Two kinds of humour

Broadly speaking, from the perspective of human rights, there are two kinds of humour or jokes: one that oppresses and one that liberates. The first kind of humour is oppressive because the jokes are made at the expense of others, especially the weak, vulnerable, discriminated, oppressed and downtrodden. Such humour might sometimes appear harmless, but…

Are all equal?

In the animal kingdom, one human perspective (possibly western colonialist) proposes that some animals occupy the higher echelons of society, and others the lower echelons. Predators are often elevated to the top of the food chain, and plankton and microbes are consigned to the bottom. Are all animals equal then? When we apply a hierarchical…

Remembering our heroes and heroines

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote that “The main thing we need to remember is that the past and the future are both in the present, and if we take hold of the present moment, then we also transform the past and the future.” Yes, I am coming to realise that when we take care of the…

The irony of megachurch pastors

The original context of Noam Chomsky’s quote was regarding the government and big corporations in Canada who wanted to proceed with fossil fuel developments at the expense of the environment and the indigenous people are the ones taking the lead in combating climate change. But the same can be said of megachurch pastors, who rank…

Thinking aloud – why there is a need to critique

The article “Why Sex May Be the Greatest Threat to Christianity” succinctly describes how mainstream Christianity has been repressive and oppressive to people regarding human sexuality because the Christian narrative feeds on guilt and the religion itself thrives on control. It is therefore liberating and important to not allow ourselves be subject to any kind…

What “spirituality” means for you

What makes you come alive? What satisfies you most deeply? What fills you up? What brings you joy? What centers you? What is a source of delight and pleasure for you? What areas, fields, or subjects are you interested in exploring? What makes you feel connected to yourself? What forms of self-expression are the most…

Nudism and spirituality (An excerpt)

“What is this freedom? It is being free of restrictive clothing, free from societal pressure of how we are to look, feel and behave and it is being free of shame of our bodies that we learned from our parents or that we were taught in some fear-based religion. It is being free of worrying…

Amos Yee’s response to death threat made by retarded isis member

Originally posted on amosyee:
Here is the death threat: https://www.reddit.com/r/anonimity/comments/3xb015/a_warning_to_amos_yee/ Amos Yee’s response: HAHAHAHA dumb muslim fuck, fucking idiot thinking you can cause fear to me. Apologise to islam and you? HAHAHAHA! I’d rather lick lee hsien loong’s shit. The highly ‘efficient’ singapore police aren’t even able to find me, much less you you muslim, paedophile-loving piece…