Here is very timely advice from The Bible. Totally out of context, but suits me! The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
I like this clarity of expression. One often hears comments on the history of Western Civilisation not being taught to our youth. This spells out clearly what one person sees as western values.Of course, some who believe in those values take them for granted and one wonders whether they realise how extensive they are and … Continue reading Western Values
American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks explains in this insightful 8 minute video why not eating your pet dog helps us understand the moral case for economic freedom. You absolutely have to watch it:
Some extracted ,out of context, but useful quotes.The pursuit of equality comes at the expense of liberty.Left wing philosophers refuse to let the facts get in the way-If you have a good theory, forget about the reality.
I picked up this comment somewhere and I heartily agree-"During a time where insanity reigns and all common sense has been abandoned for politically ideology, I'm glad someone has the voice to stand up and say "No!" November 2016 will be here soon. It's time the silent majority be heard and the message is "Stop … Continue reading In a Nutshell
Just because it sounds good …BJORN LOMBORGTHE AUSTRALIANJULY 11, 2014 12:00AMPrintSave for later12THE world has generally become a much better place during the last half-century. Sceptics will scoff, but the numbers don’t lie. The task now is to make the world even better.In 1960, 20 million children under the age of five died. In 2011, with … Continue reading Lomborg and Realistic Optimism
Economic Growth/Poverty and Disease/The EnvironmentI have long been impressed by Dorothy Rowe's statement that our psychological state of mind is the result of how we see the world and how we see our place in that world. Our recent exchange on the global warming controversy revealed starkly to me how dismally you both view the … Continue reading A Memorandum for My Sisters
I am looking forward to this one"Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology.So why have we become so gloomy about the modern world and so pessimistic about the future? Why have we convinced ourselves that earth’s … Continue reading Endarkenment
I am grateful to a newly ordained Deacon at our local Church for acting as a catalyst in preaching a sermon in a series on big current issues, dubbed "Should We Welcome All Refugees?" This prompted me to collect my thoughts on the issue and to try to justify them in Christian terms.The Deacon's line … Continue reading Heaven on Earth
Bitten by the dispiriting dogma of sustainabilityNICK CATERTHE AUSTRALIANJANUARY 28, 2014 12:00AMPrint42FacebookIllustration: Sturt Krygsman Source: News LimitedWHAT a splendid start to the year it has been for Australia. First the Ashes, then the one-day trophy and finally the corporate sustainability prize awarded to our own Westpac Banking Corporation in Davos.Sustainability is "a leading-edge issue", which means no one … Continue reading Sustainability