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Originally posted by seagull
Nothing wrong with me emailing the networks responsible and telling them precisely what I think of their programming choices.
KISS Army verteran here
Originally posted by seagull
It's self defeating to make up lies to prove your point, eventually they're going to come out, and all the "good" you're attempting to do is lost. MHO.
Originally posted by secret titan
I was talking about censorship, people telling me that I can't watch certain programs because they are controversial. Like the many people that want to bann all guns because the guns shoot people, or music or games promote violence. I don't blame my keyboard for mispelled words.
NOT a world without LAWS, but if you want to keep twisting my words, feel free.
I never said that people should be able to kill if they want, and yes, by the way YOU were talking I would have the right to shoot because it would be within my beliefs to kill those that have wrongfully killed, or even raped another being.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Dock6 - And I suppose if there were 6 children and they all voted to drink from the bottle, the whole family should comply? Majority rules, right?
Nobody is saying there should be no rules, I'm not sure where you get that. A functioning society needs rules. We have tons of rules.
The rights we're talking about are those that don't hurt anyone else. Why shouldn't I have the option of watching a raunchy movie if I want? It's not hurting anyone else. That's the key. Gay marriage (for example) doesn't hurt anyone, yet the very people who know nothing about it and will never be involved in it in any way are the ones keeping gay people from getting married.
Murder, molestation, etc. hurt other people. We're talking about "victimless" situations.
I don't want this to turn into a gay marriage debate, but it's a perfect example of the OP idea.
The slippery slope argument
This argument states that should one event occur, so will other harmful events. There is no proof made that the harmful events are caused by the first event. For example:
"If we legalize marijuana, then more people would start to take crack and heroin, and we'd have to legalize those too. Before long we'd have a nation full of drug-addicts on welfare. Therefore we cannot legalize marijuana."
The straw man fallacy is when you misrepresent someone else's position so that it can be attacked more easily, knock down that misrepresented position, then conclude that the original position has been demolished. It's a fallacy because it fails to deal with the actual arguments that have been made.
"To be an atheist, you have to believe with absolute certainty that there is no God. In order to convince yourself with absolute certainty, you must examine all the Universe and all the places where God could possibly be. Since you obviously haven't, your position is indefensible."