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Since 2011 increases in life expectancy have slowed after decades of steady improvement

After World War II, we gradually saw an improvement in living conditions in Western Europe, Canada and the United States. After 1970, a large increase in elders made us hope that we could live longer.

When we were little, someone of 60 years was an old “bomma” or “bompa”. Many of us have been past that age for a while and are still seen as young, youthful men or women. Many 60 and 70 year olds are still very active in many areas.

In any case, it will not be easy for the younger generation to achieve a better quality of life than what the current 70 and 80-year-olds could enjoy.

The 20 to 40-year-olds already have to work with two, to keep their standard of living reasonable. For the twenties, it is no longer so easy to build a good standard of living. With two full-time workers, they have become modern slaves. That will certainly have consequences on their age pattern.

Life expectancy or the estimate of the average number of additional years that a person of a given age can expect to live is a hypothetical measure, assuming that the age-specific death rates for the year in question will apply throughout the lifetime of individuals born in that year.

Between 2018 and 2020 average life expectancy at birth in the UK was 79 years for men and 82.9 years for women, according to the ONS. However, since 2011 increases in life expectancy have slowed after decades of steady improvement, prompting much debate about the causes. And there is a fear that, while we are living longer, we’re not necessarily living better – spending many years in poor health, unnecessarily.

And yet, science, and some so-called superagers, are showing us that ageing is not as inevitable as we think.

Experts say the ageing process shouldn’t create big problems until your late 90s; here’s how to keep your body young

Read more about it:

The nine rules to follow if you want to live to 100

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The Importance of Self-Care in Today’s Busy World


To remember

  • today’s fast-paced world = easy to get caught up in hustle & bustle of everyday life.
  • constant demands from work, family, + social obligations = no wonder people often neglect their own self-care.
  • self-care  = practice of taking deliberate actions to promote physical, mental, + emotional well-being
  • = essential for overall health & well-being
  • Self-care => reduce stress + prevent burnout + improve our overall quality of life



Doing more


Also of interest

  1. When You Wonder If Anyone Cares
  2. 30 things to start doing for yourself – #6 is vital.
  3. No time like the present
  4. The Order of Time – by Carlo Rovelli
  5. Shortness of time
  6. The express train of the speeding time
  7. Work and career a major focus of young adulthood
  8. Spend time creating new blogs
  9. Extra Time
  10. If Today Was Your Last Day On Earth?



  1. Self-Care on a Budget
  2. Putting Yourself First: Overcoming People-Pleasing Tendencies
  3. diary of a lost 21 year old
  4. Spirituality and Acceptance: The Key to Finding Inner Peace
  5. One Task At A Time
  6. Seagull yoga and always wanting to be somewhere else
  7. #ThinkPositive2023: Mar 27
  8. Stop Cribbing, Start Living: How to Shift Your Mindset and Find Joy in Everyday Life
  9. The Art of Slowing Down: Why is it so challenging?
  10. Qi Gong
  11. Christine tricks herself into more mobility exercises
  12. Natural Health. Bristol April 8th
  13. Sibling Bonding
  14. The Future is Bright
  15. To-Do Lists
  16. I’ll do it later
  17. The Importance of Self-Care in Today’s Busy World
  18. Healing
  19. Ways To Shift From I Can’t To I Can
  20. Be Your Own #1

Raising Me

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With constant demands from work, family, and social obligations, it’s no wonder that people often neglect their own self-care. However, taking care of oneself is crucial for overall health and well-being. In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of self-care and offer tips for incorporating it into your daily routine.

What is Self-Care?

Self-care is the practice of taking deliberate actions to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It involves making choices that prioritize your own health and happiness. Self-care can take many forms, including exercise, healthy eating, sleep, relaxation, and socializing with loved ones.

Why is Self-Care Important?

Self-care is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it helps to reduce stress and prevent burnout. When we neglect our own needs, we become more vulnerable to the effects…

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Doing more

Much too often people forget the importance of self-care.

All too often, people spend a lot of energy on the work they have to do to earn a living. In most cases, they even go so far as to sacrifice themselves. And then things can’t help but go wrong. With the visible results in our current society where we encounter so many people with burnouts and end up in sick care.

As cited, we may assume that we can rebound a ball and by taking good care of ourselves we can also take care of those around us.


To remember

  • practising self-care = essential for maintaining physical, mental + emotional health



Creating Community and Togetherness

To nurture your relationships

That Tiny Eyes Girl


Also of interest

  1. When You Wonder If Anyone Cares
  2. 30 things to start doing for yourself – #6 is vital.
  3. No time like the present
  4. The Order of Time – by Carlo Rovelli
  5. Shortness of time
  6. The express train of the speeding time
  7. Work and career a major focus of young adulthood
  8. Spend time creating new blogs
  9. Extra Time
  10. If Today Was Your Last Day On Earth?



  1. Self-Care on a Budget
  2. Putting Yourself First: Overcoming People-Pleasing Tendencies
  3. diary of a lost 21 year old
  4. Spirituality and Acceptance: The Key to Finding Inner Peace
  5. One Task At A Time
  6. Seagull yoga and always wanting to be somewhere else
  7. #ThinkPositive2023: Mar 27
  8. Stop Cribbing, Start Living: How to Shift Your Mindset and Find Joy in Everyday Life
  9. The Art of Slowing Down: Why is it so challenging?
  10. Qi Gong
  11. Christine tricks herself into more mobility exercises
  12. Natural Health. Bristol April 8th
  13. Sibling Bonding
  14. The Future is Bright
  15. The Importance of Maternal Mental Health
  16. To-Do Lists
  17. I’ll do it later
  18. The Importance of Self-Care in Today’s Busy World
  19. Healing
  20. Ways To Shift From I Can’t To I Can
  21. Be Your Own #1

My blog full of dreams and thoughts

What do you wish you could do more every day?

Taking time for myself and practicing self-care is essential for maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. It allows me to recharge and refocus, reducing stress levels and improving my overall well-being. Practicing self-care can take many forms, such as exercise, meditation, spending time in nature, or indulging in my favorite hobbies. By prioritizing self-care, I care for those around me.

#self-care #be you

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There’s more to life than work

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Daddy Matt

Leaving Oz

Daddy Matt

Going there for the last time,
To Chapel Hill,
It is smaller now than then,
And though I didn’t go in
I saw it as it was
Large and lively
My grandfather,
Daddy Matt,
At the kitchen table
Playing cards, telling stories
Children laughing
And the smell of Granny cooking
Southern Fried Chicken and rice
So nice,
So long, long ago

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Some Conversations Just NEED To Happen

A lot of people have preconceived ideas regarding races and cultures, which more than once cause misunderstandings.

