November, 2017 Archives

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Nov

SAME SEX “MARRIAGE”: a lapse in brain function?

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

Using one’s reason or common-sense rules out calling a same-sex relationship “marriage”.
Doesn’t everybody know that the word “marriage” derives from the French word for mother – which is “mere”.
(and the word “matrimony” comes from the Latin word for mother – which is “mater”).
Marriage has, from the beginning, been a word describing a state which, of its nature, can lead naturally to mother-hood.
To invent a term called “same sex marriage” is a nonsense – an un-reasonable contradiction in terms.
Whatever two women or two men do in their private lives is their business — but it cannot reasonably be described as marriage.

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13
Nov

AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS: on what are they based? on what should they be based?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Education, Faith, God, Multiculturalism, Persecution, Truth, Youth

Some people want to take away the freedom of so-called “faith-based” schools to teach traditional understandings about sex, marriage and morals.
How about that?
For a start, the term “faith-based” is a distraction.
Anybody using their reason can see that God is real — and that there’s a natural moral law built into the universe.
Faith isn’t actually the basis of teaching true religion.
Faith comes later, after reason.
Schools seeking to teach true religion might, perhaps, more logically be called “reason-based”.
It’s government schools, with their cult-like dogmas of fundamentalist gender-theory, which fail the reason test.
Perhaps they might, in all honesty, call themselves “superstition-based”.

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Nov

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES: still in the too-hard basket?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Health, Lifestyle

Gonorrhoea infections increased 60 per cent in Australia in the last five years.
According to ABC online, 6 November, “no-one really knows why”.
And Syphilis increased 200 per cent in some northern Australian communities. Prof Ward from SA’s Health and Medical Research Institute says, “a major awareness campaign” is underway.
Awareness of what?
Condoms?
But condoms seem not very on-turning — who prefers washing their feet with their socks on?
What else is there?
How about chastity — no sex until you marry and then only with the person you’ve married?
Whether we like it or not, the reason why people get sexually transmitted infections is still sexual promiscuity.
A prayer that some people use daily includes these words:
“May our inmost soul be pure, and the folly of impurity find in us no place . . . so that when day has gone, and night, as God planned, has returned, we may be found free from sin through our self-restraint….”

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Nov

EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL REIGNS SUPREME: reason and religion both go out of the window

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Death, Ethics, Family, Politics

Australians with traditional views about family and human life issues are pretty much un-represented in our parliaments.
The federal Coalition government consists largely of turn-coats and wishy-washies.
The only Party Leader clearly defending conservative values seems to be Mr. Bernardi.
Blaming this situation on “a decline of belief in religion” isn’t good enough.
What we’ve let ourselves lose isn’t only religion.
The emotive arguments used by same-sex marriage and euthanasia activists are simply not rational.
Yes, we’re under pressure to give up on reason itself.