CultureWatch

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

Christianity and Suicide

Apr 19, 2016

With the push for the legalisation of euthanasia being made throughout the West, Christians need to think carefully and biblically about this issue. My forthcoming book, The Challenge of Euthanasia, will certainly offer plenty of detailed argumentation – both

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When Churches Commit Suicide

May 12, 2011

I suppose I could coin a phrase here: “churchicide”. This new term refers to when a church or denomination intentionally seeks to take its own life. Or perhaps we could refer to this as “churchanasia”. But whatever term we use,

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When Nations Commit Suicide

Feb 27, 2006

Many Western nations are committing cultural hari-kari because of their commitment to extremist agendas and radical ideologies. Probably the two most noted examples of this would be Canada and the Netherlands. Both nations have pursued such radically dysfunctional and politically

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Phelps and the Gold Standard

Aug 11, 2016

The Rio summer Olympics are not even halfway over yet, but already some major records have been broken. One that stands shoulders above all the rest is the ongoing performance of swimmer Michael Phelps. The American athlete had already taken

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Dealing With the New Trans-Madness

Oct 24, 2015

The recent announcement that Bruce Jenner will be named “Woman of the Year” highlights the fact that a war on reality has been declared, and insanity now rules our elites – at least in the West. And the entire transgender

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Euthanasia, Letting Die, and Pain Relief

Apr 14, 2015

The case against legalised euthanasia needs to be spelled out in detail. This is especially urgent since there seems to be so much moral and intellectual fuzziness concerning this debate. At the moment I am working on a book on

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Self Defence and Scripture

Dec 20, 2012

Two caveats before proceeding, which I regrettably find necessary to make. The first is this: after some 40 years of being a Christian, one ominous trend I have observed seems to be getting worse with the passage of time. I

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Why Children Need a Mother and a Father

Oct 18, 2010

There are many thousands of studies which have appeared over the past four to five decades showing quite clearly how absolutely important biological mothers and fathers are to the well-being of their children. Study after study has shown that no

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Clear Thinking on Euthanasia

Sep 22, 2010

With a Labor/Green government now in power, the culture of death is being further emboldened to push its agenda. A number of states are pushing for legalised euthanasia and already the Greens’ federal leader Bob Brown is telling us that

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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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The Case Against Euthanasia

Feb 1, 2002

Euthanasia is not about making sick and dying people as pain free and comfortable as possible. That is what is known as palliative care, and that is something which is improving all the time. Euthanasia is about allowing other people

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The War on Sonia: Part of the War on the West

Jul 20, 2016

For daring to suggest that Muslim immigration policies should be looked at a bit more closely, Sonia Kruger was blasted by every leftist moonbeam in Australia – and beyond. Her sensible remarks about Islam have made her Public Enemy Number

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On the Syrian Refugees

Sep 7, 2015

There are always certain issues, especially when clouded with emotive media imagery, which can result in people ceasing to reflect critically but simply run on emotions. The refugee issue is one such topic where emoting instead of thinking tends to

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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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Islam and Science

Jun 7, 2014

There are many myths about Islam being circulated, not just by Muslim apologists but by Western dhimmis. Take for example the idea that science, culture, the arts and learning all flourished under Islam while the West went through some “Dark

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Pro-Death Madness

Oct 5, 2012

Sorry, but there is no other way to describe these guys. If you think killing unborn babies is neat, that makes you a nutter and a morally myopic moron to begin with. But if you go around saying it is

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World AIDS Day

Dec 2, 2011

December 1 is World AIDS Day. This is a worthy cause no doubt. But in so much of the Western world AIDS has in effect been allowed to spread unchecked. Instead of taking normal routine actions to check the spread

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