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by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/08/2022 8pm
Dr Sharma's revelations that he was trained on how to hide communications from the OIA comes as no shock to me. One was obviously, shut up, don’t talk about anything. Not about this, but anything. Don’t say anything for which the Prime Minister has to stand up and do a media stand-up. But also, how ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 08/08/2022 5pm
Charity, Politics, and The Great Commission Introduction There was a line that I liked years ago: "politics is downstream of culture." It sounds simple and nice. But it's wrong and dangerous. Law, power, and politics all have a complex relationship with culture. Good law enhances culture; bad law ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/06/2022 8am
New Zealand's Mixed Member Proportional electoral system has a problem.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/06/2022 6pm
The introduction of a new public holiday comes with a battle as old as time.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 21/06/2022 6pm
The war on Bethlehem College has been carried out in a coordinated way. It started with a march on the grounds by students who embrace an ideology that runs contrary to that of the school.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/06/2022 6pm
I saw a rather funny tweet from former PM Helen Clark recently: Preposterous for #NZ judge to reference death penalty in sentencing person on drug-related charges. The #deathpenalty was abolished in NZ in 1961. What was he thinking? What has happened to judicial standards & professionalism? ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 13/06/2022 10am
Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little have announced a new "violent extremism research centre" called the National Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism , which is a bit of a mouthful. Its shorter Maori name is He Whenua Taurikura , which seems to roughly ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 07/06/2022 9am
With the announcement that the government is spending an extra $4,700,000 on evangelising the transgender ideology there is a new film you need to watch.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 06/06/2022 12pm
I've written no long form articles in over six months, and did less than one a month on average last year. The reason I cut back was in part due to a lifestyle change, but at a deeper level I didn't feel like writing.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/12/2021 10am
John Knox's statement, "resisting tyranny is obedience to God", is grounded in two simple theological points: we are subject to authority and all authorities are subject to God.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 29/10/2021 6pm
Atheists sometimes imagine a future without religion—a utopian society ruled by science. We live in that utopia. Religion is relegated to the status of a social club, both by the regime de jure and by its practitioners de facto.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 20/10/2021 9pm
Is the vaccine the "mark of the beast"? [On request, this has been adapted from a lengthy Facebook post I made recently.] If you understand the symbolism of the number 600, 60, and 6 as representing the "full fullness of man", or a totalising system , and the historical manifestations of the mark, ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/08/2021 9pm
With recent news on COVID Plan B's Simon Thornley and now parliamentary staffer Ani O'Brien considering legal action against libellous harassment, I thought I would share my experience in this area.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/06/2021 9pm
Hate speech is back on the menu — Tova O'Brien's interview with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi was eyebrow raising. If I write an opinion piece 'Jacinda Ardern is a communist or a dictator', could I be stung for hate speech? Instead of just saying "no", we're given a very bizarre answer where Kris ...
Rubicon River
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/05/2021 8am
We don't have to defend bad behaviour, we don't have to stand up for someone with a nasty attitude, but we should defend people's right to freedom of expression.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/04/2021 10pm
Banning "hate" against religion is a return of our recently vapourised blasphemy laws, but with more teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum. A society must have some form of blasphemy laws.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/03/2021 10pm
I'm rarely so irked by a speech that I feel compelled to respond, but Christopher Luxon's maiden speech fits the bill. Politics is the very act of forcing your beliefs on others.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 02/03/2021 8pm
A subtle shift that has taken place with recent lockdowns here that I felt obliged to comment on. Last week, the Ministry of Health COVID-19 website was updated with the following ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/02/2021 9pm
As you get older and your family grows, reading starts to be more of a luxury you have to make time for. I can probably count on one hand the books I've finished in the past two years.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/02/2021 6pm
In the early days of this incarnation of cancel culture (c. 2016-2018) it was wise to oppose it, but few did. Now we're well past the point of no return. The tide is coming in, and only a fool would dare to oppose it.

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