Category Archives: Musings & personal opinions

MORE INFLUENTIAL BOOKS

A fun little continuation of Influential Books.

Please note that many books have 2 ISBNs, a 10-digit and a 13-digit, which may be and often are completely different. Be aware that I have taken the 13-digit version and taken off the first 3 digits (978). In a few cases when I couldn’t find the ISBN I’ve listed the ASIN, which contain letters as well as numbers.

Listed in no particular order:  Continue reading MORE INFLUENTIAL BOOKS

In the name of God/s, part 12: Vodun

  • Founder/s: unknown (generally believed to be the Fon ethnic group in west Africa)
  • Approximate age: estimated to be between 6,000 & 10,000 years (original African form), 300-400 years (modern Americanised forms)
  • Place of origin: west Africa definitely – generally believed to be Benin, but later “recreated” in Haiti and spread to other parts of the Caribbean & mainland Americas
  • Holy book/s: n/a?
  • Original language of holy book/s: n/a?
  • Demonym of adherents: Vodouists/ Vodouisants/ Servants of the Spirits
  • Approximate number of current global adherents: 80,000,000
  • Place of worship name/s: n/a???

Continue reading In the name of God/s, part 12: Vodun

Islām & Illustrious “Arab” Ancestry™

One thing that’s becoming more prominent to me since leaving Islām is just how Arabocentric it is. As a muslim I’d been made to believe Islām was a universalist religion that gave no priority to any cultural/ ethnic/ national background over any other, and that Allah chose Muhammad to be his final prophet for the world because Continue reading Islām & Illustrious “Arab” Ancestry™

Don’t tell me you haven’t heard about it…

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WARNING: SPOILER ALERT!!!

Last Saturday night (17/2/2018) I and some friends went to watch the new Black Panther movie. Admittedly I’d had some reservations, primarily because Continue reading Don’t tell me you haven’t heard about it…

The weakness of strength

This will be effectively a Philosophical/ Theological Musings Part 7, and probably my most counterintuitive post ever.

Recently I was contemplating (as you can tell I often do) what strength is and what it’s done for me. All my life I’ve highly valued strength, the ability to persevere and survive hardship, and especially physical strength which I’ve heavily relied on to get me through.

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For most of my childhood I’ve also believed that emotions are weaknesses. Since my teens I’ve been training myself to ease up on that, to the point that I can distinguish positive from negative ones and can have some degree of knowledge of what makes me happy and sane.

However, Continue reading The weakness of strength