‘Multiculturalism’ Category Archives
by Arnold Jago in Celebrities, Justice, Multiculturalism, Politics
President Trump plans to restrict entry of immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries.
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….”
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.
In the same countries girls must cover up from head to foot – Western-style female attire being considered degrading.
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.
by Arnold Jago in Death, History, Jesus, Multiculturalism, Persecution, Recent Developments
For Christians, December 28 is/was “the Feast of the Holy Innocents”.
The “innocents” being babies murdered by King Herod, who feared a possible new-born alternative king.
“When Herod realised that he had been outwitted by the Magi (wise men) he gave orders to kill all boys in the Bethlehem region aged two years and under….” (Matthew’s gospel, chapter 2)
We know who killed those Bethlehem victims.
Who is murdering the hundreds of innocents being killed right now — daily, week in, week out?
Don’t we and our politicians and media bend over backwards to avoid suggesting that it’s mostly done by Muslims?
Is Islam, in fact, an ideology of violence dressed up as a religion?
We’d like that not to be true. Don’t we all long for a day when all Muslims renounce violence?
But we see little reason to expect it.
Denial and lies certainly aren’t helping.
by Arnold Jago in Australia, Justice, Multiculturalism, Politics
Should Australia as a nation make a treaty with its Aboriginal inhabitants?
The Oxford Dictionary says a treaty is “a formally concluded and ratified agreement between states”.
Is the Aboriginal community a “state” in the sense that it isn’t part of the Australian state, and therefore is able to make a treaty with the Australian state?
Would making of some kind of agreement between the two — and calling it a “treaty” — in fact, alter what the Aboriginal community is?
Would it lead to those parts of the continent currently defined as “native title” being separated off to create a previously non-existent, now internationally recognised, “black state”?
Is that what “treaty” advocates really want?
Is it true that the land thus lost to the general Australian community could involve 60 per cent of the Australian continent?
Wouldn’t that be divisive rather than inclusive — the opposite of “reconciliation” which hopefully means the restoration of friendly relations?
It’s too easy to go on arguing forever about historical past events – or non-events – and worrying about who will corner whatever compensation-money will be claimed….
Looking to the future we seem to need treaty-free reconciliation.
That must start inside the mind of every Australian.
by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Education, Justice, Multiculturalism, Politics
Australia’s Referendum Council wants multiple summit meetings of “selected” indigenous representatives around Australia between now and April.
Already there are boycotts – claims that the wrong participants are being selected.
Everybody knows that Australia, for the foreseeable future, is going to remain a western society which accommodates minorities of non-western background.
Nothing wrong with that, provided all young Australians receive their needed schooling and employment-opportunities and protection from the bad things in western society.
What young people — black, white or brindle — do not need is exposure to alcohol, drugs, pornography, the “rights” mentality, gambling, greed, welfare-dependency and violence….
They need an intense spiritually-based motivation to live together in harmony as children of the one God and Father of all.
To have any real meaning our summits have to be based on that kind of spiritual theme.
by Arnold Jago in Contemplation, Faith, Family, Forgiving, Happiness, History, Jesus, Lifestyle, Modern Church, Multiculturalism, Truth, Youth
Why celebrate Christmas?
Because we can’t help liking, honouring and admiring this unique person, Jesus Christ.
He was the ultimate one-off.
Above all, see how he totally refused to compromise.
When his challenging message was leading inevitably to his own painful death, he made his message even more challenging, more confronting.
There was no mistaking it:
“Love your enemies!”
Pray to God, saying:
“Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us!”
Yes, the Christian church is faulty — tragically unworthy of him who founded it….
Yet it’s in the church that we can hear his gospel read and preached.
In the church we can meet together with others who at least have a go at living Christ’s way.
Jesus Christ, born so long ago, can make you and me better.
He offers a motive for our children to grow into people who are better.
That’s why Christmas is important.
Have a good one.
by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Education, Family, Lifestyle, Multiculturalism, Youth
Are there really multiple “fluid” genders — not just two sexes but numerous image-identities (non-binary, pan-gender etc.)?
Apart from seeming slightly silly, could such teachings harm students?
Perhaps the multiple-gender notion itself mightn’t be so harmful.
But fluidity-merchants have a dangerous unspoken dogma to promote.
They want to reinforce in children an un-thinking world-view that reality is how you feel.
Which makes promiscuity OK.
No need to think about sex — if you feel like it, why not just do it.
No need to think about other people — why not just use them?
No need to think about right and wrong — isn’t everything relative?
No need to think about God because – they desperately want people to believe this — “hasn’t science disproved God?”
If young people acknowledge God’s existence, they are on the way to thinking – including thinking about doing what is right by other people.