• Erich posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    The phrase “the right to free speech isn’t absolute” almost always precedes a terrible argument.

    Dieudonne wasn’t arrested because his statements have been interpreted as threats. He was arrested because antisemitic speech is a crime in France.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/french-law-treats-dieudonne-charlie-hebdo-differently

    • Why would an argument that follows a statement of fact be a terrible argument?

  • Erich posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    I have only been a skeptic roughly two years. The interest was always there, but I didn’t know the community even existed or what it meant until turning on the SGU one day on a whim. Broadening my information base, I found Skeptoid and listened to every backlog episode, skipping only the musical ones, which are objectively horrifying.

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