Tuesday, October 27
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First Annual Cliché Festival … Venting About Half-Truths and Outright Nonsense

First Annual Cliché Festival … Venting About Half-Truths and Outright Nonsense

"Life" Issues, Atheism, autonomy, critical judgment, culture, Discernment, Ethics, Ideology, multiculturalism, Politics, postmodernism, Rationality, Religion, secularism, Skeptic, Spirituality, Theology
I hope you, my Faithful Readers, will give me leave this time around to be somewhat self-indulgent and to simply “vent” about some assertions that I have heard seemingly more often than usual over the last six months or so. (Why? I dunno ... maybe it's because we are heading into an election year.) Whenever anyone says anything like the following, I usually just smile vacantly, nod my head, sometimes mumble some conciliatory generic mouth-noises, and wish for a tumbler of good bourbon … preferably Maker’s Mark. But sometimes “my cup runneth over” and I have to respond. The redeeming social virtue of the following is that, by reading the following mini-rants, you may be encouraged to become skeptics yourselves about such verbal white noise, at least to the point of beginning to separate out...
First Annual Cliché Festival … Venting About Half-Truths and Outright Nonsense

First Annual Cliché Festival … Venting About Half-Truths and Outright Nonsense

"Life" Issues, Atheism, autonomy, critical judgment, culture, Discernment, Ethics, Ideology, multiculturalism, Politics, postmodernism, Rationality, Religion, secularism, Skeptic, Spirituality, Theology
I hope you, my Faithful Readers, will give me leave this time around to be somewhat self-indulgent and to simply “vent” about some assertions that I have heard seemingly more often than usual over the last six months or so. (Why? I dunno ... maybe it's because we are heading into an election year.) Whenever anyone says anything like the following, I usually just smile vacantly, nod my head, sometimes mumble some conciliatory generic mouth-noises, and wish for a tumbler of good bourbon … preferably Maker’s Mark. But sometimes “my cup runneth over” and I have to respond. The redeeming social virtue of the following is that, by reading the following mini-rants, you may be encouraged to become skeptics yourselves about such verbal white noise, at least to the point of beginning to separate out...