Saturday, 5 November 2011

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The Vatican’s Middle East Flip Flop


When Pope Benedict XVI gave a speech five years ago revolving around the differences between Islam and Christianity, it caused serious reactions within the Islamic world, resulting in the deaths of several Christians. Now the Vatican seems to be falling all over itself to appease Islam, while down playing the deteriorating situation for Christians in the Islamic world as well as acts of terrorism against Jews.

Journalist Giulio Meotti is author of the book,

“A New Shoah, the Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism.”

He returns to the show from his home in Florence, Italy.

The European bailout comedy reached Emmy award winning levels this week as Germany and France agreed to bail out Greece, only to have Greece thumb its nose at them. It’s clear this will all end with a Greek default and possibly an exit from the European Union. But the game isn’t over. The next domino to fall will most likely be Italy.

Anna Grayson is the London correspondent for the Canada Free Press ( and she provides her observations on this week’s performance.

John’s boralogue provides real life examples demonstrating post modernist thought in politics and the ongoing double standards that are so prevalent.

Fallacy of the Week – Fallacy of False Causements »

Fallacy of False Cause _

claiming the existence of a false cause-and-effect relationship between two separate events. (non causa pro causa)

(subclass 1): “After this, therefore because of this”: post hoc ergo propter hoc

(subclass 2): “With this, therefore because of this”: cum hoc ergo propter hoc


The “Rooster Syndrome”. Every morning the old rooster crows just before dawn. He believes it’s his crowing that causes the sun to rise.

The form is: “A” occurred, then “B” occurred. Therefore “A” caused “B”.

Here’s another scenario:

You live in the country and you’re out on your property doing a little target practice. Your neighbor comes over and frantically claims you just shot and killed his dog. Upon further investigation, you find no injury to the dog. Apparently he had died of purely natural causes.

Sometimes opponents are so eager to make a point that they don’t stop and use rational thinking to arrive at their conclusion. Others are just engrained in a particular way of thinking that is void of didactic reasoning. Still some will stop their ears, shut their eyes and will not look at the evidence provided them because it conflicts with their worldview. They usually evade questions about their reasons for holding a view or they become indignant and often resort to more fallacious behavior.

For those who choose to reason, the solution is to just slow down and look at all the available evidence. Then you can begin to carefully work through that information to the truth. Remember, reality gets to speak last and when it does, it has the final word.