Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies
We found this handy little chart online that will help you to identify logical fallacies. (You’ll have to go to the website for functioning icons.) These easy-to-fall-for ways of arguing are frequently used in the media and politics and (sadly) our churches, so it can be nice to know how to catch them. Have fun!
From the website:
A logical fallacy is usually what has happened when someone is wrong about something. It’s a flaw in reasoning. They’re like tricks or illusions of thought, and they’re often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people.
We’re in the process of flushing out the theology of the ReKnew Manifesto, and we’ve come to the point where we should address the Incarnation. This is the classical Christian doctrine that Jesus was fully God and fully human. Today I’ll simply argue for the logical coherence of this doctrine, viz. it does not involve…
Greg and Dan break down the Ad Hominem and wonder if the apostle Paul is guilty of this logic fallacy. Episode 596 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0596.mp3
First, if it’s really true that Jesus is the way to Father and that no one comes to the Father except through him, (Jn 14:6) then it seems that no other religious leader or religious doctrine can bring us to the Father. “The” is a definite article, and it implies singularity. “A dog” could refer…