Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Manata's Powers of Flawgic

There are times when someone makes it clear to you that he's not playing with a full deck.

This is one of those times (yes, I realize there are many others):

I wrote:
Paul, everything is invisible to a blind man.
Paul responded:
That translates to: Everything is visible to seeing men.

Can someone rescue Paul here? There's gotta be someone out there who can throw him a life-preserver!

Apologetics: the ultimate in stand-up comedy.

by Dawson Bethrick


Martin said...

I've seen this kind of arguing before from apologists. I call it a variant of that old grade-school zinger, "Same to you and more of it!"

Zachary Moore said...

Paul's been doing a better job of keeping his cool lately, but after he's pushed off his pedestal intellectually, he tends to dip into rhetorical rather than logical rejoinders, often with hilarious results.

Bahnsen Burner said...

Perhaps Paul has discovered a new fallacy - the hasty translation.

Christian apologists love to cite Isaiah 1:18 to give biblical support to the claim that reason is compatible with Christian mysticism. Isaiah 1:18 says "let us reason together" (KJV). But how can a person reason with someone who a) divorces logic from the objects he's talking about, and b) always thinks he's right?

How do you explain to someone who claims to be "thinking God's thoughts after Him" that he's wrong? Perhaps this is a question that Mr. Neil needs to pose over on Goose.


Frank Walton said...

Yup, nothing but insecurity from Dawson Brainless.