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50 years of Standing Up for Freedom

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Charity, Society

In 1961 something happened that changed the world. A man’s anger transformed into something more than impotent indignation. His rage found a footing in the hearts of others, it ignited that part of us all that is repulsed by injustice and hurt, it gathered strength that knew no boundaries of state or race.

In 1961 one man’s anger became Amnesty International.

Just in case that light at the end of the tunnel isn’t a train – Conversations with God

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Art, Books, Religion

Given that the world was meant to end last week and we are all looking forward to the end of the Mayan Calendar next year I thought I’d repost an old entry that hasn’t been up on One Small World yet. Enjoy…

‘I want to begin by saying that I am not religious, nor have I ever been religious. I don’t hate religion but I have always considered the Western religions to be pock-holed with hypocrisy, protected by defensive logic and the great purveyor of intolerance. Many people’s faith is true but it seems to me that far too many involved in the machine of God use the institutionalised power to abuse and control.

At least the Reaper can count…

Written by Grant Mills on . Posted in Nature, Religion, Science

Following up on a curiosity regarding the use of bananas as a unit of radiation – Banana Equivalent Dose (check it out) – led me on to an even more intriguing little tidbit that at first horrified me, then bewildered me and finally left me with a resigned appreciation for insurance brokers’ ability to seep all colour out of our existence.

Meet the Micromort.

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