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

Abortion and the Myth of Overpopulation

Jul 17, 2015

The excuse of overpopulation is often bandied about by the anti-life crowd. All the major pro-abortion groups list overpopulation as a chief reason for pushing abortion. One simply has to look at the websites of such groups as Marie Stopes

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Europe and the Decline of the Church

Jan 4, 2015

In a recent article I discussed the growing trend of Christians leaving church (mainly in America), while still remaining followers of Jesus. They have found other ways to fellowship and grow together with other Christians, but they are basically “done”

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Faith, Population, and National Survival

Nov 8, 2011

A number of scholarly works have now noted the connection between religion and demographics. Faith and fertility it seems are closely linked. Consider for example sociologist Eric Kaufmann’s 2010 volume, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

Simply put, nations with

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More Western Decline: London the New Mecca

Oct 28, 2010

The Islamification of the UK and Europe is well under way. Creeping sharia continues unabated, and the indicators of this transformation are everywhere to be found. The most recent was this headline from the Daily Mail: “Mohammed is now the

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Obamacare and the Decline of a Nation

Mar 24, 2010

A one trillion dollar package; a 2000 page bill; a win by just seven votes; and one big meltdown of a nation. That about sums up the numbers on the passage of Obama’s health care bill. While the President has

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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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More on Church Growth (and Decline)

Oct 10, 2007

In many secular endeavours, success is often measured in terms of numerical growth: more, bigger and better are usually indications of doing something right. But it does not always work that way in the kingdom of God. Indeed, one principle

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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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Questions About Population Control

Feb 9, 1999

Organisations concerned about over-population seem to have their views presented in the media quite often. They regularly appear in the press expressing fears about over-crowding in Australia. Many express concern that Australia is over-populated and that urgent action must be

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The Islamic Kingdom of Britain

Jun 9, 2013

I and others have been warning for years now that the once Christian West is quickly dissipating, with a muscular Islam easily overcoming the effeminate and spineless Christian churches. Everywhere we see Islam on the rise and Christianity on the

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Declaring War on Children

Sep 1, 2007

Not everyone can have children, and not everyone wants children. That’s OK. There is no law mandating fecundity. For various reasons, many may want to forgo the whole involved process of bearing and raising children.

But the norm throughout human

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A review of Fewer. By Ben Wattenberg.

Mar 16, 2005

Ivan R. Dee, 2004.

World depopulation has become the most important, and alarming, new demographic trend to emerge in the past few decades. While the world has experienced low fertility rates before, they have been due to great social disruptions

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On the National Census

Aug 5, 2016

On August 9 the Australian federal census will take place. There have been various concerns expressed about this from different quarters. Some are legitimate concerns while others are less so. So let me look at some of these issues.

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Civil War in Europe?

Jan 10, 2016

Plenty of people are now asking, ‘Whither Europe?’ It has been in serious trouble for decades now, and with the twin problems of Christianity in decline and Islam in the ascendency, the situation continues to further deteriorate. Mistaken policies of

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Singapore and Abortion

Nov 21, 2015

In so much of the Western world, abortion laws were greatly liberalised in the 60s and 70s. This is true of Singapore as well. The 1969 Abortion Act in Singapore allowed abortion under four conditions, but those were done away

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