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Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards


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Introductions to the Major Prophets of the Old Testament

A new page! "The Major Prophets of the Old Testament". Most of these Old Testament books are comprised of doom-laden warnings and condemnations for those who aren't on God's side, often mixed with political and social criticism of all non-Hebrew tribes.

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The Biblical Book of Yeshayahu / Isaiah / Isaias

"Yeshayahu / Isaiah / Isaias" by Vexen Crabtree (2019).

Biblical scholars have known for over a hundred years that the Book of Isaiah was composed by at least three different authors, whose works were combined at some point into a single piece2.

The three portions of Isaiah:

Chapters 1-39 is the oldest part2, possibly written by Isaiah himself in the 8th century BCE1 and contain spiritual prophecies tinged with political commentary1 and this includes the predictions that Babylon and Assyria would fall (which eventually, they did, as did all other ancient kingdoms). It predicts that a kingdom of peace would supersede them. After chapter 39, Isaiah's name is no longer used and the rest is written anonymously.

Chapters 40-55 were written by a second anonymous author, 150 years after the preceding chapters, after the captivity of some of the Hebrews in Babylon, and it dreams of them escaping back to Judea and establishing a heavenly paradise, Zion.2. It talks in the past tense - not in terms of prophecy - about Jerusalem already being destroyed (as it was), and the Hebrews already in exile (as some were). It uses a range of words and phrases not used in chapters 1-39.

Chapters 56-66 were written by a third author2 in the 5th century BCE1, and contain spiritual prophecies which have been applied to a great many historical events over the centuries.


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Solomon Islands' Social and Moral Development

Solomon Islands. A comparison of international statistics, concentrating on Social and Moral issues.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.


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Human Rights and Freedom in South Korea

Human Rights and Freedom in South Korea. Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.

South Korea performs very well in ensuring human rights and freedom compared to most other countries. It comes in the top 20 in opposing gender inequality. It does better than average in eliminating modern slavery, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, in terms of its commentary from Human Rights Watch, its Global Peace Index rating, fighting corruption, supporting press freedom and in LGBT equality. Human Rights Watch specifically note that South Korea 'generally respects' basic civil and political liberties. It does not succeed in everything, however and it does worse than average in fighting anti-semitic opinions. There are "unreasonable restrictions" on freedom of expression and freedom of association and there is too much discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities.


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Humanity is the Cause of the Earth's Current Sixth Mass Extinction Event

"Humanity is the Cause of the Earth's Current Sixth Mass Extinction Event"

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Human Rights and Freedom in Liechtenstein

Human Rights and Freedom in Liechtenstein. Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development. I don't have a fully comprehensive set of datasets for this very small country, but I had enough to do this profile page.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.


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Mauritania

Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania). A comparison of international statistics, concentrating on Social and Moral issues.</p>

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.


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Human Rights, Tolerance, Equality and Freedom in China

Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development of China.

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Human Rights and Freedom in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Human Rights and Freedom in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Statistics on political and social freedom, equality and tolerance, as part of overall national development.

This page is already launched, but I've never announced it on LiveJournal, so here it is.


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The Values of Liberalism

A new page on the values of liberalism, which focus on fairness, equality, freedom and free trade, all tempered by the protection of human rights and the avoidance of centralized power: Justice requires that the rule of law applies to all.

"Liberal Values"

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