The first faulty assumption is the seed from which an uncounted number of equally questionable subsequent assumptions may come. It may be a hypothesis without basis, a personal experience assumed to be universal, or the result of a misuse of logic, but once that false seed is taken as fact, the results can vary all over the map, with reliability about as secure as the proverbial snowball in hell.
I have just finished watching God On Trial, a dramatization of a trial,…
I suppose I am obsessing over the death yesterday of Christopher Hitchens a bit or more than a bit. Then again, when one is kicked in the balls, that niggling headache of a moment before tends to shrink into the background as a matter of course.
The man both literally and figuratively spoke volumes with words and speech, books and debate. It was as though he had a well within him that overflowed and he had to pour the sum of it out, lest he burst from the pressure. There is a quote…
Yeah, once again, 'tis the season ... so I thought I would do some hall-decking, courtesy of the creator of Pogo Possum, Walt Kelly: