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The media’s new toy

by Travis Vandermeer Travis is a school teacher in Australia and has a naturally integral way of thinking; not only is he able to see the wood for the trees he can also utilize complex systems theory to give fresh insight and perspective on what's happening. Just like his favourite rock band: TOOL, he thinks it...
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Islam: what are we to do?

We are living in a culture of tolerance and freedom in the West. We allow others to migrate to our countries and they often bring with them a clash of laws and values to our own. As we are preaching tolerance and ratifying this with racial vilification laws we are getting to the point where...
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Carbon Tax Debacle

This is not my usual topic on this site - but hey, let's not limit or restrict ourselves. This is a warning post to all Australians and in fact all people living in Western nations in the world. Our government is currently debating how a carbon tax will be taken from us, The People. I insist...
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The ease of cynicism

Generally speaking, we in the West have it so easy these days. Yet people complain a lot, become bitter and cynical. It is easy to become cynical when we forget how good things really are. This is an age where people are safer, healthier, happier and more educated than we have ever been before. We...
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The pain body surfaces

  Here is a selection of Bible verse, for Christians lay and active, committed and confused, and for the rest of us who are neither here nor there. This, regardless, is for times of tremendous calamity, when the pain body surfaces and all other lights go dim - (Isaiah 5:24). It is powerful and truthful, comforting...
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The Wise Wildman

Men are losing sense of themselves at an alarming rate. In many ways we have lost our innate power and we live in fear. We don't know what a man is supposed to be or do or know. Gender and sexual identity confusion is endemic. Most of us have heard of 'identity crisis', and this...
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Despair: the ultimate luxury

Who would have thought that a psychologist working with human suffering every day, would call despair a 'luxury'. And yet I do. Giving into despair is all about taking the path of least resistance; not having to try any more. What is easiest is to despair, and die, to 'give up'. It requires an absence...
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