To: restornu; drstevej
Blah blah blah.
And yet, the facts still stand:
Many gods != one God
The faith that affirms the former != the faith that affirms the latter
Mormonism != Biblical faith
PS -- this is how you discuss facts, rather than just sniping. Try it sometime. Tell Grig how. Fun and profitable.
posted on 01/28/2003 6:55:05 AM PST
(if your bosom burns, your chest is on fire! Run!!!)
"this is how you discuss facts,"
By tossing straw men around? No, that is not discussing facts at all. I guess you just don't have a clue what I mean by straw man, so allow me to inform you:
The Straw Man fallacy is committed when a person simply ignores a person's actual position and substitutes a distorted, exaggerated or misrepresented version of that position. This sort of "reasoning" has the following pattern:
Person A has position X.
Person B presents position Y (which is a distorted version of X).
Person B attacks position Y.
Therefore X is false/incorrect/flawed.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because attacking a distorted version of a position simply does not constitute an attack on the position itself. One might as well expect an attack on a poor drawing of a person to hurt the person.
So you are there thowing out a bunch of Y's, but when anyone tells you Y is wrong and lets you know what X is, you call them dishonest or just ignore it and go back to Y. Attempting to discuss the facts under these conditions is pointless so I won't be joining your silly game.
Instead I'll just enjoy denying you the fight you are spoiling to use for an ego trip. So go ahead, invent whatever score you want and post it as much as you like. It makes me laugh to see you act like that and have no clue how silly you appear.
Anyone who takes the time to read the long exchange between scripter and myself will see I'm quite able and willing to engage in reasoned discussion with reasonable people. I just don't consider you reasonable, not by a long shot.
posted on 01/28/2003 9:29:23 AM PST
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