslim, fuelled by Islamic ideology, commits a horrific act of terror on the streets of an Australian city, killing two innocent people, and our

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The Ongoing War Against Christianity

Oct 23, 2014

In the West today there is a relentless war against Christianity. While the secular humanists in general are responsible for much of this, there are specific groups which can also be singled out. Certainly the militant homosexual lobby is a

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Um, the Terrorists Are Already Here

Sep 24, 2014

OK, so let’s see if I have this straight: In the past week or two an Islamic bookshop is raided; homes of suspected Islamic militants are also raided; the Islamic State declares all Australians a target; Muslims are discovered “sightseeing”

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Islam, Polygamy and Western Subsidies

Sep 23, 2014

In Islam Muhammad is seen as the perfect example of life and conduct for Muslim males. Thus if he had many wives, then they can too. While Muhammad was granted special privileges and thus had around 13 wives (see sura

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Jihad In Australia

Sep 18, 2014

Plenty of informed and concerned voices have warned for years now about the expansion of Islam in Australia, the failure of multiculturalism, and the plague of political correctness sweeping the land. Taken together we have a recipe for disaster. And

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