You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for. …. the problem with ‘i’m entitled to my opinion’ is that all to often, it is used to shelter beliefs…it becomes shorthand for “i can say or think whatever I like” - and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful.

If 'entitled to an opinion’ just means no-one has the right to stop people thinking and saying what they want, then the statement is true but fairly trivial. No one can stop you from saying that vaccines cause autism, no matter how many times that claim has been disproven…but if 'entitled to an opinion’ means 'entitled to have your views treated as serious candidates for the truth’ then it’s pretty clearly false.

—  Patrick Stokes.

A relevant quote for many “debates”/popular social-issue arguments here on Tumblr, I think.

They may want to be compatibilists, but that doesn’t mean they can rectify the two positions. 

You can say god gave you free will, but that cannot be so if he knew every choice you were to make before you were even born.  

You could achieve compatibilism if your version of god was not omniscient, but I doubt any of them would concede that. I actually doubt any of them would follow this conversation at all.

The whole notion of god giving man free will is just another translucent trick the apologists trot out when they’re backed into a corner. 


Si tus tetas no se ven particularmente bien el martes… Tienes, por llamarlo de alguna forma, un “bad titty day”

Se te permite un par de dias de gracia o hacer un Topless Wednesday es considerado de mal gusto?