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"I DON'T KNOW IT FOR A FACT . . ."

“. . . I just know it’s true !”  Only silly people say that, but it is not only silly; it can also be very funny, as Bill Maher has hilariously illustrated.  451 more words

It is irrational to believe anything on insufficient (or the lack) evidence?

Do we need to have a sufficient evidence in order to believe something to be the case? Is it irrational to believe anything on insufficient evidence? 848 more words

Faith

The Flat Earth

How to appraise the media coverage of this election?

I would like to invite you along on a thought experiment. Imagine we had a major party candidate for President who announced that the earth is flat. 484 more words

Politics

JONAH : A WHALE OF A TALE, NOT TOO PROFOUND TO FATHOM

It is, above all, a good yarn.  A pusillanimous preacher thinks he can get away with not risking his life preaching, as God had told him to, to the wicked people of Niniveh.  252 more words

I WENT TO MASS !

The Church was full.  I was sitting in the back seat, waiting for the Mass to begin.  You may well ask what on Earth I was doing there – after all those years since I abandoned the priesthood and later the faith, and naturally stopped going to Mass.  543 more words

To Think or Not To Think

 Tracing the bifurcating roads of thinking and believing

There exists an eternal feud between religion and science, just as there exists a gap between conformism or intuition and thinking or consistent questioning. 395 more words

Gullible?

One of my most embarassing flaws is naïveté.  I’ve had to expend a lot of effort to try to overcome it, but the tendency towards credulity remains as a paradigm in my thinking.  649 more words

Politics