Kategorie Argief: Lewe en dood

Van die viering van die lewe, selfs in die dood — Hierdie kategorie bevat 'n paar van my meer persoonlike poste.

Ander Bekende Sameswerings

'N sameswering teorie bly 'n teorie en voer vir crackpots totdat dit wyd oop geblaas. Op daardie stadium, die crackpots geword bekroonde joernaliste en die leiers wat die nasionale helde oorweeg word sociopathic misdadigers. So is die wispelturigheid van die populêre mening, en so sal dit wees met die 9/11 sameswering wanneer dit wyd bekend (As dit nie altyd) dat dit 'n sameswering.

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God — A Personal Story

I want to wrap up this series on atheism with a personal story about the point in time where I started diverging from the concept of God. I was very young then, about five years old. I had lost a pencil. It had just slipped out of my schoolbag, which was nothing more than a plastic basket with open weaves and a handle. When I realized that I had lost the pencil, I was quite upset. I think I was worried that I would get a scolding for my carelessness. Jy sien, my family wasn’t rich. We were slightly better off than the households in our neighborhood, but quite poor by any global standards. The new pencil was, my, a prized possession.

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9/11 Debunkers

Persoonlik, one of the main reasons I started taking the conspiracy theories about 9/11 seriously is the ardor and certainty of the so-called debunkers. They are so sure of their views and so ready with their explanations that they seem rehearsed, coached or even incentivized. Looking at the fire-induced, symmetric, and free-fall collapse of WTC7, how can anyone with any level of scientific background be so certain? The best a debunker could say would be something like, “Ja, the free-fall and the symmetry aspects of the collapse do look quite strange. But the official explanation seems plausible. Ten minste, it is more plausible than a wild conspiracy by the government to kill 3000 of our own citizens.” But that is not at all the way they put it. They laugh at the conspiracy theories, make emotional statements about the technical claims, and ignore the questions that they cannot explain away. They toe the official line even when it is clearly unscientific. They try to attack the credibility of the conspiracy camp despite the obvious fact that it has the support of many seasoned professionals, like architects, physics teachers, structural engineers and university professors.

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9/11 – Motives for Mass Murder

In the first post in this series, we saw that 7 World Trade Center building was the smoking gun of a possible conspiracy behind the 9/11 attack. The manner in which it collapsed and the way the collapse was investigated are strong indications of a conspiracy and a cover up. Egter, when I first heard of the conspiracy theory in any serious form, the first question I asked myself was why – what possible motive could any person or organization have to commit mass murder at this scale? I honestly couldn’t see any, and as long as you don’t see one, you cannot take these conspiracy theories seriously. Natuurlik, if you buy the official story that the conspiracy actually originated in Afghanistan among terrorist monsters, you don’t need to look for any rational motives.

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9/11 Conspiracy

Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others. I am one of them. But even to me, die 9/11 conspiracy theories sounded ludicrous at first. I couldn’t see any possible motivation for anyone to go and murder 3000 mense, nor any possible way of getting away with it. But there were things that could not be explained in the way the buildings came down, especially the World Trade Center Building 7, WTC7. So I went through as much of the conspiracy literature, and their debunking as I could. After a month or so of casual research, I have to say that a conspiracy is plausible, and even likely. I thought I would share my thoughts here, with apologies to anyone who might find this line of thinking offensive.

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Lee Kuan Yew

My pa het my eenkeer vertel 'n staaltjie oor SM Lee Kuan Yew. My pa het geen direkte verband met Singapoer, maar het 'n vriend van sy werk as 'n koerant verslaggewer hier in die sewentigerjare. Hierdie vriend, Majeed, was 'n klein-time verslaggewer, glad nie bekend is in enige manier. Hy het gebeur om te wees op 'n perskonferensie wat deur mnr. Lee Kuan Yew keer. Majeed gevra Mnr. Lee 'n vraag, wat op daardie oomblik het afgelei deur 'n ander verslaggewer iets anders vra. Mnr. Lee sy hand te Majeed en gesê, “Ek sal met jou wees in 'n minuut, Majeed” en voortgegaan om die ander vraag aan akker. Dit kan gelyk het soos 'n alledaags ruil vir enigiemand, maar om te Majeed, dit was 'n verstommende openbaring.

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Ry in Indië

Ek het die plesier van ry in baie dele van die wêreld. Om redelik oplettend en met 'n neiging om te teoretiseer oor alles, Ek het gekom om 'n algemene teorie oor die bestuur gewoontes asook vorm.

Jy sien, elke plek het 'n stel van die bestuur van norme, 'n taal of 'n dialek van die ry, as jy wil. In Marseille, Frankryk, byvoorbeeld, As jy oorskakel op jou beurt sein op 'n multilane straat, mense sal onmiddellik laat in. Dit is nie, want hulle is beleefd en bedagsaam bestuurders (Inteendeel, in die feit dat), maar 'n draai sein dui die bestuurders’ voorneme bane te verander, nie 'n versoek om hulle te laat. Hulle is nie op soek na toestemming; hulle bloot om jou te laat weet. Jy beter laat hulle in, tensy jy wil 'n botsing. In Genève (Switserland), Aan die ander kant, die draai sein is regtig 'n versoek, wat gewoonlik ontken.

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Dood en Rou

Sommige onlangse gebeure het my gevra om dit te heroorweeg ongemaklik onderwerp — Daarom treur ons wanneer iemand sterf?

Die meeste godsdienste vertel ons dat die vertrek, As hulle goed was in die lewe, beland in 'n beter plek. So hartseer nie sin maak nie. As die vertrek was sleg, sou ons nie op enige manier treur.

Selfs as jy nie godsdienstig, en nie in 'n ewige siel nie glo nie, dood kan nie 'n slegte ding vir die dood, want hulle voel niks, omdat hulle nie bestaan ​​nie, wat is die definisie van dood.

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