“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.
One of the ongoing social conflicts in Western countries with Christian roots concerns abortion. This paper seeks to provide another Christian perspective on this issue and includes some unconventional thoughts.
The Persecution of Christians in Australia has become overtly demonstrated with the dismissal of Australia’s best Rugby player, Israel Folau, by the commercially controlled Australian Rugby Union for publicly expressing his Christian viewpoint in a social media tweet last week. The which-hunt continues for other Christians who like Mr Folau’s post, such as Wallabies players Samu Kerevi and Allan Alaalatoa, and Australian Football League (“Aussie-rules”) players Geelong champion Gary Ablett and Carlton midfielder Matt Kennedy. Staff writers from news.com.au have gone one step further and named elite sportsmen Aaron Hall and Zac Smith who have been noted to pray with them.
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.
Is the Kingdom of Satan real? How do we recognise Satan’s Kingdom? How do we deal with it when we do identify it? Is there a Pax Diabolica which ‘blind’ leaders cannot see?
Medical Critique of the Australian Medical Association’s Position Statement on Marriage Equality Curiously, the the Australian Medical Association lent its authority to the cause of homosexual ‘marriage’ by issuing its Position Statement on Marriage Equality (May 20th 2017). This was done without consulting AMA members or the wider medical community. By 12 August, one week after being made public, a petition opposing this Position Statement …
There is little scientific evidence that people are born gay or transgender. Yet those who point this out in the academic intstitutions are hounded by those who wish to drown out free thinking, scientific or Biblical revelation which undermines their position.
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.
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.
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.
Cosmology is a rich trove whose infinite treasures of knowledge are there to be mined. Ultimately naturalism seeks an explanation that invariably invokes not just one but often several mechanisms to account for life in our cosmos. Unfortunately for advocates of the multiverse and panspermia, these explanations only push the envelope of causation back one step but they are not ultimate realities that exist necessarily.
Fermi’s Paradox : Biogenesis, Abiogenesis and Design explores the apparent contradiction between the high probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, and the lack of evidence of, or contact with, such civilizations. It uses the a scientific and a Biblical framework of the origin of life as the guiding principle for explaining the paradox.
Workaholic : the way people live their lives and the way Australians ‘judge’ one another – using work as religion.
A Northern Irish evangelical preacher could face prosecution after he referred to Islam as “Satanic” and a “heathen” religion.
Religion is about rules, and human ‘control’ in the name of matters spiritual, or in the name of God.