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Ever wonder if theists discuss logical fallacies?

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Gunhaver, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

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  2. JBnTX

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    Yes they do.
    Do atheists ever discuss logical fallacies?

    How many forums do you troll?
    There's this one, Democrat Underground and the Christian forum,
    any others?

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  3. Lone Wolf8634

    Lone Wolf8634 :):

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    You should get that anger under control. Yer gonna give yerself ulcers.
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Ad hom... just sayin...
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I'm sure they do, but it seems like they only do so to pick up new tips and strategies for debating.
     
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    Poor example of a poor argument. Although I believe that RELIGION itself started much this way, Christianity itself came along after humans had become much more adept at manipulating each other.






    A tactic I have seen used much more by Theists than Atheists. Again, poor debating.




    This is hilarious. Really? Are there ANY Atheists actually using this argument??

    Again, a tactic much more common to Theists.




    Again, A tactic much more likely to be in a theists repertoire.


    I can see how a person could misinterpret the "God of the Gaps" argument for this, if the person making the argument wasn't doing a very good job, and the person hearing it were mentally challenged.



    Again, I could see how this could be misconstrued, I've seen it pointed out that the two subjects really don't seem to coexist well, but usually its part of a greater argument showing inconsistencies and inability to reconcile a God the Theist believes in and the reality of life.


    This is a retarded argument, and any Atheist OR Theist that makes it should be immediately discounted and their posts only read for entertainment value.

    All in all, I dunno who these guys have been debating but they sure don't have any game.
     
  7. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    :headscratch: Hmmm, ....... JB's not the one who calls himself a, 'misanthrope'; nor does he use a snarling dog as an avatar. ;)

    This is the Internet. A too frequent caricature of human intelligence; or should I say the lack thereof. It, often, overflows (Kind 'a like a public toilet) with: human naivete, malice, misconceptions, and stupidity.

    With specific reference to generalized logical fallacies? Whose definition of a logical fallacy do you expect me to accept - Surely not your own! :upeyes:
     
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    Umm... He does actually call himself a "Misanthropist".

    And it ain't a dog, it's a wolf. And I've never claimed to be a mellow person.

    For example: You are insufferably arrogant and seem to push all the right buttons to irritate me enormously. The reasons you're not on my ignore list are:

    (In no particular order)

    A. I like to be irritated, it reminds me of why I call myself a misanthrope.

    B. You are, at times, vastly amusing. Granted, it's an annoying and condescending type of amusing, yet amusing nonetheless,

    C. I don't believe in ignore lists.

    I do not care about how great you are, how much money you may have, how many friends you think you might have or anything else about you other than the fact that it's people just like you that turned me off to all religion, make me sputter in anger and incredulity and remind me why that, for the most part, I really, intensely, dislike most of the human race.

    Congrats.:wavey:
     
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    Yes they do, they discuss them as if they are valid arguments...

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  10. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    It's only an ad hom if he has no proof.


    What about it JBnTX, got any proof of that. We know that Gunhaver has bragged about posting things to get a certain response, then run off to his liberal friends to laugh it up with them, he's admitted that.

    But are you sure he's posting on DU and "the christian forum".

    Last I heard, he was only running back to facebook to brag about the conservatives he upset.

    You gotta show your cards on this one.

    :popcorn:
     
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    That is quite true. It's only an ad hom if it is used in place of a legitimate argument (or "evidence" as you put it). Otherwise, it's just a garden variety insult. The ad hom label gets thrown around a lot here by people that don't really understand what it is.
     
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    [​IMG]


    :whistling:
     
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    You are one odd bird doc...
     
  14. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    I do have an odd sense of humor, no argument there.

    Try reading post number 10 after your second cup of coffee tomorrow. It might hit you then.
     
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    The definition agreed upon by people who can demonstrate that they understand what a logical fallacy is. Is that so much to ask?
     
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    Odd, yes, and fairly simplistic too. It wasn't nearly as clever as you seem to think it was, just offbeat. and a little weird.
     
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    Those are common elements in comedy. So, you got it after all. Good for you.
     
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    Frame it like this, though:
    a) Religion A claims it arose via X
    b) Religion A actually arose via Y
    c) X & Y contradict

    and it becomes a perfectly valid argument (In the sense that if a can show Y is true, you will know that X is false, and since religion A claims X, you then know Religion A is making false claims)
     
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    I got tired of reading after the 6th page.

    If only they could come up with some proof of god(s), they wouldn't have to spend time talking about what's wrong with atheists.