My anti-terror rally (First draft)


So, it’s been an interesting week. So to speak. The Paris terror attack has caused some very different reactions. Some, predictably, reacted by essentially saying, “see, that’s what we’ve been telling you, Muslims are bad, and they won’t assimilate or

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I am Charlie — Je suis Charlie


No, obviously I am not. He’s dead now, because of two morons who didn’t believe in their religion enough to let it win the argument on merits. Because the moment you pick up a gun to answer an opinion, a

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The Day We Fight Back


We Fight

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Human Civilisation Emerged in Africa


African Wisdom Statue. This one was lifted straight from Gently Hew Stone, who (yes, that blog name comes most likely from a speech-to-text misunderstanding, owing to English pronunciation being a bit quirky) sometimes has cracked a joke or two about

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About the essence of freedom and more griping about nationalism


I’ve been thinking very hard about freedom. It’s not all that complicated in a way. According to most dictionaries, freedom is simply a state, where one’s rights to move around, or form and express one’s opinions without fear of reprisals

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About faith crises


Last weekend I was asked whether I had ever had a crisis of faith. This wasn’t the first time, but I had to ask for some room to define, to interpret the question. I will write about my chain of

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Destructive Nationalism in Support of Racism and Slavery (Nationalism Part 2)


I must confess that I calculated the headline to be provocative. I mean to provoke, but I also mean to clear my own thoughts a little. I do not think that it is a far-fetched thought that Nationalist ideas have

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Griping About Destructive Nationalism, Part 1


London has been on the news lately, with some good news for a change. Or at least feel-good, not rioting like last year. But let us not forget that the roots of the rioting are there, untouched, and with David

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Personhood, or Being a person


Some recent phenomena have prompted me to write this, in an attempt at a common sense-philosophical study of what the word person means, and how definitions of being a person–sometimes called personhood–have been expanded in recent centuries. I am doing

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They say I’m not Christian? I’m indifferent…


The headline here is revealing. So I’ve been reading yet another set of press articles, where “journalists” interview a Baptist pastor about the “Mormon” faith? (Deep breath.) Anyhow, there have been about a billion blog posts, where Mormons argue that

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