Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Hunger Games Review – Katniss the Female Messiah (Spoiler Alert)

In China, there is a dangerous religion called Eastern Lightning. Some of its followers kidnap evangelical Christian pastors and other church leaders to brainwash and torture them, to force them to believe their ideas. They often kill their captives, or … Continue reading

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Life Philosophy: The Good Man, the Great Man, the Rare Man

      “A good man draws a circle around himself and cares for those within: his woman, his children.        Other men draw a larger circle and bring within their brothers and sisters.        But … Continue reading

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THE CONTENTS OF THE OPEN DOOR (poem)

The man stands before the blank slate Ready to tell his story and at the …same time experience the world.  A mystery, an adventure, a …midnight treasure All lay before him. The door awaits To offer entry. The lock holds … Continue reading

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My Challenge to the West

I hate this North American lie, This falsified life. Don’t we know that while we play our purposeless game, There’s the rest of this world in pain and agony. And while we selfishly look to Number 1, All the other … Continue reading

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Movie Review: John Carter the Messiah

PRE-READ NOTE: Looks like this is less of a movie review and more of a pouring out of my general impression of the entire cinema-going experience.  Reader, please forgive my subjectivity.  Cheers, Dimitri (dimitri.pravdinATmail.ru for comments). Here goes nothing . … Continue reading

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State of North American Evangelicalism

Douglas Todd, a reporter for the Vancouver Sun, wrote an excellent article regarding Turtle Island Evangelicalism: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/state+North+American+evangelicalism/5627764/story.html Turtle Island evangelicals are those who claim to believe in Jesus Christ,and that the words of the Holy Bible are all inspired by … Continue reading

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Do indigenous peoples benefit from ‘development’?

Excellent article here: Guardian UK article on indigenous peoples and development – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/nov/25/indigenous-peoples-benefit-development-tribal/print Quoting a bit here: What’s “development” for? . . . What should development mean for those who are largely self-sufficient, getting their own food and building their … Continue reading

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