‘Beauty’ Category Archives

11
Feb

CORY BERNARDI AND CRITICS: basic beliefs are getting important.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Ethics, Faith, Family, Modern Church, Politics

Most Australia’s top politicians seem to be Catholics.
Or lapsed Catholics…attending Catholic school, then giving it up.
Prime Minister Turnbull, born non-Catholic, became a Catholic in 2002 — yet don’t his “progressive” views on abortion, same-sex marriage etc. contradict Catholic teaching?
Bill Shorten, who attended Catholic primary school then Xavier College — now likewise supports anti-Catholic policies.
Even Greens leader, Richard di Natale, attended Melbourne’s Parade Catholic College….
Perhaps one reason why Cory Bernardi gets bad media coverage is his cheerfulness about being Catholic — and trying to live accordingly.
In his book, “The Conservative Revolution”, Bernardi identifies “Faith” as number one of the “Four pillars” on which a better Australia must be founded.
He seeks a society based on “that uniquely Christian doctrine that man was ‘created in the image of God’, a principle on which the western concept of human dignity depends….”
The unkind label of “rat” has been thrown at him.
He is perhaps too well brought up to brand his critics as chameleons.

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12
Dec

TRUTH OR POST-TRUTH-POLITICS: is there a choice?

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)
Slave? Free?
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?

9
Nov

WARRIENA, R.I.P. can her fate teach us something?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Death, Lifestyle, Truth

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)

7
Sep

SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS THE THIN EDGE OF THE WEDGE: your freedom of speech and information will follow normal marriage our of the window.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Common Sense, Family, Happiness, Justice

When or if same-sex “marriage” is legalised, will those who campaigned for it be happy and uplifted?
And will the rest of find that there was little against it for us after all?
I doubt it.
More likely those of us wanting the new legalisation overturned will be intimidated into silence.
Plus our children propagandised on the subject at school.
And will children adopted by same-sex couples find themselves denied knowledge of their biological heritage?

27
Jul

CLINTON AND SANDERS BRAWL OVER RELIGION AND POLITICS: donald trump will be pleased.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Common Sense

Hillary Clinton seeks to distance herself from an alleged conspiracy by Democratic Party leadership to label Sanders an “atheist” — thus frightening off southern evangelicals etc.
Mrs Clinton comments that it is “wrong and unacceptable” to bring religion into the political process.
A politically shrewd remark perhaps.
But rather question-begging.
Why is it wrong?
What does “wrong” mean?
Isn’t distinguishing between right and wrong an entirely religious act?
Mrs Clinton herself introduces a religious act into a political debate.
A better principle would be that we must ALWAYS bring religion into political debate.
Political debate doesn’t need no religion – it needs more and better religion.

13
Jun

AUSTRALIA’S MILITARY DEEPLY INTO POLITICS OF THE “PROGRESSIVE” KIND: what are we progressing towards? ask bernard gaynor.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Justice, Lifestyle, Persecution, Politics

Australia’s military has rules forbidding its members from appearing in uniform – whether in person or in pictures — in any political context.
Andrew Hastie MP has refused to remove a picture of himself in uniform from electoral material and is now sacked from the Army Reserve.
So, is it a good rule?
There is some point to it, perhaps — but only if it is applied consistently.
Remember when Major Bernard Gaynor complained in 2013 about the Army inconsistently permitting officers in uniform to march in the very political Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras?
His arguments were ignored and he himself was ejected from the military.
His comment: “I am staggered by their hypocrisy.”
A bit of an understatement?
(more details at http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2016/05/bernard-gaynor-a-true-champion-of-free-speech-and-freedom-from-oppression-explains-his-court-battle.html)