The absurdity in today’s “Woke” culture is that people prefer to exclude certain words and terms and replace them with other words that in turn could be misunderstood in the past, or cause problems in the future.

In Belgium, for example, one can no longer speak of a “negro” or a “black” person, but one has to say now a “white” person when talking about a “Blanke” (someone of the white race) or Caucasian type person (or relating to a racial group having light-coloured skin), who is therefore not white at all and to whom there may not be “black people” opposed to them (?!?). So why is a “White” not racist while “Black” would be racist?

Same for “fat” and “thick” (or in Dutch “dik“)where the English publisher of Roald Dahl’s books has now printed “enormous” (very great in size, extremely large in size or amount, extent) or in Dutch “enorm” (very big, gigantic, huge), while we do imagine something very different with an enormous building or enormous creature than with a shapely or plump person. The chosen word “enormous” or “enorm” is far worse and far more offensive than “fat” or “vol slank”, “full slim” we would say.

Already having some years in this world, we had to change the use of words more than once. Every time they found another word because the one in use had become “offensive”.

In this day and age it is going absurdly far, how some words are abandoned, like we may not say any more Eskimo, igloo, cabane or hut, etc.

Racism is the wrong view of things and people with misjudged word choices.


To remember

  • There are always subjects that people feel aren’t proper or sensitive issues that may cause a war of words or some form of conflict
  • one race may feel that whatever they say = offensive to the person of another race.
  • unspoken/unwritten rule


Find also to read:

  1. Word banning
  2. Absurdity of present “woke” rage: The rewriting of Dahl
  3. Why censoring Roald Dahl is a dangerous step
  4. What about irreverence and sharp-edged spirit of the original text
  5. New term names at London School of Economics
  6. Not liked or Hated Questions
  7. How far does this “Woke” world wants to go
  8. Wokeness wars
  9. Why Woke? When Will it Wander Away?

The Sapphire Scripts

Sept. 4 Why do you think it is so difficult for people to talk about race?


There are always subjects that people feel aren’t proper or sensitive issues that may cause a war of words or some form of conflict. Some examples are politics, battles of the sexes, and the ultimate, race. Race has been a topic (without being a topic) for a very long time. It has stood the test of time with some changes happening but different races have a hard time facing this conversation.

I think that people have a hard time talking about race because one race may feel that whatever they say may be offensive to the person of another race. Not being sure of the reaction, people tend to avoid those conversations even when a national issue has been brought to people’s attention like a slap in the face.

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Dig a Little Deeper

Before we know it, we are so much further along in life, married and our children out of the house, while we may have changed so much, yet some have remained the same, looking back on those many years that have flown by so much.

Roth Poetry

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When the honeymoon is over, and things have settled down

And the exhale that follows leaves you fully unwound

Dig a little deeper… create another round.


She’s pregnant with one and then there are two

And there’s no sleep at night and more work to do

Dig a little deeper… do your share too.


There are diapers to change and babies to feed

No time for you, life spins at warp speed

Dig a little deeper… let her know she’s the one you need.


When the kids have grown, and activities never stop

Enjoy those moments, help them come out on top

Dig a little deeper… cheer them on, enjoy their shouts.


When the empty nest is now your own

And all of your sweet children have long since flown

Dig a little deeper… as life moves on.


Time to rediscover who you are now

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2023 Celebrate Women’s History, International Women’s Month and International Women’s Day

In terms of women’s rights, there is still a lot of change to come in this world. The rich industrial countries are not exempt from the injustice and inequality that still takes place between men and women.

Next Wednesday, on the 8th of March we have our eye especially on women to honour the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements they made and to raise awareness about the challenges they face.

Such day having the focus on women provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and to renew our commitment to empowering women and girls around the world.

In some countries, such as the United States of America, we even notice a contrary trend, where certain fundamentalist so-called Christians, reduce the woman to an overly obedient docile housewife who has nothing to say or say, but must follow her husband in everything.

Many churches, too, do not go free and have cooperated for years in excluding certain people, be it because of their colour or race, their culture or gender.

Join us in celebrating Women’s History with the theme ‘Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.’ From print to the stage to the screen,  Encyclopaedia Britannica is spotlighting women who have made an impact in all forms of storytelling.

Learn about their achievements, engage with interactive media, and be inspired through articles, timelines, lesson plans, and more.



Celebrating Women in Film  Television  Literature Journalism Visual Arts Music Theatre

From social media influencers to activists, these modern-day heroes have already made their mark on history. Easily explore curated collections of Britannica School articles and multimedia featuring the following and many more.

Information sourced from Britannica School.

Reese Witherspoon


Amanda Gorman

Poet and Activist


Singer and Songwriter

Mindy Kaling

Actress, Comedian, and Writer

Malala Yousafzai


Annie Leibovitz



Find to read:

  1. Exceptionalism and Restricting Laws
  2. A new decade, To open the eyes to get a right viewMilestones for women orderedSolving the pay equity problem: Not that easyWomen, conservative evangelicals and their counter-offensivePoverty and conservative role patterns2014 Human Rights2015 In the Picture2015 Human rightsGender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agendaA busy 2017 #2 From hero to zeroAcademic intolerance for dissenting views is reaching new highsInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – with orange for a brighter futureInternational Women’s Day 2019
  3. Women’s History Month March 2023
  4. Controversial burkini issue in France not finished yet
  5. African misery and women inequality
  6. Synod of Bishops concerning minors
  7. Baptised sister not of higher status before God then an unbaptised young male?
  8. American social perception, classes and fear mongering
  9. Connection between women and environmental sustainability


  1. Need to reject an archaic, racist inspired interpretation of the Bible and animosity against other believers
  2. The Concept of Gender Neutrality and You
  3. Somali women in the Somali society
  4. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  5. International Women’s Day: Celebrating ordinary women who play extraordinary roles!
  6. On Strike
  7. How To Spend the Women’s Strike & International Women’s Day



