Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Will Toronto Pride’s Intolerance Backfire?

The CBC has several articles on the Pride movement on their new site today. I’m somewhat of a dispassionate observer. I believe in tolerance. If I had skin in the game, I’d be concerned over the intolerance being shown by … Continue reading

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Fractured Feminism: Is Identity Politics Failing?

CBC is carrying an opinion piece by feminist Meghan Murphy titled Why a women-only spa in Toronto should not change its policy to accept trans women. While I would expect to see conservative women apposing trans women’s rights, a self … Continue reading

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Something Nice to Say About Justin Trudeau

I didn’t vote Liberal in the last election, and I have not been a fan of their free spending ways. The one promise Justin Trudeau made that I really liked was the promise to legalize marijuana. This promise was made … Continue reading

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Conservative Hypocrisy on Legalizing Pot

The CBC’s article ‘It’s not our legislation’: Charlottetown mayor says feds should help pay for pot enforcement perfectly points out the hypocrisy of the right when it comes to legalizing pot. This call for federal money goes against the conservative … Continue reading

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Review of “Headshot”

* * C This Indonesian film (much of it in Indonesian, with English subtitles) is an incredibly violent and gory crime drama. It begins with a ruthless crime lord, Lee (Sunny Pang), escaping from prison. The story switches to the … Continue reading

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Is Social Justice Turning on Itself?

The social justice movement seems to more and more be attacking its own, or at least those it purports to represent. I’m going to comment on three recent articles to justify this claim. The first is the CBC opinion piece … Continue reading

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The End of Gasoline/Diesel Powered Cars?

The current crop of electrics won’t be killing off the gas station any time soon. There is a potential battery technology, Lithium-air, that has the same energy density as gasoline. If scientists can work out the kinks, these could make … Continue reading

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