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THE WAY OF TRUTH AND THE WAY OF ERROR
Rev. Dr. Robert E. Donaldson
It is a time to think, to pray, to consider and to seek deliverance for this nation.
While in Australia, two new approaches to a mandate for manacles on expression, both for individuals and the Press have been made, it is time to have some specifically religious response (and that includes the assessment through reason, which itself points unrelenting to the revelation in the Bible and in Jesus Christ the Lord). The report that congratulations on these bold governmental moves to muzzle have come from FIJI concerning our movement toward a State-run Press, are furnished with no small irony, in view of Australia's earlier inhibitions about Fiji's alleged approaches to absolutism in press control
This review as now presented in this volume, includes rebuttal, analysis and exhibition of the treason not only to freedom which is involved, but the unconstitutional character of the endeavour. Our major concern is the Roxon's Discrimination Consolidation Bill 2012, still at Bill stage; but the Press liberty from socially synthesised morals and inhibition, which makes the norm, if it could ever be found in the dynamics of life, in effect to become the social god of morals and the censor of speech, is reeking with blatant humanism and authoritarian contrivance, truth apart. This private sector intolerance with the significant Press control are in parallel, successive assaults, and have similarities not a few. If you want to rule absoiutely, sooner or later, such things have to be done. God who invented freedom, has better ways, as this country also has shown when its foundations were better regarded.
Concerning the newspaper silencer, and result for such legislation, if becoming actual law, Kim Williams, CEO of News Limited, as reported in The Advertiser, Tuesday March 19, 2013 indicated that if the 'unconstitutional' laws were passed, he would appeal to the High Court "immediately."
Proposed media reforms
· The appointment of a Public Interest Media Advocate (PIMA) to oversee self-regulatory bodies such as the Press Council.
· The PIMA, who will be appointed by the Minister, will decree whether a media complaints handling body is "authorised". Only media organisations that are members of an authorised body are able to maintain their exemptions to privacy laws.
· The PIMA will also
· use a new public interest test to allow or prevent nationally significant media mergers.
· An extension of the Government's commercial television licence fee rebate - saving free-to-air television networks an estimated $134 million this financial year.
· A removal of the 75 per cent audience reach rule that prevents metropolitan television stations from owning partners in regional areas.
· An update to the charters governing the ethics and behaviour of the ABC and SBS to reflect online and digital activities.
With this emphasis in mind, there are presented in this volume, as one part of it, a number of facets, aspects, grounds for criticism, concern, confrontation, that exist before the liberties so sacrificially gained in this land, are compromised by a virtual social analysis, or flair or intuition, which becomes an authoritarian proclamation or application, as the case may be. In this way, we are gifted with the blasting basis for the morals, rules, inhibitions, exhibition programs, websites of a certain size, speech. In this way, Humanistic Idolatry appears as the new look in place of reliance on Almighty God as in the Pre-amble to the Australian Constitution. The latter was not forced, but gave a wonderful option, being like a foundation garment; the new look is in the hands of the law with its penalties and petty pretensions, without any logical basis, while acting as if knowing it all, to the point of penalty!
As things are moving in the double assault, the Media Regulation and the Anti-Discrimination drafts, joint attack forces on liberty, things change absolutely, and this is the more obvious as efforts are made through government representation, to make it seem quite ordinary. In other words, if you already accept what is desired by the Government in this freedom field, to date, then what is in it ? It is then just more of the same, is it not ? So goes the lurk. In fact it is much more than just more; but even more of the same would be repugnant in terms of control, with an already ineffective attempt for some of these elements, unsuccessfully made earlier ().
Reliance on Canberra's new religious construct for the life and words of man, a new religion, supersedes all others, which like dogs on leashes, have to conform and be contained as permitted, as the Constitution is put into recess, and culture becomes King. This new religion is in manifest conflict with Section 116 of the Australian Constitution, which excludes such authoritative adventurism on the part of the Commonwealth.
This is only one of the themes in this volume, the first part being a collection of presentations in the general area, with a major on in general terms of perspective and meaning beyond the mere ripples becoming waves, in the local lake.
With what then are we here concerned ? It is with whatever concerns the way of truth and the way of error, as designated in the Bible, from the enforced fable of organic evolution which lacks anything observable or demonstrable whatever, as something exclusively REQUIRED in science education, forming a tax on the minds of children, to the current assault on parents, proceeding now, on society, even on our history, on our beliefs one and al. Effectively, these if the bills became law, would be regulated and given leave here or there as it should please the Government, as it tallies vague statistics on public interest, and makes man become whatever it is they deem him to be tending to become anyway.
