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[Why not suggest gathering all the possible information (about the existence of God) and encourage him to draw his own conclusions?]

Better, I think, to tell him the truth - how it really is, and then have him research all the possible information, so that when he reads something contrary to the truth, he will know that it is wrong and know that he needs to keep searching until he finds out why it's wrong.


Joe Gloor, Catholic Answers 12 Comments [5/11/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Submitted By: Michael
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Hadanelith

Hello, circular reasoning!

5/11/2006 11:39:09 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Cool this logic to fifty-three degrees Kelvin and it could hold a current for over one hundred thousand years...

5/11/2006 11:46:08 PM

Amos

\"[This] argument is not flatly circular, but something like it. It has the form, figuratively speaking, of a closed curve in space.\" -- W.V.Q.

(Yes, I laughed when I first read this in Dogmas.)

5/12/2006 12:35:33 AM

Papabear

Oh c'mon, it wouldn't take but a moment to gather all the evidence for the existence of God.

Of course, that part about drawing his own conclusions is very un-Christian.

5/12/2006 12:36:57 AM

Julian

Error 404 - truth not found!

5/12/2006 3:04:26 AM

Julian

I think we've got to the bottom of why you have no brain!

5/12/2006 3:06:00 AM

Acme Translator

Machine translations are imperfect. Single-tired-person translations may be equally flawed. Fundiebabble-to-English translator now engaged.

Translation:
We shouldn't give him the information and expect him to draw his own conclusions from the evidence. We should come up with a random idea out of thin air and an ancient book of myths, brainwash him until he thinks it's true, and then hand him the information which we all have predecided is wrong, and expect him to find some tiny flaw we can exaggerate into a rationalization of our beliefs and a deeply contorted \"argument\" to support our predetermined beliefs.

End of Translation.

Acme Service Representative M. S. says: This is a good candidate for Fundamentalism in a Nutshell. Too bad we already gave out that one.

5/12/2006 5:33:03 AM

TDR

Anyone else having a Howl moment?

5/12/2006 4:14:31 PM

Pratz Strike

Yeah. That's not completely bass-ackwards or anything!

5/21/2006 12:56:08 PM

Giga Guess

Are you that insecure in your beliefs that you can't stand the slightest competition?

10/17/2007 5:36:04 PM

Bert

Fundamentally Fundie.

10/17/2007 7:17:58 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"gathering all the possible information"

Shouldn't take long.

3/8/2012 8:45:29 AM
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