CultureWatch

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

Husic, Parliament and Creeping Sharia

Jul 4, 2013

By now all of you would have heard about the first Australian front bencher being sworn in, using a Koran instead of the Bible. Ed Husic, a Labor MP from western Sydney was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary this week, and

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We Just Sit Back and Let It Happen

Jun 17, 2013

Ronald Reagan once said, “History will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening.” That happens far too often, and it is an indictment on us all. We

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Sanger, Obama and Evil

Apr 24, 2013

One of the most evil and despicable persons on the planet was Margaret Sanger, the American eugenicist (1879-1966). She of course is the founder of Planned Parenthood International, the world’s largest provider of abortion. While she may not be a

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The Church and Nazi Germany Revisited

Nov 12, 2012

The Spanish philosopher Santayana once said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat its mistakes. This is tragically true, and it is one reason why so much of contemporary education offers little by way of history – or

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Pharisaism, Compromise, and the Lesser of Two Evils

Oct 16, 2012

Well meaning but fuzzy-thinking Christians often express their disdain for any concept such as choosing between the lesser of two evils. Some purist and at times Pharisaical evangelicals are especially throwing this one around concerning the US election and voting

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More Green Foolishness and Hypocrisy

Jun 17, 2011

Three pieces in today’s Australian (one news item and two opinion pieces) nicely demonstrate what we are up against with the new green religion. All three show just how fuzzy the thinking can be, how cloudy the morality usually is,

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Euthanasia and the Nazis: Never Again

Nov 8, 2010

With euthanasia back on to the agenda thanks to the pro-death Greens, we need to recall the lessons of history. Without remembering the past we will be doomed to repeat its mistakes. And one of the biggest mistakes in human

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V-E Day and the End of the World

May 7, 2010

Sixty-five years ago the world celebrated Victory in Europe Day. On May 8, 1945, the official surrender of Germany was accepted by the Allies, and war in Europe was over. (It would take another three months before Japan finally surrendered.)

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Abortion and the Nazi Doctors

Oct 12, 2009

I was stunned to open today’s newspaper and read an incredible letter to the editor, not only defending abortion, but making a case which the Nazi doctors would have been proud of. A Melbourne doctor castigated a fellow paediatrician for

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C.S. Lewis, Wartime and Britain

Aug 30, 2009

Britain has not always been a relative basket case. It was indeed a great nation not all that long ago. During the Second World War it produced gallantry, bravery and heroism. Not only leaders, such as Churchill, stood tall, but

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Muddled Thinking on War, Peace and Justice

Jul 14, 2009

The broad topic of war and peace is a complex, multifaceted one which requires careful, prayerful and mature reflection. There are many considerations that need to be taken into account when seeking to properly discuss this issue: biblical, theological, ethical,

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Homeschooling and the War Against Children

Jul 12, 2009

Children are our future. The way our children develop determines how society develops. And when ideological battles are being fought in a culture, children are the trophy. Those who can control the children will be able to control a culture.

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Pacifism, Justice and Israel

Jan 19, 2009

The ethics of war and peace is a topic requiring great mental and moral dexterity and in-depth analysis. Issues arising over concerns about justice, peace and conflict are complex and multi-levelled. I cannot here go into much detail, but only

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Abortion, Population and Eugenics

Oct 15, 2008

Every reason offered for abortion is a bad reason. But there is one reason often thrown around which is not only bad, but dumb. I refer to those who argue that abortion is necessary because it helps to control our

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Darwin and Eugenics

Apr 16, 2007

Poor old Darwin. So misunderstood by his followers. He was actually a nice old chap with fairly tame ideas, but his extremist disciples took his thoughts a bit too far. At least that is the spin being put out by

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