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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for June 2013

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE SEARCH ENGINE

June 28, 2013

The Edward Snowden affair brings electronic spying into the limelight. The whistleblower has put Government Communications HQ, in the UK, and their friends in the USA into the news. The privacy of ordinary citizens exists no longer. All our e-mail messsages and mobile phone conversations and Tweets and Facebook posts and Blogs have an electronic record somewhere. We […]

UP-DATING THE GOD CONCEPT

June 21, 2013

I did two posts recently called After Gay Marriage and More About What’s Out There. Both left loose ends. The GM thing started by seeking for the sociological purpose of religion and postulating that it was originally an attempt to make the tribe do the things that were good for it by establishing rules and […]

AFTER GAY MARRIAGE?

June 9, 2013

I  posted recently about religion and the gay marriage thing. My starting point was that the sociological purpose of religion is to make the tribe do the things that are good for it. That is to say, the wise men of the tribe figure out a policy and endue it with divine authority so that […]

MORE ABOUT “WHAT’S OUT THERE”.

June 4, 2013

The quest interests me seriously. My second reading of SHAMANISM brings out ideas that I missed first time round, and some of them are echoed in other sources. One significant point is that the shaman goes to great lengths to separate himself from ‘normal’ reality in order to perceive and enter an alternative reality: one […]