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No, Stephen Fry, you are not ‘one person’ with young Elliott

Under Britain’s new homosexual ‘marriage’ law, actor Stephen Fry, 57, went to a registry office last week with Elliott Spencer, 27, to get ‘married’. Fry then tweeted:

“Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,”

How wrong can an intelligent man be!

The notion of marriage making two people ‘one’ is first found in the ancient passage from Genesis, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”. The notion of ‘one flesh’ is perpetuated in the legal concept of ‘consummating the marriage’ through the union of sexual intercourse. In other words, becoming ‘one person’ in marriage requires sexual union, not the mere signing of a book.

Alma & Katrina: centenary of jihad in Australia

Jihad centenerayNew year’s day 1915, exactly one hundred years ago, and a 17 year old girl, Alma Cowie, is killed in Broken Hill by a jihadi gunman. This, like the iihad killing of Katrina Dawson (pictured) and Tori Johnson at the Lindt cafe, was in response to a call from the ‘Caliph’ in the middle east for all Muslims to enact their sacred duty of ‘individual jihad’ against the western infidel. A duty enjoined in Islam since its beginnings and enacted innumerable times over 1300 years by faithful Muslims. Not the ‘lone wolves’ with ‘mental problems’ that ever-so-nice twits in the media and politics waffle about. Angry young Muslim men, raging for the supremacy of their religion, hot for violence and their 72 virgins. One of Australia’s bravest scholars of Islam, Mark Durie, writes today of this ancient and modern phenomenon – if we read one serious article for the new year, and for our nations’ future, let this be it.

VIDEO: Abortion, “the silent innocence of the unborn”

I have finally got around to editing the third in a series of brief talks / Q&A from the Think.Again Conference, Sunshine Coast Queensland 2014.

“The only crime, they say, is that of interfering with a woman’s absolute right to decide if she is ready to be a mother. But a woman is already a mother, for better for worse, when she is first “with child” and there is no right to take a life which is not ours to take. Consenting adults who conceive have a duty of care to their baby which nothing can set aside. The law must uphold that duty and uphold the fundamental prohibition against intentional killing.”

Quebec sets up the machinery of mercy-killing

Euthanasia - cutting the cord - MercatornetProf Somerville is right in this powerful article, below, from Mercatornet. The so-called “right to die” will come to be felt by the most vulnerable more as a “duty to die” – to do the right thing by society. It might be “liberty” for some, but it is a new form of oppression for the lonely old people in nursing homes whom I look after, and who will know what society expects of them.

The Gosnell movie – first, an indictment of media cowardice

It is almost too devastating a subject to think about – but just watch the gentle determination of these three film producers and be inspired.

Could this be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion movement?

Gosnell was a butcher beyond imagining, and his crimes inflicted upon the bodies of struggling babies stand alongside Nazi horrors.

But because of the collective social psychopathy about abortion – the need to call this modern holocaust ‘good’ – the Mainstream Media stifled the story in the US.

ANZAC: ‘Known unto God’ therefore loathed by the Left

ANZACANZAC day pushes all my buttons. I get to sing the New Zealand national anthem, mine from school days (“God of nations, at thy feet, in the bonds of love we meet…”), the British anthem, mine by ancestry and heritage (“God save our gracious Queen…”) – on the first ANZAC day in 44 years that a British royal and his most gracious wife and bouncing bairn were with us – and our own anthem (“Beneath our radiant Southern Cross…”). I feel the bond of gratitude across generations to my grandfather’s, himself just too young to join the resistance against the German menace, and there is no better public sentiment than grateful admiration.

World Vision flirts with paganism

World Vision imagePoor stupid World Vision. Having offered incense at the shrine of the Spirit of the Age, giving the tick to homosexual “marriage” amongst its employees (while, inexplicably, still rejecting cohabiting heterosexual couples) it now bows to pressure from the Mammon of market forces and reverses its decision. When the AOG churches and others threaten to withdraw support, WV has a sudden fit of orthodoxy. I was on the verge of cancelling twenty years of support for the great work of WV – my tolerance already pushed to the brink by CEO Tim Costello’s embrace of every leftist fashion from climate salvation to Gonski redemption – but will now reconsider. We don’t expect parachurch organisations to be sinless, but it is unforgivable where they are spineless.

Rabbi Sachs inspiring: on being “creative minorities” in our dying civilisation

First Things Erasmus Lecture “On Creative Minorities” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks from First Things on Vimeo.

This is why we need “public intellectuals” – so they can gather the insights of 2700 years and condense them into a message that is both enlightening and encouraging. From the culture-forming insights of the prophet Jeremiah to the culture-wrecking barbarity both within and without the walls of the West, Britain’s Chief Rabbi of the last twenty years shows how the Covenant that has sustained both Jews and Christians can still sustain us, and with us as a “creative minority”, there is still hope for our grandchildren’s world.

The electorate as ‘battered wife’…

How to comprehend the public infatuation with this utterly inauthentic man? Ponder the testimony of those who know him best, in the video below, and then ponder Mr Rudd’s popularity rating. It reminds me of the pitiful look in the demoralised eyes of a young woman who has been abused by her man but still takes him back – and even avows her love for him. There is something pitiful in this lack of self-respect in the Australian voter.

UPDATE

This gem from The Spectator:

Nobel laureate on culture’s dependence on family & faith

It might have been Pascal who said that one of the most pitiable things about us humans is that we spend so much time seeking for things that we know cannot satisfy. He also wrote of endless trivial divertissement (“diversion”) as the curse of his day, inimical to a reflective life – and that was a few centuries before Twitter. Even around 1940, before we even had TV or computers let alone Facebook on our phones, CS Lewis was diagnosing the great ailment of his day as being the lack of solitude, which leads to a lack of meditation and therefore of true friendship.

ANZAC, Easter, and Baby J – revisited

Baby J shall not grow old, as we that are left, grow old; age shall not weary her, nor the years condemn. She died at 22 weeks of age after crying for an hour for her mother in a Darwin hospital. Nobody attempted to save her, because she was meant to be dead from abortion.

The last time I recall Easter and ANZAC day being this close was back at the turn of the milenninum, and that was when the heart-rending story of Baby J was in the news, the entirely healthy but ‘unwanted’ child of a defense department woman. The inner death of adults who would treat a baby so stands for the inner death of our culture – and a decade on, I don’t see signs of hope.

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