Category Archives: Culture

The Delusional Catholic Cult

Fans of the former Pope, John Paul II, are working hard these days in order to have him sainted. Among other requirements, two witnessed ‘miracles’ are necessary for this to be achieved and the Catholic church, apparently, does not take this process lightly; being sainted is the utmost accomplishment within this cult. One ‘miracle’ is […]

It’s the population, stupid!

The Worlds Largest Pyramid Scheme (also known as ‘The World Economy’) is approaching its endgame. Since The Wealth of Nations, economic theory has had a great run, peaking during the 20th century and morphing from describing the show, into becoming the show itself. Even returning economic crises have not managed to shake its reputation, because […]

Is man God-made or is god man-made?

This post is mostly a commentary to a friend’s post at the Huffington Post: Beware Secular Fundamentalism, by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. I wanted to comment on the post, but realized I had too much to say to shoehorn it into a comment field, hence this post. Ed has made an enormous contribution to my life […]

Beware what you teach your children – they may learn it!

A carton of milk is passed around the breakfast table, and as one of the children in the family mindlessly grips the carton, the father of the house intentionally drops it a millisecond before the child gets a good grip. The resulting spill, scolding, cleaning up and what-have-you, was intended by the father as a […]

Fuck FIFA!

Prostitution has been illegal in South Africa since the fifties, almost 60 years. The end of apartheid did not change that. President Nelson Mandela did not change that. HIV/Aids spread prevention did not change that. FIFA did! So football fans from all over the world would not have to rape to get pussy between the […]

Towards peace – Step 3 – Reset the clock

The saying ‘Be careful what you wish for, it may come true’ is based on two assumptions: 1) the process of repeating to yourself over and over until it becomes a mantra you subconsciously perform, very often manifests the desired outcome 2) the process is so powerful, make sure you really want whatever you want, […]

Towards peace – Step 1 – Death & taxes

The meltdown of the disaster that is the Catholic Church, makes this argument almost complacent, but evil is hard to rid the world of, so let me add to this ‘idea who’s time has come’: Dismantling the delusions (Islam’s 72 virgins, Scientology’s Xenu), uncover all the child abuse (spread all over the world) and expose […]

The closest humanity can come to peace

In the post “Why peace is impossible on this planet“, I conclude that striving for peace (what all peace organizations around the world are doing) is the best we can do, which I stand by. However, there are two major contributors to war that can be diminished, after which the striving will be a lot […]

Why peace is not possible on this planet

War has probably been around since apes became humans, perhaps even longer, but since I don’t think apes think of it as war, let’s stick to humans. Something that has been around as long as we have been around, can rightly be described as ‘part of our culture’. So to begin with, war is part […]