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I live in Hertfordshire, England, where I write about popular philosophy in modern life. I have a particular interest in the way people are rejecting mainstream religion and creating their own philosophies from the bottom up. These ideas cannot really be described as theological in the way that western religions are and they seem closer to eastern mysticism, such as Buddhism or Zen, while being dressed up with symbolism drawn from folkloric sources. I particularly cringe at all this create miracle healing in your life crap. Try learning about yourself and face up to your difficulties! (Is that a bit harsh? It probably is but the first step towards personal growth is understanding of self and internalisation of responsibility wherever approp...more


There was a post on Facebook earlier today that asked why, when the Council of Elrond decided that the One Ring should be destroyed, did they not decide to use the eagles to take the ring to Mount Doom and drop it in instead of laboriously walking it all the way to Mordor? This question troubled me for a while as it does seem like quite a plot hole in The Lord of the Rings and one that Tolkien...

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