‘Common Sense’ Category Archives

17
Jan

CHILD PROTECTION? CHILD INDOCTRINATION? GENDER THEORY? Australia getting it wrong. Other places doing better….

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Education, Ethics, Family, Youth

The government of Peru is about to withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum following opposition to its “gender ideology” from parent’s group #ConMisHijosNoTeMetas (which translates as “don’t mess with my children.”)
In March 2017, the group organised marches — 1.5 million people demonstrating against the “progressive” gender ideology.
In August, Peru’s Superior Court of Justice ruled in favor of a lawsuit against the Department of Education — arguing that the curriculum was an attempt to indoctrinate schoolchildren.
What if 1.5 million Australian parents came out on the streets demonstrating against government-imposed “Safe Schools” (and similar) so-called anti-bullying programs?
Might that bring about an end to our children’s exposure to gender-cultic disinformation?
Do we care enough to at least have a try?

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23
Nov

RE “SAME-SEX” OR “MULTI-GENDER” MARRIAGE: is Mr. Dean Smith and accompilces pulling our leg?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Media, Politics

The “Marriage Amendment Bill” proposed by Dean Smith MP is about whether any two Australians may marry “regardless of their sex or gender”.
Some politicians previously posing as conservatives apparently intend voting for the amendment.
Like Nationals MP for Mallee, Andrew Broad, saying his vote will “follow the national result”. (The Australian, November 16, page 8)
Does he mean the recent plebiscite on marriage by “same-sex couples”?
But “same-sex couples” doesn’t mean the same as “regardless of gender”….
Gender-ideology is a new world of imagined multiple gender-identities – “fluid”, “non-binary” etc. – promoted by cultic indoctrinators populating our schools, media etc.
MP’s can’t “follow the national vote”. There has been no national vote – not about what D. Smith and supporters are promoting.
If the Nationals weaken on this, supporters may drop them and look elsewhere for genuine conservatives.
Perhaps the Shooters Party, Senator Bernardi’s Conservatives — or somebody else?

16
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.

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”.

3
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.

24
Oct

SHARE BIKES: what a pity, a symptom of something?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Environment, Happiness, Health, Lifestyle

An idea, in theory, so brilliant and promising:
Inexpensive, exercise-promoting, exhaust smoke-free….
The results, in practice, so disgusting:
Junk everywhere, maintenance neglected, pedestrians fractured….
What’s the problem?
The problem is human nature itself, with its four built-in flaws:
Its ignorance, weakness, cravings and malice.
The answer?
The answer is a completely changed mentality – a commitment to loving one’s neighbour and to the common good.
Attention, Catholic bishops and Catholic educators!
The Gospel entrusted to you to proclaim is not getting proclaimed.
Quit compromising. Start proclaiming — by word and by example.
Your God is waiting for you to do your job.
Perhaps we could all have a look at our word and example. There may be some room for improvement.