Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ad Hominem Humbug

Whether it be politics, sports or philosophy I expect there to be a certain amount of disagreement in the world. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and beliefs and that is the way of the world. What I have difficulty understanding is why we have to devaluate, insult and make cutting remarks about friends, strangers, politicians and celebrities to prove our points?

 Have you ever heard of the term Ad hominem? It seems I live my life in this argument and especially so since I appeared on an Episode of Hoarders Buried Alive. An example of ad hominem is, “Anyone who believes in Moriah as medium is stupid and must be very uneducated.” When you attack a person rather than dealing with the argument itself is an Ad hominem.

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