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Conversion Kills

A time to outlaw this practise

Since time immemorial perhaps since people were able to convey ideas to each other through the use of words or gestures, there has been a desire to convince others that one’s original idea is right and should be followed. It may have been as simple as we will find better hunting by going this way.

Over time some ideas proved worthy and some individuals became more authoritative because their ideas were proven. Then people listened and took note, those with the best ideas became leaders which was all very well in matters to do with basic survival. But in the realm of more intangible knowledge like defining God, there can be no collective

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The Question of Truth

And that truth will set you free

As children growing up we are taught to speak the truth as we see it, yet we learn to see that truth is often a matter of perspective and in some situations where a number of people have witnessed the same event, their telling is different because they all saw from a different perspective, a major problem when the law is involved. So what is referred to as the truth today is a convenient concept that most of us can agree upon.

This most of us has come to distinguish between various truths in relation to what we choose to believe this. The Christians believe that there heavenly guard is real even though

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Winston Churchill Notes

The Poisonous Religion of Islam

Winston Churchill is most famously renowned as Britain’s world war two prime minister and the driver of Hitlers defeat. But he is also renowned as disliking with some intensity anyone not British although perhaps here ‘dislike’ is a kindness.

On Islam, Churchill writes in The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and

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The Challenge of Governanace

And the need for a new paradigm

We have all been born into a social and economic system that has been steadily becoming more corrupt, unjust and entrenched over the generations. Over the past 600 years or so Europeans have exploited the world by taking resources and dispossessing populations of their natural heritage. This form of profiting by theft, and the rules governing money have allowed the concentration of wealth in the hands of the less than 1%.

Today our world is ruled by capitalism and supposedly free markets, but these markets are not exactly free, they are tightly controlled as is our system of governance. We believe that we are living in a democracy, but like the Greeks

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Politicking

And why things are the way they are

Most of us are familiar with ideas like politicians are the most untrustworthy species and that our world is in a mess due to their incompetence. But to understand why the world is the way it is and the failure of your political systems, we need to step back and summarise the evolutionary process that brought us to this point.

It’s fairly well known that we evolved from hunter gatherer tribes where sometimes one person was the leader and sometimes decision-making was more democratic. There is no one fits all description but things changed more quickly with the advent of agriculture and perhaps more importantly, the use of money and the development

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Another Hotel Scam

Criminals know no bounds

This is how it works to steal your credit card details:

You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room) and they return the card to you.

You go to your room and settle in. All is good. The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 – which happens to be your room.

The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: ‘This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card

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Islam: The Untold Story - Documentary

The origins of a political movement

Many historians are challenging long-held opinions of the origins of Islam and in this documentary, Tom Holland examines whether the religion was born fully formed, or if it evolved over many years.

Adopting the theories of academic historian Patricia Crone as a basis, Holland asserted that there was little hard evidence for the origins of Islam and asks why it took several decades after the death of Muhammad for his name to appear on surviving documents or artifacts.

Arguing that there was little evidence for how the faith was born, he suggested that the city of Mecca may not have been the real birthplace of Muhammad and Islam, and – while not clearly disputing

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