August, 2017 Archives

29
Aug

AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN AND BRAIN-ABUSE: what are you going to do about it?

by Arnold Jago in Education, Family, God, Lifestyle, Media, Persecution

Most Australian children don’t learn at school the reasons for belief in God.
What they increasingly hear is materialism plus irrational ideas about gender.
The obvious roles of the two biological sexes are undermined by our children’s educators, right from when they are toddlers.
It’s going to be hard to undo this damage – especially with the increasingly restrictive censorship by Australia’s corporate media.
Hard or not, those aware of what is happening must speak out in whatever ways they can.
The persecutions inflicted on them they must just accept.

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24
Aug

MARRIAGE: do we know exactly what we are “debating” about?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Family, Justice, Lifestyle, Politics

A normal human sexual act is an act of the kind that can result in initiating new human life.
Such acts between man and woman have resulted in the continuing survival of our race.
Our culture will, obviously, only be sustainable if we esteem and reverence such intimacies within the context of loyal heterosexual families.
People unable or unwilling to live in accord with this pattern can, perhaps, find other ways to contribute to the common good.
If they do, they certainly do not merit hostile treatment.
However, their status is, by definition, less than ideal.
“Marriage” – that which publicly solemnises willing cooperation with biological and social realities — is not for them.

22
Aug

NEW YOUNG VOTERS ENROLLING: to have their say about….

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Youth

Brain research suggests that human beings aren’t “adult” until aged about 25.

So why are people under 25 allowed to drink, drive etc.?

And to vote?

Especially to vote on matters about which they have little idea – like marriage?

What adults owe the young is not to give them “rights” which they can’t handle responsibly.

No. What they owe them is a good example of exercising self-control — and living by God’s laws.

21
Aug

“INEQUALITY”: election-winning slogan, if used dishonestly enough….

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Death, Justice, Lifestyle, Politics, Truth

Last month, Mr. Bill Shorten said in a newsworthy speech: “The system as it stands is accelerating inequality rather than addressing it.”
He plans to boost the “inequality” slogan from now until next election – and thus become Prime Minister.
If Mr. Shorten really believed in equality, wouldn’t he be lobbying to end abortion?
Mr. Shorten and friends choose to declare unborn humans unequal, i.e. non-human, and thus OK to kill.
How is that different from (unfortunate example) declaring Jews non-human?
George Orwell’s famous book “Animal Farm” has one power-broker declaring how all individuals are equal — but some more equal than others….
In another book – less famous – we learn what Orwell, as an egalitarian, thought about abortion.
The book is called “Keep the Aspidistra Flying”.
Mr. Shorten should read it.
We should all read it.

18
Aug

RELIGION, REASON AND SCIENCE: how to not get confused about them.

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Faith, God, Science, Truth

Human beings are, potentially at least, rational beings.
It’s a work in progress for us, not open to inanimate creatures.
That fact we can know with certitude.
Upshots of that big certainty are some derivative certainties – the reality of God, the immortal soul of man and the actuality of Natural Moral Law.
These are rational certainties – not just probabilities or hypotheses.
Science and revealed religion are in a different league – both offer probabilities, sometimes useful, but never 100 per cent assurance.
What price the idea that science is the one way to truth?
It’s self-contradictory wishful thinking.
Well, can’t the same be said of revealed religion?
Perhaps there’s a difference – due to God being necessarily real and rational – which the objects addressed by science aren’t.
Could that make one’s religious experience trustworthy to a degree that scientific knowledge can’t be?

11
Aug

EUTHANASIA: does it achieve what its proponents claim for it?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Death, Ethics, Family, Health, Politics, Suffering, Truth

The Victorian government plans to legalise intentional killing or assisted suicide of people with intolerable symptoms expected to die within 12 months….
The 12 months life-expectancy criterion will mean a premature death based on somebody’s guesstimate.
A similar law in the US state of Oregon — described by the government as an example of safeguards working — is not working very well.
For example, Oregon victims often do not, in practice, have intolerable pain.
In 2016, nearly half (48%) of those whose death resulted from taking prescribed lethal medication gave “being a burden” on family and carers as a motive for requesting death.
We don’t really want that here.
At least we shouldn’t want it.
(http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearc
h/DeathwithDignityAct/Documents/year19.pdf)