1. The Fallacy of False Assumptions: In logic as well as in law, "historical precedent" means that the burden of proof rests on those who set forth new theories and not on those whose ideas have already been verified. The old tests the new. The already established authority judges any new claims to authority.
Since Islam came along many centuries after Christianity, Islam has the burden of proof and not Christianity. The Bible tests and judges the Qur'an. When the Bible and the Qur'an contradict each other, the Bible must logically be given first place as the older authority. The Qur'an is in error until it proves itself.
Some Muslims violate the principle of historical precedent by asserting that Islam does not have the burden of proof and that the Qur'an judges the Bible.
2. Arguing in a circle: If you have already assumed in your premise what you are going to state in your conclusion, then you have ended where you began and proven nothing.
Circle If you end where you began, you got nowhere.
1.Proving Allah by the Qur'an and then proving the Qur'an by Allah.
2.Proving Muhammad by the Qur'an and then proving the Qur'an by Muhammad.
3.Proving Islam by the Qur'an and then proving the Qur'an by Islam.
Dr. Robert Morey, Answering-Islam.org.uk 32 Comments
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