Progression in the Bible and the Quran

This was my response to a post about there being more warlike verses in the Bible than in the Quran.

Yeah, and the Bible covers several millennia of history. The Quran covers 23 years of history.

The Bible moves from a time of the nation state of Israel, from more violent times, to the New Testament where there is no more conquest by the sword. In fact, none of the major and minor prophets in the Old Testament fought by the sword. So there is a progression away from the warlike towards the peaceful.

The contradiction of tolerance

The contradiction of tolerance

The inherent contradiction at the heart of the call for 'tolerance' was always going to come to a head. Eventually 'tolerance' would meet complete intolerance, and then what? It cant accept intolerance because it is contrary to itself, but if it doesn't accept intolerance it becomes intolerant and defeats itself.


I responded to a post on Facebook that was titled 'Five facts to fight Sonia Kruger's fear of Muslims'. There was an incredible response that shows the worst of the elitism of political correctness:

Willem: So why should we fight Sonia Kruger? She has spoken things that many are thinking. She has said that we need to discuss the connection between Islam and terrorism. That is a very valid and necessary thing to do. So why are we trying to fight her? Do we want to censor discussion?

Abbott and the confidence of voters.

Abbott and the confidence of voters.

Some have claimed that Tony Abbott '...failed dismally to win the confidence of most voters...'. But that can only be put to the test at an election, and he was denied that opportunity. The election he faced in 2013 he won handsomely.

All governments and Prime Ministers have periods of negative poll ratings. That is why we have elections, because polls are not reliable. We have no way of knowing whether Abbott had the confidence of the Australian people. Only an election would have told us that.

Islamist terror


It wasn't a gun. It wasn't a bomb. It wasn't a machete.

It was a truck. A truck. 2-3 minutes. 84 now dead, including 10 children.

Do you understand now? It's not the weapon. It's the ideology.



This is the record of a conversation in the comments on this article in The Australian on 9 July 2016.

lets not forget that by far the biggest group of perpetrators of domestic violence are women who smack their children . Mostly boys.

do you have data to back that up. or it just feels good to say that.



"If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." Karl Popper.