  1. Dictionary Women — and Men
  2. Who we are
  3. Dear White Christian Leaders, Don’t Do It.
  4. a proper response to privelege and inequality?
  5. On The Writing of Fairy Tales in the Real World
  6. Modern Women: A Partial History #WHM23 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM
  7. Empower the Future Women of America
  8. Dr. Shirley Jackson
  9. Shirley Chisholm – M.L. Childs Favorite Quote of the Month
  10. Women’s History Month 2023 Book List | Novelstorian Recommendations
  11. Women’s History Month off to a cringe-y start
  12. Breaking Barriers and Honoring Women’s History Month
  13. Unplugging for the Sisterhood: Why Women Need the National Day of Unplugging
  14. Hi There, As A Black Woman, I Belong Here!
  15. Mary Kenner
  16. Spotlight: Angela Bassett
  17. A new platform: female MPs and the quest for equal citizenship, by Abbie Tibbott
  18. 5 Women Who Changed the Game
  19. International Women’s Day 2023: Check Theme, History, Significance Here
  20. Women’s Day 2023: Surprise that special female in your life, visit these hill stations
  21. Celebrating Women’s Day: Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Women
  22. Why Do We Celebrate Women’s Day on March 8? A Brief History of International Women’s Day
  23. Celebrating Women of Northfleet – International Women’s Day
  24. Gloria Estefan Lainey Wilson Lead iHeart Women’s Day Celebration
  25. Mary Robinson
  26. Inspirational Quotes Every Woman Should Read
  27. 8 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day and Promote Gender Equality
  28. #BabyChakraWomenRising: 21 Inspirational Women Who Are Breaking Barriers And Driving Positive Change In Society
  29. Solh Talks : Season 1 | Leading Ladies | Solh Wellness
  30. International women’s day: Women in Wine
  31. Celebrate International Women’s Day – A Tribute to Strong Women Everywhere
  32. Title: Empowering Women: The Key to a Better World
  33. ‘Focus on what’s strong and what’s wrong’ this International Women’s Day
  34. Celebrating Women’s Health And Well-Being
  35. International Women’s Day 2023: Unique ways to celebrate this special day
  36. Here is how you can celebrate the women in your life, everyday!
  37. Celebrating Women
  38. Is it wrong for your mom or sister to lead prayers at home?
  39. Victoria’s testimony
  40. How Women Detox from Ministerial Significance
  41. Were women forbidden to speak in Corinth because they were prostitutes?
  42. Q&A: Women’s Roles, Head Coverings, When to Forgive, and more – Think Deeper
  43. A Heart To Serve
  44. Women’s Roles and Passover
  45. When gender inequality is good economics
  46. The Meaning and Origins of International Women’s Day on March 8th
  47. Introduction to Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women’s Contributions to WWII
  48. A woman in a man’s world


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Tones of love!



♡ Ļ Ơ Ɣ Ɛ ♡

♡ Love is a canvas furnished by Nature

and embroidered by imagination….♡

~ Voltaire ~

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Text source: “Soul Healing Mystics’ Light”

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… the taste of respect



“Once you figure out
what respect tastes like,
it tastes better than attention”

~ Pink

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Preachers belonging to the Whore of Babylon calling Judeo-Christians the anti-Christ

Preachers giving false ideas

On the net, we do find lots of people who claim to be Christian but belong to the Whore of Babylon, according to the Scriptures.

Fritz Berggren writes about the real Bride and a False Bride (the Great Whore).

Too many “Christians” — Judeo-Christians —have joined themselves to the wrong body.Like Eve, they are deceived. {The False Bride (the Great Whore)}

The writer of the site Christian Nations notices

This is the False Wife, the Whore of Babylon who believes she cannot be touched and falsely claims to be the Bride, the Chosen people,  when in fact she is the whore who sits on many waters (is in many nations) {The False Bride (the Great Whore)}

When we look around us, everywhere we can see and hear people who claim to be Christian, but who do not follow the teachings of Christ Jesus and do not worship the God of Jesus, but have made Jesus and other human beings in their gods.

For him

The False Wife is like those call call themselves Jews, but are not, and are rather of the synagogue of Satan. {The False Bride (the Great Whore)}

by which we do hope he sees those Christians who are not Jews but call themselves Messianic, though do not worship the God of the Messiah, nor God of the Jews, because those Messianics worship the Trinity. We have the impression Berggren does not see the difference between the Messianic Gentiles, Trinitarians who call themselves Messianics, Jews who call themselves Messianics, Jews for Jesus and Jeshuaists.

On the other hand, we do hope he does not have it about the Messianic Jews who do not adhere the false doctrine of the Trinity or does not point the finger to the Jeshuaist Jews, who are Jews who accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah.

Strangely he writes

the Great Whore of Babylon, the harlot, the antiChrist, those who murdered Jesus Christ

as if it were the Jews who killed the Jew, Jesus.

and those who persecute His Church, those who call themselves Jews (but lie) are all manifestations of their true father Satan, who was a liar and deceiver from the Beginning. {The False Bride (the Great Whore)}

Giving with that last bit the impression he really has it about the Jews who came to accept Jesus as their saviour. He seems to live in the same sort of groups which are indentified by the Bible messages as the Whore of Babylon, like the Roman Catholic Church.

We are also living in a time the Bible spoke about, when we would come to see a drying up of support for Christendom and/or Christianity, along with other religions, in our day.

“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” (Re 16:12 KJ21)

“And he saith unto me, “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples and multitudes, and nations and tongues.” (Re 17:15 KJ21)

The King of the North or Gog has started the invasion of Ukraine. But the Scriptures also foresaw that some would abandon false religion not merely because of dissatisfaction or disillusionment but because of a positive purpose. Them leaving the main churches let those who belong to the Whore being angrier. The of away church members makes those churches rise and go even more against those who worship the True God. The Bible prophetically urges:

“Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins.” (Revelation 18:4)

Getting out of “her” refers to the Biblical symbolic religious whore, “Babylon the Great,” which embraces all the religions of the world, including those of modern Christendom. The “my people” are sincere seekers of truth who leave Babylon the Great because they want to serve God in the way Jesus taught. Christendom has strayed so far from true Christianity that sincere people must get out in order to serve God acceptably.

Though in Fritz Berggren his introduction page the author of that blog seems to be an American who has everything against what smells like a social entourage, or the friendship and peace Christ taught. As such, he considers Marxism, socialism, social justice progressivism to be more than a faith. He writes

it is a hard core religion; it demands total, faith, submission and obedience. It is worse than wrong — it is evil. It dehumanizes those within it. {About}

clearly not seeing that the Nazarene Jesus was a communist avant la lettre.

We do not have any idea where he gets it from that

The Left has a faith. Part of their faith is to deny that it is a faith. They claim their thoughts are “scientific,” and based on “material” facts. But it is neither scientific nor materialist except when it is convenient for them. {About}

That saying betrays his conservative fundamentalist beliefs that give no room for the social attitudes Jesus observed. Politics are not a faith or religion. There might be political parties that demand total, faith, submission and obedience, but that is not so by Marxists or several leftish groups. That is why there is so much variety in Left Wing groups.

He does not explain why his argument would be right, when he consider such people and their believes

worse than wrong — it is evil. It dehumanizes those within it. {About}

That Marxists would dehumanise people is just the opposite what they do. For a Marxist has the person to come in the first place, and not the material, like we see happening so much by the Capitalists.

We notice that in the United States of America there are a lot of very conservative Christians who hate everything that brings something social to the foreground. They do not want to share anything with others. Unlike a Christian should be open to help others, they are not willing to pay for the sick and the poor. Christians who dare to ask to be more social, are then called ‘Communist’ and shunned, being seen as the anti-Christ or devil.

