When I write a blog post the title is often the last thing I create and I often find my inspiration in Betteridge’s Law. The law states that ‘any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no’. So, if you got this far into this blog post then you’ll probably chuckle at the headline of this post. You smarty pants, you.
When I write and talk about paranormal subjects I often find myself prefacing what I have to say with non-committal language such as “so-called”, “alleged”, “self-proclaimed” and similar so that people won’t accuse me of dismissing or accepting claims a priori. Anyone who investigates, researchers or reports on paranormal subjects from a rational or skeptical position will often find themselves in a no-win situation with accusations of being too accepting or too skeptical at the same time. Continue reading
I started blogging about seven or eight years ago and in that time many people have found the things I write about to be offensive, usually because I criticise or disagree with ideas they believe are true. Some people have written to people I was employed by to demand I be fired from my previous jobs, others have threatened to harm me if I didn’t take down what I had written and I’ve had more fake legal threats sent my way than I can remember… all because they found what I had said to be offensive. Continue reading