Daniel Ho

Amor Fati

A Toronto-based management consultant who spends too much time thinking about coffee, riding around on two wheels, photography, books, and fried chicken!

Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.

This is something basic and logical that seems to be forgotten these days. It isn't just religious fanatics, but also the mainstream media.

Translation from Latin: What is asserted gratuitously may be denied gratuitously. Variants: What is asserted without evidence/proof/reason, may/can be dismissed/denied without evidence/proof/reason.

Seems reasonable, right? The crux of the saying is that if you make stuff up without reason, it can simplby be ignored.

It was bad enough when people were making evidence up to support a claim. Now, it seems that people are so lazy that they don't even bother doing that! They just make shit up and the masses nod in agreement. WTF?!?!