It looks like the writer of the above-mentioned blog wants to see bloodshed, instead, like any Christian should do, aiming for peace, and avoiding bloodshed. But he writes

Blood is primary. Without blood there is no present, past or future. There are no ancestors, no self, no progeny. {About}

For him, the left being against bloodshed and against killing people, even when they have murdered someone, makes him say

The goal of the Left is to destroy blood and faith so that (Marxist) religion alone becomes master and enslaver of all. {About}

which is strange, because most left people want nobody to be a slave of one another. The Communists and Marxists as well as the Socialists are continuously fighting against modern slavery. They are aiming for equality under all people, no matter what sort of culture, race, colour or sex. Fritz Berggren not seeing this, probably because he is so breath in the American Capitalist culture he is blind for reality and probably places himself before all others, calling on the so-called amendments and free rights, not willing to give freedom to others (like asylum seekers, handicapped etc.). The American healthcare system, and how Trumpists and American evangelists are against ObamaCare and other social measures, says it all

He wonders

Why do many Christian hide their name and face on social media? {Anonymity and the Christian}

The problem is there are many name-Christians, people who say they are Christian, but often do not believe in God or have Jesus as their god. It are people who prefer to walk after the flesh instead after the spirit. The majority who call themselves Christian are really not worthy partakers of the Body of Christ. It is mostly people who do not let themselves be guided by the Hand of God, nor by the Word of God, but stick to the human traditions of Church fathers and continued false teachings. They forget that the righteous man runs into the Tower of God and follows the Jewish master teacher Jeshua ben Josef, Jesus Christ from safe. It are people who might be thirsty but do not go to the Spring of living water.

The blog writer thinks

Nothing has changed in two thousand years, same tactics, same enemy, same self-righteous hypocrisy of the New Pharisees like the ADL — those who call themselves Jews but lie, and are of the synagogue of Satan. {Anonymity and the Christian}

ADL logo (2018) cropped.svgWe do not know if with ADL he means the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the international Jewish non-governmental organisation based in the United States specializing in civil rights law. They not being a religious organisation as such, but certainly no church. But here we can see why the writer is so much against that non-profit organisation, becaus they too try to take up one of those social teachings of Jesus.

The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens. {“Our Mission”. Anti-Defamation League. Archived from the original on October 30, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2019.}

He does not want to believe that many Christian claim to want genuine New Testament Christianity as revealed in the book of Acts. He thinks he does not live in a free country any more. He claims that he served his country, which according him is taking over by the church, the children of Satan, who are evil. In one of his podcasts he agrees that all those standard established American churches reduced the gospel of Jesus Christ to the scope of the anti-christ.

He wrongly says that

It was Jesus Christ who gave us the Ten Commandments, He is One with the Father and is the Creator. {Sunday: The Ten Commandments and Christian Nations}

Saying this he goes in against the sayings of God that there is only One God and taht Jesus is His beloved son. Telling people that Jesus gave the ten commandments whilst he himself does not keep to those commandments is making him an anti-Christ and an anti-God. He should know that

The Then Commandments are eternal; {Sunday: The Ten Commandments and Christian Nations}

and that they should also be the foundation of Christian Nations.

He, in one of his podcast, says that when one wsays to be a Christian, that means you have to swear leageons by the words of Jesus Christ. So why does he not keep to the words of Jesus Christ, we wonder, when he is so against Judeo Christians and Christians who do not wordhip like him that threeheaded god?

In that American PhD writer’s attack, we can very well notice how he wildly rants against those who do not adhere to the Trinity doctrine. As an anti-Christ, he goes wild, or rants, like a lion and wants others to believe that those true followers of Jesus are the evildoers in this world. According to him, they are devils when in reality they are children of God and follow the teachings of Jesus.

Let us be fully aware that there have been and still shall come many deceivers who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. They say God has come into the flesh, instead of believing that God provided His beloved son and accepted his ransom offer. The majority of churches we see today, as well as the church where that writer seems to belong to, do not keep to the doctrine of Christ, but prefer to keep to the human traditions and false teachings.

“7  For many deceivers have entered into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we may receive a full reward. 9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ hath both the Father and the Son. 10  If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed; 11 for he that biddeth him Godspeed is a partaker of his evil deeds.” (2Jo 1:7-11 KJ21)

Therefore let us be aware what others say about those who want to be in and with Christ. Coming closer to the endtimes we see how many raise their voice against the true followers of Christ. We should not be sad, but rejoice, because true Christianity is alive and flourishing all around the globe. All over the world we can find true followers of Jesus Christ, who worship the Only One true God.  In spite of their imperfections, those non-trinitarian Christians, Judeo Christians and Jeshuaists are following Christ’s teachings and practices.

In case you believe that Jesus is the son of God, the sent one from God, who came to liberate you from the chains of this world, let yourself not be captivated by those who are calling you an anti-Christ, because most of the time they are the ones who are the anti-Christ, or belong to an anti-Christ cult the ones warned for in the Scriptures.

You are not expected simply to accept that assertion. Why not examine the beliefs of those who really follow Christ, them being Brothers in Christ or Christadelphians or Jeshuaists, in the light of the Bible, and see for yourself. Learn from God’s Word the Christianity of Jesus’ apostles, as opposed to what Christendom’s churches have taught and practiced for centuries. This will, as the apostle Paul explained, bring you benefits for “the life now and that which is to come.”

“For bodily exercise profiteth little, but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1Ti 4:8 KJ21)



