Once, when I was walking down Cuba St, I was accosted by a preacher who asked me if I was happy with my life. He seemed surprised when I said yes, as if anyone who doesn’t have a religion has some sort of void in them that needs to be filled.
Belief in death is more than just musing on the afterlife, Heaven, Hell and eternal oblivion. Death is very real, and there are choices to be made about how you choose to go, how you are remembered, and the cost of these decisions to your family and the Earth.
“What I always learnt in the church was their official philosophy: what is true to you is true to you. You can believe what you want. But this didn’t work out in practice.”
Salient takes a look at the gods our parents created for us.
Ko Te Herenga Waka tō tātou marae i te whare wānanga nei. He whare wānanga i ngā kaupapa katoa o te ao e noho nei tātou, he tāhūhū kōrero anō mō ngā kōrero o nehe.
“[He] wept for the end of innocence, [and] the darkness of man’s heart.” Elliot Rodgers blamed others for his misery. He labelled it a crime that others lived a better life than him. He decided he would act out his revenge against humanity by ending the lives of six innocent people. College was where he [...]
Ki a koutou te hunga taiohi Māori, nei rā te mihi ki a koutou!!!
Kia tukua atu te kupu whakamihi ki ngā maunga whakahī o te rohe nei e whakaruruhau nei i a tātou.
There is the myth that the first settlers to arrive in Aotearoa wanted to escape the class system that existed in England; however, I would suggest that they moved here to set up their own class system.