Secularism is marching forward; read why

Secularism or religion? Certainly religion is dominating our TV screens at the moment with its message that fanatical Islam and Isis is rising. So you’d be forgiven if you came to the conclusion that far from dying out religion is actually growing. But it appears that the opposite is true; in fact it is humanists who Read More …

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God by Greta Christina My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is short, direct and to the point, a little like this review. Here are the notes I made: The problem with death Death is an appalling and scary thought. Its hardwired into your Read More …

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Quotes are important, why? A great quote is very similar to a great poem. A great poem can encapsulate a large web of emotions in a few terse sentences. A good poem is just the visible tip of a iceberg.  Reader is forced to imagine the rest of the mass that rests under the surface. Similarly, a Read More …

Why you can say goodbye to tolerance

Is this the end for tolerance? On the evening of 13 November 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, consisting of mass shootings, suicide bombings, and hostage-taking, occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Three suicide bombers exploded outside the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, along with another suicide bombing and mass shootings at four Read More …

Letter 21. Don’t be your own barrier to success

  In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 21. Don’t be your own barrier to success Don’t be your own barrier to success. And the main barrier to success is not having a purpose in life. If this is unclear then Read More …

How big business is turning us all into big babies

Hi, I’m a lovely blog post. How are you today? Are you having some fun? I hope so. I think it’s great that you’ve decided to stop by. It’ll make me sad if you get angry after you’ve read me. But, hey, it’ll make me smile if you leave a comment. Do you like the Read More …

Letter 20. Model the Way

In this series of blog posts I attempt to translate the Moral letters to Lucilius by Seneca into modern English. Letter 20. Model the Way Let your actions speak louder than words when you are on your journey to becoming the best possible person you can be. Don’t get grumpy by, what in the grand Read More …

Was China’s one child policy in accordance with nature?

One of the largest social experiments ever is coming to a halt. China has decided to drop its one-child policy first introduced in 1979. Faced with an aging population it will now allow all couples to have two children. Officials suggested that the approach stopped around 400 million births. This, in theory, reduced the need Read More …

Reflections on Stoic Week 2015

As I worked through each day in Stoic Week 2015 I jotted down some thoughts. These were a quick and dirty stream of consciousness, my ideas and musings. The themes of each day unfolded, and I wrote. I found this exercise to be helpful in clarifying the suggested daily exercises. Reading these back, you could Read More …