Logical Fallacies

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 in Religion

  List of known logical fallacies. NameExplanationExamplesAlternative namesCommonality (1-5 with 5 being most common) Ad Hominem 5 Affirming the Consequent4 Ambiguity3 Anecdotal4 Anonymous Authority4 Appeal to Authority5 Appeal to Emotion4 Appeal to Faith4 Appeal to Fear3 Appeal to Nature5 Appeal to PopularityArgumentum ad populum, bandwagon, appeal to common belief, appeal to the masses, appeal to the mob, argument by consensus5 Appeal to Tradition4 Argument from...

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Religious Beliefs of Famous and Influential People

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 in Religion

Ben Franklin – Clarified himself a deist in his 1771 autobiography, thought still considered himself a Christian in some sense. Thomas Jefferson – repeatedly expressed his belief in a deistic god and admired Jesus as a moral teacher. Did not believe in miracles nor in the divinity of Jesus. Christian Deist (unaffiliated deist) “Fix Reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a...

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