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Originally posted by ELECTRICkoolaidZOMBIEtest
im offended! how dare you say there is no logic in religion!
follow this. i will talk slowly...
there is only one true god.
that god is jesus christ.
we know this from the bible.
we know the bible is TRUE!
read your bible, it will tell you so.
no logic? HAH!
Appeal to ridicule, also called the Horse Laugh or reductio ad ridiculum (Latin: "reduction to the ridiculous"), is a logical fallacy which presents the opponent's argument in a way that appears ridiculous, often to the extent of creating a straw man of the actual argument. For example:
If Einstein's theory of relativity is right, that would mean that when I drive my car it gets shorter and heavier the faster I go. That's crazy! (This is, in fact, true, but the effect is so minuscule a human observer will not notice.)
If the theory of evolution were true, that would mean that your great great great grandfather was a gorilla! (False, since the theory states that humans and gorillas evolved from a common early ancestor and clearly states evolution took many more than 5 generations.)
This is a rhetorical tactic which mocks an opponent's argument, attempting to inspire an emotional reaction (making it a type of appeal to emotion) in the audience and to highlight the counter-intuitive aspects of that argument, making it appear foolish and contrary to common sense. This is typically done by demonstrating the argument's logic in an extremely absurd way or by presenting the argument in an overly simplified way, and often involves an appeal to consequences.
Appeal to Ridicule is often found in the form of challenging one's credentials or maturity;
Nobody believes in objectivism after college! Grow up.
The argument is ridiculed on the basis that having a view commonly associated with youth is somehow invalid.
Other such fallacious arguments may include:
You haven't even graduated from college yet! Come back and talk to me when you have your Ph.D
It's funny you think you know so much about people, even though you're not a psychologist.
It's funny you think you know so much about money, even though you're not an economist.
He is not married, therefore he must not know anything about relationships!
She is not a parent, therefore she must not know anything about children!
She is not a man, therefore she must not know anything about men!
She is younger than I am, therefore she cannot know more than I do!
Don't like X? What's the matter? Too deep for you?
Kaytagg, what do you think the logicality of taking out possible variables without sufficient reason to do so?
Well, you are claiming that those who put variables in needlessly are being illogical I was merely asking about how you feel about those that take it out needlessly.
Why would you add something MORE complex, to explain how complexity exists?
Religion is the science of defeating logical thinking
Originally posted by Melissa101
The reason that you are not able to identify their (Christains) thinking as logic is bacause mans logic is not God's logic. God is far more advanced than man and you have yet to be able to see God's logic because you lack understanding not the other way around you have it right but like most theories you just have it backwords. I hope you are one day able to go to that next level above the logic of man so you can look back and say well DUH.... Good luck to ya buddy...
[edit on 30-9-2009 by Melissa101]
isn't the notion that God doesn't exist the same as trying to prove a negative
Evolution has no acceptable or scientific means of beginning. I refer mainly to big bang...
paradoxically the theory evolution relies on missing links as evidence
Evolutionists believe in missing links!
then belief in God which is personally demonstratable to the individual by God himself and the Bible is a more than logical choice.