Skeptics often say that there is no shred of evidence for the existence of paranormal phenomena. I strongly disagree and think we often dispose of evidence which would be deemed acceptable in mundane fields of inquiry. In the following post on my parallel blog I give one striking example. Thematic list of ALL … Continue reading An extraordinary hoax?
Deutsche Version: Über den antiweissen Rassismus und aussergewöhnliche Behauptungen. I pointed out in another post the huge ethnic tensions taking place in France. ……………………………………………………….. ……….……………………………………………………………. First of all I want to make clear where I am coming from. I believe that everyone ought to treat a fellow human being as he would like to be … Continue reading On anti-white racism and extraordinary claims
Deutsche Version: Erfordern außergewöhnliche Behauptungen außergewöhnliche Beweise? Answering such a question proves much more difficult than many people like to think. The famous Skeptic of parapsychology Richard Wiseman from Britain was once asked why he rejected Extrasensory Perceptions (ESP) and specifically remote viewing. His answer was very revealing: “I agree that by the standards of … Continue reading Do extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence?
Robert Cunningham, a good Australian friend of mine, asked the following questions: When everything is sexism , nothing is ? When everything is racism , nothing is ? When everything is mental illness , nothing is ? My answer follows. Sexism means that ALL OTHER THINGS BEING EQUAL, you treat a person differently because of … Continue reading Have sexism and racism lost any meaning?
I reacted to a rather recent blog post written by a former Christian fundamentalist turned into an anti-theist. **************** According to The Bible, God (Not Satan) Is Both Evil And a Moral Failure By Harry H. McCall at 5/16/2015 Damn, these facts are in the Bible! (Disclaimer: Let me say from the start, I’m an … Continue reading Trying to reason with an anti-theist can be a real ordeal
Progressive Evangelical theologian Randal Rauser wrote a very relevant post about some widespread harmful beliefs held by many Christians in America. ****** Randal Rauser A few days ago Jeff Lowder of “The Secular Outpost” started a new series on “stupid atheist memes”. His first installment was: “If you could reason with religious people, there would … Continue reading Are all atheists wicked fools hurtling towards hell?
At Patheos Progressive Christian, united Methodist minister Morgan Guyton wrote an interesting post I reacted to. ***** Why white Christians need to listen to Amos and Isaiah “But let justice roll down like waters; and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 is a verse that gets thrown around a lot in times of protest … Continue reading The confessions of a heretical progressive
Rebecca Trotter, a Facebook friend of mine, wrote an incredibly insightful comment on one of my last posts I want to reproduce here. (You can visit her own blog here). It was about my pointing out that anti-white racism is real and should be combated as much as any other kind of racism. While I … Continue reading Racism has no color: an affront against political correctness.
I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking picture I want to comment on. I have mixed feelings here. The landscape of racism has changed On the one hand, I think that one cannot apply this quote straightforwardly to modern America (let alone to the modern Western world as a whole). Luckily, horrendous discriminations against black people … Continue reading Do lower classes vote against their own interests?
Following a discussion about my last post “Ed”, a British atheist asked a terrific question which gave rise to an interesting and enriching conversation. ***** Ed: Marc, thanks. I am interested in the hiddenness aspect. You say in the piece: “The problem of God allowing many people to remain in the dark about his true … Continue reading Are all atheists immoral fools refusing to believe?