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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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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

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

Nonviolence vs. Pacifism, or How to solve unsolveable problems?


How to countenance a situation that can’t be countenanced? I started thinking about that again as I was reading the updated biography of Nelson Mandela by Anthony Sampson (updated by John Battersby, pub. 2011). First of all, there is the

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Good and Evil — Thinking of Moral Philosophy


I must stress my disclaimers here, especially: These thoughts are my own, if by nothing else, my adopting them because they make sense and sound right. Also, I am by no means an official representative of the Church of Jesus

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Posted in Mormonism, Politics, Religion, Sociology

Celebrating King James Bible


Some others may have read the August Ensign, and noted the pages dedicated to celebrating 400 years of King James Bible. I was sort of inspired to put my 2 cents about the Bible in ordered bits as if someone

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Posted in History, Language, Mormonism, Religion, Sociology

Finding the historical “Truth”


It’s interesting to notice how easy it is to misunderstand/misinterpret history. Historical “facts” arise from different sources, and it is the historian’s job to sift the documentary evidence and see what kind of balance comes out in the end. And

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