Originally posted by myn4m3
If you believe in free will above all then would you also give a loaded gun to a child if they asked for one to play with? That's their free will.
Because in some ways that's really what your suggesting we do.
edit on 29-5-2012 by myn4m3 because: (no reason given)
Ah I love when people take something to the absurd.
That's actually a logical fallacy taking someones point making an extremely absurd statement then saying their argument fails barbecue the absurd
Define child? I would let a 10 year old have a pellet gun, a 12 year old have a shot gun.
I might even go younger depending on the child.
Yes I believe in free will, and letting people exercise it as much as possible.
People just need some foundational education first, and depending on the person that education might be attainable at varying ages.
It's all about educating them.
Throw on top of that there are some things a child can't comprehend, though I would argue that is more of society messing around.
You used to be an adult at 13-15 with adult responsibilities now we treat them like children still.
I could go into developmental psychology, or even the physical development of the brain but that's not what this thread is for.
I try not to entertain logical fallacies much further than to point them out as in a conversation they are more than a little rude.
I did entertain your fallacy longer than I should have, that is a fault on my part.
It just irks me when someone pulls out a fallacy to try and validate their point, or invalidate another.
I'd like to actually get back to the thread now if that's okay with you.