A vital question for believers

A Theology of Culture War Christianity

Culture War Christianity in American history

Hitler and Christianity: Some Trends in Interpretation

Looking at an American nightmare

About a fleshless diet

Submarine ‘treason’ shows Britain is vassal state of US, say fuming French

Knowing The Truth and Loving The Truth


Additional reading

  1. A famous individual by the name of Jesus of Nazareth
  2. Christian in Christendom or in Christianity
  3. How adversaries of God twist the word of the Bible and want to tell about heir Jesus
  4. Not able to see Jesus working wonders
  5. Act of Faith held on February 6, 1481
  6. Growing rift between observant parents and their children
  7. American Christianity no longer resembles its Founder
  8. Fundamentalism is fertile soil for gullibility and denial of scientific fact
  9. Christian fundamentalists feeding Into the Toxic Partisanship and driving countries into the Dark Ages… #1
  10. Christian fundamentalists feeding Into the Toxic Partisanship and driving countries into the Dark Ages… #2
  11. American fundamentalists win
  12. Building Babylon the Great
  13. Only six of ten commandments of God still important to British Christians
  14. How to Save the American Church
  15. Points to rescue America
  16. For in a single hour all this great wealth …
  17. Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)
  18. From nothingness to a growing group of followers of Jeshua 5 What’s in a name
  19. Contents of the Book of Revelation
  20. Jerusalem and a son’s kingdom
  21. This fighting world, Zionism and Israel #7
  22. From Jewish Christians to Gentiles and origin of Christianity
  23. Charles Taze Russell and what he started
  24. Evangelizing in the “Time of the End”
  25. Dark times looking like death is around the corner – but Light given to us
  26. Thought for today (January 17): Walking not after the flesh, but after the spirit
  27. Germinating small seeds, pebble-stones, small and mega churches and faith
  28. A new decade, To open the eyes to get a right view
  29. Calvin’s view on taking up the cross
  30. Relating to God is it possible
  31. How do people want to grow and come closer to the Real God
  32. Tri-union gods and Pagan, Christian, Muslim and Jewish views on the Creator God
  33. Trinitarians making their proof for existence of God look ridiculous #3
  34. From those preaching the Gospel and Baptism in Jesus name
  35. Difference between a Messianic Gentile, a Messianic Jew and a Christian
  36. Jews and Christians against Messianics and Jeshuaists
  37. Christadelphians or Messianic Christians or Messianic Jews
  38. Religious people and painful absence of spring of living water
  39. How should we worship God? #14 True worship
  40. Our openness to being approachable
  41. Disciple of Christ counting lives and friends dear to them
  42. Worthy partakers of the body of Christ
  43. Not trying to make the heathen live like Jews #1
  44. Not trying to make the heathen live like Jews #2
  45. Being a follower of the true Jesus or as a Christadelphian being a Jeshuaist
  46. Troubles testing your faith and giving you patience and good prospects
  47. After 2,000 UK Church Buildings Close, New Church Plants Get Creative
  48. Small churches of the few Christadelphians



  1. We Can Right This Sinking Ship
  2. The Fate of the Nation is Our Hands
  3. Favorite Color – Red or Blue?
  4. Joy Reid Now Thinks Floridians are “Far-Far-Far-Right”Wing
  5. Letter to the American Church – Chapter 14
  6. Some socialist wishes for the new year / by Zoltan Zigedy
  7. Welcome 2023 – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  8. Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!
  9. What Will It Take?
  10. Have We Forgotten What a World War Would Be Like?
  11. God is in your suffering…
  12. Religions Are Not Infallible
  13. Fireworks: Not religious; it’s a health issue.
  14. Chinese – Godless People?
  15. Healthcare in America: Income over Outcomes!
  16. The Monsters of American Capitalism | The Smirking Chimp
  17. Sad: Trump just favored American Capitalists over everyday Americans trying to scrape by
  18. American Health Care…… isn’t

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Teenage self advice

Dr. Share Guru

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Teenage self advice.

I can give some general advice that may be useful to a teenage self:

  1. Don’t be afraid to be yourself: It’s important to embrace your true self and not worry too much about what others think of you. You are unique, and that is something to be celebrated.
  2. Focus on your passions: Pursue your interests and passions, whether it’s music, art, science, or sports. You will find fulfillment in doing what you love, and it will help you discover your purpose in life.
  3. Take care of your mental health: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don’t hesitate to seek help if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue.
  4. Learn from your mistakes: Everyone makes mistakes, and that’s okay. What’s important is that you learn from them and use them as…

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Raging calm and being in silence!

Every time the sun rises we may be glad when we notice that we are still alife. (Though perhaps some of us would have loved to have died in their sleep.)

Each new day brings tasks for us and has new endeavours and challenges in store for us. Like it or not, we have to face and deal with what comes our way throughout the day.

Sometimes we would love to halt the rushing time. In our dreams, we perhaps can stop the clock or go back in the past, whilst at the same time we endeavour to look in our imaginable future.



Not all who sit quietly are in silence!

One broods over everyday trifles…the next meal, rents, school fees, employment, health issues, on and on!

Another wages a stiff inner battle trying to muffle base desires, lusts, greed; trying to rein in obsessive ego! The good old Cherokee would say there are two wolves fighting each other inside him/her!

Yet another raises pure thoughts to welcome the threads of light coming from On High; to embrace the impulses and promptings of luminous helpers always ready to guide, protect and support whoever truly Seeks!
Time stands still, peace and sublime joy descend and the deep (spirit) reaches out to the deep in complete silence!

Of a fact, not all who sit quietly are in silence; many sit quietly in raging calm!

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Take it

In life, it always comes down to going for what you wish to achieve and doing what you love to do.

to remember

  • If you are convinced that the step you are taking is what you really want, take it.


You spend your life working on yourself, thinking about how to improve, how to grow up, how to develop yourself professionally, how to support yourself and then how to support your family, how to buy a house, how to become a good person at how to take care of those you love and who love you. Then one day you realize that yours is only one life, one of a hundred million that you could have lived or chosen to live. And that we all desperately need to be the protagonists of our own films, with our suspense scenes, the scenes where it seems to us as if there are cameramen somewhere filming us, “come on, get the cameras out”. They have to be somewhere. And it's not like that. No because in reality, what we do is exactly what everyone does. We think we are right to do the…

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Take time, look around at the beauty of nature

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Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment, to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day.

~ Kent Nerburn

Take time, look around at the beauty of nature

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Neem de tijd, kijk rond in de schoonheid van de natuur

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All Children Deserve Far Better Than What This World Frequently Throws At Them

“The way a society functions is a reflection of the childrearing practices of that society. Today we reap what we have sown. Despite the well-documented critical nature of early life experiences, we dedicate few resources to this time of life. We do not educate our children about child development, parenting, or the impact of neglect and trauma on children.”

—Dr. Bruce D. Perry, Ph.D. & Dr. John Marcellus

“This is the most important job we have to do as humans and as citizens … If we offer classes in auto mechanics and civics, why not parenting? A lot of what happens to children that’s bad derives from ignorance … Parents go by folklore, or by what they’ve heard, or by their instincts, all of which can be very wrong.”

—Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“It’s only after children have been discovered to be severely battered that their parents are forced to take a childrearing course as a condition of regaining custody. That’s much like requiring no license or driver’s ed[ucation] to drive a car, then waiting until drivers injure or kill someone before demanding that they learn how to drive.”

—Myriam Miedzian, Ph.D.

