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To be born is to be inspired

Do you feel inspired? Our bodies are given the breath of life from a mysterious source. Until our final expiration we are continually, wonderfully and mysteriously inspired. What we do with inspiration is a different story. Upbringing and societal conditioning generally train us to use inspiration for personal gain from a very young age. The …

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Sexual betrayal redefined

Today, I saw two young boys “shooting” each other. They had a machine gun each, made out of white plastic tubes, pieces of wood and duct tape. I wondered, do their parents also actively encourage them to freely play with their genitals, meanwhile wisely guiding them to not use their body for consolation? Parents don’t …

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The Cosmology of Islam

The Egyptian-Dutch author Nahed Salim is someone who criticises aspects of Islam and the Koran that no mere human is supposed to touch. In her book “The Prophet’s Wives”, she calls for a fresh interpretation of the holy scripture, in order to fully incorporate contemporary realities. Certain verses of the Koran are no longer regarded …

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On behalf of the cow

A holocaust is taking place in your backyard. I’m not exaggerating, scaremongering, being melodramatic or “green”. And I’m not being disrespectful. Prior to writing this article, I didn’t know that my idea of cows milk was very naive and largely based on pure propaganda, fed to me from the day I was born in the …

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Suppressed facts about antidepressants in Aotearoa and the world

The irresponsible prescription and use of antidepressant medication is one of the great tragedies of humankind unfolding before our eyes, internationally and in Aotearoa. For years now, scientists specialised in psycho-pharmacy yell out that most of these chemicals don’t work, and are often dangerous. The status and commercial success of antidepressants is based on inadequate …