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

America, Religion and Politics

Apr 17, 2008

Many non-Americans are perplexed by the political scene in America. It can indeed be a bewildering and complex situation. I wish here to throw a bit of light on this topic, specifically on the issue of religion and the American

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Politics and Religion, Again

Mar 16, 2015

We all know that politics and religion are not supposed to be discussed in polite society. That is what we are told anyway. Well, I guess I am not all that polite – indeed I think this is a lot

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Politics, Religion and the Dalai Lama

Jun 15, 2011

A lot of, well, weirdness, has been taking place in regard to the Australian visit of the Dalai Lama. The spiritual leader of Tibet has been touring Australia recently, and there has been a lot of rather confused thinking surrounding

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Politics and Religion, Again

Dec 28, 2009

There has been a lot of discussion about religion and politics in the media during the past several days. Much of the material centres on the new Federal opposition leader. Because he is a conscientious Catholic, and a conservative to

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Religion, Politics and the Media

Aug 29, 2006

Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott recently gave a speech in which he sought to defend the place of faith in the political arena. An edited version of his speech was reprinted in the Australian (August 24, 2006). In the article

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Statism and the De-Sexed Society

May 25, 2016

The Total State wants nothing standing in between it and the naked individual. Complete control by the authoritarians is much easier that way of course when there is no one to mediate between the person and the All-Powerful State. Things

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Christians and Trump

Feb 26, 2016

This is my first full piece on Donald Trump, but it more than likely will not be my last. The front-runner for the Republicans for the White House is certainly generating plenty of discussion and controversy, and it is vital

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Islam, Reform, and Traitors in Our Midst

Dec 9, 2015

Since the infamous 9/11 of 14 years ago there have been 27,401 Islamic terrorist attacks. Did you get that? These deadly attacks were not carried out by frustrated Baptists or disgruntled Buddhists. These attacks were carried out by devout Muslims

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Whittaker Chambers, Witness, and Hope

Oct 2, 2015

Although the times can seem very dark, there is always hope. When Communism was threatening the entire globe, one hard-core Communist made the bold decision to renounce it, and embrace Christianity instead. I refer to the very important figure of

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Carson, Islam and the White House

Sep 22, 2015

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson has gotten a lot of leftists and Muslims upset by saying he does not think a Muslim should be president of the US. That has got the chattering classes going ballistic of course, and Muslim groups

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Christian Missions and Colonialism

Sep 1, 2015

There are plenty of objections which have been raised against Christianity over the centuries. One common complaint is that the history of Christian missions is really the history of oppression, imperialism, chauvinism, exploitation, Eurocentrism, and ugly colonialism.

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