Back to top

Search the Archives

by Dieuwe de Boer · 29/10/2021 6pm
Atheists sometimes imagine a future without religion—a utopian society ruled by science. We live in that utopia. Religion is relegated to the status of a social club, both by the regime de jure and by its practitioners de facto.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 20/10/2021 9pm
Is the vaccine the "mark of the beast"? [On request, this has been adapted from a lengthy Facebook post I made recently.] If you understand the symbolism of the number 600, 60, and 6 as representing the "full fullness of man", or a totalising system , and the historical manifestations of the mark, ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/08/2021 9pm
With recent news on COVID Plan B's Simon Thornley and now parliamentary staffer Ani O'Brien considering legal action against libellous harassment, I thought I would share my experience in this area.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/06/2021 9pm
Hate speech is back on the menu — Tova O'Brien's interview with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi was eyebrow raising. If I write an opinion piece 'Jacinda Ardern is a communist or a dictator', could I be stung for hate speech? Instead of just saying "no", we're given a very bizarre answer where Kris ...
Rubicon River
by Dieuwe de Boer · 28/05/2021 8am
We don't have to defend bad behaviour, we don't have to stand up for someone with a nasty attitude, but we should defend people's right to freedom of expression.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/04/2021 10pm
Banning "hate" against religion is a return of our recently vapourised blasphemy laws, but with more teeth. Nature abhors a vacuum. A society must have some form of blasphemy laws.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 27/03/2021 10pm
I'm rarely so irked by a speech that I feel compelled to respond, but Christopher Luxon's maiden speech fits the bill. Politics is the very act of forcing your beliefs on others.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 02/03/2021 8pm
A subtle shift that has taken place with recent lockdowns here that I felt obliged to comment on. Last week, the Ministry of Health COVID-19 website was updated with the following ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/02/2021 9pm
As you get older and your family grows, reading starts to be more of a luxury you have to make time for. I can probably count on one hand the books I've finished in the past two years.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/02/2021 6pm
In the early days of this incarnation of cancel culture (c. 2016-2018) it was wise to oppose it, but few did. Now we're well past the point of no return. The tide is coming in, and only a fool would dare to oppose it.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 26/01/2021 5pm
What are you doing to make the spaces you spend your time in better? A supporter sent in the following positive message.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 18/01/2021 7pm
Last year was a bit of a wild one for me, and not one I plan to repeat. Yet the path it's started me down has to continue. Now a year on from the police raid in January, things progress slowly.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 19/11/2020 8am
I was struck by two stories this week. The first that abortions are up by 9% and the second that the nation's fertility rate dropped to its lowest ever of 1.63 children per woman.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 16/11/2020 8pm
Based in Canada, Choice42 is one of the few pro-life groups who openly call abortion out for what it is: murder and child sacrifice. The uncompromising visuals are what makes this short video a powerful work of art.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 10/11/2020 8am
I've always loved American politics, even if purely for the entertainment factor. On November 3rd, President Trump won the legal vote by a huge margin and the Republican party made historic gains down ballot.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/11/2020 8am
The Green party always seems to pick the weirdest and worst examples of immigrants as MPs. They've really outdone themselves this time with Ricardo Menendez, a Spaniard hailing from Mexico.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 23/10/2020 12pm
There will be no livestream tonight, or next Friday, as Trad Tasman Talk is taking a break. I believe that Tim will be doing Friday episodes of Wilms Front instead if you'd like to follow some Australian politics.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 22/10/2020 6pm
Imam Mohammed Tawhidi seeks reformation. It's a word that I am always cautious about, as a genuine religious reformation should lead to conservative and fundamentalist theology. A Christian fundamentalist is harmless, but a Muslim fundamentalist can be quite an explosive figure. Imam Tawhidi ...
by Dieuwe de Boer · 21/10/2020 5pm
I received an email from a reader who has just discovered Right Minds and has been reading some of my older content. Two years ago, almost to the day, I wrote "remember M. Arnoud Beltrame, because the French won't."
by Dieuwe de Boer · 20/10/2020 6pm
The following was sent to me by Justin Cook: I was looking in my spam folder for an email and came across this. It's been sent to my email but I'm not the intended recipient.

Pages