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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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Posted in Islam, Nonviolence, Society, Sociology

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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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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Posted in Africa, History, Politics, Society, Sociology

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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Posted in Politics, Religion, Sociology

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

Posted in History, Politics, Society, Sociology

Is Critical History forbidden to Latter-day Saints?


On another forum (in another language), we had some discussion about Critical History some while ago. In that discussion, I guess we all were very much for open history. The audience was somewhat self-selected for openness, as it is a

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Posted in History, Mormonism, Religion, Society

Gay marriage, another personal take


As someone else already pointed out, marriage ceremony was always between one man and one woman in Judeo-Christian culture, although one man could end up with more than one living wife in several cultures in history (including The Church of

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