CultureWatch

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

Watching Civilisation Disappear

Sep 17, 2016

Civilisation has been defined as “the stage of human social development and organization which is considered most advanced,” or “the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization.”

In that sense civilisation

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Five Really Dumb Things the Activists Say

Jan 16, 2014

One could easily write an entire book on all the really moronic and senseless things the homosexual activists say when they “argue” with us. Of course one has to use the word “argue” quite loosely here, since what the militants

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Obama Versus the Founding Fathers

May 8, 2013

There is perhaps no other American president who stands in such stark contrast to the US Founding Fathers than Barack Hussein Obama. By almost every measure, his reign of error is completely at odds with what the Fathers envisaged.

Whole

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No Surprises Here From the Emergents

Jan 19, 2013

There is a terrific way to seek to destroy Biblical Christianity: forget about trying to attack it from without – a much better strategy is to ravage it from within. And that has happened plenty over the past two thousand

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Let’s Amend the Bible – Again

Dec 29, 2012

There is never a shortage of those who wish to amend, change, alter, or cut the Word of God to suit their own preferences, lifestyles, prejudices and sins. It has been happening all throughout church history in fact. There have

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The Never Ending Story (of Tolerance)

Sep 12, 2012

Just yesterday I offered three cases dating from September 10 of how the militants are destroying our freedoms – all in the name of tolerance and diversity. Well, here it is a mere 24 hours later, and now I have

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More Sexual Insanity

Mar 27, 2012

In a sex-soaked world in moral freefall, we can only shudder at what each new day’s headlines will bring. Just when you thought things could not get much worse, a new headline grabs your attention, showing you that the downward

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Time To Stamp Out Ugly Polyphobia

Feb 23, 2012

OK, now that we know that same-sex marriage is just such a wonderful thing which will not cause any problems at all, then I guess we can all move on to bigger and better things. Now that we all know

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On Protectionism and Government Subsidies

Feb 21, 2011

Over a century and a half ago the great French political economist Frederic Bastiat penned a terrific little essay entitled “The Petition of the Candlemakers”. The 1845 piece was a brilliant demolition job of the illogic of protectionism. It was

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Madness at Ground Zero

Jul 16, 2010

By now most of you would have heard about the outrageous proposal to build a mosque at Ground Zero. Late in May it was announced that a massive mosque will be built just two blocks from where the Twin Towers

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What to Read About the New Atheism

Apr 1, 2010

Some folks have declared April 1 to be National Atheist Day. Be that as it may, in the past four or five years a spate of titles has appeared by the new atheists. Volumes by Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris and Dennett,

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Whatever Became of Sin?

Dec 8, 2008

In 1973 American psychiatrist Karl Menninger penned a book with the intriguing title, Whatever Became of Sin? Good question. But we now know in part what has happened to sin. It’s been pulled. That is, one dictionary has actually taken

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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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Deconstructing the Bible, Again

Apr 10, 2008

Good intentions are seldom sufficient in and of themselves. Often a person can mean well, but still end up doing a lot of mischief. Consider the attempt by an Anglican vicar in the UK to make Bible stories more “accessible”

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The Gospel According to the ABC

Jan 10, 2000

While in Canberra recently, I had time to stroll into the local ABC Shop. Much of the content of these shops, of course, can be regarded as the cream of the politically correct crop. But I must confess I was

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More “Tolerance” and “Diversity”

Jul 31, 2012

OK, it’s been at least a week, so I am again far behind my regular “tolerance watch” updates. If you as much as blink, you will miss the latest example of how the militant homosexual thought police are attacking one

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