‘Lifestyle’ Category Archives

31
Jan

DANIEL ANDREWS IS RIGHT ABOUT “PILL-TESTING”: the need to stay rational….

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, crime, Ethics, Lifestyle

Last week several people at a Melbourne Festival Hall dance required treatment for breathing difficulties after taking a drug.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is again under pressure to legalise pill-testing at such functions.
No, says the premier, he won’t, because “there is no safe level at which these drugs can be taken….”
Greens Party leader, Richard Di Natale, says Mr Andrews “has his head in the sand” — because young people will always experiment with drugs….
Being opposed by the Greens may be a good sign — many of their policies betray contempt for the rule of law and for human beings as potentially rational creatures.
It won’t be easy for Premier Andrews to stick to principle on this one.
Let’s hope he does.
We need to turn the tide away from irresponsible weak-minded “pragmatic” attitudes.

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18
Jan

HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHILD PHYSICALLY AND/OR MENTALLY UNWELL: just keep up the not-so-good work!

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Death, Education, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Youth

Australian children are being increasingly exposed to indoctrination.
Learning how gender is something fluid — not necessarily one of two kinds.
And how having two “parents” of the same sex is normal.
And how the key to a person’s identity what sex-related practice turns him/her on.
And how whatever turns you on is your “right” — so long as we pretend nobody else is getting hurt.
So adultery, fornication, casual sex, lust etc. are all OK now.
Since Biblical times, and before that, they were considered bad and perverse.
Perhaps it’s time we took them seriously again.
Let’s teach children that other people aren’t there just to gratify them.
First, of course, we’d have to ourselves stop thinking and acting badly.
Perhaps we don’t feel like making that change.
So maybe forget all about it.
If we do, stand by and watch youth suicides, adult suicides, sexually-transmitted diseases and a few other things keep increasing.

15
Jan

AUSTRALIA DAY, JANUARY 26: Pat Cash wants it changed. Do you?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Celebrities, History, Justice, Lifestyle, Multiculturalism

Pat Cash doesn’t want to observe Australia Day on January 26.
He’s upset about on-going poverty in many Aboriginal communities.
Yes, white people have treated Aborigines badly at times.
Mostly we’re not actively hostile — just unsure how to do better in our inter-racial relationships.
Mostly we can’t see how changing the Australia Day date would help.
Since time began, every country has experienced population inter-minglings which modified and devastated the old ways.
A land like Australia was never going to stay hunter-gatherer land.
That being so, the best we can do now is to express mutual respect and — where appropriate — mutual forgiveness.
Mr. Cash’s involvement in a charity working with aboriginal communities sounds great.
Maybe more of us should do the same, finding ways to do good things together.
One very good thing being to let bygones be bygones — and celebrate Australia Day as one.

8
Jan

GENDER-CULT INDOCTRINATION IN SCHOOLS: perhaps not inevitable?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Education, Ethics, Lifestyle, Politics

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?

27
Dec

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018? or another beauty like the 2017 fiasco?

by Arnold Jago in Education, Ethics, History, Lifestyle, Modern Church, Recent Developments

2017 saw the ideal of marriage as a holy, sacramental act of self-giving defiled and scrapped.
We also ditched the sanctity of life in its dying stages.
Our school curricula abandoned the use of reason – replaced by dangerous, trendy, dumbed-down, cult-like gender-fluid absurdities.
So, what about 2018?
First up, a government-funded “panel” to tell Christians when they may — and when they may not – publicly state Christian teaching on social issues?
A panel which will apparently include a Jesuit priest. The orthodox Catholic position looks like going unrepresented.
What difference does it make that the present occupant of the office of Pope is also a Jesuit?
Next, are we to expect priests to come under pressure to abandon the privacy of the sacrament of Confession?
Who, in 2018, will have the fortitude to stand up and say that that cannot and will not happen?

19
Dec

MARRIAGE LAW AND CUSTOMS: will we ever get them right? why not?

by Arnold Jago in Australia, crime, Ethics, Family, Lifestyle

While Australia has been softening its laws about sexual behaviour — white-anting traditional marriage — something different is going on not far away.
On December 12, Indonesia’s Constitutional Court went within one vote (5 votes to 4) of criminalising all sex outside of heterosexual marriage.
In some Indonesian localities, police already raid parties and clubs where such practices occur. There are reports of offenders being publicly flogged.
To many of us Australians, such a response to deviant behavior might seem unacceptably harsh.
Of course, to the nationals of many countries, Australia’s “liberal” trends must seem unacceptably slack and amoral.
Will the human race ever unite in an understanding of natural moral law acceptable to all — able to bring all together as truly loving brothers and sisters?