All Children Deserve Far Better Than What This World Frequently Throws At Them

To remember:

  • The author of Childhood Disrupted says: “[Even] well-meaning and loving parents can unintentionally do harm to a child if they are not well informed about human development” (pg.24).
  • stress over having their parents angry at them for prolonged periods of time
  • the health of all children needs to be of real importance to everyone
  • along with the K-12 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity curriculum already taught (at least in Canadian public schools), cerebral diversity curriculum could also be implemented.
  • ASD people, including higher functioning autistics, are often deemed willfully ‘difficult’ and socially incongruent > y feel compelled to “camouflage” or “mask => disproportionately high rate of suicide among ASD people
  • a physically and mentally sound future should be every child’s fundamental right


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White versus black in a woke world

In our ridiculous world with its changing fashion and hypes, “Woke” has become the word for a new adverse attitude.

Everything seems to have become woke. We speak about a woke class, a woke capitalism, there is even spoken about a church of woke. You can’t imagine how crazier it gets.

In Dutch for example we may not speak any more of a “blank” person (a Caucasian) but has to say a “white person”, though it is not done anymore to speak about a “black person” when talking of a brown-coloured person.

It has taken me some time before I came to understand what people really meant with Woke, because that adjective derived from African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination“, deemed to be used for so what everything.  Inappropriately, that word woke was used by many people in their conversations, even when they talked about cows and calves. It seemed “cool” to use that word.

Protesters lying down over rail tracks with a "Black Lives Matter" banner

A Black Lives Matter die-in over rail tracks, protesting alleged police brutality in Saint Paul, Minnesota (September 20, 2015)

Though the phrase stay woke had already emerged in AAVE by the 1930s, in some contexts referring to an awareness of the social and political issues affecting African Americans it only recently after the international social movement, formed in the United States in 2013, Black Lives Matter movement, following the killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Pamela Turner and Rekia Boyd, among others. Very quickly the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter founds its way internationally on social media.

Up to 2020 the support for the Black Lives Matter movement had grown so much it had also created a social awareness, something had to change. Black Lives Matter also voiced support for various movements and causes beyond police brutality, including LGBTQ activism, feminism, immigration reform, and economic justice and by doing so a new movement arose, being a “Woke generation”.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines woke as ‘originally: well-informed, up-to-date. Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’.

Surely being alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice isn’t a bad thing? {‘Why’s it so wrong to be called woke?’}

Suddenly it no longer seemed appropriate to talk about men, women, homosexuals, bisexuals, sexless, and transgender people in a certain way. Asexuality being distinct from abstention from sexual activity and from celibacy, after all the pedo sex scandals there had come an “anti-paedophile activism” encompassing opposition to paedophiles, paedophile advocacy groups, child pornography, and child sexual abuse. But several people presenting too openly their sexual acts, like on Pride parades, all other people to have to accept their actions, otherwise to be labelled not only ‘conservative’ but even “anti-” when it was or is not so.

There have been incidents in which vigilantism intended to be against pedophiles has been mistakenly directed against the wrong person, including:

  • A mob confusing a pediatrician with a pedophile, due to the similarities between the words.[8]
  • An incident where a man was misidentified as a pedophile because he was wearing a neck brace similar to the one a sex offender was wearing when pictured in a newspaper.[9][10] {Wikipedia on Anti-pedophile activism}

In the same vein of misunderstanding and misinterpreting, the whole woke movement has arisen and has grown into something very annoying and discussion limiting something.

In the present time not allowed to say one can see a “community of igloos” or temporary winter homes or hunting-ground dwellings of Canadian and Greenland Inuit (Eskimos) (Illustration from Charles Francis Hall’s Arctic Researches and Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865)

In many museums in the world the curator started relabeling the historical objects and artworks, often making it they had to describe the object with several words instead of previously but now not accepted ‘one word’. As such people have become not allowed to use words like “hut” or “cabane” “or “shag” / “Shack”  you even may not say anymore “primitive dwelling” or “shanty” not allowed to say “roughly built, often ramshackle building”, “igloo“, “Eskimo“, etc.. In some museums, the labels by the works have become so full of words most visitors even do not take time any more to read them. (Proof that all that woke thing creates just the opposite and gives people even less insight into the world events and customs of many peoples. )

I do agree we may not speak about “savages” when there are those pictures of Africans who are depicted as “savages” or vicious or merciless, brutal, not domesticated or cultivated, wild people. But I think there is nothing wrong by saying those white people considered the coloured people they found in Africa, to be very wild and uneducated or regarded as primitive.

White people do have to live with the Atlantic slave trade which played an important role in spurring the Industrial Revolution in its early decades and helping to birth a new financial system. We can not ignore the shameful treatment of coloured people from that time regarded as illiterate areas.

Insofar as the trade encouraged the emergence of a new British commercial class that in turn lobbied for modernising reforms through Parliament, it may even have played a paradoxically pivotal role in the birth of modern democracy. We should never deny or downplay the dark side of Western history – nor the strangely double-edged story of Western freedom.

In concealing certain events and in not being allowed to mention them or not being allowed to use certain words, one misses the ball and is more likely not to achieve the intended goal of integration and respect.

The evil “whiteness” stuff is getting out of hand. Everywhere one looks there are excesses.
Take the decolonised university courses that seek to purge Dead White Men (the intellectual cousin of the Evil White Male) from the curriculum. Or the obsession with toppling statues of figures such as Cecil Rhodes. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

Where she refers to the constituent college of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, Oriel College that the majority wanted the statue to be removed and that the King Edward Street plaque should be removed. Previously in 2016, Oriel College had decided to keep the statue following a consultation, despite protests from campaigners.  Some of the university’s geography dons published a statement saying it is a “source of shame” for the city that the imperialist Cecil Rhodes was still “honoured” with a statue.

When Sherelle Jacobs attended a colourism workshop at her old university not long ago, mixed race women, including her, were prohibited from speaking on account of their “proximity to whiteness”. There you see but how that whole woke business has twisted the whole system and made many not think and act soberly anymore. Rightly she reamerks

Even worse is the trend towards barring white people from black spaces altogether. Two Canadian theatres have sparked an outcry by limiting performances to an “all black-identifying audience”. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

We should know that taking away historic statues, plaques, memorials or monuments is also going to take away the remembrances to those people and events, making the next generations not even thinking any more about what happened in the past.

Wiping out the past will not correct the things that have gone wrong. By hiding what really happened, one is also clearly not taking any blame but prefers to deliberately conceal what really happened. Which I think is a much more shameful attitude.

In Monroeville, a flyspeck of a town in Alabama, Jacobs recently saw an amateur performance of To Kill A Mockingbird in which local white men in the audience were invited on stage to be part of the jury.

It really worked: residents of this Deep South town, where African-Americans can still remember being forced to sit in a separate part of the cinema, pondering their history and how it made them feel without outside judgment or virtue signalling. Sadly, Monroeville is a rare case. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

she writes and adds

Banner at 2017 Climate March in Washington D.C.

