‘Abortion’ Category Archives
by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Media, Modern Church, Politics, Truth
“Post-truth politics” — are you sick of hearing that catchphrase?
The idea that by getting people booing and hooraying on demand, you can control their minds (while by-passing their brains).
What alternative is there?
Jesus Christ said:
“If you abide in my word, you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…. Truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.” (St John’s gospel, chapter 8)
Every weekend, 1.8 million Australians attend church.
If they listen properly and are taught gospel truth without fear or favour — might they stop being slaves to sin?
Could that be catching?
Australia perhaps becoming unrecognisable – free from lying, dishonesty and deceit?
Little chance of “dating sites” disappearing from the internet any time soon, I suppose.
Treating other people as random, anonymous, disposable sex-commodities is a big industry.
But isn’t it intrinsically unsustainable?
Think of poor Warriena Wright. Dead in her twenties. A life seemingly wasted. It’s too sad.
The Bible says, “If you satisfy your lustful appetites they will make you the sport of your enemies…. “He who strays after them sins against his own life.
“Rottenness and worms will possess him.
“All wisdom is fear of the Lord; perfect wisdom is the fulfilment of his Law.”
Technicolor language — but who can deny its truth?
Not trendy ideas, but can we afford to ignore them?
(Bible reference: Sirach chapter 19)
Three Australian employees of Crown Resorts are in prison in China.
The Chinese government is currently cracking down on corruption.
President Xi Jinping is sick of foreign companies like Crown who provide a service assisting wealthy Chinese money-laundering crooks to thumb their noses at Chinese law.
It’s commonly conceded that “casinos breed crime” — perhaps equally true to say that casinos are crime.
Isn’t gambling intrinsically evil — fostering greed, envy, theft, parasitism and idolatry?
Idolatry being the worst — thumbing one’s nose at God.
As the Bible says, you cannot serve (idolise) both God and money. (Matthew’s gospel, chapter 6)
Small time gambling like a “flutter” on the Melbourne Cup or at the Bingo is generally considered fairly harmless.
But it isn’t.
Recently ABC’s Four Corners featured an Amnesty International report on conditions for refugees on Nauru — describing them as “torture”.
It highlighted video of run-down hospital wards and unsanitary school toilets.
It’s now known that these pictures were unrepresentative of present conditions.
Doubtless, some aspects of life on Nauru are a bit rough, but by world standards they aren’t too bad.
ABC and AI seem to enjoy muckraking. Where there’s no muck they invent it.
AI’s original role in the 1960s was mobilising supporters to write letters requesting release of prisoners of conscience.
Now it’s less a grass-roots fighter for the underdog – more like an international corporation in the grievance business.
To AI, the right to life of the ultimate underdogs – unborn children – isn’t a human right that concerns them.
AI actively leans on governments around the world to promote unrestricted abortion.
At this moment, they’re interfering in the affairs of Chile, Poland, Zambia and Northern Ireland, for example.
While getting this basic black-and-white issue wrong, they’re unlikely to get much else right.
by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Modern Church, Multiculturalism
Nine Australians arrested in Malaysia for “indecency” — namely prancing about in their underpants after a car race.
Some say they’ve already “learnt their lesson” and should be freed.
Wrong. If unpunished, they’ll learn a lesson all right – namely that if you’re white and rich you can go anywhere and defy local behavioural standards.
If it feels good, do it, is their creed.
That way lies social decay and personal disintegration.
The Church needs to teach the alternative – about doing to others what you’d want done to yourself and, more importantly, doing what God wants.
To be heard, the Church would need:
(i) more courage to speak out than usually displayed in recent decades, plus
(ii) more credibility in terms of the morals shown by believers themselves at all levels.
It would have to be the Church. Secular authorities are, morality-wise, a vacuum.
In the Netherlands, euthanasia was officially legalised in 2002.
Professor Theo Boer was for many years a member of a regional euthanasia review committee overseeing the operation of Netherland’s euthanasia laws.
At first he favoured the legislation….
Later he warned the British government against copying the path taken by the Netherlands:
“I used to be a supporter of legislation. But now, with 12 years of experience, I take a different view….
“Some slippery slopes really are slippery….
“Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not likely ever to go back in again….”
Now, in 2016, Australian lobbyists for legal euthanasia are putting huge pressure on politicians.
They have already dumbed-down the debate to the point where most Australians think that euthanasia means letting people die.
But it doesn’t mean that. It means killing.