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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 25 2013

TrueU – Because Education challenges Superstition

Focus on the Family’s got a new plan. Basically? University and College is pretty poor for “faith” in dogmatic religions. There is little to no onus to keep going to a church and you are suddenly thrown into a mixing bowl of people who are nothing like the small groups you are used to and …

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Apr 25 2013

Frankly Speaking About Anne Frank

America occupies a strange little world of its own. To the outsider it’s a land that’s filled with amazing things but whose inhabitants take it for granted. It’s a strange culture too. People often say “Avi! How can you comment on American culture when you aren’t even from there?” to which I respond with “I …

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Apr 24 2013

The Final Insult to Steubenville’s Rape Victim

The two young men who played football have had their promising careers ended by the gold digging bitch that is the rape victim… That was the word on the lips of many people who saw her as a slut who got what was coming to her. There was a genuine feeling that these two young …

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Apr 24 2013

Faith Healing and Never Learning

When you believe in something religiously, you are considered to have “faith”. I spoke about it earlier, the difference between a delusion and religion is merely what we believe in. A god due to it’s wide acceptance is considered “normal” rather than weird. The problem with a delusion is that evidence against the delusion is …

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Apr 24 2013

A Voice for Me – Retraction and why it’s not acceptable

It’s expected that sometimes you make mistakes while writing things. Sometimes it’s a joke that you phrased wrong or didn’t think about. Sometimes you reported on things incorrectly and sometimes you held view points that were incorrect. I did it with the Sunil Triparthi piece. Where I believed faulty news stories in India rather than …

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Apr 23 2013

Christian Schools? Why You Should!

I was educated for a while in a Christian school and quickly realise one thing. It’s not as bad as you think it is. Sure the nuns kept trying to make ridiculous claims about Jesus but on the whole owing to my Hindu status I was left alone. At no point was I ever told …

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Apr 23 2013

The Story of Laxmi

The Story of Laxmi used to be a story of caution in protecting women against the sexual exploitation and human traffic. Well? The BBC have an interesting version of it adopted to the modern realities and our understanding of sex work and human traffic.

Apr 23 2013

Deepak Chopra, TED and Game of Thrones

Am I the only one who wishes the SI unit for “bullshitting about science” to be measured in Deepak Chopras? Here is the thing. Simply being liberal doesn’t mean you should move away from what people consider as “big pharmacy”. Pharmacy is entrenched in “Big Business” which is benefitted by the low taxes and reduced …

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Apr 23 2013

Hags of Lag – 700 Club

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Apr 22 2013

Lack of a god is mental illness

There is a long history of trying to equate atheism with mental illness and it’s the same across the world. There is an unusual caveat to the medical definition of Delusion. It doesn’t apply to religious belief. If you believe that you are at the centre of a vast conspiracy you are delusional. If you …

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