Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Book Notes: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu: What About Justice?

  I read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu, and it is one of the most amazing books I have read. I greatly recommend it, whatever your religious beliefs. Desmond Tutu, arch-bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, fought against the apartheid, and …

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Paleo / Primal Quiche with Bacon Crust

    Earlier this week I made a paleo/primal quiche with a delicious, crispy bacon crunch. This recipe is very simple, low carb and high on protein and good fats. Ingredients 4 eggs 250g of bacon (16 slices, ½ pound) 2 onions 5-6 plum tomatoes 1dl cream (0.42 cup) 100g of shredded cheese (3.5oz), I …

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Link Love (28/07/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “The Afghan government has condemned the Taliban public execution of a young woman accused of adultery after harrowing mobile phone footage of her death emerged.” 22-year-old accused of adultery executed in Afghanistan – Telegraph, Afghan Authorities Launch Probe Into Woman’s Public Exection – RFERL & Afghan women protest for rights after public execution – Reuters Australia: “In …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

This week I’ve been reading Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, an absolutely amazing book, which everyone should be acquired to read. The book deals with the issue of self-justification, and the role it plays in all of our …

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Link Love (24/07/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “A 30-year-old woman and two of her children were beheaded overnight in Afghanistan’s east, police said, in what appeared to be the latest in a rapidly growing trend of so-called honour killings.” Woman, children beheaded in Afghan honour killing – Reuters & “For many women in Afghanistan committing a ‘moral crime’ is …

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Book Notes: God Is Not a Christian by Desmond Tutu: God Is Clearly Not A Christian

I read God Is Not a Christian: And Other Provocations by Desmond Tutu, and it is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. I greatly recommend it, whatever your religious beliefs. Desmond Tutu, arch-bishop of the Anglican Church in South Africa has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, fought against the apartheid, and …

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Primal/Paleo Pear Pie

  This is a recipe I came up with half a year ago, for a primal/paleo pear pie. The recipe is more primal than paleo, but you can make it strictly paleo by substituting butter for coconut oil and sour cream (or whipped cream) for coconut cream. Ingredients: Crust: 2dl almonds (0.85 cup) 4 pitted …

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Link Love (21/07/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “But now, in what will hopefully prove to be a shift from their restrictive attitude towards female education, the Taliban has approved a British-funded scheme to give English and computer classes to Afghan girls.” Taliban OKs Girls’ Classes: Glimmer of Hope for Afghanistan? – Care2 & “A mysterious wave of sickness has affected a …

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Fabulous Female: Paula Rego

This week’s Fabulous Female is Paula Rego, a Portuguese painter famous for her depictions of young girls and traditional fairy tales. She has acknowledged that Simone de Beauvoir‘s The Second Sex has influenced her a great deal. Rego has in her paintings dealt with such diverse topics as abortion, female genital mutilation, rape, desire, childbirth, dominating and …

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Writer’s Wednesday: God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

A few months ago I read God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, a book which mainly details the many atrocities done in the name of religion. I do not think this book will convince anyone who genuinely believes that God exists, that s/he does not. I don’t really think that’s the point …

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