Angola and the ban on islam

Church in Andolu, Angola

Among critics of Muhammad’s teachings, occasional references pop up to Angola’s peculiar approach to those teachings. There was a worldwide outcry about this in late 2013. The African country was said to have not only banned Islamism but had already begun dismantling mosques. From both the Islamophile and Islamocritical camps (before 2016) I only found… Continue reading Angola and the ban on islam

The pope and the violent expansion of the muhammedan empires

Reconquista completed. Muhammedans expand in all other directions. 1480 as turning point.

The Catholic Church -certainly in Europe- does not have that much power anymore. It is also good that Catholics are called to account harshly for misconduct by servants of the Church, especially those of the twentieth century. It is good that wrong, sometimes very wrong positions of the Church are criticized. However, in terms of… Continue reading The pope and the violent expansion of the muhammedan empires

Elsevier: devoted to glorifying Islam

Screenshot: mocking science

Capitalism, or rather: free enterprise-based production, is among the (Western) achievements that are well worth defending. However, its blessings can only flourish under conditions, and it is certainly not the individual entrepreneurs themselves who defend those conditions. Certainly not the monstrously large corporations whose leadership has little or no affinity with the actual processes of… Continue reading Elsevier: devoted to glorifying Islam

Faith in gods: that Absolutely Inalienable Right

Above is the title of a section towards the end of the Postface in my yet to be published book ‘49:49‘ (subtitled: ‘The Emperor’s Old Rags ‘).Below you find the complete draft of that part of the book. ” It is crucial to keep in mind what ‘inalienable’ really means: this right cannot effectively be… Continue reading Faith in gods: that Absolutely Inalienable Right

Polanyi: ‘Personal knowledge’ a.k.a. integrity

Michael Polanyi, author of 'Personal Knowledge'

About a month ago, in an article about cultivating bananas (!), I announced writing this extraordinary and comprehensive book review. The book I now review here was written by the most brilliant man you possibly never heard of: Michael Polanyi.The book is called “Personal Knowledge“. From ‘atheist-materialist’ Galileo Circle in Budapest … First, something about… Continue reading Polanyi: ‘Personal knowledge’ a.k.a. integrity

The middle fingers of Jack Ruby and Dan Abrams

Trump Derangement Syndrome

(De Nederlands gesproken podcast is te beluisteren via Spotify) A book review of possibly the most idiot book I ever read all the way through. It took me some time to really let sink in that it was nothing more, nothing less than a very wierd and very elaborate hit piece about .. Donald Trump.… Continue reading The middle fingers of Jack Ruby and Dan Abrams