A little taste of logic from a Christian"BAAAAWWWW! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!"More Like This
Well, suck your thumb and get ready for a logic lesson because clearly we aren't getting it from the "rational" side. Today, I shall discuss what I think may have been a factor in why people keep thinking the Bible promotes atrocities as seen in the Old Testament.
Before I begin, I'll say this: context and literary analysis are logical. This is so obvious, and yet our "logical" folks just shrug it off. Too smart for context and literary analysis, eh? Pfft! Have fun reading Shakespeare's works, 1984, Brave New World, or even To Kill a Mockingbird without context and literary analysis! What? They're hard to understand without literary analysis and context? Guess what! It's hard to understand the Bible without them as well. Don't shrug it off then!
Ramble over, gave a healthy dosing of the wonders of using basic skills, and it is time to begin.
I'm mildly surprised that misotheists still keep thinking
What would Jesus do?This question seems used as a tactic against Christians, strangely enough, by people who only know of Christ as loving and accepting and nothing else. Never mind that He was, and still is, righteous. While this is a good tactic against the hateful, it is ridiculous when used against the non-hateful Christians.More Like This
What would Jesus do? He would lovingly rebuke. He would say "Go and sin no more." He would hang out with the lowest of the low, but because they need His help the most. He welcomes everyone who wants healing. Everyone, including and especially LGBT+.
Why do some people think Jesus would say: "Don't worry about it, keep doing what you're doing"? There is hardly any righteousness in such a reasoning. No, instead, Jesus would say "Don't worry about how bad you've been. I got it covered and I'll help you change." That sounds more like the Jesus we should know. He's not just the Cleaner, but a Doctor who continuously checks up on us.
Disagreement does not equ
Blah blah blah delusion blahI lost count of how many times Christians such as myself are accused of being "delusional". Using literary analysis, I can safely say the word is often used in a statement dripping with snootiness and snobbishness. Anyone who can detect the snootiness (keep your literary analysis skills) probably wouldn't take those who use the statement seriously. People of logic, I'm sure, should have enough sense to keep such snootiness out if anyone is to take them seriously. With the snootiness, I don't see an educated person, but a version of those snobbish rich-kid TV characters that people tend to hate because of how superior they think they are.More Like This
I do not wonder why they think we're delusional, really, but I sometimes have to shake my head in pity in how stereotypically delusional these people of logik (mispelled for obvious purposes) do sound.
This is sort of what I see when I read the following:
"Haha! You're so delusional for believing a magical sky wizard!" --> "I am automatically superi
Abuse of PathosAs I surf through the internet, I notice that a lot of advocates for controversial issues such as homosexuality and abortion often use the same tactic over and over again: pathos appeal.More Like This
Pathos is often used to affect emotions, particularly invoking sympathy and sadness. With the whole "feelings make right" mentality growing in these days, pathos seems to be the main tactic and often becomes the stand-in for ethos and logos, which is a fatal mistake, though I myself do not know how to remedy it.
Basically, pathos is a really cheap move, but effective.
In many arguments, one side is forced to shut up when the other says: "How would you feel if this happened to you?" invoking pity and guilt. The controversies above are no exception.
In the case of abortion, the pathos appeal comes from mentioning cases of rape, incest, terminal disease in the child, or mother's life in danger or just mentioning women's rights. Being emotional creatures as we are, many of us humans tend to fall for the pa