‘Family’ Category Archives

21
Mar

ATHEISM AND MORALITY: in the context of same-sex marriage can they logically coexist?

by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Ethics, Family, God, Happiness, Lifestyle, Truth

On March 20, Herald Sun columnist Rita Panahi wrote that “as an atheist”:
“I don’t want the government to censor free speech (or) to dictate who can marry….”
She goes on about how good the joy that same-sex marriage may bring some couples….and how bad is mis-labelling some people as homophobes and bigots….
Good? Bad?
If she’s an atheist, the question of good and bad can’t arise — the difference between them being absolute only if there is an Absolute Being who judges between them.
Don’t forget, God is the only Absolute — the living difference between good and evil.
God exists because it’s his nature to exist.
We exist because he gives us our existence.
It’s not very complicated.
Rita has some thoughtful ethical instincts – but seemingly only by accident and by being inconsistent.
Is she a closet believer who may benefit by coming out as such?

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13
Mar

FEAR STALKS AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY WHILE WE DROWSE: too soon it will be too late.

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Family, Media, Multiculturalism, Persecution

Coopers Breweries are currently in panic mode – terrified of being boycotted by the homosexual lobby.
They’re busily disclaiming any support for a televised polite discussion between two politicians about same-sex-marriage (SSM) — which happened to advertise their product.
What might be the attitude of ordinary NON-homosexual beer-drinkers to SSM? It’s on them that Coopers depend most of all to make money.
Nobody knows for sure.
However, their attitude to spineless inhibiting of free speech by big-moneyed corporations — I think we can guess that.
The debate itself was wishy-washy and missed the main point.
Isn’t the worst thing about SSM that such couples will use their being “married” to reinforce their claimed “right” to adopt children – thus unnecessarily depriving children of a mother-father-based family unit to belong to?
That aspect didn’t get a mention.

8
Mar

LEFT WING “PROGRESSIVE” POLITICS: progressing towards what?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, Common Sense, Education, Faith, Family, Lifestyle, Media, Women

1. Australia’s “progressive” media are making a celebrity of a woman who calls Islam a “feminist” religion.
Don’t they know that in the countries where Islam is practiced most, women are stoned for alleged infidelity?
Didn’t an official Islamic spokesperson recently tell Australia’s Sky News that sometimes it’s OK to beat one’s wife?
Islam needs to “progressively” convert its own traditionalist adherents away from violence-prone fundamentalism.
2. Some Australians consider themselves “progressive” when Sydney streets are filled with persons promoting anal sex as normal.
Many Australians let their youngsters go to “progressive” schools which groom them to condone (if not to practise) that kind of thing, and to vilify anybody discouraging it?
Perhaps Australia needs to “progressively” eradicate those ideas.
Perhaps the Australians loudest in their claims to be progressive are progressing down the wrong track.

6
Mar

RIGHT WING POLITICS: here to stay or flash in the pan?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Family, God, Justice, Politics

Will the worldwide increase of support for right-wing politics continue?
Election results from Western Australia and the Netherlands should help work that out.
Many are sick of communism-like dictatorship-minorities imposing ideologies on families and their children.
Are we automatons/robots programmed and re-programmable by secular dogma?
Or is there a human free will – by means of which we make real decisions for which we can be held responsible?
It’s to the Judaeo-Christian God of the Bible that we must turn to find the loving father whose presence makes sense of the world — who seeks to redeem us, befriend us, adopt us and fulfil us as his children.
The homosexuality-promoting lobbyists are very counter-productive.
Their intolerance of objective comments about their lifestyle in the context of natural law gives them away.

28
Feb

CHILD CARE IS A MOTHER’S JOB: or should we replace mothers with “expert” mercenaries at child care centres?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Family, Lifestyle, Politics, Women

Many or most Australian women believe they should care for their own children as their main care-giver.
Probably 99 per cent-plus babies would agree.
Any government putting pressure on mothers to abandon that role is thus their enemy.
A government ideologically dedicated to squeezing parents out of the child’s life is able to use financial coercion such that a caring family can’t survive.
To offer funding, subsidies, benefits and allowances for children left in the care of strangers at a child-care centre — while withholding them from carer-parents — is unjust.
The government’s Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017, about to be voted on by the Senate, will aggravate these problems.
It should be rejected.
Sadly, Australia’s major parties all seem to have the mentality of treating work-at-home carer-mothers as second-class citizens.
A good reason for families never to vote for those parties.

27
Feb

MUSLIMS IN AUSTRALIA: give and take needed as they settle in?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Faith, Family, Justice, Lifestyle, Women

An Australian judge has refused to allow a Muslim woman to wear the niqab while testifying in court.
Too harsh? I don’t think so.
A judge must form opinions concerning witnesses’ truthfulness or otherwise. Body language, including facial expression, is part of that.
If we’re worried about harshness, consider the senior Muslim last week advocating beating women as “step three” in a process of dealing with relationship issues — after counselling, buying chocolates etc.
Joumanah El Matrah, of the Australian Muslim Women’s Human Rights Centre has testified that there are “significant problems” in how Islam was interpreted…and that Muslim women would be “extremely disadvantaged” by any form of sharia court… and that Islamic orthodox interpretative frameworks allocate women “an inferior status to men” rendering them “vulnerable to violence and abuse”.
Personally, I must say I admire some aspects of Muslim’s commitment to prayer, belief in modesty etc….
But there always seems something wrong — Allah seems to come over as un-loving.
When described as “merciful” it seems not to be “mercy” in the usual sense of the word.