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Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class—A Status Update

“Progressive” beliefs are just playthings and status-markers for the rich. The writer calls them “luxury beliefs”. It is based on Thorstein Veblen’s Theory of the Leisure Class. The consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.” The same could be said for luxury beliefs.

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Transgender Ideology and Child Abuse

An American College of Pediatricians review of the impact of Transgender Idoelogy in Paediatric practise had concluded that the ideology is not based on sound science and is producing large scale child abuse. Professionals are using the myth that people are born transgender to justify engaging in massive, uncontrolled, and unconsented experimentation on children who have a psychological condition that would otherwise resolve after puberty in the vast majority of cases. Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilization, the removal of healthy body parts, and untold psychological damage. These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalized child abuse.

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Euthanasia, MAID, Atheism and Medicine

The medical debate regarding euthanasia in Australia heavily favours naturalism as a worldview within a framework which excludes supernaturalism (a spiritual wordlview) via an exclusive claim to being rational and evidenced-based. Terms such as MAID (medical assistance in dying) verbally sanitise the proposed medically assisted killing or suicide. The most powerful spiritual arguments which should be considered are those which question exclusive naturalism.

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Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview

Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview is a book on the philosophy of science by Moreland and Craig in which the epistemiology of naturalism is explored, demonstrating the catastrophe for the atheist who affirms naturalism and denies the independent existence of souls.

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Kant’s famous three questions are too often left unanswered

German philosopher Immanuel Kant posed three famous questions at the root of all philosophical enquiry in his book Critique of Pure Reason in 1781-1787. What can I know? What must I do? What may I hope? Western luminaries, celebrities and notaries reflecting upon their successful lives often seek to answer these very same questions in one form or another. Unfortunately, these questions are almost invariably left unanswered, or their answers are unsatisfactory. Most will offer an optimism in human reason or progress which is not substantiated by historical experience. Many of the more honest ones will say they have more questions than they did at the beginning of their careers. Dr James Fratzia applies Biblical understanding to these questions.

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Knowing, being known, and knowledge of God

There is an enormous difference between knowing, being known, and knowledge of God. The essential characteristic of a christian is not theological knowledge, but personally knowing God and being known by Him, a gift of the Holy Spirit, not something which can be educated.

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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In is a biography of the life of Louis Zamperini, and amazing Italian American man who became a Christian. He was a scoundrel, and Olympian in the 1938 Berlin Olympics, a bombadier in the USAF in the Pacific, a survivor floating in the pacific, a tortured Japanese prisoner of War, a husband, a Christian, a father then a mentor and inspiration to countless people, both celebrities and delinquents. The most amazing thing about this man is the power of the spirit of God in him to transform him and empower his wonderful life.

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NATURAL THEOLOGY / PHILOSOPHY

Searching for the unknowable God. Ask questions, question everything. If in the end, if reason or your heart or something else causes you to conclude that God exists then you have discerned something spiritually. Reason itself requires that one can only say “God might exist”. For through reason alone we cannot say God doesn’t exist (atheism) or that God does exist.