What pedantry is this, which makes psychic guesses, confounds leading edges with basic foundations, has touch-and-go computations based on underlying principles of the utmost variety, in the assessors, whether this be recognised or not. On this fulid basis, the very aim indicates complete self-possession and self-congratulation of the status quo. What vision is that! even if it could be seen in practice, in terms of sensitivity, relativity and the schema of the minds of ... one ? perhaps with some help.
How flimsy is the pride and pretension in this self-elevation. From such great heights, unfounded, the fall is both sharp and terrible. Our distance from others, as a nation, is no longer an adequate defence, if it ever were. You need grounds for defence, way past plans to have weaponry in a decade or two, which could possibly help to the point.
But what of this pre-occupation with culture, with ourselves, based on nothing rational ? (cf. SMR Chs. 3 - 4). Here is passion in fashion at its ultimate.
Instead of "follow the fashions" being a craze of the superficial, it becomes a mandate, rule, law and invasion from the Government; and instead its referring to clothes, it is to mankind and what he is permitted to be and to say, since the two are inextricably related.
Our concern thus moves also to the invasion with the concept of limitless will with mini-constraints in many modes of conduct, and maxi-restraints where the religion of culture itself is in question. It leads to disastrous confusion. As evolution's morality becomes a helpless moral muddle in various synthetic religious abstracts now moving many, yes the base of the desire for drugs and violence, to which this society increasingly panders, so contradictions accumulate. Cruel violence which sin has brought, which is illicitly made a base for all that we are, becomes a major thrust for life, a give-away instead of God. Meanwhile, bending to every deception, within the fashion, without careful investigation and consideration of all phases of such things, there comes the sudden lurch to the opposite. This proceeds amid opposing ideas, till the contradictions so teem that it begets a flood, not least of unauthorised immigrants and muddled moral considerations concerning them, leading to a virtual paralysis in action.
In any building, when you leave your foundations, you are bound to wobble around. This is what is occurring in our nation, and if we continue to presume in our radicalism based on precisely nothing, self-will apotheosis, then the payments due start to grow, as does our interest Bill in terms of debt payment.
The effects on the individual are important to assess, as the many movements in such directions reach their culmination. Rome, as in Gibbon's famed work, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, is not the only one to invite shame. We would prefer a better place in history for Australia and its people.
Re-orientation is less difficult for those who have already - until slanted history courses incite to more narrowing as in recent times - known something that works whether in reason* or in heart. SMR and TMR in particular have shown this, amidst the forces of declension. History now shows the latter with some recent supplements!
The coffee of culture may relieve a little, for a while, while it rules as King - it is just national self-worship robed in various vestments; but the requirement is new life, as from the dead, as it has been from the earliest days, and will be till Christ returns, fulfilling to the end the long list of His predictions, never failing. Unlike the atheistic and naturalistic theories which never work, He always works; and unlike their sad testings and results, His are effectual, point by point. It is time to reflect before this and other nations come to the situation of the Titanic passengers who were singing, in part, Nearer my God to Thee, as the ship prepared to sink. As things progress, any sinking to come would not be likely to have any national parallel, even to that.
*On this, see also -
1) DEITY AND DESIGN, DESIGNATION AND DESTINY
2) RELIGION, RELIGIOSITY AND REALITY IN CHRIST
3) LIGHT DWELLS WITH THE LORD'S CHRIST
AND WHERE HE IS, DARKNESS DEPARTS
Bible or Blight,
Christ or Confusion:
The Comprehensive Resolution of Man's Intractable Problems
is Found Only in the Bible, the Word of God.
4) The gods of naturalism have no go!
(small print since these 'gods' are better fitted to this)
ONE WAY TO LIST, THE WAY OF TRUTH,
NOT THAT OF ERROR,
WHAT IS YOUR LIST, YOUR WISH ?
The wisdom of this world casts a blow at Australia -
Already Restless, Will it Reel ?
Many WAYS to WANDER, One WAY in TRUTH,
JONAH, DANIEL, CHRIST AND SALVATION
Three Lives, One Lord
FOUNTAINS and STREAMS
CURRENTS, THIRST and SALVATION
John 4:14, 7:37-38, 6:35, Ezekiel 47
SEARCHING THE WAYS
COMMAND AND CONTROL, INFORMATION AND DEFAMATION
WISDOM IS JUSTIFIED BY ALL HER CHILDREN -
in context Luke 7:20-35
THE SINGULAR PSALM AND THE MULTITUDE OF RESULTS
Is it Love, is it Hate: it is not Fate!
but the love of God when declined, leaves His hatred of sin unmitigated!
and the Intimate Ultimatum
Knowledge of the unknowable and unknowable Knowledge
From truth to error, leads to terror, so why the bombast!
Kinds of Time