It doesn’t help that some conservatives have reacted to all this with downright denialism. It cannot be right that, in some Deep South schools, pupils are being taught that the American Civil War had nothing to do with slavery. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

We have to be very careful by taking away statues and remembrance plates. There are enough people who would love to see the terms Holocaust denial and AIDS denialism to disappear so that the denial of the facts and the reality of the subject matters would not matter anymore. In the States of America we have a beautiful example of the dangers of the denialism that is going on in this “woke world”.

In 2020, cultural scientists Akane Kanai and Rosalind Gill described “woke capitalism” as the “dramatically intensifying” trend to include historically marginalized groups (currently primarily in terms of race, gender and religion) as mascots in advertisement with a message of empowerment to signal progressive values.

On the one hand, this creates an individualized and depoliticized idea of social justice, reducing it to an increase in self-confidence.

On the other hand, the omnipresent visibility in advertising can also amplify a backlash against the equality of precisely these minorities. These would become mascots not only of the companies using them, but of the unchallenged neoliberal economic system with its socially unjust order itself. For the economically weak, the equality of these minorities would thus become indispensable to the maintenance of this economic system; the minorities would be seen responsible for the losses of this system. {Kanai, A.; Gill, R. (October 28, 2020). “Woke? Affect, neoliberalism, marginalised identities and consumer culture”. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory & Politics. 102 (102): 10–27. doi:10.3898/NewF:102.01.2020. ISSN 0950-2378. S2CID 234623282.}

We must always make sure that everything is kept in perspective and that the institutions will make sure that everything is neatly laid out and will not conceal anything even if it ‘discriminates’ against a certain group. We will always have to strive to expose an open honesty.

In his new book Colonialism, Nigel Biggar points out that the British Empire did some good, establishing peace in warring societies, alleviating rural poverty and building infrastructure. Some routinely use facts such as these flippantly to claim that the Empire definitively did more good than bad. But, as Biggar himself observes, the positives and negatives are incommensurable: “How much racism is worth immunisation against disease?” {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

According to Jacobs it would be far more constructive if conservatives focused on challenging the toxic Evil White Male reading of history. She writes

For one thing, it distracts us from the truth of our past: namely, that it was driven not so much by a cabal of racist megalomaniacs but by inescapable ideas in which we are all still, to this day, complicit. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

Forever, certain groups of people will have to face their past. It does no good, on the contrary, to cover up the past by bringing up all kinds of newer concepts and naming things differently. By honestly stating what those ancestors were doing, future generations will be able to get a fair picture of what was done, which cannot be reversed anyway.

Every generation has flaws and in every demographic one can find people who do not want to face the truth of the times at the time when bad things are happening before their eyes. A great example of this are the young people today who all want the hottest phone but don’t want to think about how several children have been exploited for it.

How different are the hypocrisies of our ancestors from our own? {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

asks Jacobs, who does not see people smashing their smartphones in protest at the Congolese children who have died mining the rare cobalt that is crucial to powering their gadgets.

Fixating on a few Evil White Males is a convenient excuse not to face up to such things. {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

she writes.

And the Evil White Male view of history is feeding Western declinism. Some activists have taken to linking certain values or trends with empire and slavery in order to discredit them. People are, in turn, reluctant to challenge these spurious views for fear of being labelled a sympathiser with the Evil White Male of history – or even worse, compared to them.  {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

Jacobs asks us to

Consider also the post-modernist academics who denounce “objective, rational linear thinking” as Western-centric (as if the idea that words and language are fundamental expressions of an external reality can be simply waved away as a “white cultural trope”).

If societies attitudes’ to their past shape their future, then we should be concerned indeed. Unless the West can shake off some of this racialised self-loathing, its decline seems guaranteed.   {The West is doomed if it blames all its problems on Evil White Males}

It is much too easy to blame racism. With the killing of Tyre Nichols, lots of people shouted “racism”, not seeing that it where five “black” cops that went mad at one of their own folks. Those coloured police officers showed the world how American police is not trained enough and have a superior feeling, wanting to show their power over others, be they white or black persons. Too often we can hear the language of such officers, shouting words which should not be allowed to be said by people of the law. We also should recognise in what happened, how education but also social, institutional, and cultural systems play a significant role in shaping people their behaviour and how their formation and culture may contribute to negative outcomes.

Let us be aware

There are also many people who use ‘woke’ as a pejorative in an attempt to silence those who protest against bigotry. It’s often a word that racists, misogynists and others attempt to hide behind. Ed, Portsmouth {‘Why’s it so wrong to be called woke?’}

So using ‘woke’ as name-calling has become the default for the oafish who hate people daring to challenge their rather one-sided mindset. Unfortunately, ‘woke’ has become a blanket term that is used by those who don’t want to have their views challenged. Matthew, Birmingham {‘Why’s it so wrong to be called woke?’}


Interesting to read:

  1. The actual behaviour of big business continues to confound its stated wishes
  2. The Telegraph Frontpage for 2022 November 08
  3. The Telegraph for Monday 21 November 2022
  4. The Telegraph Frontpage for Friday 2022 November 25
  5. Green lending tops fossil fuel for first time
  6. Anglo-Saxon era church bringing the church into disrepute
  7. New term names at London School of Economics
  8. Not to tell people that God loves them
  9. Evil “whiteness” stuff is getting out of hand



  1. Martyr by cop
  2. ‘Why’s it so wrong to be called woke?’
  3. A breakfast restaurant called “Woke” opened in Conn
  4. Connecticut breakfast restaurant called Woke sparks political debate
  5. S3: E4 – Wokeback Mountain
  6. ‘You People’ Review: Everything Wrong with the Modern Comedy
  7. It Depends on What The Means
  8. 85 ”The Funeral of a Great Myth,” or Evolution and Hegelian Optimism
  9. European ‘Christian state’ faces criticism for banning woke lessons, immigration laws: ‘Will of the people’
  10. Blind logic, arrogant conclusions
  11. How Wokeism Works | Theo Von – YouTube
  12. The problem with Atiku is he thinks Buhari just woke up to get 12m votes because of ethnicity—Keyamo
  13. Freedom is …
  14. Woke culture threatens academic freedom in social sciences at the University of Amsterdam
  15. “Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom” – A New Documentary on Gender and Sexual Ideology Politics and Disney Going Woke & Broke
  16. Not Woke Up: Breakfast Cafe Name Sparks US Conservative Rage | Connecticut
  17. Go Woke, Go Broke: Paperchase Goes Into Administration
  18. Technological Innovations – Episode 1
  19. De omgekeerde wereld
  20. Wakker of Woke! Lezing door Simon van Groningen.
  21. ‘Wakker of Woke?’ Lezing voor Stichting Sense
  22. Wokeness is een groot probleem aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, mede omdat ervoor wordt weggekeken
  23. De zwarte gemeenschap zou excuses van Rutte voor slavernij niet moeten accepteren
  24. Biologische studies naar gender laten minder maakbaarheid zien dan de progressieve pers graag zou willen
  25. Hoe links mij tot zondebok maakte als klokkenluider van woke extremisme


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Have the courage to face the light of your own Being.

