CultureWatch

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

Love and Marriage, Horse and Carriage

Nov 5, 2015

Up until recently pretty much everyone knew that marriage and family go together, and more specifically, that sexual intercourse and reproduction go together. Most folks recognised that sexuality and children were best safeguarded within the institution of marriage.

Marriage was

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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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Demography and Humanity Haters

Apr 23, 2013

Tonight, we are told, Australia will reach a new milestone with 23 million people. Most of this is due to immigration, with Australia’s birthrate hovering around 1.9 children per woman, still below the replacement rate of 2.1. While this is

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Green Panic and False Prophecy

Aug 19, 2012

One very good disincentive to going around making up wild and fanciful predictions can be found in the ancient book of Deuteronomy. At the end of the 18th chapter we find a pretty good deterrent to panic mongering and telling

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Climategate and Mediagate

Dec 1, 2009

Thank God for the alternative media. And a pox on the mainstream media. The former has done wonders in running with the Climategate story while the latter has shown its true colours as a censorious, bigoted and biased bunch of

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Rogue Science and Biased Media

Nov 25, 2009

This has not been a good week for the climate alarmists. Nor has it been a good week for the mainstream media. The MSM has proven once again that much of the media is no longer interested in objectivity, fact,

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Resisting the Green Merchants of Doom

Oct 20, 2009

We have plenty of examples of green Chicken Littles insisting that the sky is falling. The trouble is, when we listen to them, heed their advice, and implement their policies, the solutions are usually much worse than the perceived problems.

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Green Exaggeration and Hysteria

Mar 13, 2008

Some of the more radical environmentalists have really become something of an alternative religion. They can be just as zealous and crusading as any religious person can. And they can often play fast and loose with the facts to ensure

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Demography and the People Haters

Jan 8, 2008

There have been plenty of false prophets when it comes to doom saying about overpopulation. In the 1800s British demographer Thomas Malthus got it wrong on this issue, and since then many have followed suit. In the 1960s there were

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Population Trends: Myth and Reality

Apr 14, 2006

Nicholas Eberstadt  has written extensively on population issues over the past few decades. His writings are an important antidote to the gloom and doom prophets such as Paul Erhlich. In this article (written for the Winter 2006 edition of

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Calling Out the Climate Alarmists

Oct 28, 2014

While the climate alarmists and their supporters in the mainstream media continue to dish up their doom and gloom scenarios, more sober voices are making it clear that this may be one of the biggest scams of our lifetime. It

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The Battle For Our Children

Jul 15, 1998

These are not good days for our children. Most adults can simply compare their own childhoods with those of today’s young people to see that a major shift has taken place in our society. We have gone from being a

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The War Against Our Children

Mar 20, 1997

“It is children’s right to be children, to enjoy the pleasures of a childhood. . . . In the end, a childhood is the most basic human right of children.” So wrote David Elkind in his important 1981 book, The

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There Is Hope

Sep 24, 2016

If God did not exist, we would be without hope. But because he does, there is always hope. All this may sound like a cliché to many, but as the days grow darker, the need to reaffirm this basic truth

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Reflecting God’s Broken Heart

Aug 6, 2014

Tragically many Christians never actually read their Bibles. Or if they do, they stick to the New Testament. But that means they are ignoring a full three quarters of God’s word. To ignore most of Scripture is a real loss.

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