Fandango provokes us into thinking once again with his provocative question of: “Does hardship really make a person stronger? If you think so, under what conditions and at what point is it too much hardship? If you don’t buy that hardship makes a person stronger, what do you think does make a person stronger?”… Continue reading #FPQ 20 Hit me baby one more time
Is it just me, or do Fandango's Provocative Questions seem to be getting more difficult? Fandango asks: “Do you believe in fate and/or predestination? If so, what or who is the source? If you do believe in predestination, is there anything anyone can do to change their predestined fate?” And bonus: “If you believe God… Continue reading #FPQ 19 — Fate, Predestination, and God
Fandango's Provocative Question is a doozy this time. “When you learn about highly regarded artists being accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, especially with minors, can you separate the artists from their art, or would you refuse to listen to, watch, or read the artists’ works?” Let's start with clarification of terms. A celebrity or artist… Continue reading #FPQ –tainted evil
Fandango's always brain-in-gear provocative question for this week is: “How do you know which of your memories are genuine and which have been altered over time or even made up?” My memories are valid. You do have to acknowledge that they were “recorded” back at the time they happened. You do not exist in a… Continue reading YPQ — Memories are a Many Splendored Thing
Fandango's question of the day is easier than others he's asked. “Should tax payers have the option to explicitly say what they don’t want their tax dollars spent on?” What do you think? What areas, if any, would you wish to exclude your tax dollars from paying for? Fandango, I think representative government as we… Continue reading FPQ — footing the bill
Fandango has picked a doozy of a provocative question this week. Fandango says: This week’s provocative question is based upon a quote by Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Whew, that’s a lot of cred. Anyway, Russell, who died in 1970, suggested that… “The fundamental… Continue reading #FPQ #15 — Confident Stupid vs Doubting Intelligence?
Fandango's Provocative Question this week involves “qualia”, described by him below: This week’s provocative question asks about how we perceive the world in which we live. There is a philosophical and psychological concept called qualia, which states that our surroundings can only be observed through the filter of our senses and the ruminations of our… Continue reading #YPQ 14 — Is Objectivity Possible?
Fandango has outdone himself this week with Provocative Questioning. Can't wait to read what others have to say about this. I can't wait to see how I'm going to answer it! “Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.” To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven,… Continue reading #FPQ 13 — Does Size Matter?
Here it is, Wednesday, and Fandango is back with another of those pesky provocative questions: “How do you feel about people who always seem to exaggerate when relating a story? Do you equate embellishment with lying? As a blogger, when, if ever, is stretching the truth, other than when writing fiction, permissible?” I have no… Continue reading #YPQ 12 — The Exaggerator
Fandango's Provocative Question #11 is: Do you believe that terminally ill people should be allowed or encouraged to end their lives via physician-assisted suicide? If so, under any circumstances or should there be restrictions? If not, why not? I'll try to keep it brief, but no guarantees. First, terminally ill covers a wide range… Continue reading #YPQ 11 Suicide Assist or No?