Are there logical fallacies in Christianity?

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  1. usfan

    usfan Well-Known Member

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    ..nevermind..
    I've always thought that classical 'debates' in written forums are impossible. That perception is only confirmed..
     
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    Distraff Well-Known Member

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    Well, thanks for the debate, even if it didn't really get started. I told you I could refute any arguments for Christianity easily.
     
  3. usfan

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    I will also give my impression of this debate.

    1. The topic was not debated, by anyone asserting the positive claim:
    'There are logical fallacies in Christianity.'
    No reasoning or evidence was submitted for the claim.
    2. Fallacies, not logic, were given. Moved goal posts, straw man, false dilemma, etc
    3. The entire argument for the claim rests on a false dilemma:
    'If you cannot prove God, He does not exist.'
    This assumption is the basis for all dismissals.
    'Since God does not exist, Christianity is illogical!'
    4. Assertion and dismissal, not logical progressions, were the tactics of the positive claimants.
    5. Declaring victory with fist pumps when the topic was ignored only reveals the depths of anti-reason that has befallen progressive education.
    6. Reason is dying, along with civilization, due to progressive Indoctrination. Mandated beliefs, not critical thinking, is drilled into the citizens through constant propaganda.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
     
  4. OldManOnFire

    OldManOnFire Well-Known Member

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    Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Wikipedia

    Christianity is just one of 4200 religions in the world.

    Christianity is just like Islam and most other religions in the sense that each feels it needs to control 'others'. What is wrong with people having whatever mythical beliefs they wish as long as they keep it to themselves? I could care less if someone is Christian or Islam or Dr. Pepper...it's 100% their choice what they do in their private lives. But when they try to force their beliefs on others, this is where people's religious beliefs cross over to righteousness and control.

    If religion was maintained as personal, not forced on others, not held in righteousness, not meant to control others, how can there be any fallacies?
     
  5. Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson Well-Known Member

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    All "organized religion" contains "logical fallacies".

    Nature of the beast, etc.
     

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