‘Celebrities’ 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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3
Feb

MR. TRUMP BEING HARSH AGAIN: and getting criticised again, rightly or wrongly.

by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Justice, Multiculturalism, Politics

President Trump plans to restrict entry of immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries.
Harsh?
There is, of course, a “harsh” side to Islam itself.
The Koran (chapter 2) says about unbelievers: “Kill them wherever you find them….”
And (chapter 47): “When ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, strike off their heads….”
Harsh?
In the countries which Mr. Trump has in mind, pre-teen children are used as soldiers and those at school learn to operate automatic weapons.
Harsh?
In the same countries girls must cover up from head to foot – Western-style female attire being considered degrading.
Harsh?
Or is that one something they’ve got right and we haven’t?
In those countries, school-children even miss out on the West’s gender-fluidity theories and brainwashing….
With the West as decadent as at present, are we in any condition to criticise anybody about anything?
Meanwhile Mr. Trump’s little experiment will be interesting to watch.

17
Jan

MAKING AUSTRALIA GREAT AGAIN? good idea, but how to do it?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Politics

Donald Trump was elected largely on the strength of promising to “make America great again”.
Probably no Australian leader could say that and be taken seriously.
Pauline Hanson? But will she ever assemble a team that doesn’t promptly self-destruct?
Perhaps ex-Prime Minister Abbott had what it takes. But will he get another chance?
Eric Abetz, Kevin Andrews, Barnaby Joyce…they’ve shown they can cope with ministerial responsibilities, but….
Cory Bernardi? Noel Pearson? Bernard Gaynor? All long shots.
Anybody in the world of sport setting a heroic example to inspire the nation?
Neither David Warner nor Destanee Aiava would probably want the role.
There should be somebody suitable in the Church.
If there is, we’ll probably never hear of him/her.
Seems it’s up to us nobodies to just live by what we know is right and offer God our services to at least help make our own family and neighbourhood great.

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?

19
Nov

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S EUTHANASIA REJECTION: seems the right thing, despite Mr Denton….

by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Common Sense, Death, Faith

South Australia’s state parliament has rejected another bill to legalise “euthanasia” (the killing of certain categories of sick people).
The debate was settled by the casting vote of the speaker, Michael Atkinson.
Pro-euthanasia activist, Andrew Denton, is displeased with Mr Atkinson because he’s “deeply religious” and didn’t base his vote on “health grounds”.
But medical ethics clearly must intersect with religion — religion being principles and practices relating to ultimate reality.
Congratulations, Mr Atkinson, on your well-principled stand.

12
Nov

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP: good, bad or indifferent?

by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Common Sense, Ethics, Politics

US President-elect Donald Trump is now sometimes being called Mr Trump.
Some commentators are even using his name without prefacing it with “misogynist-groper”, “populist-megalomaniac” (or “barking-mad” as per Mr Shorten).
They now concede that he does in fact have some economic and international policies — regarding trade protection, border-security etc.
On the ethical and humanitarian side, Mr Trump is certainly a breath of fresh air.
He has promised to appoint pro-life judges, to seek ways to curb internet porn — and to protect freedom of religion and one-man-one-woman marriage.
Human being-wise, his plusses trump any downsides he may have.