Devil’s Advocacy

The origins of the Devil’s Advocate lie in the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. When candidates for canonization were being considered, it was this person’s job to argue against the candidate. Not “for the sake of argument,” but with the genuine goal of examining the candidate honestly and looking for flaws and problems which […]

Advocate This

I’ve decided that I have really gotten tired of people “playing the devil’s advocate” in discussions about issues like feminism, racism, ableism, LGBQT rights, and so forth. These people are usually male, usually white, usually ablebodied, usually straight, and usually eager to point out that they don’t personally believe the point of view they’re bringing […]