Now, I'm not sure, but I suspect, when he uttered these words, Voltaire had religion, and more specifically, Christianity in mind. I base this on his otherwise vicious attacks upon the Christian religion. From what I've read, the notion of a Creator who remains active in the affairs of Man struck Voltaire as an 'absurdity.' … Continue reading What You See Is All About Where You Stand
I had a sad encounter today. I had a 'patriot' tell me they are secure in their understanding of the law because of their 'interpretation' of the Constitution. I have come to a point where, every time I head someone speak words to the effect of, 'That's your interpretation,' another piece of my heart dies. … Continue reading You Don’t Have The Liberty To ‘Interpret’ The Words Of Others
What can Snoopy and the Red Barron teach us about the way this impeachment process is going? For the sake of argument, let's pretend we got into a big fight over who should win: Snoopy, or the Red Barron? Now, don't assume you know which side would win in a fair fight here. I mean, … Continue reading What Can Snoopy And The Red Barron Teach Us About This Impeachment Hearing?
Please take your time with this one. It's important. I am going to ask the reader to work with me on this one, please. This is because the subject is very important, and we all need to understand it, but I do not not how to set up the discussion. We all know what I … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Value of Stereotypes & Profiling
This is one of the fundamental principles of logic which everyone should know and understand, yet it is one of the principles that seem to be least known and understood. In this short lesson, we will try to explain the basic principle of contradiction and what it means in relation to logic, reason and critical … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Contradiction