South African Skeptics

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Offline Faerie

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A gay, liberal, atheist, coloured (but identifies himself as black) South African bought up on the Cape Flats but who managed to escape the poverty of most his peers, provides some interesting debates and insights.  Some political, some social issues up for discussion and although I feel that the man has some personal and maturity issues, it was an interesting enough read and the S/O and I spent a few hours discussing the viewpoints raised.

He should reserve his opinions on women's issues though, he lacks insight to the historical, relgious and cultural problems most South African women has to deal with.

As with most of the "liberal" books, he is preaching to the choir, and I doubt whether the average Saffa will be able to understand his viewpoints at all. A goodish read to fill up a boring hour or two though and not too expensive to consider the money wasted.


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A gay, liberal, atheist, coloured (but identifies himself as black) South African bought up on the Cape Flats but who managed to escape the poverty of most his peers, provides some interesting debates and insights.  Some political, some social issues up for discussion and although I feel that the man has some personal and maturity issues, it was an interesting enough read and the S/O and I spent a few hours discussing the viewpoints raised.

He should reserve his opinions on women's issues though, he lacks insight to the historical, relgious and cultural problems most South African women has to deal with.

As with most of the "liberal" books, he is preaching to the choir, and I doubt whether the average Saffa will be able to understand his viewpoints at all. A goodish read to fill up a boring hour or two though and not too expensive to consider the money wasted.
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Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.--Groucho Marx



Offline st0nes

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A gay, liberal, atheist, coloured (but identifies himself as black) South African bought up on the Cape Flats but who managed to escape the poverty of most his peers, provides some interesting debates and insights.  Some political, some social issues up for discussion and although I feel that the man has some personal and maturity issues, it was an interesting enough read and the S/O and I spent a few hours discussing the viewpoints raised.

He should reserve his opinions on women's issues though, he lacks insight to the historical, relgious and cultural problems most South African women has to deal with.

As with most of the "liberal" books, he is preaching to the choir, and I doubt whether the average Saffa will be able to understand his viewpoints at all. A goodish read to fill up a boring hour or two though and not too expensive to consider the money wasted.
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Ta.
Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.--Groucho Marx


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Says he's agnostic on his profile....
"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men." – Carl Sagan


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Says he's agnostic on his profile....

Claims atheist in the book.  Much of a muchness.


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as an agnostic atheist, it makes sense to me  :P   0:)
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