Friday Frivolity: The Nativity Fast

Another great one from Eastern Catholic Memes to celebrate the Nativity Fast. If you have Eastern Catholic friends and they look sad at the moment, this is why… đŸ™‚

Fasting

Friday Frivolity: Happy Feast of St. Simeon!

Not too many people are aware of St. Simeon “The Stylite” who lived on top of a pillar for thirty-seven years. To celebrate his Feast Day, I made some memes…

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Logical Errors

I’ve said for a long time that if I ever have kids, I’ll make sure they’re well schooled in logic and debate. Some days I almost want to cry when I see my Facebook newsfeed littered with logical fallacies and watch friends get bent out of shape in an argument.

Here are some rather amusing memes to help learn the different kinds of fallacy which may be committed.

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Quick Apology: Circumcision and Abortion?

circumcision

During my blogging hiatus, one of my friends posted the following meme:

Circumcision

When I first saw this meme I sat there for a few minutes trying to work out what argument it was actually making. It’s trying to point out what it perceives as an inconsistency, but what solution is being implied here? Is the meme-maker saying that circumcision shouldn’t happen because of potential pain experienced by the baby? Or is the argument being made that babies should be aborted, regardless of whether or not they suffer pain during the process?

Of course, a false equivalency is being made here. The number of babies who die because of circumcision is somewhat lower than those who die from abortion and, while some advantages to being circumcised may be argued, the unborn typically don’t report too many health benefits following the abortion procedure…

Atheistic Iceland Meme

Iceland

My, there are a lot of atheism memes being posted on Facebook at the moment! Here’s one a friend recently posted:

Iceland Atheism

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