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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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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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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Gender Benders Harming our Children

Mar 9, 2016

The sexual revolutionaries have done more to destroy culture, society, marriage, family and all that has made the West great than perhaps any other radical activist movement. Every day we find the bitter fruit of this wrecking crew. And sadly

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Whither Singapore’s Soul?

Nov 18, 2015

It may be rather odd to speak about the soul of a nation, but I refer here to the religious and ideological makeup of this amazing nation-state, and how it might fare in years to come. It is a unique

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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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China’s Two-Child Policy

Oct 30, 2015

You might be forgiven for thinking that I got my title wrong, and that it is of course a one-child policy. Well that certainly was official policy since 1979 in China, but just today in the press we read about

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Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore and Christianity

Mar 23, 2015

Today the founding Prime Minister of Singapore passed away at age 91. He is rightly credited with single-handedly turning Singapore from a third-world backwater to a first-world success story. One of the wealthiest nations in the world, the Singapore miracle

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Band Aid Baloney

Nov 20, 2014

OK, another crisis, another token gesture by the West’s super rich elites. But hey, at least it makes ’em feel good. While it might assuage their guilt feeling about living like kings while so much of the world is in

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Truth-Telling and Homosexuality

Nov 12, 2014

Truth always hurts – especially to those who hate the truth. And one of the main groups which hates truth, distorts truth, and runs from truth, is the militant homosexual lobby. Indeed, the entire homosexualist movement is based on a

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Education, Homeschooling, the State, and Control

Sep 9, 2014

In a recent article about marriage, American writer Phyllis Schlafly said this about the Marxist war against the traditional family: “Marx hated the bourgeois family, not only because it provided the means of transmission and accumulation of private property, but

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Islam and Science

Jun 7, 2014

There are many myths about Islam being circulated, not just by Muslim apologists but by Western dhimmis. Take for example the idea that science, culture, the arts and learning all flourished under Islam while the West went through some “Dark

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Let’s Grieve For All Children

May 29, 2014

The world rightly mourns when a horrific headline appears about the death of young children. Often we read about one tragedy or another in which babies, toddlers and/or children are cruelly lost. It is never easy to understand or accept.

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Angry Atheists With Nothing To Say

Mar 16, 2014

How can you write an 855-word essay and manage to say basically nothing of any significance? It is not difficult if you are an atheist, and especially if you are writing for the leftist Melbourne Age. The trouble is,

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