Monthly Archives: November 2011

BC Ruling on Polygamy: Implications for Polyamory

image from free-desktop-backgrounds.net Today, after months of hearings and deliberation, a BC judge ruled that the Canadian federal law making “polygamous union” a criminal offence in Canada was needed and defensible notwithstanding the fact that it does violate freedom of … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: November 19, 2011

Cartoon by Mark Hurwitt Quite often people ask me how I can live with a personal belief system that is so seemingly pessimistic and hope-less: I believe that our civilization will inevitably collapse, in stages, over the course of this … Continue reading

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Coping With Triggers

There are, it would seem, nearly as many approaches and therapies for dealing with triggers — events and actions that provoke negative emotions in us — as there are potential believers in them. Although I try to be open-minded about … Continue reading

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The Occupy Movement: Don’t Tell Us What To Do

Everyone, it seems, has advice on what the Occupy movement should do next, in the face of winter, dwindling and hostile press coverage, flagging public support, volunteer burnout, and police raids and brutality. We’re all armchair strategists at heart. The … Continue reading

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Who ‘We’ Are, Part Three: Our Behaviours Drive Our Beliefs

A quick re-cap of the hypothesis I laid out in parts one and two of Who ‘We’ Are: The cells and organs of our bodies evolved our brains as a feature-detection, protection and mobility management device for their purposes. Our … Continue reading

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Who ‘We’ Are, Part Two: Ego: Our Debilitating Self-Deception

I should have realized that my recent post on Who ‘We’ Are would get me embroiled in a discussion on ‘free will’. So here’s Part Two of this existential rant, to hopefully explore and clear up some of the comments … Continue reading

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The Metamovement’s Message: “We’re Not Buying It Any More”

The Metamovement (the umbrella term for the Occupy Movement, the Indignant Movement, the Arab Spring Movements and other anti-capitalist and pro-true-democracy movements around the world) has succeeded in drawing attention of many citizens to the fact that the actions of … Continue reading

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Who ‘We’ Are: An Existential Analysis

If there is a consensus in the responses I have received to my recent posts about being unhappy and ‘un-present‘, I think it would be: I should be grateful (and ‘get over myself’) I should stop thinking so much and … Continue reading

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