Our time on earth is very limited. Before we actually realise it, we and our children have grown up and had to let so many things pass us by.

How many times have we let ourselves be intimidated by others, and have outside influences steered our lives in a direction that was not always best for us?

For many of us, the realisation to follow our own self does come a bit late. But we must realise that it is never too late to follow one’s own way.

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling Heb de moed om het licht van je eigen wezen onder ogen te zien



“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”

~Steve Jobs~

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Good morning…. Go to the center of your inner being

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Goede morgen … Durf naar je innerlijke zelf te gaan



    Go to the center of your inner being. Radiate peace in every direction. A compassionate heart radiates rays of beauty that removes the clouds of million hearts.
    ِAmit Ray

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            Are School Curriculums Promoting Gender Stereotypes?

            There is always a certain way of life associated with certain times. Each people have their own traditions and moral standards, which can also change a lot over the years.

            A square quartered into four head shots of young men with moptop haircuts. All four wear white shirts and dark coats.

            The Beatles in 1964, the awesome four whose hairstyle was considered much too long and not for boys.

            In Western Europe, it was so unheard of in the 50s60s for girls to wear skirts shorter than calf height. Boys, on the other hand, were supposed to keep their hair very short. There were a lot of arguments when boys wished to wear their hair as long (if even still very short) as the Beatles’ hair.

            As youngsters, we still saw our father walking in a swimming costume that covered the chest completely and came to half the thigh. Short bathing panties were also unheard of for us.

            In our hippie years, we did a lot of work to change certain norms and values. But in certain areas, it still took years before society was open to valuing women and certain gender groups.


            To remember

            • irrational body standards set by our institutions + how they influence our perception – of both societies as well as ourselves.
            • primary school played a huge role in making young girls feel uncomfortable in their bodies.
            • bothering of female students begins with onset of their menstrual cycle
            • unsaid mathematical equation > length of skirt = directly proportional to immoral attitude
            • access to sports was heavily shriveled
            • straight boys not spared
            • teachers insulting boys for wearing earrings to school
            • stereotyping = boys, on average, understand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) better <> girls perform better in reading, writing + handicraft => classroom discourses > similar behaviour among kids – each student showing conformity to their respective gender roles.
            • National Curriculum Framework 2005 prioritizes gender-sensitive education = means of attaining quality education. CBSE, acting under NCERT’s directives> designed kit on gender sensitivity => practice gender-sensitive learning => journey towards a gender-sensitive culture



            Gender, genderless, androgyny, bisexuality, cisgender and transgender

            Study says highlighting gender leads to stereotypes

            Do the concepts of male and female need to have a formal official definition

            Trans extremism, trans ideology, genderless a.o. categories and TERFs

            The dilemma of gender neutrality

            She/Her – They/Them – Person

            The Concept of Gender Neutrality and You

            The World of ‘Men’?

            Gender Neutrality

            For those who think there are no gender neutral people or that there is no reason to change gender


            Additional reading

            1. Parenthood made more difficult
            2. Anniversary of the 19th Amendment still a long way to go
            3. 2014 Human Rights
            4. 2015 Human rights
            5. Added commentary to the posting A Progressive Call to Arms
            6. Gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agenda
            7. Establishment of a European Pillar of Social Rights
            8. Living in this world and viewing it
            9. The focus of multiculturalism in Europe on Muslims and Jews
            10. Grow strong in weakness
            11. Happiness mapping and getting over gender mapping
            12. Need to Embrace People Where They Are
            13. Trusting present youngsters who are not necessary evil
            14. Secularisation and Assignments given for all people
            15. Going for sustainable development
            16. Today’s thought “The times of ignorance” (November 5)
            17. Intermarriage and Protecting the state of the Jewish and/or Jeshuaist family



            1. No Mates
            2. World Economic Forum Selects UAE Gender Balance Council As Knowledge Partner To Advance Gender Balance Globally
            3. Canadian dad rips school board for sexually explicit book available to young children, gender policies
            4. Rishi Sunak and Nicola Sturgeon set for months of legal battles over decision to block gender Bill
            5. Scotland vows to challenge UK in court over gender law veto
            6. Gender Recognition Veto Pulls Trans People Into Crisis ‘They Did Not Ask For’, MPs Warn
            7. Scotland’s gender recognition bill halted by U.K.: What to know
            8. UK Government Vetoes Scotland’s Law Makers: Reaction Roundup
            9. U.K. blocks Scottish gender ID bill
            10. Labour peer expertly explains why blocking Scotland’s gender bill is completely unjustified
            11. Mario Lopez Criticized For Transgender Remarks: A Christian Response to Cultural Backlash
            12. New WV Obscenity Bill Would Jail People For “Transgender Exposure” To Minors
            13. Gender Neutral Uniforms, Safe Washrooms: NCERT’s Manual for Schools on Transgender Students
            14. How & Why To Talk To Your Kids About Gender Identity
            15. New York Times admits that hundreds of ‘top surgeries’ are being performed on children:…
            16. American Girl publishes guidebook encouraging transgender puberty blockers
            17. Six Questions EVERYONE Should Answer About Sex (and 5 To Stop Asking Sexual and Gender Minorities)
            18. Agender – What does that mean?
            19. Is Non-Binary the Future of Gender?
            20. Practicing What You Preach
            21. Horse by Chase Twichell
            22. N.B. vintage clothing shop embraces gender neutrality and body positivity
            23. Competitiveness and gender
            24. South Africa commission for gender equality appoints new CEO
            25. The Future of Gender
            26. Framing Agnes, Chase Joynt’s Radical and Inventive Trans History Doc
            27. Never Criticize Everyone, Be Specific
            28. The Procrastinating Progress of Transnational Same-Sex Marriage Rights in Taiwan
            29. More Female Journalists Ensure Better Feminist Perspectives In Journalism


            By – Arusha upadhyay

            One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.

            -Malala Yousafzai

            Like a lot of us, the lockdown provided me with a chance to ponder over the irrational body standards set by our institutions and how they influence our perception – of both societies as well as ourselves.

            My primary school played a huge role in making me and other young girls feel uncomfortable in their bodies. Like most educational institutions, my school associated shame with a spotted skirt or a short-length skirt and normalized the usage of sexist and homophobic slurs. Our sports teacher would often stop girls who wore “short skirts” from playing on the pretext of “what if a guy saw you in this skirt?” My school never had a female cricket or football team, and even the little access to sports was heavily shriveled. This led to an…

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