What about running?
A rather depressing list now that I look at it:
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber
Also some autobiographies:
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie
He was referring to Key’s real power, and intention, of putting our troops in there, who will most likely very soon be involved in killing ISIL people, after which a retaliation is very much more likely.
Should we (as in: not ISIL) really be so worried about any potential retaliation that we do nothing?
Can we make this compulsory reading in all schools ?
Doesn’t it seem at odds with the gist of Emma’s original post to suggest that a particular belief should be made compulsory reading in schools only because you agree with it?
Well, this is all fun and games till someone loses their faith.
Man is the world of man – state, society. This state and this society produce religion, which is an inverted consciousness of the world, because they are an inverted world. (…) Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. (…) The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions. (…) Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower.
Karl Marx - Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, 1843
The law of nature I’m referring to
Oh I see, it's the law of nature that says kids must attend Bible class at school.
I’m only interested in English common law, as it applies to NZ
And English common law dictates that kids must attend Bible class? Sounds like rubbish to me.
I'd prefer a rational theist to an irrational atheist.