posted on Jul, 25 2015 @ 05:43 AM
My conclusion is most of the "truth movement" isn't really interested in absolute truth, they're interested in shilling/pushing for their agenda
(whether it's true or not).
The thing that inspired me to create this thread was the following thread:
Does Christianity command believers to follow Satan?
In that thread I carefully constructed what I feel is a perfect syllogism.
syllogism noun : a formal argument in logic that is formed by two statements and a conclusion which must be true if the two statements are true
I didn't think I would have to explain that definition in the original post in the thread above. But, I got an ad hominem reply that had no relevance
to my syllogism. The poster claimed my post was "simple." Of course it's simple. Syllogisms are simple by their nature. That has nothing to do with
whether they're true or not. To attack a syllogism because one feels it's "simple" (with no other basis for a critique) shows a total lack of respect
for logic in my opinion.
Maybe I expect too much on sites like this. I expect posters to be able to recognize a syllogism and to know that if they want to argue the truth of a
syllogism, they must try to prove that one of the premises is wrong.
I know there are a lot of posters on these forums that don't believe that logic leads to truth. I know many believe that there is no truth at all. I
think such people should identify themselves clearly right in the beginning of every debate. I have wasted too many hours debating with people that I
thought believed in logic and/or truth only to find out that they didn't believe in those things. At that point it becomes exactly like arguing with a
solipsistic person, it's a waste of time.
For those that do believe in logic and truth, it's hard to understand why logic is so underutilized. Logic leads one to truth. If you're interested
in truth, you should be interested in logic.
edit on 25-7-2015 by Profusion because: (no reason given)