‘Multiculturalism’ Category Archives

6
Dec

CHRISTMAS: why bother?

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.

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21
Oct

HUMAN “GENDER-FLUIDITY”: is it true? so what?

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.

18
Oct

FOLLOW THE SINISTER CHINESE/AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT-MEDIATED MONEY TRAIL: new ideas come from academia and/or whoever funds the academy

by Arnold Jago in Australia, Education, Money, Multiculturalism

Any university accepting money from the Chinese government can expect to be leaned on to become a mouthpiece for pro-Chinese political propaganda.
Is that a worry?
Australian government schools and “independent” schools accepting Australian government money find themselves pressured into teaching secular, utilitarian, dumbed-down, emotivism.
That’s a big worry.
With politicians paying the piper, parents of government-funded schools must cop the meaninglessly perverse tune.
Such schools have relinquished any option of remaining values-based.
Are the pro-death (death by abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide etc.) and anti-family (same-sex marriage and fluid-gender-cult-preaching) governments of Australia any better values-wise than the government of China?
For would-be values-valuing institutions, money from either of those sources is money to not even think about touching with a barge-pole.

6
Oct

NAUGHTY MALAYSIA: locking up Australian chaps for offensive behaviour….

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Modern Church, Multiculturalism

Nine Australians arrested in Malaysia for “indecency” — namely prancing about in their underpants after a car race.
Some say they’ve already “learnt their lesson” and should be freed.
Wrong. If unpunished, they’ll learn a lesson all right – namely that if you’re white and rich you can go anywhere and defy local behavioural standards.
If it feels good, do it, is their creed.
That way lies social decay and personal disintegration.
The Church needs to teach the alternative – about doing to others what you’d want done to yourself and, more importantly, doing what God wants.
To be heard, the Church would need:
(i) more courage to speak out than usually displayed in recent decades, plus
(ii) more credibility in terms of the morals shown by believers themselves at all levels.
It would have to be the Church. Secular authorities are, morality-wise, a vacuum.

12
Sep

RE ISLAM’S ORIGINS: IS ANY OF THIS TRUE? DOES IT MATTER? any comments welcome…

by Arnold Jago in Faith, History, Mother of Jesus, Multiculturalism

“In recommending to readers “Plot Against the Church” by Maurice Pinay, a book which proves with a wealth of documents that the main external enemy of the Catholic Church for 2,000 years has been the Jews, these “Comments” stated that Jews were behind Islam, Freemasonry and Communism. No readers contested that they were behind Freemasonry and Communism, but a few asked what shows that they were also behind Islam. Indeed since Islam arose in the seventh century after Christ there is for Islam nothing like the documentation that exists for the modern roots of Freemasonry and Communism. In fact experts on Islam will say that even many original documents on the beginning of Islam may have been destroyed, precisely to cover up its true origins. We are left with the text of the Koran itself and historical arguments to point to Jews as the originators of Islam.
As for the text of the Koran, one who studied it closely before the Council, Hanna Zakarias, came to the conclusion in his book “True Mohammed, False Koran” that it was entirely the work of a Jewish Rabbi. To support his thesis that Islam is simply Judaism explained to Arabs by a Rabbi to convert them to the one true God of the Old Testament, Zakarias maintains that there is no story, no detail in the Koran that is not specifically Jewish, referring to the Old Testament, the Talmud or other Jewish literature. Only a Jew, he argues, could so glorify Israel as the Koran does, at the head of the nations, sole receiver of the one Revelation of the one true God. Thus passages in the Koran honouring for instance John the Baptist and the Blessed Virgin honour them purely as Jews, cutting out all connection to Christianity (Sourat XIX, 1–21). As for Jesus, he may have been the son of Mary, but he was certainly not the Son of God.
“On the contrary a post-conciliar student of Islam, Laurent Lagartempe, states in his book “Origins of Islam” that there are many questions as to the historical person of Mohammed, and he argues that the Koran is a medley of disparate texts, more or less stabilized only two centuries after the beginning of Islam, to justify the new religion, and to act as its holy text to rival with the Old and New Testaments of Moses and Jesus Christ respectively. But Lagartempe does not contest a significant presence of Judaism in the Koran, nor its influence.
“As for the historical arguments for Jews being behind Islam, Pinay’s book documents the well-known part played by Jews in helping the Arabs to conquer Catholic Spain between 711 and 788, reconquered by the Catholics only in 1492. Lagartempe reasonably supposes that the preceding Arab conquest of North Africa from 647 to 710 was also helped by the Jews, because those countries south of the Mediterranean, once a thriving part of Christendom, have ever since remained mostly under Arab control.
“However, perhaps the main argument for Jews being behind Islam is of a more general order, and hardly disputable, resting on the quite special role played in history by the people of the Messiah, Our Lord Jesus Christ. To begin with, the training of the Israelites for that role by God himself stretched over 2,000 years from Abraham to Christ. See in the Old Testament how specially God both rewarded and punished them, to form them as the cradle of the Messiah to come. This formation gave to the Jews a quite special familiarity with the one true God, and they have never entirely lost it ever since. And that familiarity gives them a special ability to fabricate substitute religions that seem to satisfy men’s real religious needs.
“Alas, they refused their Messiah when he came, and that refusal gives them a special motivation to fabricate false religions to pull human beings away from Christ and away from eternal salvation. Here is why Maurice Pinay can show how they have fought down all the centuries against the Catholic Church. Today they are indisputably behind the Muslim invasion of the once Catholic nations of Europe, to dissolve the last remnants of the Faith, and so stop those nations from opposing their New World Order.”

(source:
https://stmarcelinitiative.com/email/en-eleison-comments-by-mgr-williamson-issue-cdlxxviii-478.html)

9
Sep

HAPPINESS: how to achieve it? does it matter? have we got it all wrong?

by Arnold Jago in Happiness, Lifestyle, Multiculturalism

I read yesterday that Denmark is the world’s happiest nation. This, despite a relatively high suicide rate.
A while ago I read that Costa Rica is the happiest. Despite abortion not being legal there.
Is being “happy” important?
Interestingly, Jesus Christ taught at length about happiness. So he considered it important.
Jesus didn’t teach in English. The word repeated so often in Matthew’s Gospel chapter 5 (and in Luke chapter 6) is translated as “happy” in modern Bibles, but as “blessed” in older Bibles.
Anyway, he listed eight groups of “happy” people:
1. the poor
2. the meek
3. those who mourn
4. the hungry
5. the merciful
6. the pure
7. peacemakers
8. the persecuted
Some of those could be surprises.
You’d think them the people most likely to be sorry for themselves.
If he is right, many of us should perhaps be living differently.