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Cafeteria Religion

Mar 9, 2009

Mix and match eating arrangements are common – and acceptable – in cafeterias. Grab a tray, pick what you like, and pass over the rest. This is fine for eating out. However it does not work so well with religious

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As Marriage Goes, So Goes the Nation

Sep 16, 2007

Up until quite recently, societies benefited greatly by certain institutions which in fact predated the state. Marriage and family are two institutions which have been around for a very long time, and have offered social glue and moral stability to

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Australia Votes 2016

Jul 4, 2016

I started writing this piece before the counting began on Saturday’s federal election. Now, a few days later, it still may be premature to complete it, but something has to be said, even if it is still early days yet

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On Choosing Leaders

May 21, 2016

It has become overwhelmingly clear to me over the past few months that way too many conservatives do not seem to give a rip about core conservative principles anymore. And worse yet, way too many Christians do not seem to

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On Leaving Church, Revisited

Dec 12, 2015

An article written a year ago which was just one of many penned by me on a daily basis has turned out to be quite a showstopper. Indeed, the reaction was a big surprise to me, as I really did

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Thoughts on the Turnbull Treachery

Sep 15, 2015

I was in Canberra yesterday, even in Parliament House, as Malcolm Turnbull was engaging in his act of treachery and back-stabbing. He called for his spill just moments after a group of us Christians left the building after a

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Refugees and “Discrimination”

Sep 11, 2015

With the Australian government now committed to taking 12,000 Syrian refugees, with an emphasis on persecuted Christians, a lot of really dumb reactions have been forthcoming. As usual, it mainly comes from the leftists and their allies, including the Muslim

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The Sexterminators

Sep 1, 2015

Anyone who knows anything about the revolutionaries bent on destroying the West will know that attacking marriage, family, morality, and especially sexual morality, is a key means of doing so. If family can be decimated and sexuality smashed, the radicals

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Home Truths on Family

Dec 13, 2014

We know that as the family goes, so goes the nation. No society can survive without strong families. That is why the enemies of society in the West have always worked so hard, targeting families. Once the family is weakened

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Homosexual Sues God

Nov 15, 2014

I know: been there, done that. Back in 2001 an Australian comedy starring Billy Connolly was released: The Man Who Sued God. So the idea is not exactly new. But we live in a time when all the elements

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Nations, Rulers, and the Ruler of Nations

Mar 11, 2013

A number of events of the past week or so demonstrate certain truths. Governments come and go, leaders come and go, but God’s reign remains unchanged. Some political and social changes are for the better, and some for the worse,

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Libertarianism and Marriage, Part One

Apr 4, 2012

I am not a libertarian. I am a conservative. While both favour small or limited government, libertarians have a radically different view on cultural and moral matters. Thus there is a big difference between the two, as I have explained

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Sex-Selection Abortion

Mar 28, 2012

We have known for some decades now that in a number of countries, notably China and India, sex-selection abortions have been taking place at an alarming rate, with worrying trends in gender imbalance as a result. Perhaps most cultures throughout

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Santorum and the Road to the White House

Jan 5, 2012

As we get closer to November 2012, the field of aspirants seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Obama gets further thinned down. Last month Herman Cain bowed out, and yesterday Michele Bachmann decided to step down following the Iowa primary

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