Monday, October 17, 2016

Logic 101


Anonymous said...

Ouch, that will pinch more than a few people! Which is a good and necessary thing.


The Piper's Wife said...

Thank you, Carolyn, for your comment.

He heee!---you gave me a laugh.

Definitely, people need to think about things before they talk. Christians, in particular, need to think before they cause issues when interacting with others, before they, yes, sin.

Legalists, Controllers, and Manipulators are excellent at logic fallacies. Sadly, many of these Ls, Cs, and Ms are Christian.

Anonymous said...

Oh, unfortunately, you are so right. Ls, Cs, and Ms all use these fallacies. We've been the hapless recipients, especially, of some pretty severe #1s, the ad hominem attack.

Point out error or compromise in church. Try to address another Christian's sin, especially if that believer has some level of authority or prominence in the church. What do you receive? I'm sure you can guess. Doing those things basically gives one an instant ticket to receive endless ad hominem attacks. Rarely, if ever, is the root problem (error, compromise, sin) ever addressed. Instead, it's just blame the messenger. The person pointing out the problem "becomes" the problem.

Another good warning sign, when someone starts flattering you. Usually flattery is a precursor to the ad hominem, as they are two sides of the same coin. One to try to "win" you using insincere words, the other to "win" by destroying your character through slander. Either way, the person is telling falsehoods.

Prov 27:14, and of course how the Pharisees always treated Jesus. First, they came with servile flattery. When that didn't work, the ad hominem was next, of course.


The Piper's Wife said...

Stated succinctly, Carolyn.

I recently heard a pastor preach on how the Body, at large, has been failing because it does not behave Biblically, basically not coming alongside each other.

LORD, help us!

Jesse said...

The pope is infallible because he said so. That's not a fallacy, right?