March, 2018 Archives

27
Mar

CRICKET NOW AN UN-SPORT? throwing away something good.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Ethics, God, sport

In recent times, Australians have been repeatedly reminded of our sporting heroes being unsporting – not “playing the game” anymore, ethics-wise.
In cricket it seems extra disappointing — sledging, brawling and ball-tampering throw away cricket’s traditional “gentlemanly” image.
This decline coincides with polls telling us that the biggest religious category amongst Australians is now “No Religion”.
I suppose if there was no God, there would be no reason to do the right thing.
There would be no “right” for a thing to be.
If we devote our Sundays to sport and to generally ignoring God, the next generation may be no better than this one.

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23
Mar

CHILDCARE WORKERS WALK-OFF: and the notion of keeping one’s child at home.

by Arnold Jago in Family, Lifestyle, Women, Youth

People in the child-care industry are threatening to walk off the job if they don’t get more pay.
They are organising a “Keep Your Child at Home Day” to draw attention to their claims.
One claim is that low pay encourages high staff turnover — whereas children need continuity in order to bond with teachers.
If it’s helpful to have a one-off “keep child at home day”, may it do even more good to keep children at home every day?
Bonding with one’s mum seven days a week would give excellent continuity.
In today’s society, many people feel they can’t afford that.
Perhaps our society needs changing so that we can afford it?
First up, we need to ask ourselves do we really want to make the change?
If not, why not?

21
Mar

JORDAN PETERSON: voice of common sense or naughty chauvinist?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Lifestyle, Women

Jordan Peterson has been condemned for saying that ‘Women wearing high heels and make-up in the work-place are being sexually provocative’.
Yet everybody knows that what he says is true.
Nobody denies that men should also control their responses.
Let’s not argue about which sex is to blame….
Better to consider how both parties can together contribute to better relationships.

20
Mar

BIRMINGHAM, SHORTEN AND JUDAS ISCARIOT: what have they in common?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Education, God, History, Modern Church, Youth

Australian Education Minister, Senator Birmingham, now compares Catholic education bosses to Judas — willing to betray God’s cause for money.
With all Australian schools pressured by government to indoctrinate students with gender-theory/promiscuity-normalising propaganda etc….
How could Catholic schools accept money from such tainted sources anyway?
If government can coerce the Church into making Church schools de facto secular, no reason for such schools to exist remains.
Saint Mary MacKillop ran into all this 150 years ago and refused all government funding.
She wrote:
“Australia is in every sense a dangerous place for Catholics. The governments aim at strict secular schools and institutions for the poor…the poor and their children (being) torn away from the true Faith.”
Mr Shorten and Senator Birmingham may have different styles, but aren’t their long-term plans to exterminate orthodox Catholic teaching identical?

10
Mar

HOW TO BUY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHORTEN-STYLE: but will it work?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Education, Faith, Modern Church, Money, Politics, Youth

The ALP plans to corner the Catholic vote by offering Catholics what they want most.
What do Catholics want most?
Mr Shorten thinks they most want money.
An extra $250 million for Catholic schools should do the trick.
The Catholic church’s founder, Jesus Christ, said it is impossible to worship both God and money….
Has his church now made that decision and opted for the money?
Australia’s first saint, Mary MacKillop, insisted that no school run by her Order would ever accept government money.
But times have changed.
A literally Catholic school would cost little to run — its staff of priests, brothers and nuns requiring no pay.
If the church can’t generate recruits for the religious life they will lack the personnel to teach the gospel.
Arguably they would lack a gospel to teach.
By accepting government money, do you not, of necessity, accept a curriculum of government-sponsored paganism, including cultic gender-theory and lowest-denominator pseudo-tolerance?