nothing new but interesting reading I found funny
The writer of the article is too crass to be respected but they certainly have a point IMO. There are plenty of really good actors of color and ethnicity to be had and the point how the good guys are white and the "others" are not is very well taken. But truthfully this is just another example of Hollywood cronyism and how it capitalizes upon "it" actors. What's the deal with these biblical epics anyway? Someone made a little coin and now all the pimps and whores (figurative) are flocking in to get a sot at the red meat.
Special Pleading fallacy... it's what inevitably happens when you try to argue for the existence of a god, gods, or the supernatural.
-It's impossible to create something from nothing... except for God who can do it!
-Everything must have been created in order to exist! What about God, who created God? God doenst need a creator!
-Why is your religion right and everyone else's wrong? Because it's the one true religion!
See how that goes? You cant argue when the other side only deals in logical fallacies as the basis for their arguments.
I am curious. When I attempt to break the argument down to the fundamental dichotomy between the competing views of reality of materialism/empiricism and a supernatural view, in your opinion is this also a special pleading fallacy? When I question the reasons one needs to validate the truth of the materialist/empirical view in a way which doesn't appeal to a materialist/empirical presupposition?
All the examples you gave above (which I quoted) clearly fall back upon a materialist/empirical view of reality right? My question once again is why does materialism/empiricism have to be accepted as truth? Why is it given privilege of place as a de facto presupposition?